How to Prep Your Front Door for Winter


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How to Prep Your Front Door for Winter

By emily.bailey

Monday, November 30, 2015

How to Prep Your Front Door for Winter

Here are 5 steps you should take to prepare your front door for winter weather.


With the hustle and bustle of the holidays and change in seasons, there are plenty of things to worry about as you wrap up the year. Don't let your front door be one of them. Here are five things you should consider doing before winter settles in.

1. Install weatherstripping.

Refreshing or adding new weatherstripping around your exterior doors can help seal out that frigid winter air. It's a project that's easy for even the most beginner-DIYer to accomplish. Here's a great guide from Houzz for checking for drafts around your home and how to seal them back up.

2. Secure hardware.

Now is a great time to make sure your door hardware is properly installed and working as it should. Make sure your deadbolt doesn't catch the door jamb when you lock and unlock. You definitely don't want to be stuck outside applying force to unlock your deadbolt in freezing temperatures.

3. Go keyless.

Are you hosting guests this holiday season? Make it easy for them to come and go without worrying about spare keys by installing a keyless deadbolt. Simply assign a unique code for each guest and have peace of mind that no one will get locked out or lose a key while they're staying with you.

4. Fresh coat of paint.

As winter drags on for months and months, everything around you can feel dull and depressing. Don't let your front door be one of them. Add a fresh coat of paint now and enjoy a new pop of color all winter long. Check out our tips for painting doors to make this project a breeze.

5. Put a wreath on it.

Have a little fun with your front door and accessorize it! Choose a seasonal wreath to add a special finishing touch.


What are you doing around your home before another cold winter hits? Comment below to let us know!