Archive for the ‘Doors’ Category

French Door Basics

Monday, January 24th, 2011

French doors add a touch of class and openness to just about any room where they are installed.  For many years they have been a popular alternative to the basic sliding glass doors that we grew up with. Replacement of sliding glass doors with french doors is a fairly affordable upgrade. (more…)

Interior Bifold Doors

Monday, January 3rd, 2011

A bifold door unit  consists of two doors hinged together that fold to one side. These two doors usually hang on pivots and  have spring loaded rollers that  slide in a track that is attached across the top of the opening.

Bifold doors are frequently used on wide closet openings because when opened they offer access to the full width of the closet.  Sliding bypass doors, in contrast, only allow access to about half or even less of the closet when slid into the open position. (more…)

Why Fiberglass Doors Are Better-Part 3

Saturday, October 16th, 2010

Most of these companies offer a stainable fiberglass door.  ThermaTru’s  ClassicCraft is their top of the line door.  They have doors that can be finished to look like real wood. Oak, mahogany, rustic styles are just a few that they offer.  The rustic doors even have knots and distressing built in to give them a very realistic appearance.  When you are standing there looking at a prefinished door you will be hard pressed to know that it is fiberglass. (more…)

Why Fiberglass Doors Are Better – Part 2

Sunday, October 10th, 2010

As far a security goes I believe that the durable fiberglass surfaces of these doors combined with solid wood blocks in the lock installation area will make these doors just as secure as a wood panel or solid core door.  I am looking for testing to back up this belief up or prove me wrong…Have not found it yet but I will let you know results as soon as I find them.

One of the most important features of fiberglass doors is their warranty.  (more…)

Seal The Bottom of Your Exterior Door – Part 1

Sunday, October 3rd, 2010

One of the most vulnerable spots on your exterior door is one that you generally don’t think about until there is a problem.  Whether the door is wood, fiberglass or aluminum clad there is usually at least some wood in it’s frame work. (more…)

Why Fiberglass doors are better – Part 1

Monday, September 27th, 2010

I frequently get the question:  Why should I get a fiberglass door?  The most important reason is durability.  Now, I’m an old wood guy but you just can’t beat fiberglass doors for holding up. (more…)