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Preparing for a Winter Wonderland

by Stacey Simmons

The DC area saw it’s first measurable snowfall this week so it’s officially time to plan for winter weather. If you have concerns about air flow or precipitation, there are simple solutions!

  • Gasketing fills space between the door and frame to prevent warm air from escaping and cold air from sneaking in.
  • Door closers should be adjusted so that they swing at the correct speed. The door should hold open long enough to meet ADA requirements and people can comfortably enter, but close before allowing too much of the outdoor elements into your cozy building.
  • If you need to use an ice melting product, remember to keep clear from thresholds. The chemicals can adversely affect your door hardware. This is a particularly common problem we see with in-ground floor closers, if not properly maintained.

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