The weather is getting better every week as spring is maturing. People are getting outside more and a whole new set of chores await. I have certainly noticed an increase of things that need tending to. Renovating a deck and replacing some windows are first on my list. I have seen some people are replacing doors and I have already installed a grip set and some deadbolts.
This is my favourite time of the year for working on doors. The worst time is when it is minus thirty. It always seems to be a door down a shady side of a building. Or when it is plus thirty degrees. The door to be worked on will be on the sunny side. We get the extremes around here so spring is the nicest time to have your door hardware upgraded. At least from my perspective.
Cottage doors, shed doors and gates are just now starting to get some use. I figure I'm soon going to be dealing with some of those issues. If you're the type that would take on a door project by yourself, check out the local reuse centre. Sometimes they have good used doors and hinges. A while ago I replaced a side garage door with one of those recycled doors. I paid $15 for it. Gave it a good coat of paint. Mortised in the hinges and hung it. It looked great.
Now is the best time to give a locksmith a call. Get those doors and door hardware issues dealt with while the weather is comfortable. It is no fun letting your heat run out the door or loosing that nice cool air conditioning when you need it.