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  • How do I determine if I need to replace my door?
    Consider replacing your door if you answer yes to any of the following questions: Can you sense a draft of outside air seeping in through your door? Do you struggle to open or close the door properly? Is there any peeling or rotting visible around the door frame? Has your door been in use for more than 25 years?
  • Will I reduce my heating and cooling bill if I replace my home's original windows and doors?
    Upgrading to high energy-efficient windows and doors can reduce your energy bill by 16%, saving you around $12,000 over 20 years, according to the National Research Council of Canada.
  • How can I tell if my doors are energy efficient?
    You can easily spot energy-efficient windows and doors by searching for the Energy Star® symbol and label, which guarantees that the product has been certified to satisfy rigorous technical standards.
  • Is steel a good choice for my front entry door?
    Steel doors are the best option for security and protection from severe weather due to their durability, strength, and resistance to warping or cracking. They are also cost-effective compared to wood or fibreglass doors, making them an ideal choice for a main entrance.
  • Why should I choose fiberglass doors? are they any good?
    Fiberglass doors are incredibly durable and outperform wooden and steel doors as they are less likely to rust or dent. Overall, fiberglass is an excellent choice for a front door.Fiberglass doors are also low-maintenance, and they can be painted or stained to resemble wood for a more traditional look. Additionally, they are energy-efficient and can help reduce your heating and cooling bills.
  • How much do fiberglass doors cost?
    Installing a high-quality fiberglass entry door usually ranges from $2,000 to $8000+, making it more affordable than a wooden door and slightly more expensive than a steel one. It's important to note that professional installation may cost an additional $600 to $800.However, the initial investment in a fiberglass door is worth it in the long run due to its durability and energy efficiency. With proper maintenance, a fiberglass door can last for decades while saving you money on heating and cooling costs. The overall price depends on: The style and size of the door There are various color choices available, and opting for customized colors will come with an additional cost. Choosing to stain doors will also increase the cost, but it will enhance the natural wood grain appearance and texture. The cost of installation will be determined by the size and complexity of the project, with an average range of $600-800 per door. Hardware finishes and glass options.
  • How long will it take to install a new door?
    Door installation is a quick process, taking only about 3 hours from delivery to completion. If the door has sidelites or a transom, the installation may take an additional hour or two.
  • What are a sidelite and transom?
    Sidelights are narrow, vertical windows that are placed on either side of a door, while a transom is a horizontal window above a door. Both are common design features that can provide additional natural light and aesthetic appeal to an entryway.
  • Would it be better to spray paint or stain a fiberglass door?
    For fiberglass entry doors that are frequently exposed to direct sunlight, painting is a suitable finish. However, if the door has a textured surface, staining may be a better option, although the choice ultimately comes down to personal preference. It's important to note that both options require preparation, such as sanding and priming, to ensure that the finish adheres properly. Additionally, consider the existing color scheme of your home's exterior and select a finish that complements it for a cohesive look.
  • What are the potential issues with purchasing and installing doors from a hardware store without professional assistance?
    We build and install doors with an experienced, professional team. We offer an industry-leading warranty that covers all labour and parts. Doors and windows purchased at a hardware store are typically lower quality, construction-grade products, and are most often sold to contractors who are looking for the cheapest option available.
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