Exterior Doors: How to Take Care of Them

With the right doors, your house can turn into a home.

With the right exterior doors, your house can turn into a home. Here at Fisher Lumber, we partner with Therma-Tru, Simpson, and Masonite to provide you with the exterior doors that you’ll adore. We’ve given you tips on how to buy an exterior door. Once you’ve made that purchase, you need to have an understanding of how maintenance should work. Today we’re going to share some tips with you about how your exterior doors some TLC.

General Maintenance 

You should clean your hinges and doorknobs every six to 12 months. Wiping down your doors and oiling the wood should occur more frequently. Maintenance is essential. How your door looks on the outside says a lot about how you take care of your home’s interior. Also, it will save you money when you take the time to inspect, clean, and beautify your home’s features. Ignoring maintenance deteriorates a door and burns a hole in your pocket. Here are some more specific tips that you should follow:

Clean Your Exterior Doors

Mild dish soap and warm water will do the job. Also, make sure that your rag is smooth. Wipe until you no longer see dust or dirt, and give the door time to dry. In the case of wooden doors, you should use oil. For fiberglass and metal, you should apply furniture wax when cleaning is complete. Make sure that the coat isn’t too heavy. For wooden doors, clean them weekly for the best visual appeal. For fiberglass and metal, monthly cleaning should suffice.

Pay Attention to the Oil That You Use on Your Wooden Door

The oil that you use varies depending on the wood type. Some of the best brands are Tung or Linseed oil or a mixture. For the best results, pure linseed oil is ideal. It takes a while to dry, but it guarantees longevity.

Protect Your Door From UV Rays

To do so, finish with a varnish that has UV-blocking ingredients. These finishes also protect it from water damage as well and inclement weather. If your door does not have a finish infused with a UV-blocking paint or varnish, then you can sand it down and refinish it with one that does. 

More on Our Manufacturers

  1. Therma-Tru- Therma-Tru has energy-efficient doors and most builders and remodelers prefer this brand.
  2. Simpson- Simpson has been around for more than 100 years and is one of the best choices for a wooden door.
  3. Masonite- If fiberglass, steel, or glass is more your style, Masonite gives you rare design styles.  

Depend on Leland Fisher Lumber For Your Lumber and Hardware Needs!

Leland Fisher Lumber is a full-service lumber and hardware supplier. We’ve serviced homeowners and professional contractors in Montgomery County, Howard County, and Frederick County since 1894! Whether you want to remodel your home or upgrade your business, we have the professionalism and expertise to make any architectural vision come to life.

Be sure to visit Fisher Lumber’s Designer Showroom featuring displays of Andersen Windows, Therma-Tru entry doors, Simpson and Masonite exterior doors, as well as a wide selection of interior doors featuring Simpson, Masonite, Lemieux, and JELD-WEN.  Our knowledgeable experts are ready to assist you!  Contact us at 301-424-6500 and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

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