My door lock keeps freezing to the point I can’t open it, any idea why this would happen?

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My door lock keeps freezing to the point I can’t open it, any idea why this would happen?

AJ Nov. 13, 2016Last updated: July 30, 2020

I have a newly built home (3 years) that is extremely well-insulated and airtight house that had a blower door with results near 1 ACH. I am thrilled with it in every way except that on the coldest days and nights my door lock freezes and I can’t get in and out of the house. My contractor says he followed every procedure properly and that there is nothing I can do. Any ideas?

Responses (2)

Lana-Gail Arnold
Lana-Gail Arnold Jan. 22, 2021, 11:44 a.m.

Weiser makes a product that actually is installed in the door itself and insulates your exterior knob to help prevent the condinstation from building up on the insides, helping to prevent the freezing of the internals.  I have them installed on my house and they helped alot.  I live in a very cold climate.  Mcmunn& Yates and serrubec also timbermart