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May 14, 2020

Ouch! My Front Door is Hot, Hot, Hot!

Tips to Protect Your Entry Doors From Extreme Temperatures

It’s a scorching hot day and you’ve been on the go for hours. You’re sweaty and exhausted. And you’re looking forward to taking refuge inside your cool, comfy home. But Mr. Sun has one more trick up his sleeve. As you grab the front doorknob, your palm explodes in pain. Owie!!! Your door handle is burning hot!

If the sun is doing a number on your doorknob, it’s also heating up your entire entry door, which makes it much harder for your air conditioner to run efficiently and affordably. That’s why your friends at Door Pros, the experts in entry door repairs and installations in Indian Wells and nearby, would like to share some tips on how to protect your exterior doors from the intense summer sun.

  1. Choose the right paint. The beating sun can cause your entry door paint to fade, crack and bleach. When you are choosing paint colors, lighter choices are best. Darker colors absorb heat more easily, which causes damage more quickly. Shades of white, tan and other light colors absorb less heat and are better at camouflaging the effects of fading and bleaching from the sun. If you are painting your door, it’s smart to sand it and use primer first. Also, make sure to use high-quality exterior-use paint. If you have metal doors, choose a formula that resists rust for added protection.
  2. Add polyurethane. For an even greater level of protection, coat your door with polyurethane.
  3. Select the best material. If your entry doors are wooden, you should consider replacing them with a steel or fiberglass door. These doors are extremely sturdy and don’t swell as much in the summer heat. The experts at Door Pros can assess your entry doors and recommend the option that is best for you.
  4. Get reflective. Use reflective film to cover door glass, which can get extremely hot on sunny days.
  5. Hang tough. An attractive overhang is another way of protecting your door from the sun’s rays.
  6. You’ll be made in the shade. Adding a shade to your entry door can be very effective for cooling it down. Shades for entry doors come in a variety of styles, including pull down, overhead, stationary and mini roof coverings.
  7. Protect your door handle—and your palms! A door handle cover will help prevent the metal from heating up.

Door Pros Can Handle All of Your Door Needs

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Door Pros is classified as an essential business. We’re here to serve you responsibly—and safely. Our comprehensive door services also include sliding doors, overhead commercial doors, garage door openers and garage door repairs in La Quinta and nearby. As part of that effort, we’re now offering free no-touch service calls. To schedule yours, call us at 760.993.6873 or contact us online.