Most of us do not think about our entry doors until there is a problem. Regular inspection and maintenance of your entry doors can prevent costly damages, repairs, and energy loss. Here are a few items to look for when inspecting your entry doors:

  • Damaged Material: look out for rotted wood, buckled metal, etc.
  • Frames: damaged or out of square frames result in energy loss and can make the door hard to open and/or close
  • Thresholds: loose or damaged thresholds are unsafe and should be repaired or replaced as necessary
  • Hinges: damaged or poorly secured hinges make doors difficult to open and close and, if not corrected, will lead to damage over time
  • Locks and Latching Mechanisms: if these do not work properly the security of your home could be compromised
  • Weather-Stripping: damaged or insufficient weather-stripping (i.e. gaps, cracks, discoloration, or brittle spots) can result in water infiltration and energy loss and can increase your energy bills
  • Glass Damage: fogging and/or moisture between glass panels indicates the seal is broken; also look for cracks or broken glass and replace as needed
  • Gutters and Overhangs: clogged or broken gutters and overhangs around your entry doors can lead to water damage and leaks

Most minor repairs can be handled by the homeowner without the help of a professional installer or contractor. Minor issues should be addressed as soon as possible to prevent major issues and avoid the need for costly repairs or replacement.


Our experienced team of inspectors proudly serves the following areas:

Chester County, PA

  • West Chester
  • Exton
  • Malvern
  • Downingtown
  • Kennett Square
  • Oxford

Delaware County, PA

  • Newtown Square
  • Media
  • Haverford
  • Radnor
  • Aston
  • Concordville

Montgomery County, PA

  • Limerick
  • Pottstown
  • Merion
  • Norristown
  • Abington
  • Horsham

New Castle County, DE

  • Wilmington
  • Hockessin
  • Newark
  • Bear
  • Middletown
  • Smyrna

Also serving portions of the following counties: Lancaster (PA), Berks (PA), Bucks (PA) and Kent (DE).

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