Your front door should make a great first impression for your home, it should also provide the ultimate in protection and safety. But don’t stop there, every door in your home should contribute to your security and energy efficiency. From your homes interior, to the exterior, there is a door to fit every size, function and budget.
Entry doors come in a large variety of styles, materials and functions. If you want an entry focal point, then a wood door with glass panes would be a beautiful choice. Are you worried about safety? Solid wood or steel doors can provide excellent protection for you and your family. For durability and energy efficiency, fiberglass doors are strong and well insulated.
Interior doors are important components of your home, for both privacy and aesthetics. Choosing a new door takes both thought and research. Material, style, door swing and sound proofing are important features of a new door. Our home improvement experts will measure your doorways and help you choose the perfect door for your home.
Whether you are building, remodeling, or just replacing – the style of door you choose is important to the overall look of your home.
Panel doors are a popular option for most residential interior doors due to the large variety of styles available. Rectangular or square patterns can range from one large panel to eight or more panels. Glass inserts can add a decorative touch and come in a wide variety of choices.
French doors are known for adding a dramatic look to any entryway. They are normally full glass or paned with glass inserts. They work great for home offices, second living rooms or areas that will benefit from the open-air feel of glass. Typically, they are configured with two hinge-hung doors that swing towards one another.
Bifold doors are a set of interior doors that fold into each other and are mounted and hung from a track. Bedroom closets, pantries, and laundry rooms benefit from this type of door since they work well in small spaces.
Flush doors offer a more contemporary look and are typically constructed of MDF or plywood. They are in-expensive and can be painted to match walls or woodwork. Completely flat, they have no details, glass or panels.
While more expensive than most interior doors, solid wood is durable and classic. These doors can be made from a variety of wood, including: cherry, mahogany, pine and maple. While beautiful, they are not recommended for bathrooms because of their propensity to warp.
Medium density fiberboard is an engineered product that comprises most interior doors. While it has no grain for staining, it is durable and won’t warp like whole wood doors.
The least expensive option for interior doors, hollow core is made of plywood or a composite. Hollow on the inside, it is ineffective as a barrier for sound or temperature.
Solid core doors are more effective for controlling sound and temperature. Filled with a wood fiber blend, they have a solid interior, with an exterior layer made of plywood or molded composite.
Metal & Glass
Modern, with a light feel, metal and glass doors make a statement. Affordable and easy to maintain, these doors are excellent for rooms that don’t require privacy.
Front door creaking? Feeling a draft? It might be time to consider replacing your exterior door. Exterior doors take a great deal of abuse, ranging from constant opening and closing to withstanding harsh weather. Check out these tips to determine if it’s time to replace or repair.
If your exterior door isn’t functioning correctly, it most likely needs to be replaced. If it is just a matter of a loose threshold, or a small crack, then a repair is all that is needed. However, windows and doors are the main source of air leakage in a home. So, if your door is exchanging cool air for hot air and vice versa, then help your utility bills out and have it replaced.