Have you ever had a “suspicious” knock at your door causing you to carefully creep up to the door while hoping and praying that who or whatever is not a monster ready to break down your door and enter your home? We
If so, no worries, you’re normal as we now know that most burglaries begin with someone kicking down a door to force entry. However, chances you are like many Americans who have an outdated, low security, and possibly warped wood front door. Speaking from experience, your home feels much more secure merely based on the quality of your entry door.
If you have never considered installing a quality door in your home, this post will give you some of the pros and cons to a variety of door types on today’s market.
First off, a common theme for the products we use and recommend are that they must be energy efficient. With the rising prices of energy in our country it is important to install as many energy efficient appliances in your home as possible. Trust me, whoever does the monthly budget in your home with thank you.
The most common doors are fiberglass, steel, and wood.
Wood doors remain the gold standard in regards to looks and appeal of front doors. Wood offers the most design options and with today’s construction wood doors are extremely secure. On the flip side, a high quality wood door may possibly extend your budget as they tend to be the most expensive option of the top 3.
Fiberglass doors are a great option as well as they are great at resisting the wear and tear of its peers. You can also spruce these puppies up so that they provide a more traditional look for your home or office.
Last but not least, there is steel. Consumers speak with their $, and steel doors are by far the most popular choice. They offer quality security, come in energy efficient models, and are less likely to crack or warp.
We could go on and on about the various types of doors, but we think you’re pretty sharp. You get it. There’s options so don’t just settle for the first thing you see, and ensure that whatever decision you make is one that considers the doors ability to protect your family and home, reduce you energy bill, and provide a modern, stylish look for your home.
We would love the opportunity to provide a free consultation to help you make the best decision for you home.
Be sure to check out this video for more door security tips.
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In last weeks post we discussed the topic of rotting wood windows, and provided multiple solutions for you to preserve and extend the life of your windows. This week we decided to keep the conversation in the same lane and discuss the benefits of installing classic wood windows in your home.
If you have had the opportunity to visit our home location, you will see an array of window options such as fiberglass, vinyl, energy efficient, and of course, classic. While technological advances have definitely created more options for customers and installers, there is still something to be said about having classic wood windows installed in your home.
Right now energy efficient windows are all the rage, and justifiably so. We here are Fort Collins Windows and Doors are well aware of the rising prices in gas and energy. However, in our humbly opinion, when it comes to the aesthetics of your home, nothing can compare to the look of classic wood windows.
In addition to offering a classic look, wood windows still provide some of the best insulation for your home that money can buy. With ratings reporting that wood windows provide more the 300 times the insulation than steel, and over 1,500 times more insulation as vinyl and aluminum, rest assured that your decision to “Keep It Classy” will not be one that you will ever regret.
We would remiss if we did not mention one key component to consider when looking into purchasing wood windows, which is who you select to install your windows. There are numerous nightmare stories of shady companies installing subpar windows in homes. You know those companies that are out to make a buck, and could care less about providing top quality products and building long lasting relationships with customers. We pride ourselves on being the exact opposite, and we only use high quality materials that have been proven to survive the test of time.
If you are interested in learning more about our selection of wood windows, please give us a call to set up a no-hassle consultation.
When you look at the windows of your precious home from the outside, do you sometimes wonder if our little beloved friend from 1940, Woody Woodpecker has paid your windows a visit?
If so, chances are that it is not Woody Woodpecker, rather due to a variety of circumstances you are suffering from rotting wood around your windows. Trust us, we know the feeling of seeing this for the first time. You cringe just at the site of it, and worst of all, most people have no clue as to how it happened or better yet, how they can fix it.
Well today is your lucky day, because in this weeks article we are going to give a 3 powerful tips for rectifying this issue.
Tip #1: Put on a New Coat
When was the last time you broke out that painting coverall and got it dirty? If it has been longer than 5 years, then you are running the risk of experiencing rotting wood windows on your home. By adding a fresh coat of paint every 5-6 years you will protect the wood from rotting, while also bolstering the appearance of your home. Oh, be sure to prime your wood. It’s makes all the difference in the world.
Tip #2: Can’t Stop the Rain?
Missy Elliott said it best-“I Can’t Stop the Rain”, and neither can you. That means your windows will be exposed to Colorado’s harsh winters and occasionally wet summers. In order for your windows to have a chance at surviving these conditions you will need to have a proper drainage system to allow the wood to breath. Ensure that extra water from gutters and such are not providing further moisture than necessary. We know, we know…this is a no brainer.
Tip #3: Get the Real Deal Holyfield
What, are boxing now? Nope. But what we mean by telling you to get the Real Deal Holyfield is that the best way to prevent rotting in the future is by replacing the current wood around your windows with wood that is resistant to rotting. When you have the “Real Deal” you no longer have to take some of the tedious steps as mentioned above. Get the real deal and rest assured that you never have to worry about your windows rotting.
Need help with finding the Real Deal? No problem. The Fort Collins Windows and Door team would happy to install the wood windows of your dreams.
We look forward to seeing you again real soon. Be sure to give Woody a click as we are sure that you will be tickled as you reminisce on his distinct, classic laugh.
Window Installation is my specialty. Fort Collins native. Outdoorsman. Business owner