31 March 2022

4 Common Signs Your Doors Need Replacing

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Every property has a number of doors, some are external and some internal. But, they all serve the same purpose, to allow people in or out of a space while providing privacy and security

It’s a simple premise but an essential one to every property. Doors can be made from a variety of different materials, although the most popular are wood and uPVC. In areas where security is a bigger issue you’ll often find metal doors are used as these are very difficult to break through.

Regardless of what type of door you have and whether it is internal or external, there will come a time when it needs to be replaced. The good news is that there are plenty of great options on the market, such as these stunning Parkwood doors. You’ll be spoilt for choice.

You can change a door at any time but, if you spot any of the following signs then your door needs to be replaced as soon as possible. 

1. Drag

Doors should be hung square to the property. When hung perfectly they don’t swing open or closed, simply sit on their hinges. However, as the door gets older the alignment will start to change. There are many reasons for this but the most common is simply the door and frame have expanded and contracted too many times and become warped.

You’ll notice it is no longer true to its frame, perhaps even having visible gaps. At the same time, it will be dragging on the floor, making it hard to open and close. 

2. Drafts

A gap around your door will allow light in and allow the breeze in. That may be welcome on a hot summer’s day but not the rest of the year. A draft tells you that your door has changed and isn’t sitting as it should be.

Again, it is unlikely that this can be corrected and you’ll need to replace the door. 

3. Sagging

Sagging is similar to drag but your door can sag without dragging on the floor. This will depend on the level of original clearance and where the sagging is. The truth is that the door will no longer fit snugly into its frame and you’ll notice that parts of it are sagging. It suggests the door is rotting and will soon fall apart on you. 

4. Lack Of Security

A door needs to offer security. It doesn’t matter if it's external or internal, the latch should clip together properly and any locking mechanisms should be smooth. If they aren’t there could be an issue with the lock but it is more likely to be the lock is no longer properly aligned. In short, the security is impeded and you need to replace the door as soon as possible. 

Remember, there are plenty of doors to choose from, you will be able to find one that reflects your personal style and provides you with the security your property needs. 

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