5 Tips to Maintain the Quality of Your New Construction Doors

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When it comes to the right home, it all begins at the front door. When you invest in a new construction door, it is essential to take care of it. Maintaining the quality of your new construction doors is a simple, low-cost way to ensure their longevity and functionality in your home.

The Trim Team has been an industry leader since 2001. We provide El Paso homeowners with interior and exterior new construction doors, moulding, and hardware. Whatever you need, we have it. Contact us online or call (915) 856-0791 to learn more from our door experts.

Use Proper Cleaning Materials

Cleaning your new construction doors regularly maintains their appearance and durability. However, unlike most countertops that can be wiped down with various cleaning options, the same cannot be said for doors. Consider the materials your door is made of to find the appropriate cleaner. Avoid abrasive cleaners that may damage the door’s finish or hardware. Using mild soaps or detergents mixed with water is a great, low-cost option for homeowners. Take a cotton cloth, gently wipe down the door’s surface, and dry it thoroughly for effective results.

Secure the Hinges

Whether you’re looking at a front, interior, or patio door, doors are a highly utilized object in the home space. With that, so are its hinges. The hinges of your door are subjected to constant movement and stress. Check them periodically to ensure they are properly secured and lubricated—this will ensure their integrity and avoid rusting and any squeaking sounds that may occur. Tighten any loose screws and apply a silicone-based lubricant to keep them moving smoothly.

Reseal the Door

One of the purposes of a functional door is to keep the bad weather out and the cool or warm interior temperature in. Sealing around your door does this. However, over time the weatherstripping or sealing around your door will wear out over time. On the next windy or rainy day, inspect your door. Check for any drafts, dust, or moisture slipping through. If so, reseal it to enhance the new construction door’s insulation and energy efficiency.

Improve the Locks

We’ve come a long way since the first invention of a simple tumbler lock in 1000 BCE. Today, locks can be accessed digitally by using your smartphone as a key or punching in a short four-code password. Whether you’re looking for a lock that provides you convenience and flexibility or not, enhancing the security of your new construction door is essential for your peace of mind. Consider upgrading your locks to more robust and secure options. For instance, deadbolt locks provide an extra layer of protection against intruders.

Choose the Right Materials for Your Door

When selecting a new construction door, choose materials that are durable and well-suited to your climate. While El Paso is mostly hot and dry, the weather can be brutal depending on the time of year. Different materials, such as wood, fiberglass, or steel, have different advantages and maintenance requirements. In the case of fiberglass, a popular pick for El Paso homeowners, they are resistant to warping, which is ideal in a hot climate. Consider factors like this, but also durability, insulation, and aesthetics, to make an informed decision. 

The Best Doors and Door Products in El Paso

Doors are a simple yet elegant way to make significant improvements to your home without breaking the bank. At The Trim Team, we’re a one-stop shop for all your door and millwork needs. Contact us online or call (915) 856-0791 for a custom-made new construction door.