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Tips on Choosing the Perfect Exterior Door

by tudordoor |September 11, 2017 |0 Comments | Uncategorized

Improving your home’s curb appeal and value means you have to invest on that perfect exterior door. Interior doors are usually made out of different materials, depending on what it covers. But exterior doors need to be twice than any interior ones since it’s subject to exposure from different elements.

Large doors are common when it comes to a home’s main entrance. Perhaps it is satisfying to build one, as it speaks a lot about your home. But is it really necessary? A stunning entryway is not based on its size, but from its materials and design. Small doors can be appealing too, as long as they do not easily get damaged when different seasons pass.

So, if you are remodeling a home or building a new one, make sure you:

Choose the Best Materials

From the experts here at Tudor Door and Furniture, design is useless if it rots easily. These exterior doors are totally exposed and materials like wood, fiberglass and steel are the ones that are usually used. If there is a budget cut, make sure you find a lot of manufacturers to compare your prices. Manufacturers make sure that their products are both durable an appealing, so find a good deal that offers both.

Be Prepared to Speak Terminologies

Getting confused with what your carpenter is saying is normal. It happens A LOT! So why don’t we join a crash course about terminologies online? It’s definitely worth the shot to make sure that you and your carpenter are on the same page.

Here are some common terms you should know:

  • Casing or Trim: The molding around your door frame.
  • Aperture: an opening where glass is fitted.
  • Bi-fold: Doors folded together, designed to save space. When building a smaller house, this term is often brought up.
  • Inswing and Outswing: doors that opens in or out.
  • Grooves: lines that are cut on the frontal part of the door made out of patterns.
  • Primed Doors: comes with a prepared undercoat.

Note: Some terms may differ per country.

Don’t Get Stuck with One Idea

Explore your options, you never know what you are missing out on if you don’t. Whether it’s the design, the framing or the size, know that you can accumulate a lot of options when you narrow down the best fit for your home. Speak with carpenters and manufacturers or watch shows about home building. You will be surprised how beautiful homes are created without the need of limiting your options.

Don’t Disregard Your Patio Door’s Design

Don’t invest everything on your main exterior door. Set the vibe of your home by adding a patio door that leads to your backyard. Choose the kind of doors that can control the air ventilation of your home and something that’s ideal for the space of your home.

Experienced in-house design teams & full production line is in Tudor Door & Furniture. We have worked with satisfied clients who can recommend our products. Whether it’s an internal or an external door, we make sure we deliver our high-quality products at an affordable price.

An Introduction to: Interior Doors

by tudordoor |September 11, 2017 |160 Comments | Uncategorized

In building a house, we tend to choose the easiest way out by finding ways to finish it quickly. Some people even neglect the importance of picking the right interior doors. These interior doors might not be what most people will immediately see, but they still play a great role when it comes to interior designing and the strength of the home structure.

When you choose an interior door, consider the following:

What Room Is It Going to Cover?

It matters a lot to know which part of the house needs it. For example, a door for your bathroom would require one that’s water-proof to prevent it from being vulnerable to any sort of damage. In choosing a bathroom door, the design should not be the only thing that matters, it should include the strength and quality of its materials to make sure it lasts long. Ask yourself, does the door have to be frequently opened? If yes, then talk with your manufacturer and discuss about the durable doors that you need.

Other examples: Home recording studio, study room or the office. To make these places in the house convenient, choose a material that can reduce outside noise (Ex. Solid wood doors). Again, it matters what kind of room is going to need such doors with specific properties.

What Is the Best Size and Color for It?

The first question talks about the function of the space, now, it is about the design. Painting, framing, positioning – they will be vital.

Decide on what the size of the entrance would be, so that your manufacturer will know how many door leaves you’re going to have. If you prefer doors without paint, then choose the kind of material that will blend with the colors of the walls and the house.

Can It Be Fixed Or Should I Totally Buy a New Door?

There are a few reasons why doors should be changed: damaged interior doors, hollow-core doors, mismatched designs, unaligned doors, inappropriate size etc. Some damages may be fixed temporarily but some would require immediate attention.

If you just want to update the look of your interior door, and you don’t want to be hassled by totally removing it, then change the door trim. You’ll need a pry bar, a hammer, utility knife, tape measure, saw, nail set and patience to remove and replace the previous trim. Pay attention to details to avoid more damage.

Talk with a contractor for tips and tricks if you prefer DIY. Hiring one is also a good idea to get it done professionally.

If you have been experiencing problems with its damage, after a series of personal and professional fixing, then it’s time to purchase a new one.

 

In Tudor Door and Furniture, we focus on both exterior and interior doors. We deliver it in the best quality possible, to ensure that our clients trust us. For those who have minimal experience when it comes to the furniture industry, you can get experts advice on our doors and receive answers immediately.