DIY Christmas Door Designs

Decorating your Front Door for the Holidays

‘Tis the season to decorate for the holidays! With a plethora of ideas and designs available, the possibilities for home décor are truly endless. Whether you prefer a more traditional touch or are looking for a modern design, the way you decorate can instantly transform your home’s curb appeal. Since we love doors, it’s always interesting to see how homeowners decorate their doors this time of year. But this year, we thought we’d lend some help as well. So, if you’re looking for some new ways to deck the halls this year, we’ve compiled some of our favorite DIY Christmas door designs to provide an extra touch of inspiration.Read more

Winter Home Maintenance – Door and Window Tips

Preparing Windows and Doors for Winter and Rain

winter home maintenance Winter for Southern California residents is a bit of a foreign concept, but energy efficiency is a well-known fact. Did you know that drafty doors and windows are responsible for up to 40% of your home’s energy loss? Before temperatures begin to drop, now’s the time to prepare your home for potential rain and cooler weather. If you can answer yes to any of the following questions, then these winter home maintenance tips are exactly what your doors and windows need:

Can you feel the temperature rise or drop when you walk near your door? Is there a draft even when your doors are closed? Is your door difficult to open or close? Have you noticed moisture between window panes? If so, keep reading to learn how to properly prepare your windows and doors for winter and rain.Read more

Fall Front Door Décor

Decorating your Door for Fall

Fall Front Door Decor School is back in session, the weather is finally beginning to cool down, stores everywhere already have their Halloween decorations out and the sweet smell of pumpkin spice is beginning to fill the air. All this can only mean one thing: fall is here! How are you decorating your home for the new season? Let’s break out of some of the more traditional front door decorations this year and try something new. Our door design experts have some trendy fall front door décor ideas to help you create a new entry way look that will have your neighbors asking you for help with their front door too! Read more

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

The Benefits of Energy Efficient Windows

Choosing Energy Efficient Windows for your Home

energy efficient windowsAs the heat continues to rise, have you noticed your electric bill doing the same? Your windows could be the reason for this. Energy efficient windows can be one of the best things to happen to your home. Containing numerous benefits, it’s no wonder most homeowners in the United States are converting to these types of windows. If you’re considering making the switch, here are some of the ways that energy efficient windows can benefit you and your home.

 

 

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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

Replacement Windows: Know your Style

replacement windowsWindows serve two main functions: they let in natural light and they allow for a breeze to flow into a room. But besides those two technical functions, window design can also complement and enhance the style of a home both inside and out. Every house has different windows of different sizes and different styles that fit within the architectural design of the house. Whether it’s traditional or modern, your windows can be customized to fit nearly any taste or style. So, what happens when the look and feel of your windows simply doesn’t match with your style anymore? It’s time to invest in some replacement windows.

The key to making an informed decision about the types of replacement windows that should go in your home starts with both your personal style and the style of your home. To help, our window experts have provided a list of replacement window types that will make it easier for you to pick the best windows for your home.Read more

Selecting the Right Patio Door

patio door

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

The Best Windows for Extreme Climates

Windows

There are several different factors to consider when deciding on new windows for your home. So many in fact that it could make the decision altogether overwhelming. Unfortunately, there’s no one-size-fits-all window type that works best in every home. However, knowing what type of style you’re looking for and what purpose your windows will serve is the best place to start.

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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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