John’s Lumber is a host of the State of Michigan Builder’s License Continuing Competency Seminar, which is required for you to renew your builders license. Learn more about the builder’s seminars or contact us to register.
We sometimes forget just how important entry doors are for our homes. These are often used multiple times a day. They provide a convenient point of entry and protection. Your entry door is also a part of your home’s curb appeal and overall aesthetic. That’s why choosing the right one is so important. How do you decide which door to install on your home?
Entry Door Materials
There are three primary materials used to make entry doors. They include wood, fiberglass, and steel.
You will also need to decide between compression sealed doors and magnetically sealed doors. Compression uses a PVC gasket that forms a tight seal when closed. Metal doors may use a magnetic seal that’s similar to those used on refrigerators.
Front Door Installation
Finding the right entry door can be a challenge. Tell us what you need and how much you want to spend and we can help find the right door on your budget. We’ll show you models that match your requirements. Contact us or stop by our Clinton Township or Shelby Township locations to get started on your new front door installation.
From the entire team at John’s Lumber, we are extending a Happy Thanksgiving to all our patrons and customers!
We’re proud to be Macomb’s largest decking dealer, but we can’t do it alone. We’re thankful this year for you – each and every one of our valued customers who help put our expertise to work on each and every project. We look forward to many more years of working with you, and we are here for you for your home improvements needs.
Happy Thanksgiving from John’s Lumber, our staff, and our families to yours!
Each season changes the world around your home. It’s a beautiful, fascinating process, but one that can also pose risks to your property. That’s why it’s essential to prep before the colder weather arrives. What can you do to get your doors and windows ready for winter?
Check for Drafts or Leaks
Go to each door and window in your home and check for any drafts or leaks. If you see moisture or feel air coming in from outside, then something isn’t sealed. You may need to install weather stripping or touch up caulking. Seal all openings now to keep your home comfortable during the colder season.
Trim Back Branches and Foliage
Trim back any branches or foliage that are close to your home. Clear away anything that’s overgrown or loose from summer storms. These can become window hazards on a breezy fall day. Also, consider how natural objects might travel if they come down. A dead tree that’s away from your home may be tall enough to hit, if it should fall.
Be Ready to Clear Leaves
The changing leaves are a breathtaking sight, but they also create big messes on your property. Have a rake ready to move leaves away from doors and off windows. Dead leaves trap in moisture which can cause wood doors and seals to rot.
Clean All Panes, Screens, and Frames
Enjoy the autumn season even more by making it as visible as possible throughout your home. Wipe down all panes, screens, and frames on the inside and outside. Don’t forget to clean any glass panes in or around your entry door as well.
Replace Damaged Doors or Windows
If you notice any cracked or damaged windows or doors, now is the time to replace them. Contact John’s Lumber or stop by our Clinton Township or Shelby Township locations before winter arrives. We can help you find new doors or windows that will keep your home comfortable all year long.
A storm door serves as an exterior barrier against the elements. You still need your regular entry door. This is typically an additional layer installed for extra weather protection and functionality. Many styles include a screen and a removable glass panel. There is often a small handle with a locking mechanism. This is meant to keep the door from being pushed open by pets, small children, or local wildlife.
The Benefits of Storm Doors
Why should you consider installing storm doors if your home is already protected by an exterior door? The storm door gives you more options when it comes to climate control and comfort.
You can remove the glass panels and let the natural breeze enter your home through the screen without allowing insects and other pests to get inside. You can leave the glass panels in on cooler days and let more sunlight to come through by opening your entry door.
Parents and pet owners also appreciate storm doors. They allow you to see outside into your yard where your children or pets are playing. You can quickly check up on them with a glance and without going out or leaving your entryway open to debris that would otherwise blow in.
How Do I Install a Storm Door?
A quality storm door that’s installed properly can provide benefits for years. Contact John’s Lumber or stop by our Clinton Township or Shelby Township locations to get started. We can provide model options that meet your needs and match your home’s architectural style. Let us help you find the right storm door so you can enjoy a more comfortable, hassle-free lifestyle at home.
Windows are an essential part of any habitable structure. Homeowners are very value-minded. They want to know that any renovations they make will increase property value as well as comfort and aesthetics. If you are on the fence about what to update next, have you considered your home’s windows?
The Financial Benefits of Replacement Windows
Replacing windows can increase your home’s property value. The exact amounts will depend on how old the existing windows were during your last assessment as well as the new windows you install. For example, if you invest $15,000 in windows, then your property value may rise by around $11,000. That gives you a 74% return on investment. The cost of the project will vary, as well as how much value it adds to your home.
Other Money-Saving Benefits of New Windows
New windows can provide additional benefits. They add curb appeal, which can draw in potential buyers if you choose to sell. They can also stop drafts and improve insulation, which will cut down on monthly utility bills.
Some styles are designed to work with nature to help keep your home warm or cool as needed. Harness more solar heat and spend less on gas or electric during the winter months.
You can also rest easier, knowing that your new windows improve your home’s security. A professional can install them to ensure that they are strong, sturdy, and have functioning locks.
If you are interested in learning more about new window installation, let us know. John’s Lumber can answer your questions and show you styles that can increase your property value.
JOHN’S LUMBER CLINTON TWP
34151 S Gratiot Ave.
Clinton Twp, MI 48035
JOHN’S LUMBER SHELBY TWP
52575 Van Dyke Ave.
Shelby Township, MI 48316
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