Home Improvement 101, Part 2

Home Improvement 101 Part 2…

Choosing Exterior Doors

This is a project that I am preparing to do at my home, and of course was surprised by the many choices available for doors! I think that I am going to choose a textured fiberglass door with decorative glass. The top reasons being cost, insulation factors, and of course appearance.

There are many reasons to decide to replace an exterior door, apart from it needing repair or re-painting. Reasons may include poor fitting, poor weather-stripping, unfashionable appearance, and poor state of repair, or squeaking and sticking when used. Moreover, you may wish for your exterior door to let in some form of light from the outside to brighten up a hallway or room.

Metal Exterior Doors

Metal doors and frames are being recognized as a smart choice for both new and existing homes because of their many benefits. For starters, they resist many of the problems that can occur with wood doors, like shrinking, sagging, warping and rotting. Furthermore, they have lasting finishes, and insulated metal doors provide safety and security, energy efficiency and long-term wear.

Wood Exterior Doors

If appearance is a major concern, you might want to consider an ornate solid wood combination door with a reasonable amount of decorative glass. You can order them from the factory with a natural wood surface to be stained or primed. Also, brass-plated decorative hinges can add a classy touch to the door. Less ornate solid wood doors are hard-wearing and perfect for a back door. However, I would recommend installing a heavy 23-gauge stainless steel screen in the back for durability and security.

Fiberglass Exterior Doors

Another decorative option for the front is a door made of fiberglass. Fiberglass exterior doors reflect the beauty of wood and are easy to maintain in any climate; hot or cold. The color and grained finish are molded into the door so scratches are not very noticeable. Fiberglass doors are an affordable door option that offers attraction just as much as it offers strength. Their insulation factor is an added benefit and their construction is long lasting.

About Lisa Marchant

I enjoy assisting people in finding their new home or investment property. I want to be their trusted advisor when it comes to learning more about the process of buying, selling and relocating to our area. It is my number one goal to provide exceptional service to everyone I work with. Having lived in Deaver and Cowley Wyoming since childhood I am very knowledgeable about the area and enjoy sharing that knowledge with those making Wyoming their new home. I am a full time real estate agent working for Johnson Home and Land. I joined the staff at Johnson Home and Land in March of 2003, beginning as the office secretary and personal assistant. I got my real estate license in February of 2005. I am a member of the Northwest Wyoming Board of REALTORS, Wyoming Association of REALTORS, the National Association of REALTORS, and locally a board member of the Lovell Chamber of Commerce.
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One Response to Home Improvement 101, Part 2

  1. wooden doors says:

    Yep, for solid wood doors, you can opt to use Nyatoh, Merpauh or Meranti. Merpauh is very good these days as it is strong and economical. If your sandpaper is very fine and your finishing is well done by skilled workmanm then your door will be elegant!


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