Lauréat Bronze | Grand Prix du Design

The Portatec team is very proud to be among the «bronze» winners of the Grand Prize in Design, in the category «Special awards/ Wood material enhancement in industrial & product design».

Our interior door collections «Revolution» and «Passion» delighted the members of the jury during the 14th edition of the prestigious competition.

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Door specialist for more than 30 years:
Portatec is a specialized custom front door, window and superior ornemental door window manufacturer.

The installation of doors and windows can represent a step just as crucial as – if not more than – their purchase. If improperly installed, even a high-end premium door will unfortunately not perform as expected. And frustrating, indeed, it can be to have a brand spanking new door functioning poorly!

Accordingly, in your next renovation project, how will you ensure your door and window products are correctly installed?

To help guide you, Portatec offers these 10 door and window installation tips.

10. Complete Visual Inspection

Once your door installation – or window installation – completed, take the necessary time with the installer to perform a thorough visual inspection to check the quality of the work done and also to discuss care products specifically recommended for your fenestration product. Pay attention to details and don’t be afraid to ask as many questions as needed.

9. Complete Interior Finish

As part of the buying process with your door and window provider, make sure their installation also comprises the interior finish, door trims included. Nothing is more irritating than a magnificent new door, or window, lacking interior finishing trims. Avoid potential pitfalls and incomplete jobs by doing business with a specialized door and window manufacturer and their team of professional installers.

8. Top Quality Sealant

Faulty installations may occur from the use of cheap low-end installation products, as can be the case with sealants. It is truly essential to use top quality sealants in order to have top quality caulking joints. These sealing joints play a major role in making your door or window system airtight and waterproof, which is why they definitely cannot be neglected.

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7. No Air Infiltration

A quick way of detecting an air leak problem is to pass a lighter or match around your door and window frames. If there is an infiltration of air, the flame will start to move or even get blown out.

6. Quiet and Effortless Operating

All new doors and windows should operate normally, i.e. you should be able to open and close them (and lock them, if applicable) effortlessly and without any unexpected sounds.

Once again: the final performance of any fenestration product, regardless of the quality of its materials and assembling, greatly depends on the quality of its installation. Even a signature luxury entry door, if improperly installed, will not operate easily and quietly.

So do not skip this step in your installation verification checklist: make sure to open and close your door or window several times before your installer takes their leave to ensure your standards are met.

5. Level and Square

Always verify the horizontal alignment of your fenestration product using a level. For an entry door, the height difference between both sill ends should be no more than 2 mm (1/16 in.).

Doors and windows must also be installed square (height and width). A space of 1/8 in. must be left around a door slab or window frame to ensure proper functioning and, as such, avoid long-term damage to the product.

4. Prevent Water Infiltration

In order to prevent water infiltration, it is important to create a 5-degree downward slope toward the exterior for every opening. Additionally, an insulating waterproof self-adhesive membrane must be installed across the sill and up the lower part of the jambs (over 12 in.).

3. Insulating Materials

For top quality insulation, use both mineral wool and polyurethane spray foam.

The mineral wool must not be compacted, otherwise it will lose its primary function, which is to insulate. If too compact, it may also exert pressure on the frame. The wool must also be applied in successive layers. For polyurethane spray foam, it must be applied at least 40 mm (1½ in.) thick to prevent water vapour. The foam should not exert any pressure on the frame either.

2. Taking Accurate Measurements

This installation tip might seem obvious, yet it must still be followed carefully. It is crucial to take accurate measurements, both inside and outside, for an optimal door and window installation.

To ensure sufficient space between the frame and the opening, it is important to first measure both diagonals to verify that the opening is square (they should be equal).

You must then measure the opening vertically at three different points. The product’s final vertical dimension must correspond to the smallest opening dimension minus the required tolerance.

Finally, you must measure the opening horizontally at three different points. The product’s finished horizontal dimension must correspond to the smallest opening dimension minus the required tolerance.

1. Call on the Professional Installation Team of a Specialized Door and Window Fabricant

Ultimately, if we only had one tip to offer to ensure a proper installation, it would be to call on professional installers! Contact a specialized door and window manufacturer and ask for the help of their installation experts. This way, your product will be installed correctly, meticulously, and quickly, in accordance with the best construction and renovation standards.

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For more information on door and window installation, contact Portatec. A fabricant specialized in premium custom entry doors since 1984, Portatec offers a wide selection of unique superior quality fenestration products.

Door specialist for more than 30 years:
Portatec is a specialized custom front door, window and superior ornemental door window manufacturer.

Decorative door glass has evolved greatly over the last 25 years, both in terms of design and assembly techniques. Door glass inserts now constitute architectural elements of their own, without any compromise in light, safety, or eco-energetic performance.

The arrival of contemporary-inspired textured door glass has rejuvenated the market of architectural glass and decorative patterned glass products.

To enhance the look and value of your home – and maximise its curb appeal -, find out about the latest trends in textured glass and patterned glass.

Zoom in on the Top 5 textured glass inspirations of 2019!

5. Square-Pattern Textured Glass

Unquestionably more modern, these textured glass models, such as the Soft or MSoft models, feature a contemporary square pattern. Their refined detailing and texture provide remarkable character and light.

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Aluminium Mullions and Astragals
4. Wavy-Pattern Textured Glass

These modern textured glasses, such as the Fluid or Grain models, are valued for their more natural and organic contemporary looks, their fresh flowy lines reminiscent of the movement of water or tree bark. Simple and soothing, these patterns surely never fail to please.

3. Screen-Like Glass

An extremely fine square pattern defines this glass, giving it a clean look with a slight industrial touch. An elegant and smart choice for a front entry door requiring both light and privacy.

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2. Striped Glass

Several textured glass models featuring a horizontal strip or vertical strip pattern are available on the market, among others the Masterline, Mline, Linea, and Linata. Alternating often times between clear glass and Screen-type glass, these glass models are the perfect complement to contemporary modern entry doors with sophisticated linear designs.

1. White Sandblasted Glass or Satin Glass

White sandblasted or satin textured glass models are greatly appreciated thanks to their timeless clean look and the greater privacy they provide. Several variations exist, all very soft and sleek, such as Satin Glass, which as the name implies is smooth and glossy, or Sandblasted Glass, which has an elegant soft grainy texture. For its part, the newer Edge model reinvents the Sandblasted Glass model by adding a clear border around the edge, for maximum privacy and visibility, appealing equally to both classic and contemporary styles. A refined look synonymous with success, assuredly. Finally, classic frosted glass, which is either sandblasted or acid-etched, also creates a satin effect, but it is much more translucent, making it much less private.

Aluminium Mullions and Astragals

For more information on textured glass or to create a truly unique personalized front door, contact Portatec, a Québec door manufacturer specialized in premium custom entry doors since 1984.

Door specialist for more than 30 years:
Portatec is a specialized custom front door, window and superior ornemental door window manufacturer.

When it comes to doors and windows, security is a highly relevant concern. Every opening constitutes a critical point in the exterior envelope. To improve the security of your entry door and, in turn, the security of your home, take note of these 5 security measures implemented by Portatec. Portatec is a Québec-based door and window manufacturer specialized in custom premium entry doors.

5. Extruded Aluminium Mullions and Astragals (Operating Posts)

On the traditional door and window market, mullions and astragals – those vertical structural elements, fixed or movable, separating doors or windows – are often made with PVC. Well, not at Portatec. Portatec makes theirs in extruded aluminium for maximum quality and security. More specifically, their high-performance astragals, which are sturdy, easy to use, and made of a single lever located at shoulder level (which simultaneously triggers two anchor points at the top and bottom of the door), allow the complete and unobstructed opening of double doors (for example, French doors).

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4. Extruded Aluminium Cladded Frame (Optional)

At Portatec, house door security is a priority. This is why Portatec offers the option of cladding your entry door’s frame in extruded aluminium. Extruded aluminium is much sturdier and more resistant than the aluminium traditionally offered on the market, which is often a 26-gauge folded aluminum, or PVC. For optimal security, the key to success is to use superior quality materials.

3. Thicker 22-Gauge Steel

Portatec is THE expert in custom high-end steel doors. Their expertise can be noticed, among other ways, in their use of 22-gauge steel, much thicker than the 24- or 26-gauge commonly provided. The smaller the number, the thicker the steel, and, in turn, greater are the sturdiness, quality, and security.

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Portatec is a company specialized in creating superior quality entry door and door window systems.

2. Multi-Point Door Handles (Optional)

A frequent recommendation concerning exterior door security is to integrate a multi-point handleset system. Factory-installed by experts, these 3-point locking systems ensure increased protection against breaking and entering, the two additional anchor points at the top and bottom effectively representing two additional deadlocks. In addition to improving door airtightness, multi-point handles also help provide greater stability and prevent warping. For peace of mind and sound sleep, make the safe choice of a 3-point locking system.

1. Security Bars

Finally, to help prevent breaking and entering, all Portatec doors include a 12-inch 22-gauge steel security bar hidden into the frame at handle level. Whether we’re talking about fiberglass, steel or wood door security, it matters little as Portatec integrates this security measure in all of their entry door systems.

Security Bars

For more information on front entry door security – and greater peace of mind! -, communicate today with Portatec to obtain a free quote. Located on the South Shore of Montreal, Portatec is a door and window manufacturer specialized in custom premium entry doors since 1984.

Door specialist for more than 30 years:
Portatec is a specialized custom front door, window and superior ornemental door window manufacturer.

Since 1984, the door and window specialist designers at Portatec have been designing custom premium entry doors which distinguish themselves by their uniqueness as much as their unparalleled superior quality. Portatec’s mission: creating distinctive doors, exclusive doors.

Successfully combining innovative designs and state-of-the-art assembly techniques, Portatec continues to set itself apart in the industry thanks to its unrivalled ability to produce truly “custom-made” exterior doors. All of its door models can effectively be modified, adapted, reinvented, recovered (you name it!) during the initial – and oh! so very crucial – step of creation.

Whether you are a trend-setter or you wish to celebrate the traditional prestigious character of your home, Portatec’s home entry doors will indubitably meet all of your needs, no matter how particular they may be.

In this respect, read on about these 5 exclusive Portatec products which you won’t find anywhere else.

1. Steel Arched Door

Portatec is the only specialized door manufacturer offering custom steel arched doors. Visit its website to look at past creations and appreciate its unrivalled original work. For example, notice the double front entry French steel doors with an arched top frame, or the front entry steel door with a ½-round head frame.

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2. Wood-Finish Steel Door (Exterior and/or Interior)

Only one manufacturer in Québec can provide you with a steel door with each side featuring a different wood finish. Thanks to a unique process developed in-house, its craftsmen can effectively apply two distinct wood species finishes on the steel slab’s exterior and interior surfaces in order to fulfill all of your style and design needs, yet without any compromise on durability.

3. Fiberglass Doors With Solid Wood Door Frames

Another Portatec exclusivity! For an authentic and refined look, consider installing a fiberglass door with a solid wood door frame stained to colour match the door’s stain. The very best of both worlds: the durability and solidity of fiberglass combined to the richness of wood.

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About us:
Portatec is a company specialized in creating superior quality entry door and door window systems.

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4. 100% Custom Designs (Hybrid Doors)

On the exterior door market, Portatec is the only supplier having the full capacity of designing a door exactly as per the client’s wishes, whichever way they want it. Customers can follow their inspiration and coordinate various materials, models, colours (paints and stains), styles, and accessories, both inside and outside (hybrid door). Portatec truly offers a creative fresh slate. Forget about uninspiring bland models commonly offered in big-box stores; instead, meet with one of our specialists to create your original dream door. Note that Portatec also offers a wide selection of contemporary doors that can be entirely customized.

5. Unique Surface-Applied Decorative Moulding and Panel Designs

The custom door expert, Portatec has developed over the years its own extrusion process (steel, wood) and moulds in order to create exceptional decorative moulding, shelf, and panel designs that are applied on the surface. For example, a door can feature both a decorative dentil shelf and a decorative wainscoting panel, in addition to a custom-made decorative glass unit. If you can imagine it, Portatec can make it.

For more information on exclusive exterior doors, do not hesitate to contact Portatec. Come visit its factory showroom located on the South Shore of Montreal.

Door specialist for more than 30 years:
Portatec is a specialized custom front door, window and superior ornemental door window manufacturer.

A Quebec door and window manufacturer specialized in premium custom entry doors, Portatec has been the leader in the industry and continuously distinguishing itself since its establishment in 1984. Their unique and refined high-quality products are carefully designed to meet every client’s specific needs and wishes.

In greater details, here are 10 reasons why you should always choose a door fabricated by Portatec.

10. The Possibility of Visiting the Manufacturing Plant.

Located on the Montreal’s South Shore in Sainte-Julie, Portatec is proud to be able to welcome you directly to its design and manufacturing site. You can always expect a warm welcome and personalized service as well as the opportunity to visit the facility in person, where all of the craftsmanship takes place. Transparency and integrity are both core values of Portatec’s business philosophy, which is why you are always welcome in their facility.

9. Made in Québec.

Portatec doors are fabricated entirely in the province of Québec, in Canada. Through the years, their local designers and craftsmen have developed a coveted “know-how”, innovative assembly techniques as well as inspiring and stylish designs, working always with high-quality durable materials suitable to Québec’s climate.

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8. A Professional and Competent Team All Around.

Portatec’s sales team cumulates numerous years of experience in the door and window business. Over time, their sales representatives have reached an unparalleled level of expertise and competency. Their seasoned expert installers also have all of the training and qualifications required to perform efficient, conscientious installations.

About us:
Portatec is a company specialized in creating superior quality entry door and door window systems.

7. Manufacturing Autonomy.

Portatec holds a great level of autonomy and flexibility over its production capacity as every step of the fabrication process is carried out under one single roof, including the paint and stain application. By eliminating possible subcontractors or intermediaries, Portatec chose to be self-sufficient in order to reduce cost, for its clients’ greatest benefit. Highly valued at Portatec, manufacturing independence benefits all.

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6. Unique Materials.

Specialized in custom exterior doors, Portatec offers a wide variety of high-quality materials to meet all of your needs in terms of style, size, and colour, while also taking into account your budget and environment. For example, Portatec makes textured wood-grain finish fiber-glass doors that truly resemble solid-wood doors but that are less costly, more durable, and much easier to maintain, with the possibility of selecting a solid wood frame unique to Portatec. Whether it is a steel door, wood door, or fiberglass door, Portatec assuredly has the solution for you.

5. Custom Manufacturing.

Therein lies the true expertise of Portatec: fabricating personalized door products created and designed as per your exact wishes. All of your front entry door’s features can be selected independently: the model, the style, the material, the colour, the size, the accessories, etc. If you can imagine it, Portatec can make it for you.

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4. Design Flexibility (Hybrid Doors).

Portatec is particularly proud to be the only door manufacturer in all of Québec to offer exterior hybrid doors that can integrate two completely different looks inside and outside. For example, imagine a painted maintenance-free steel door on the outside combined with a stained wood door on the inside as part of a modernized country home’s renovation project. Or else, a “country chic” textured, durable wood-grain finish fiber-glass door combined with an ultra crisp, contemporary interior. Options are truly limitless and bound only by your imagination.

3. Unique Designs.

Portatec’s design team is always at the forefront of the door industry and never hesitates to develop bold new stylish products. Special attention should be drawn, for example, to their European-inspired contemporary steel doors collection, which proposes refined esthetics featuring wood and metal elements. Portatec is successful at continually improving and distinguishing itself by creating innovative products positively different from those offered traditionally on the market.

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2. Professional Craftsmanship.

Every manufacturing step of a Portatec entry door is carried out in the factory by professional and passionate craftsmen, who have committed over the years to making premium quality products. Day after day, they accomplish accurate meticulous work, from the assembly and the paint or stain and to the final packaging. This highly successful fabrication process is the result of continuous development and improvement over decades of door-making.

1. Specialized Door Manufacturer Since 1984.

Portatec’s long-lasting success and its capacity to remain at the cutting-edge of the industry are the result of its incessant eagerness to distinguish itself and innovate. Since 1984, Portatec has been building its name and credibility one door at a time, one client at a time.

Door Manufacturer Since 1984

For all of these reasons, and much more, contact Portatec or visit its website today to design the perfect door to meet your greatest aspirations.

Door specialist for more than 30 years:
Portatec is a specialized custom front door, window and superior ornemental door window manufacturer.

Smart phones, smart thermostats, smart alarm systems, smart smoke detectors… these days, everything is seemingly becoming “intelligent”!

The door and window industry also plays an active role in this technological progress with the installation of smart door locks.

Smart locks, electronic locks, Bluetooth locks, Wi-Fi locks, electric locks, intelligent handles… What exactly are we talking about?

What is a Smart Lock?

A smart door lock, also called connected lock, is an electronic lock that can be locked and unlocked using a wireless signal sent from a remote control accessory such as a smart phone or an electronic key fob.

Different communication protocols can be chosen according to your needs, for example, Bluetooth or Z-Wave for a short-range connection or Wi-Fi for a long-distance connection.

Installed on your door, the smart lock device includes a battery-powered electric motor which, upon receiving a signal, operates a lever and engages the deadbolt. Rest assured, using a traditional physical key always remains a possibility and several locks also include a numeric keypad or a fingerprint reader. Some even integrates a voice control function (Alexa, Siri, Google Assistant).

Thanks to their mobile application, most smart locks allow you to, among other things, remotely monitor entries and exits (with push notifications), distribute virtual “e-keys” to guests, and remotely lock/unlock the door.

Here is a list of popular smart lock brands and models: Baldwin Evolved, Schlage (Encode, Sense, and Connect), Kwikset KEVO, August (Pro, Bluetooth, and 3rd Gen), Yale, and Gate Labs.

Is This Domotics?

Home automation, or domotics, refers to all of the techniques aiming to integrate and centralize all automated building functions pertaining to safety, energy, communication, etc. in a home or a business.

Essentially, domotics allow you to possibly control everything in your home or other (lighting, heating, locks, blinds and curtains, appliances,… etc.) using a smart phone, computer or interface (e.g. tablet).

Installing one smart lock by itself does not constitute domotics, yet it could represent a component of it when integrated to a centralized management system, integration being the key concept here.

Smart Doorbells

Yes, smart doorbells also exist!

Fitted with a wireless camera, smart doorbells allow you to see clearly and in real time the action taking place before your entry door. Some also include a directional audio function, enabling you to even communicate verbally with your guests using your smart phone.

A Few Other Considerations

Find out about the battery life of your smart door lock, which may vary anywhere between 2 and 12 months depending on your communication protocol and level of use.

Finally, when purchasing a new entry door, if you are considering the installation of a smart door lock, it is best to opt for a specialized door manufacturer offering factory installation. This way, the installation will assuredly be done by professionals and as such carry fewer risks.

For more information on smart door locks, communicate with Portatec, a premium door and window manufacturer specialized in custom entry doors since 1984.

Door specialist for more than 30 years:
Portatec is a specialized custom front door, window and superior ornemental door window manufacturer.

It would be easy to think that all outdoor construction and renovation work comes to a complete halt once the cold season arrives. Many people would hesitate to install, say, an exterior door or exterior windows at the end of fall or in the midst of winter.

Yet, it is possible!

And there are numerous advantages to changing your fenestration products during this industry’s slow season. Notwithstanding a few minor limitations, benefits are more than interesting and definitely worth taking into consideration. You be the judge!

Advantages of Installing a Doors or Windows During the Winter

1. Better Installation Price:

The first advantage to choosing to install your doors or windows during winter is the lower installation price you will likely obtain. This is a simple matter of “Supply and Demand”: since professional installers are not as busy, they’re often more open to negotiate their price. And, rest assured: professional installation teams easily adapt to all conditions, including cold winter ones.

2. Competitive Pricing for your Fenestration Products:

When you do business with a specialized door and window manufacturer, it is often possible to negotiate the price of your purchase during winter. Indeed, during their quieter season, local manufacturers regularly offer discounts on their products. Since the cost of a new exterior door or new windows can sometimes represent a substantial investment for some, waiting for competitive winter pricing can be a wise choice.

3. Shorter deadlines:

Again, since winter is quieter in the fenestration industry, you often enjoy tighter deadlines all around, be it for production, delivery, or installation. The entire timeline shrinks: your products are manufactured faster, thus they can be delivered faster, and they can often times be installed… faster. A substantial advantage, assuredly!

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Portatec is a company specialized in creating superior quality entry door and door window systems.

Limitations to Installing a Door or Window in Winter

Are there any real drawbacks to going ahead with the installation of exterior doors or windows when it’s cold outside?

No. Products will fulfill their function just as well, and their installation, if done by professionals, will be just as good and efficient. Nevertheless, two minor limitations must still be taken into consideration.

First, the temperature. The minimum temperature threshold required for the installation of a door in winter, or the installation of a window in winter, is minus 10 degrees Celsius (-10 ˚C), because of the sealant which must be applied on the products’ outer periphery. Below this temperature, sealants do not adhere properly, rendering caulking joints inefficient.

Second, bad weather. In the event of a big winter storm or if a heavy snow fall is forecasted, it is most likely that your installation will be rescheduled (for your own good). Yet, keep in mind that the risk of bad weather exists all year long. Indeed, heavy rain falls in the spring or searing summer heat waves could also cause one’s installation to be postponed.

Installing Doors and Windows During Winter? Yes!

So, to the question “when to install doors and windows?”, the answer is now clear: anytime all year around, even during winter! But only as long as you do business with professional manufacturers and hire professional installers, as they will be able to accomplish the work required efficiently and quickly.

Note that the period of exposure to the cold only lasts approximately 20 to 30 minutes. Competent installers know how to best prepare their worksite in order to limit the duration of this brief discomfort and rapidly seal the product. The indoor and outdoor finishing typically requires the longest amount of time… but, by then, the “hole” is already closed!

For additional recommendations regarding the installation of doors or windows – even in winter! –, do not hesitate to contact Portatec, a Canadian premium door and window manufacturer specializing in custom entry doors for the last 35 years.

Door specialist for more than 30 years:
Portatec is a specialized custom front door, window and superior ornemental door window manufacturer.

High quality door and window products designed by specialized fenestration manufacturers can easily last 25 years… provided they are well maintained! Increasingly these days, people are striving to reduce their ecological footprint and make great efforts to consume more responsibly and sustainably. One easy way of extending the expected useful life of goods, in particular, is to maintain them regularly and efficiently.

As such, take note of these 5 useful door and window maintenance tips to optimize their durability.

1. Clean Your Doors and Windows Twice a Year

Every spring and fall, clean all of your fenestration products with a mild gentle soap diluted in water. Add in a cloth and some elbow grease… and voilà: you’re done! Make sure, however, to use a mild non-abrasive detergent that does not contain ammonia as this could damage your materials. This regular care is recommended for all doors and windows (be it steel, wood, or fiberglass doors, or PVC, aluminium, or wood windows). This is truly one easy way – accessible to most – of making your doors and windows shine again, particularly your entry door.

2. Lubricate the Hardware Once a Year

Once a year, take a moment time to lubricate your door and window hardware, for example, butt and strap hinges, cranks, handles, and locks. For this, use an invisible all-around spray lubricant, such as “Jig-A-Loo”. This precaution will help your products operate more smoothly and effortlessly.

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3. Check Caulk Joints Twice a Year

Part of installing a door or window consists in applying a caulk or sealant around its perimeter in order to isolate and waterproof your home. Over time, however, due to our Canadian climate, caulk joints tend to show signs of deterioration, such as cracking and peeling. If you notice any cracks or shrinkage in your window or door seals, the old caulking must be removed and new caulking must be applied to prevent any air or water infiltration. Make sure to choose the right sealant and apply it at the right temperature. If in doubt, call a professional!

4. Check Weatherstripping Once a Year

If you wish to keep your home nice and warm for the winter, check the condition of your door and window weatherstripping every fall. Like caulk joints, weatherstripping can also deteriorate over time and show signs of wear. Promptly replace any damaged weatherstripping to avoid any heat leaks or cold air infiltration. Different types of weatherstripping exist, from door sweeps to foam tapes and backer rods, among others.

5. Remove and Put Away Screens Before Winter

Finally, here is one last easy maintenance tip to maximize the durability of your fenestration products: remove all of your door or window screens before winter. Take this opportunity also to clean them before putting them away for the cold season. This way, they will be protected from bad weather.

Maintaining is Beneficial to All!

When it comes to front door maintenance, either steel door maintenance or wood door maintenance, or even window maintenance, a good and efficient maintenance plan is the key to extend the useful life of products as well as maximize return. Often, it also helps reduce overall energy costs.

On another note, for reference, please note that an accumulation of frost over the bottom 5-inches of windows can be normal. This is usually a sign of a lack of ventilation or that the indoor humidity level is too high.

The 3R Strategy – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle – is commonly taught in Canadian schools. Well, “reducing” the quantities of products consumed begins first and foremost with purchasing high quality products that will assuredly last longer, and continues with maintaining them regularly to prolong their durability even further. Through our daily decisions and actions, we play a crucial role in promoting responsible consumption. Future generations will be thankful!

For more information regarding door and window maintenance, do not hesitate to contact Portatec, a Canadian premium door and window manufacturer specializing in custom entry doors for the last 35 years.

Door specialist for more than 30 years:
Portatec is a specialized custom front door, window and superior ornemental door window  manufacturer.