Slamming doors cost more than we imagine. Slamming doors can do major damage to architraves, inset windows, pets, children, nerves, rest, and door hardware.
Last week, we met a new customer that heard about SoftSlam and the benefits of stopping a slamming door just a little too late.
He called us after his door slammed shut during the last major storm. The slamming door ripped the architrave right off the wall, in addition to scaring the entire family out of their seats.
Unfortunately, as simple as that damage sounds, it is anything but simple when you get finished adding up all the pieces. The wood was damaged, cracked and even broken around the nails. The nails held fast. Gluing was not an option. A new piece of timber was required to repair the damages. A contractor was selected to replace the architrave. He had a call out fee. He had to purchase the timber. He cut and installed the timber. Once it was installed. The entire door frame had to be painted because the aged paint was impossible to match. Visitors don’t notice but our customer can’t stop noticing that the one door doesn’t match the rest of the house. He’s now thinking about having to paint the whole house.
Why? Because the door slammed in the wind. With a SoftSlam installed, he would not have had a worry.