“Time destroys everything.” A famous quote. And true, for the most part. And your doors— are no exception.
With age, things wither away. With continuous use, maybe even faster. Doors are subject to a lot of changes in your surroundings, like everything else. Weather. Moisture. Breaks. Misuse. But the difference is, doors are in charge of your safety. When it’s “destroyed” with time, a lot of things are put at risk— including the safety of you and your loved ones.
As we’ve established, doors are really, really important. We might glaze over the fact, because let’s face it, once we have the privilege of having doors— that’s it.
Cool. I have a door.
People might think no more of it, but in truth, there are a lot of stuff you might have missed.
Here’s 4 telltale signs that your door is in (danger and) need of reparation. ASAP.
1. I’m cracking up! (And not in a good way.)
Check your door for any cracks in the structure. Even if it’s small— it could be a big problem in the near future. Number one, safety reasons. Some fissures can enable ingenious plans of breaking in. Kind of.
Next up, creepy crawlies can come in and out at their leisure. Especially if you’re afraid of spiders— you better get that replaced, man.
2. High-frequency, high maintenance
Can’t sneak out because of a squeaky door? That, is actually a sign that you’re in need of a professional door replacement. If it’s just because of some creaky hinges, then good. It just needs repairing. But some can get damaged because of moisture— and it all goes downhill from there. It’s best to replace it.
Now you can sneak out! (Kidding! Unless…)
3. Drafts & Sags
Look at your door right now. Yes, right now. Slowly cast your eyes downwards. That’s it. See a gap between the door and the floor? That’s the draft. If there are some obvious signs of struggle between the floor and the door (i.e. scratches), then the door probably sagged. One is a security issue and one destroys your hardwood floors.
Either way, the door needs a replacement, so go for it!
4. Open, Close.
Is your door difficult to open or close? Don’t tell me… you even have to put your strength into it? Well, that’s a big no-no. You could use your energy for a lot of other things, but you just had to put up with it. It probably wasn’t even installed properly in the first place. Or it may have been damaged over time, it doesn’t matter. What matters is, get it replaced, stat.
But replacing a door isn’t a breeze. There are a lot of things you have to do, and your schedule is jampacked. So, let us provide a solution for you.
Call Atlas Door Repair. We’ve been installing, repairing, and replacing doors for more than 30 years. Whatever you want, we’ve got it for you in a flash. Just schedule us when it’s convenient, and your door will be replaced in no time.
Quality work, priced competitively. Call us at 800-359-3449. It’s never been easier.