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11 Tips to Avoid Sun Damage on Your Front Door

11 Tips to Avoid Sun Damage on Your Front Door

It's no secret that the sun can be damaging to our skin. In fact, according to the Skin Cancer Foundation, more people are diagnosed with skin cancer in the United States each year than all other types of cancers combined. And while we all know that we should be wearing sunscreen when we're out in the sun, many of us still don't think about the sun's effects on our homes - specifically, our front doors.

While your front door may not be as susceptible to sun damage as your skin is, it's still important to take steps to protect it. After all, your front door is one of the first things people see when they come to your home, so you want it to look its best.

Here are 11 tips to help you avoid sun damage on your front door:
 

1. Choose a door made of sun-resistant materials.

There are a number of different materials that can withstand the sun's rays better than others. For example, fiberglass and steel doors are both good choices for sun-resistant doors.

When choosing the door, make sure to:

•    Look for a door that has an Energy Star label. This means it's been tested and proven to be energy-efficient, which is important in hot climates.
•    Choose a door with a low U-factor. The U-factor is a measure of how well the door prevents heat from escaping. The lower the U-factor, the better.
•    Opt for a door with a high solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC). This is a measure of how well the door absorbs and retains heat from the sun. The higher the SHGC, the better.

2. Add a storm door.

Adding a storm door is a great way to protect your front door from the sun. Not only will it help keep your front door cooler, but it will also help reduce the amount of UV rays that reach the door.

It's important to choose a storm door that's made of sun-resistant materials, such as fiberglass or aluminum. You should also look for a storm door with a low U-factor and a high SHGC.

3. Install shade screens.

Shade screens are another great way to protect your front door from the sun. They work by blocking out the sun's rays, which helps keep your door cooler and prevents fading.

There are a few things to keep in mind when choosing shade screens:

•    Make sure the screens are made of a sun-resistant material, such as fiberglass or aluminum.
•    Look for screens with a high UV rating. This will help ensure that they block out most of the sun's harmful rays.
•    Choose screens that are easy to install and remove. This way, you can take them down when the weather is cooler and put them back up when the sun comes out.

4. Apply a door sealant.

Applying a door sealant is a good way to protect your front door from the sun. Door sealants work by creating a barrier between your door and the sun's rays, which helps to keep the door cooler and prevents fading.

When choosing a door sealant, make sure to:

•    Choose a sealant that's made of a sun-resistant material, such as fiberglass or aluminum.
•    Look for a sealant with a high UV rating. This will help ensure that it blocks out most of the sun's harmful rays.
•    Choose a sealant that's easy to apply and remove. This way, you can reapply it as needed.

5. Add window film.

Adding window film to your front door is another great way to protect it from the sun. Window film works by blocking out the sun's rays, which helps keep your door cooler and prevents fading.

6. Hang curtains or blinds.

If you have a window in your front door, hanging curtains or blinds is another great way to protect it from the sun. Curtains and blinds work by blocking out the sun's rays, which helps keep your door cooler and prevents fading.

When choosing curtains or blinds, make sure to:

•    Choose a fabric that has a high UV rating: Look for a fabric that blocks out at least 90% of UV rays.
•    Hang the curtains or blinds on the inside of the door: This will help protect them from weather and wear and tear.
•    Follow the manufacturer's instructions: This will ensure that the curtains or blinds are installed correctly and last for as long as possible.

7. Put up awnings or shade cloths.

If you have a porch or patio, putting up awnings or shade cloths is a great way to protect your front door from the sun. Awnings and shade cloths work by blocking out the sun's rays, which helps keep your door cooler and prevents fading.

8. Plant trees or shrubs.

Planting trees or shrubs is a great way to provide natural shade for your front door. If you live in an area with a lot of sunlight, choose trees or shrubs that are known for their ability to block out the sun's rays.

9. Use window tinting film.

Window tinting film is another great way to protect your front door from the sun. Window tinting film works by blocking out the sun's rays, which helps keep your door cooler and prevents fading.

10. Install solar screens.

Solar screens are a great way to protect your front door from the sun. Solar screens work by blocking out the sun's rays, which helps keep your door cooler and prevents fading.

11. Get a new door.

If your front door is old or damaged, it might be time to get a new one. When choosing a new door, look for one that is made of a sun-resistant material, such as fiberglass or aluminum. You should also choose a door with a high UV rating to help ensure that it blocks out most of the sun's harmful rays.

Installing a new front door is a big project, so be sure to hire a professional to do it.

By following these tips, you can help protect your front door from the sun and keep it looking like new for years to come.

Looking to Buy New Doors or Windows?

If you're looking for a new front door or window, DAKO is the perfect solution. We offer a wide variety of doors and windows made of sun-resistant materials, like fiberglass and aluminum, with high UV ratings to help keep them looking new for years to come. Plus, our professional installation services will make sure your new door or window is installed correctly. Contact us today to learn more!
 

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