Installing new doors can provide your home with immediate benefits, including increased energy efficiency, improved light penetration, maximized space, reduced maintenance requirements, and much more. However, choosing WindowStrong as your installer is just the first step. Now, it’s time to choose the door that perfectly fits your needs.
Whatever type of door you need, WindowStrong has years of experience and the know-how to get it done right. However, our specialties include patio/garden and French doors, both of which can provide years of reliable service, in addition to a high level of energy efficiency. Let’s take a look at a few of the differences between major door types:
Patio (also known as garden) doors typically feature one fixed (e.g. non-movable) pane of glass, and another that is affixed to sliders, which allows it to open and close horizontally. The patio doors offered by WindowStrong offer high-end finishes only featured on much pricier models, including a multi-point lock handle, cadmium plated rollers, a fusion welded frame and sash, and much more. In fact, Comfort Design even features patio doors with integrated pet covers and flaps!
Unlike patio doors, French doors are typically mounted on hinges, which allow both doors to open simultaneously. In addition, French doors come equipped with traditional deadbolt locks, which can provide added security. Despite this, French doors are often best used in areas where space is not a concern, as they require a fair amount of surrounding space to open, whether you’re planning to use an in-swing or out-swing model. To solve this problem though, CDI has recently introduced a French rail door, which combines the beauty of French doors with the space-saving attributes of a sliding door.
The right entry door can make your home stand out among your neighbors, and create a lasting “wow” effect. Because of this, WindowStrong recommends Trimlite fiberglass doors, which are available in a wide variety of finishes such as hemlock, fir, and oak, as well as dozens of decorative glass designs. What’s more, these entry doors also feature extremely low-maintenance for years of trouble-free service.
Except for the fact that we’re dealing with doors, the overall process is very similar to window installation.
However, there are some unique installation issues when it comes to doors. This includes homes that are not level, or those that are large and require a higher level of expertise to install. Regardless of how tricky the situation might be, WindowStrong has the experience needed to make sure everything goes smoothly. As a testament to this, we offer a 1-year craftsmanship warranty on every door we install.
Door prices can vary greatly, depending on specifics such as type (French, patio, or entry), size (standard or custom), features, and much more. Because of this, WindowStrong provides free, no-pressure consultations at your home, which will help us determine exactly what you need, while giving you a better idea of the overall cost. Best of all, even after you’ve signed a contract, we provide you with a full 3 days to decide if you’ve made the right decision. Learn more
At WindowStrong, we’ve been installing doors for many years, so we recognize that you may have questions about your specific scenario. Feel free to give us a call at (206) 914-7075, and we’ll be more than happy to discuss your needs. Better yet, schedule a free, no-pressure consultation today, which will give us the pleasure of meeting you in person, and seeing exactly what needs to be done.
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