With the first snow having settled on our rooftops and rain continuing to fall, winter is truly upon us. As a result, our homes’ little weaknesses are becoming big issues. These could be small side effects of poor design such as an overflowing drain or much larger construction issues such as major roof leaks.
One of the most common issues faced by homeowners during the winter, however, is swollen doors. It may seem trivial at first, although anybody who has lived with one for a number of weeks will appreciate the annoyance that they cause for the entire family and warmth they can allow to escape.
As a family run business who have installed thousands of timber doors throughout Banbury, Beaconsfield and Henley-on-Thames since 1986, Cherwell has a selection of secrets for homeowners looking to fix a sticky door. Not all of these tricks will work for you, but if you give each of them a try you may just find that the sanding machine can remain in your shed for another year.
Chisel Off Any Excess Paint
If your door has stuck since day one and its screws and hinges are all in place, it’s likely that some excess paint or varnish is causing an obstruction. Therefore, spend three to five minutes checking the door and frame for any lumps caused by excess paint or air bubbles.
Should you locate one, simply use a wood chisel or knife to remove it. Although, be careful to ensure that you don’t cause any lasting damage to the wood itself. Should you be left with any exposed wood, however, ensure that you treat it with a layer of paint and varnish to protect it from any future, more severe damage.
The End of Your Annoyance
With the screws tightened, excess paint removed and wood shaved, your sticky door should be a thing of the past. Thus, you and your family can relax, knowing that your door is closed securely and that no warmth is escaping.
If your door is in need of a replacement, there couldn’t be a better time than now. Visit our showrooms in Banbury, Beaconsfield or Henley to view of range of beautiful timber entrance doors or timber alternative french doors. Simply book an appointment online today and a member of our team will give you a call.