Ralph Kramden used to do it all the time to Ed Norton in the old television show, The Honeymooners. Jack Tripper on Three’s Company had it happen to him so many times, it’s amazing he didn’t get a broken nose. Maybe you’ve even done it yourself to an unwanted house guest. What are we talking about? The famous door slam.
To meet consumer demand for fiberglass doors in hardwood grains with 3/4-glass options, Therma-Tru Corp. offers the Fiber-Classic® Mahogany Collection™ 3-Panel Style Door. The door can be ordered as a solid, opaque unit or configured for either 3/4-rectangle or 3/4-oval lites in 17 different decorative glass options, plus four privacy options, clear Low-E, and clear glass.
Homeowners contemplating a new entryway are looking for more than just an aesthetically appealing front door --- they’re seeking high performance and security. Fortunately, with the new generation of fiberglass doors from Therma-Tru, they can have them both.
According to independent research studies conducted over the past several years, homeowner preferences for incorporating decorative glass doorlites in their main entrance doors are on the rise. The studies also show that women, who are driving the overall door style selection process, prefer contemporary and simple glass designs as compared to center cluster and Craftsman-style door glass designs.
When the City of Toledo, Ohio’s, Department of Neighborhoods Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) and Neighborhood Housing Services (NHS) of Toledo decided to replace dozens of abandoned homes in historically and architecturally sensitive neighborhoods, they reached out to Thomas Porter Architects for assistance. The challenge facing the architectural firm: design energy-efficient, low-maintenance, durable, and affordable homes for identified urban infill neighborhoods that can achieve an ENERGY STAR® 5+ rating with independent testing and third-party verification.
It’s summertime and the living is easy – especially if you can step out of a patio door and escape to a beautiful outdoor room. Even if you have a modest remodeling budget to work with, it’s easy to transform a simple backyard, patio, or deck into an elegant, affordable, low-maintenance outdoor living space.
According to the National Aging in Place Council, an overwhelming majority of Americans want to remain in their homes for as long as possible. However, while people may wish to stay in their homes longer, most houses were not built to adapt to our changing needs as we age.
Homeowners looking for design inspiration for the holidays should focus on enhancing their windows and doors. That’s the recommendation of designer David Bromstad of HGTV’s Design Star, Color Splash and The White Room Challenge television shows.
Consumers Digest® magazine has designated the Therma-Tru® Classic-Craft® line of energy-efficient entry door systems as a “Best Buy” selection for the fiberglass entry doors category in the magazine’s July/August 2011 issue. All five collections of Therma-Tru Classic-Craft fiberglass entry doors – American Style, Mahogany, Rustic, Oak, and Canvas --- are included in the “Best Buy” designation.
Capturing the ongoing popularity of the Craftsman style of design, Therma-Tru Corp. has introduced new 12" and 14" Craftsman sidelites with nine different glass options to complement Craftsman-style home entryways.