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