Archives: Doors

Clopay CANYON RIDGE® Garage Door Review

By Todd Fratzel on Doors

Canyon Ridge® Limited Edition Series Carriage House Doors Years ago there were very few options when it came to garage doors. You either bought a steel door that looked rather commercial or you went with a wood door that required lots of maintenance. Sure there were many different styles to choose from (especially in the…

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Energy Efficient Entry Doors – Wood Vs Fiberglass

By Todd Fratzel on Doors

Wood Vs Fiberglass – Which Will You Choose? Wood entry doors make a serious statement about the house you live in. With a world quickly replacing all things wood with plastic it’s hard to imagine a world without beautiful wood entry doors. So given the choice between a wood entry door and one made of…

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Therma-Tru® Corp. Strengthens Marketplace Positioning in 2011

By Todd Fratzel on Doors

MAUMEE, Ohio — Founded almost five decades ago, Therma-Tru® Corp. continues to strengthen its marketplace presence by taking innovative steps in 2011.  The company plans to increase product offerings in its popular Therma-Tru® Doors line of fiberglass exterior door systems while also enhancing its Fypon® line of interior and exterior synthetic millwork products. “It’s been…

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EZ-HANG™ Door Installation System

By Todd Fratzel on Doors

EZ-HANG™ – Simplifying Door Installation At this years Remodelers Show there were lots of exciting products debuted including an exciting, inexpensive product to help with door installation called EZ-HANG™. The EZ-HANG door installation system simplifies and speeds door installations for everyone from carpenters to DIY’ers. The system is quite simple and easy to use. The…

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Colonial Style Fluted Window & Door Trim

By Todd Fratzel on Design, Doors, Finish Carpentry, Windows

Window & Door Trim Today’s mass produced homes rarely use architecturally pleasing window and door trim. Most homes today are built with a very basic colonial trim with mitered joints. Obviously this is done in an effort to reduce building costs while providing a basic look. Older homes traditionally featured very ornate and detailed window…

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Doors With Built In Blinds – Interior Uses

By Todd Fratzel on Doors

Door Glass with Built In Blinds I’ve written several articles about doors with built in blinds and how wonderful they are for exterior doors like paired French Doors. Today I want to discuss how these same doors can also be used for interior applications. At work we’re currently in the process of building a large…

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Noise Control Benefits with Simonton StormBreaker Plus® Windows and Doors

By Todd Fratzel on Doors, Windows

PARKERSBURG, W. VA. – What do the following three things have in common: honking horns, barking dogs and your neighbor’s favorite rock band? The answer? They’re all annoying noises that can be prevented from entering your home if you have Simonton StormBreaker Plus® windows and doors. Made with laminated glass that can help lower the…

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Hollow Core Vs Solid Core Door Debate

By Todd Fratzel on Doors

Hollow Core Vs Solid Core Doors It seems as though every time we build a house for a customer they have a hard time choosing between traditional solid wood doors (typically a solid MDF core with a finish veneer) and hollow core doors. The question always seems to be: Which are better? Solid Wood Doors…

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