Interior and Exterior doors are going taller , wider , and more contempary . Therma Tru has been displaying 8-foot entry doors with an expanded glass selection that includes modern leaded glass and textured glass inserts with moldings and bold color options . Glass door walls that fold back for access to outdoor spaces . The strap hinges accent the modern style & enhance curb appeal .
Today , we will talk about the differences between solid core wood doors & steel doors .
Solid core wood doors are made of a thin exterior wood grain layer that encloses larger layers or plies of wood . The middle of the door contains polyurethane insulation . The main downfall with solid core doors is the deterioration of the outer veneer of wood. If you fail to seal & refinish periodically , the door won’t last long . Furthermore , the number of times you can stain & refinish the door is limited due to the thin outer layer .
Steel doors are used more than any other type of exterior door in residential construction applications . The price is reasonable & the metal skin is far more durable than wood . Steel doors must be finished with paint instead of a stain . You need to ask your salesperson the thickness of metal. The higher the number , the thinner the steel . Some home stores will sell a 24 gauge residential door , however don’t make this mistake. You’ll need a 22 gauge door at a minimum .
One other piece of information you should know is that a high end priced name like Pella doesn’t equate to a higher quality & better made door . Check with the retailer to see if the company builds everything in house . Some door companies have their doors & frames manufactured somewhere else. Then they install there own glass & hardware packages so they can use their name on the product .
Therma Tru , Jeldwen , Stanley , & Reliabuit are durable & of high quality .
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We incorporate sleek, custom features into everything we build. We will do our best to give you a finished project that’s appealing, functional, & tailored for your lifestyle.
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We matched all of the addition finishes to the existing home .
We used a Mitsubishi mini split heating & cooling sytem. You’re able to have independent wall room units that can be set at different temperatures . This type of system is advantageous to use on remodeling projects & additions where duct work space is limited . This unit has a 19 seer rating , compared to a 13 seer rating of a traditional 80 % AC unit . They’re more prevalent in Europe . It’s time to T it up year around !!!
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