Tips on Choosing Door Handles and Locks

Finding the Right Door Handles

door handlesHaving the perfect door is great, but what about the door knob and the security behind the type of lock you use? Door hardware actually adds more personality to your home than you think and there’s more than one type of lock. So, if you’re looking to give your home a new look that will increase value and security than this post will help you decide which door handles and locks are right for your home.

As with any home improvement project, having a well thought out and researched plan of attack will always help to reduce the risk of mistakes. Upgrading your door handles properly and knowing what type of lock goes where will only help to minimize your costs and labor in the long run. To help, here are some things to consider when searching for new door hardware.Read more

Protecting Exterior Doors from Sun Damage

The Effects of Sun Damage

sun damageWhether across the U.S. is heating up and homeowners everywhere are preparing for the eminent heat that summer brings. Is your home ready to face the heat? Truth is, no matter where you live, your home’s exterior is in danger of sun damage. That’s because the harsh impact of UV rays and direct heat on any area for an extended period of time causes adverse effects on a variety of materials. Especially wood. These effects include fading, cracking, warping and peeling of exterior surfaces and damage the longevity of the material.Read more

Selecting the Right Patio Door

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Summertime in the home, for most families, usually means more time will be spent in the backyard. It’s during these months that the front door becomes obsolete, and the patio door becomes the most popular door in the house.

As the entryway to your backyard, this door provides convenient access and an uninhibited view of the patio. For some, it brings in natural light that transforms the room and for others it serves as the opening to create a seamless transition from outdoors to inside.

So, how do you decide which door is right for your home? The style, material and size will ultimately depend on the location of the door and for what it’ll be used.Read more

Transform your Front Door with new Entry Way Décor

Front Door Focus

Make the Front Door the Focal Point of your Home

Since the front entry way is the first thing guests see as they enter your home, its appearance can make or break their first impression of what to expect inside. To ensure that you make that first impression count, it’s important to have a well-designed entry way that welcomes guests and complements your front door.

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Choosing the Best Front Door for Desert Weather

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While the entry door to any home can instantly make, or break, the home’s curb appeal, design isn’t the only thing to keep in mind when choosing a front door. That’s because the key to choosing the perfect front door for your home comes from a decision that equally balances design aesthetic with overall durability.  How do you choose the best front door for desert weather?

When focusing on durability, one of the first things to consider when choosing a new front door for your home is how much and what kind of weather the door is going to be exposed to on a regular basis. For instance, a door that can withstand the snow of the mountains may not hold up the same as a door that bears the heat of the desert all year long.

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Statement Doors – not just for the Outdoors

Statement Doors

A few trends stormed exterior door designs in recent years: Color (it’s cool again to have a bright red or mustard yellow door!); funky shapes (arches, angles, artistic mosaics – all fair game); unique hinges and multi-frame doors (folding, gated, hanging, you name it).

But most of these fun trends were reserved for the door that separates you from your living spaces and your front stoop. Why save all the creativity for the outdoors?   These same trends can spice up your interior design, bringing interest to all of your spaces and making statements, even in places that are usually reserved for normalcy – like the hallway. Here are a few ideas to explore, and remember, at California Window and Door, we can not only create these great looks, we can also work with you to customize a mashup or two.

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How to Decorate Your Door for the Holidays

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Whether you have an older front door or a brand new replacement door, when you decorate your door and outside entryway it’s wonderful way to welcome the holiday season. At California Window and Door, we love a gorgeous and inviting entryway, so here are some ideas to share.Read more

Colorful Replacement Doors and Other Front Door Trends to Upgrade Your Outdoor Entry

front door trendsThere are many ways to improve the curb appeal of your home and one of the easiest is to upgrade your front door. From bold colors to unique windows and doorknobs, following some front door trends can add elegance or whimsy to your home style. At California Window and Door, we have a wide selection of replacement doors and can help you select doors and accessories to create a more welcoming entry to your home.Read more

The Beauty and Functionality of Retractable or Bi-Fold Doors

Hurd Bi-fold retractable doors

There are few places that experience the temperate weather that we enjoy in the Coachella Valley, not to mention the spectacular views of our palm trees, citrus trees, local mountains and sunsets. Bi-fold exterior doors offer a unique and elegant solution for creating a dramatic feature that allows abundant natural light and stunning, uninterrupted views. California Window and Door offers an extensive selection of retractable doors that will highlight any architectural style.

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Understanding Different Types of Exterior Replacement Doors

replacement doorThere are a few reasons you may be planning to replace exterior doors in your home. Maybe they are old and damaged, maybe you’re hoping for more energy efficiency, or maybe you just want to improve the style and curb appeal. Replacement doors are available in a wide range of designs and materials and it’s important to understand the options before you make a choice. At California Window & Door, we offer an extensive selection of replacement doors and can help you decide which may be best for your home.

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