Subjected to 12 years of harsh New Hampshire weather conditions, the entryway to master carpenter Tim Carter's home was in bad shape. Having installed countless doors during his career, Carter knew exactly what he wanted to create his home's new entry area: an energy-efficient fiberglass door from Therma-Tru surrounded by low-maintenance Fypon® urethane trim.
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How colorful are you? Can you envision the heartbeat of your home --- the front entry door --- painted in Harvest Gold, Quixotic Plum or Forward Fuschia? If your home design includes a Pulse™ modern-style door, then these are only some of the color options that would easily lend themselves to your home's entryway.
Homeowners who compare the attributes of fiberglass versus wood entry doors are often surprised to learn the realistic wood-like appearance of Therma-Tru fiberglass doors offer added benefits. Thanks to the proprietary AccuGrain® Technology used to create the Therma-Tru Classic-Craft® line of entry doors, the fiberglass doors capture the deep graining and authentic look of wood, while offering affordability, ease in maintenance and added energy efficiency.
Therma-Tru has ranked highest amongst remodelers in the category of “Brands Used Most” in the Doors: Entry category in the 2013 Brand Use Study by Remodeling magazine. This is the fourth consecutive time the industry-leading door manufacturer has held this position in the nationwide study.
Builders, remodelers and homeowners interested in "shaking up" home exteriors can now gain free step-by-step color guidance in the new FRESH Color Schemes for Your Home Exterior downloadable online guide. Created by national color expert Kate Smith, the 36-page ebook explores color options for seven different home styles.
Are you an introvert with an orange front door? If so, you’re sending mixed messages to your friends and neighbors. According to national color expert Kate Smith, you should try to match the color of your entry door with your personality to give guests a “preview” of the owner inside the home.
And the winner is … Dennis and Pat Hodkinson, of Paris, Tenn., have won the $5,000 cash grand prize in the nationwide DaVinci Roofscapes® “Shake it Up” Exterior Color Contest. The Hodkinsons were named the contest winner after receiving more public votes than four other finalists out of 757 online votes cast. They can now use the cash prize to help add color to the exterior of their home.
Homeowners preparing for the 2013 Hurricane Season now have more choices than ever before for enhancing their entry doors with decorative impact-resistant glass. Therma-Tru, the nation’s leading manufacturer and most preferred brand of entry doors, has introduced 13 decorative glass options for doorlites and sidelites that meet code requirements and the harsh demands of extreme weather in coastal areas.*
Therma-Tru, the nation’s leading manufacturer and most preferred brand of entry doors, has introduced a selection of Low-E Internal Blinds for doorlites and sidelites featuring cordless operation. Available in full and half lite styles, the ENERGY STAR® qualified Low-E Internal Blinds provide both energy efficiency and privacy to home entry ways.
Beginning every May, guests at the Beachcomber in Venice condos get more than just restful Gulf of Mexico views to make their stays memorable. During the night, when the moon is full, activity abounds with the half dozen sea turtle nests situated directly on the beachfront near their rooms.
While springtime was slow to arrive this year, the warmer weather is now here just in time for May’s National Home Improvement Month. With so many home projects to tackle, where do you start? According to Mark Clement, a professional contractor and host of MyFixitUpLife home improvement radio show, begin by selecting those projects that give your home a curb appeal “pick-me-up” while also enhancing the functionality of your house.
MAUMEE, OHIO – According to the 2012 National Association of Home Builders™ (NAHB®) “What Home Buyers Really Want” study, new and potential home buyers focus in on quality and appearance when looking at the exterior doors of a home. And, the focus on quality increases steadily as the age of the person gets older, jumping in importance from 43 percent of respondents in the Gen Y age range to 63 percent of respondents in the Seniors age range.
People love the look of natural wood throughout the home. From kitchen cabinets to hardwood flooring to natural cedar shake roofs, wood appeals to almost every homeowner. What doesn’t appeal to people are the inherent problems of having real wood products, such as rotting and decaying of wood, insect infestations, warping and high maintenance needs.
When the new MainStreet America® park in Houston opened its doors in February of 2013, it was Therma-Tru fiberglass entry doors that many visitors to the park walked through. Therma-Tru, the nation’s leading manufacturer and most preferred brand of entry doors, has partnered with MainStreet America to showcase its energy-efficient fiberglass doors in four of the park’s 12 show homes.
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.
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.
Dozens of times each year the team at Ratzlaff Homes sells and installs fiberglass entry doors. What are the secrets to their success? According to project coordinator Jon Hassenfritz, they are aligning with a quality door manufacturer, communicating effectively with homeowners, and making sure their installation crews are efficient and knowledgeable.
Multiple national safety awareness campaigns in October are leading homeowners nationwide to focus attention on their windows and doors. Fire Prevention Week (October 7–13), Crime Prevention Month, and National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week (October 21–27) are all being observed during the month of October.
Therma-Tru, the nation’s leading manufacturer and most preferred brand of entryway doors, has introduced an upgraded version of its popular online Picture Perfect™ entryway visualizer tool. The new Picture Perfect 2.0 Virtual Designer software program offers expanded visualization capabilities that allow more customization by trade professionals when using the software on the jobsite, for in-home sales presentations, or in a dealer showroom.
New “How-To” Video Features Modular, User-Friendly Format and Vivid Animation
Converging pocket doors offer an ideal solution in situations where conventional swinging doors would rob too much space or where a room’s design or furniture would encumber swinging doors. This videoshows how to make a dramatic double pocket door installation simple and easy. The secret is the Johnson Hardware converging pocket door kit, which connects two pocket door frames. Converging pocket doors take up no wall space and save up to 28 sq. ft. of floor space. The video demonstrates how to complete this project properly in the shortest time possible. The 11-minute video describes the process in a dozen steps via crisp animation that moves at a manageable pace and lets the viewer stop and review scenes as needed.
If your interior doors are severely stuck, rubbing, scratched, have holes, damaged beyond repair, or just don’t fit with your style, installing new prehung doors will sharpen the appearance of any room in your home and provide easy, daily operation. Installing a prehung door after removing an existing door isn't as difficult as you might think. With some patience and a little know-how, installing a prehung interior door is a project any DIY'er can do.
Replacing an old wooden door is an easy afternoon DIY project and you probably have the basic tools required. Watch our easy solution in Sixty Simple Seconds
Exterior wooden doors are subject to weather extremes and often deteriorate long before the door frame. Rather than tear out the entire door and frame, you can replace the old door by matching up the existing hinges on a new door slab and installing it on the existing frame. Watch this episode of 60 Simple Seconds for a quick look at how to replace a wooden door.
Stile and rail wood doors are produced with vertical (stile) and horizontal (rail) framing members and have inset panels made of wood, glass lites, or louvers. They come in a variety of designs and may be used for interior and exterior applications.
This topic includes information related to metal screen doors and frames installed during construction. Metal screen doors and frames are lightweight exterior doors commonly used in conjunction with other entry doors. Doors and frames are manufactured from steel and aluminum materials. Doors typically have storm windows and screening or just screening. Mesh screening allows for ventilation and keeps out insects.
This topic includes information related to composite doors installed during construction. Composite doors appear similar to wood doors, but are manufactured from a variety of materials. Outer skins, inner framing and insulating materials are used to construct durable interior and exterior hinged, sliding or pivoting doors.
Hollow metal doors and frames are rugged and long-lasting. They resist heat and humidity, which may adversely affect other door and frame products by causing problems such as warping and delaminating.
Wood doors may be classified as either flush or stile and rail construction. Wood doors may be installed as swinging, sliding or folding doors, and are available for interior locations or as exterior entrance and storm doors. There is a wood door for every budget, from the most economical flush hollow-core door, available from your local home improvement center, to custom-made stile and rail doors, produced with furniture-grade hardwoods and costing thousands of dollars.