A wood door is a beautiful way to welcome your customers to your business. In addition to being attractive, it also provides protection from the elements and intruders. Wood doors, however, are vulnerable to damage and usually require repair at a certain point. Even the best quality wood may eventually develops cracks and other problems. The following are three signs to look for to determine if your wood door needs attention.
Cracks in the Wood
Visible cracks are the most obvious sign that the door needs repair. This is important to fix, not only for aesthetic reasons but also for security. A door with cracks no longer provides good insulation from the elements. It is also less secure from burglars and other intruders. When looking at your door, make sure you examine the area near the hinges. Cracks in this area are serious and are another problem that reduce the door’s usefulness as a security barrier.
Wood can rot over time. Exposure to moisture and other elements can hasten this problem. Doors without paint are more likely to develop this problem. It’s important to repair a door with rotted wood so that the rot doesn’t spread and threaten the integrity of the entire door. When inspecting your door, be sure to look on the bottom of the door, as this is where rot usually begins.
Swelling of the Door
Another common problem with wood doors is that they may swell, making it difficult to close them all the way. This is an annoying problem that can be caused by a variety of weather conditions, such as humidity. The door frame as well as the door itself may become swollen. If this becomes extreme, you may find it very hard to shut the door properly. This, in turn, can lead to people slamming the door shut, which can cause other types of damage.
It is recommended that you get your wood doors maintained and inspected on a regular basis by a professional. Vortex Doors prides themselves in having fast, friendly service, with experienced technicians that have been trained at a proprietary state-of-the-art training center. For more information on wood doors, or any door for your business, contact Vortex Doors online or call 800-698-6783.