It might not be the first thing that comes to your mind when you are making a list of the things you need to do while remodeling your house, but door jamb protectors can prove to be very helpful. So, unless you are willing to put at risk the integrity of your house by scratching, or breaking your door jambs and doorways, while moving your old and new furniture around, you need to find yourselves some good door jamb protectors
But what exactly are door jamb protectors? A door jamb protector is essentially a material designed to be wrapped around a door frame and act as a shield against accidental bumps, hits, and scratches. The material used to make door jamb protectors can vary, but plastic seems to be the most common choice and it is usually black or grey in color. Although the color will not make a difference, when it comes to your door frames’ protection, the foam backing that is standard in most of those entry shields, definitely will. Another common option are paperboard door jamb protectors, but every choice has both advantages disadvantages. Although paperboard is a very cheap material, its low quality might not be enough to protect your doorways at all cases; for example, you will probably avoid scratches, but if you hit it too hard, paperboard will not be enough to prevent a dent. On the other hand, door jamb protectors that are reinforced with a quilted pad will strong enough to sustain any hit, as long as you are willing to sustain a ‘hit’ to your pocket.
There are a couple more things that you need to keep in mind, when it comes to door jamb protectors, which will also affect their cost: their size and whether they are reusable or not. Most of the times, door jamb protectors are indeed reusable which will be good both for you and the environment. For reusable means two things: the one is that you have made a better investment that will pay off in the present and in the future, and the other is that your purchase is much more eco-friendly. The most important thing, however, is the size of the door jamb protectors you are looking for. It goes without saying that the more area you wish to cover (and protect), the more it will cost you. They can be as short as 36 inches in height and 4 inches wide (which probably won’t suffice in most cases), and up to 75 inches tall and 9 inches wide. Some companies, however, also give you the option to order door jamb protectors at a custom size, so that they are a perfect match for your place.
They might not look like it, but the truth is that door jamb protectors are the best way to protect your house whether we are talking about door frames, banisters and any other kind of entryway in general. They are relatively light and they are easy to install, which means that you can buy them yourself, carry them yourself, and install them yourself, thus lowering your costs even more.