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Entering and Exiting: A Door Blog

Do you love solid wood doors, hallow-core doors, French doors, screen doors, security doors, garage doors or any other type of door? If you said yes, we have that in common. Hello. My name is Pat, and I take doors seriously. Whether I'm hanging a bedroom door for my kids, buying new doors for my rental properties or advising a real estate client on new doors, I take the task seriously, and I spend a lot of time researching. After years reading about and testing multiple types of doors, I have decided to share my wealth of knowledge. Please explore, and I hope you like what you find.

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How to Add Security to Your Home If You're a Technophobe

A technophobe, or someone who is uncomfortable with technology, may be hesitant about installing a complicated alarm or monitoring system in their home. The good news is, there are many ways of making your home virtually impenetrable to intruders, and of alerting you to potential intruders before they even make it to the house, that doesn't involve alarms, floodlights, and the like. Note a few ways to add security to your home if you don't want anything technical, computerized, or otherwise difficult and complicated to manage.

Home Defence: 4 Benefits of Installing Roller Shutters

If you are thinking about how you can improve the safety and security of your home, you may be considering installing roller shutters. Having roller shutters fitted to the exterior of your home can bring many benefits and advantages. Below is a guide to 4 benefits that roller shutters bring. Storm Protection Cyclones and tropical storms often hit Australia. These storms can lead to high winds and hail showers. High winds can blow debris into your windows, causing the glass to shatter, while large hail stones can also cause extensive damage to the doors and windows of your property.

3 Things You Can Do To Make Your Home Even Safer

​Home security is a big concern for all homeowners. Everyone wants to live in a place where they feel safe, for their sake and that of their family. That said, anything that can improve the current level of security for a home is always welcome to a homeowner. If you are in such a situation and would like to make your home safer than it currently is, here are some ideas on a few things you could do towards that goal.

4 Garage Door Materials to Consider when Buying a Garage Door

Purchasing a new garage door is one of the big home improvement expenses. As they last for years, decades even, careful thought must go into this process in order to ensure you make the best decision for you and your family. The right garage door will not only keep your home secure, it improves the curb appeal and hence resale value of your house, should you want to sell. The material of your garage door is one of the first decisions you'll need to make.

Why Roller Blinds Make Ideal Door Coverings

Your choice of window coverings will have a significant impact on the overall appearance of your interior décor. As such, it is not advisable to simply select the cheapest window treatments you can find, as they may not complement your personal décor. In addition to this, these treatments are not used exclusively on windows. The different options that are available come with various functionalities, making them great for doors too. Therefore, it would be in your best interests to consider the window covering based on your individual needs.

Reasons Security Shutters Would Be Beneficial To Your Home

If security is one of the major concerns you have in relation to your residence, then you should consider installing security shutters. These shutters can be installed internally or externally. They come in an array of colours as well as designs, which is a far cry from the bland metallic shutters that people would previously associate with security shutters. Therefore, you can rest assured that you can enhance the curb appeal of your home, while ensuring it remains safe from intruders.

Important Questions to Ask when Buying and Installing a Security Door

The idea behind installing a security door for your home is to have an aesthetically pleasing yet structurally sound door to protect your external entryways from unwanted access by intruders. Before deciding to pick any particular door and installing it, the following are important questions to ask yourself and your supplier: 1. Which is the best installation method?  A door is only as good as its hinges and frames. Talk to the door supplier about installation according to the standard AS5040 which covers security door installation.

How to Release a Sticking Sliding Wardrobe Door

Even good quality, professionally-installed sliding wardrobe doors can begin to stick. This is often due to dust and everyday dirt becoming ground into the track and around the rollers. But what can you do to get your sliding wardrobe doors gliding smoothly along their tracks once more? Read on for some helpful hints and tips. What you'll need a drop cloth flathead screwdriver rubbing alcohol rags silicone lubricant spray (this is best to use as it is dust-resistant) block of paraffin wax This job is pretty straightforward, but you will need a helper to assist you in removing the doors, as they can be heavy and unwieldy.

Finding the Right Commercial Garage Door for Your Needs

Commercial garage doors can be rather expensive, and as with any big purchase, it is important to consider the available options. If you think that the bulky metal doors characteristic of a warehouse are your only options for commercial garage doors, you might be surprised at the range of energy efficient, attractive, and specialty doors that are now on the market. Whether you live on a back country farm or own an inner-city warehouse, rest assured you can find the perfect fit for your building.

Five Handicapped-Friendly Features Your New Doors Need

If you are buying doors for your business, apartment building or other facility, you need to ensure they work for all kinds of people, regardless of their abilities. In particular, here is a look at five handicapped-friendly features all automatic doors and their surrounding areas should have: 1. Open button Unless your doors are operated by a sensor that can tell when people are near it, you need to have an "

2 Important Questions to Consider About Repairing or Replacing Windows

Before you shop for new windows or decide to have your current windows repaired due to a crack or chip, you want to ensure you considered both options carefully. You don't always need to replace windows when a pane is broken and there may be factors involved in window replacement you haven't considered. Note a few important questions to consider when it comes to repairing or replacing windows in your home.

Why Steel Doors Make the Best Security Doors

You can choose from a wide range of materials—fiberglass, steel or wrought iron, for example—if you would like to buy a security door. However, a steel security door is by far a superior choice. This article discusses some reasons why this is so. Endurance When you talk of steel security doors and you don't mention their endurance then you have missed one of the biggest attributes of this material. Steel doors, especially those made from a strong gauge steel like 20-guage steel, are the most durable doors available today.

Comparing Garage Doors: Sectional, Roller and Tilt Doors

If you're planning to build a house, renovate, or repair your garage door, you have the option of choosing a sectional door, a roller door or a tilt door. Sectional doors open by reclining to the ceiling of your garage. Roller doors spin over a drum wheel located above your door while tilt doors, slant and lift to open. Read on to compare these designs and find out which one best fits your needs.