Doors are an important part of any home. Their function is to let people into a home, while keeping the elements out. With energy prices what they are today, their importance is even greater. Beauty, function and longevity are all important components of today’s windows and doors. John’s Lumber offers exterior doors to fit every budget in just about any look imaginable.
Our door specialists will guide you through the process, from start to finish. Whether it is for replacement, building an addition, building a new home, commercial applications or service on your existing doors, we can handle it.
Improving energy efficiency with ENERGY STAR is also an important first step in the growing trend of “green remodeling.” That’s because the energy we use in our homes often comes from the burning of fossil fuels at power plants, which contributes to smog, acid rain, and global warming. So, the less energy we use in our homes, the less air pollution we generate. Energy efficient windows and doors will reduce your energy costs, saving you money AND you’ll be taking care of the environment.
Things to consider when purchasing doors:
Time to replace: How do you know when it’s time to replace your entry door? If your door isn’t warped or rotting then it can be difficult to tell if you need a new one. The main thing to check is if there is a draft entering through the door, and if that is the case, it may be time to consider a new door. A door that lets in a draft is not efficient for your heat/air and is losing you money in the long run.
Storm Doors: An often overlooked part of purchasing a door is the storm door. Not only does a storm door protect your entry door from the elements, it is another layer of insulation keeping your heat or air inside. On top of that, it allows you to open up your home on those beautiful summer days, while still being able to keep out the elements.
Door Hardware: Don’t need to replace your door? Upgrade the hardware. Door knobs, locks, and windows can all be changed and upgraded without having to purchase a new door, and can drastically improve the look your door gives off.
Don’t forget the Patio: Your patio door has the same purpose that your entry door has, and an inefficient patio door can cost you more than you think in the long run. Make sure you know that your patio door isn’t warped, rotted, or letting in a draft. If one or more of those things is prevalent, it’s time to replace the door. The upfront cost may seem like a lot, but it’s worth it in the long run.