Serving New Jersey Homeowners Since 1997

Common Problems With Doors During Winter

Sep 29, 2021

Elegant front door with sidelites

The bitter cold of winter not only makes being outside less enjoyable but can also wreak havoc on your home’s exterior. Ice, snow, and extreme temperature swings can cause issues that need to be dealt with promptly, and your home’s exterior doors can be especially susceptible to the harsh New Jersey winters.

So, what are some of the common door problems that homeowners experience during the winter months?


Extreme temperature changes and excess moisture in the air can cause wooden doors to expand. This can cause doors to stick and become difficult to operate.

Air Drafts

If your home’s entry doors no longer fit perfectly in their frame, the airtight seal can be lost. This can cause air drafts that can have a notable impact on your home’s thermal performance.

Loose Hardware

Temperature and humidity changes can also cause screws that are holding various parts of the door together to loosen. This can lead to sagging and sticking.

Frozen Locks

When the temperatures drop significantly, it’s possible for ice to form in your exterior door locks, forcing you to use a spray deicer.


Severe winter weather can impact the finish on your exterior doors, especially wooden doors.

Window & Door Outlet, Inc., Offers Solutions

Are you tired of dealing with problematic exterior doors during the winter months? If so, then Window & Door Outlet, Inc., can help. We offer high-performance steel and fiberglass entry doors that resist the cold-weather issues that can plague wooden doors. Visit our spacious showroom in Edison, NJ, to see samples of the stylish entry doors we offer.

Contact us today to learn more.