You Ain’t Whistlin’ Dixie Grandpa. Those old, creaky, rattling doors on your house sure left a lot to be desired. And the way they banged shut drove everyone crazy!
They didn’t worry too much about air-tight home ventilation back then. There was always plenty of fresh air passing through. The doors are the house’s main moving part, and it was kept “as is” even when it was dilapidated.
Those doors were the best they could build then due to design, materials, and manufacturing limitations. The doors didn’t look good, their window area was small and leaked air, there were no compression gaskets to seal it to the frame, it wasn’t very solid to resist wind or vibration, nor did it keep out noise very well. Kind of horrible all round. You got the best of nothing back then.
Things are much better now.
Distinctive Styles to Accent any Decor
Plenty of new styles and types of doors are available today. It’s easy for you to upgrade to a door that’s not only functional, and nice looking, you can also customize it to your tastes.
From solid impressive executive styles that block out noise to artistic styles that let the sunlight in and give your home’s entryway a warm glow, your selection can truly represent you and all your needs.
You can choose your favorite door based on your home’s décor, on your home’s unique architecture, need to cut heating bills, or for a modern style that would prop up your home’s market value. However, before you get too hasty, think about all a door might be.
What is a Door After All?
Doors are a statement of taste, of culture, and an assumption of wealth and prestige. A home door is a portal, a pathway to and within your home, and a way of accessing your life and hospitality. Your visitors make assumptions and feel emotions when they cross that threshold.
You can make your home look like a dungeon or a paradise, it’s your choice. Let’s hope your guests feel your choice is a good one and that you feel good about it too.
Things to consider when buying:
- Overall appearance (does it suit your tastes)
- Cost (which models are worth the investment)
- Strength/solidity (does it resist intrusion and not distort when used or when high winds blow on it)
- Durability (Is the construction high quality and able to endure thousands of openings and closings)
- Insulated (what is its energy saving rating)
- Customizable (what decorative glass inserts are possible)
- Warranty (what is the manufacturer’s warranty)
- Home décor (does is match the home style, colour)
- Door Size (will a new door frame and space be needed)
- Sound suppression (how well does it block outside noise)
- Door hardware (what handles/locks are possible for the door)
You can choose between wood, metal, vinyl, and steel doors or a mixture of each. Although wood or steel might be your first preference, I’d like you to take a good at fiberglass doors (and fiberglass windows too). New fiberglass doors offer strength, sound suppression, insulation, and durability that is hard to beat.
If you like the idea of having windows within the doors, as in this Doorplex door pictured below, then a high quality fiberglass door is a good choice. You’ll have the ultimate in modern door technology.
Let us be your choice for new entryway doors, patio doors and interior doors. If glass is a high priority, then you can’t make a better choice than Stouffville Glass. We’re all about the beauty of glass whether it’s in doors and windows, or in mirrors and railings.