Winterize your hardware, I say? Yup. Your car isn’t the only item that needs a little extra TLC in the winter to keep it in good working condition for the warmer months.
Ice, snow, & cold can wreak havoc on your hardware, but don’t worry; there are lots of simple things you can do to keep everything working smoothly. Ranging from applying extra lubrication to prevent your hinges from freezing, to simply double checking your weather stripping, here are just a few of the things you can do to help your door and lock hardware work more efficiently when the temps drop.
Some of these tips might require the help of a technician if, for example, you have a strike and a latch not matching up correctly, but for the most part, the majority of these can be done by yourself.
Checking for dirt and debris in your latch pockets is an easy five second task that could end up saving you quite a chunk of change in the long run. The same goes for ensuring you don’t have any slip hazards in your entryways. This is a biggie! A preventable accident like a bad fall could leave you on the hook for medical bills, and drastically increase your insurance rates.
One of the biggest suggestions we have might be the simplest one of all: Keep your doors closed. This reduces heat loss from your building; one tiny act that will make your wallet weep tears of joy!
As always, if you have any questions on exactly how to winterize your door and lock hardware, don’t hesitate to give us a call here at LockNet. We’ll point you in the right direction and before you know it your doors will be winterized and spring will be right around the corner. Happy Winterizing!