Why Protect Your Doors?
Looking after your newly bought doors is as important as taking the time to thoroughly research what style will compliment your property, as well as the colour and various finishes available. Doors are a long term investment, so it’s only right that you opt for quality, style and affordability – and yes, all of which is possible!
We know that in the world of doors, there are many unanswered questions from customers that need to be answered, for your own peace of mind. Especially for the first time homeowners and buyers looking to invest and develop their newly bought house into a home – where do you begin? Installing brand new doors is a small task in comparison to some major renovation tasks you can take part in, such as knocking down walls to increase space – which is quite the popular choice!
So, you’ve had your internal door delivered and it’s not being installed until tomorrow or the end of the week? First and foremost, because wood is a natural product, it’s extremely essential that it is stored correctly. Your doors need special attention prior to installation, so be sure to take note of this! If you are unable to properly take care of your door before it’s installed, it could reduce its life expectancy which is the last thing you would want after purchasing such an investment.
Storing Your Doors
1.Flat and Off The Ground
It’s in the title. Your doors need to be stored flat and off the ground completely. This storing procedure is only necessary for doors that are not going to be in use for over 24 hours. If it’s less than 24 hours, your door should be safe. Keeping them off the ground reduces the risks of potential spills, damage and marks which will ruin the aesthetic, style and quality.
2.Keep Away Direct Sunlight
Thanks to the powerful UV ways that the sun emits, it allows them to bleach the timber. This is a common mistake people make, as they are then left with one side of the door that is lighter than the other. In addition to this, the direct sunlight has the ability to make the door sweat and this becomes a much worse issue when doors are left near heat sources such as radiators. You will know when they sweat as condensation will appear in the packaging. This ultimately affects the moisture which was creating during the manufacturing process. Now, we know that if any other instance, maximising light in the home is a priority, but if you want to protect your new investments, you have to for a few weeks or so.
3.Do NOT Store Outside
Outside garages, huts and sheds are not dry enough environments for you to store your brand new doors in. If you’re thinking of placing your doors in a location which susceptible to damp or humid conditions, it’s not a good enough spot for your doors, simple!
4.Do NOT Remove The Packaging
There is a reason why products are wrapped in packaging, and it is to protect them from external factors that could harm or cause damage (and to keep them clean). The packaging around doors also helps them maintain moisture. Don’t risk potential damage to your door just for a sneak peek!
5.Gloves & Clean Equipment
The last thing that you want to happen when you’ve just purchased a stunning white internal door, is to have dirty fingerprints, or saw dust over it. Using clean equipment and a pair of protective gloves ensures the door won’t suffer damage in the moving and handling process.
6.The Decoration Process
We recommend that you start the decoration or renovation process as soon as you possibly can after having your doors delivered. Although in good conditions doors can be stored for around 14 days, the sooner you install your doors, the less you can stress and worry about potential damages and issues.
If you’re about to begin a new house renovation project and aren’t sure about interior features, let alone the right style of doors you need, perhaps our door buying guide can help. We know perfecting an interior and your home’s style takes time, which is why we’re here to make it a little simpler!