Swelling is a common issue in wooden doors, especially if they do not have a protective finish. This typically leads to the expansion of the door in humidity and contraction in dry air.
Doors that contract and expand are often hard to open and close, which could make it tricky to pinpoint the swelling problem. Sometimes difficulty in opening and closing a door can be due to the paint or sealant sticking — common in newly finished doors.
Fortunately, door swelling can be prevented. Here are a few tips from window installation expert Renewal by Andersen® of Connecticut.
Invest in a High-Quality Door
Always go with quality, especially for your doors since they are an essential part of your home’s security. There are several doors on the market that can surely meet your requirements, so talk to your window contractor about the best options for you.
Limit Your Door’s Exposure to Moisture
If your door is not in an optimal location, you may have the option to install it in a different area. However, much like in window installation, the process for this could be very difficult and expensive. The best thing that you can do is to limit your door’s exposure to moisture. Opening your windows from time to time, as well as using a dehumidifier, can help you with this goal.
Take Note of the Location of Your Door
If you’re still in the process of constructing your home, it’s important to ensure that your door won’t be installed in an area where it could get so much exposure to the sun. The southern and western exposures are usually avoided.
Apart from sun exposure, consider the moisture in the air as well. Typically, homeowners in southern humid states and northern snowy states are the ones who encounter door swelling. Make sure to select a door that best suits the climate in your region.
Looking for a trusted expert in window installation? Look no further than Renewal by Andersen of Connecticut. We have a solid reputation for excellent service, and we can assure you that you will receive the same superior quality that we promise every client. Call us at (860) 904-1931 or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate. We serve customers in Connecticut.