Serving Homeowners throughout St. Catharines, Niagara, Hamilton, Burlington, Oakville, and Surrounding Communities

The right door not only sets the tone and character for your home but also plays an important role in reducing energy consumption and improving security.

 

Large Selection of Stylish Replacement Doors

Whether you need security doors, sliding glass doors, solid wood doors, energy-efficient doors, French doors, or metal doors, we can help.

Materials and Workmanship Warranties

The doors we provide come with a long manufacturer’s warranty (from 25 years to a lifetime). We back the installation with a 5-year warranty on workmanship.

Complete Satisfaction

We specialize in providing quality exteriors of the highest caliber, and that doesn’t happen by accident. We work hard to earn your trust and ensure that you are completely satisfied.

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How to Find the Right Replacement Door for Your Home

How Do I Know It’s Time for a New Door?

  • Drafts: If you have to break out the towels to stop gusts of wind from sneaking it, that’s your door’s way of telling you that it’s just not fitting as snugly as it used to.
  • Squeaking Hinges: It’s important to keep components oiled and lubricated, but there’s only so much you can do. Excessively worn hinges can be easier for would-be intruders to force their way through, and they can be a warning sign that your door itself is reaching the end of its life.
  • Cracks, Dents, or Other Marks: Not only are these unsightly; they also suggest that the structural integrity of your door may no longer be up to par.
  • Scrapes on Your Floor: These happen if your door has warped or sagged within its frame, again suggesting structural flaws that need to be addressed through a replacement.
  • Hard to Open and Close: You will run into this problem if your door is no longer sitting properly within its frame.

How Do I Choose the Right Door?

There are four main things you need to keep top of mind when it comes to selecting the right replacement door for your home—budget, material, style, and energy efficiency.

 

1. Budget

Regardless of how big or small your budget is, every home improvement project is an investment.

When planning for your new door, make sure you take into account:

  • The initial amount to purchase and install it.
  • Additional fees for any add-ons and features.
  • Down-the-road maintenance considerations.

Don’t forget to factor in any renovations you might want or need to perform to your home when installing your new door. For example, do you want to add new lights or increase the size of your entranceway?

 

2. Material

Your new door’s material will directly affect both its performance and its price.

The two most common materials available are:

  • Wood is a popular choice for homeowners who want to give their home a classic, timeless aesthetic.
  • Fiberglass doors can give you the look of wood, but with a lower price tag. They are also resistant to denting, rusting, and corrosion.
  • Metal doors (commonly steel) don’t need too much upkeep and provide excellent energy efficiency. The strength of the material also makes them a security-conscious choice.

Keep in mind that, depending on the colour and style you’re looking for, hybrid options (such as a wood door clad with vinyl) might be available.

To see your options in person, visit your contractor’s showroom.

 

3. Style

Here you want to find a style that will complement your home’s look and your aesthetic preferences. In addition to material, think about:

  • The colour you would like it to be. Should it be a forever colour, or do you see yourself wanting to repaint and change it up a few years down the road?
  • Whether or not you would like it to have visible panels.
  • If there are any decorative elements you would like to add like artfully designed glass inserts.

In some cases, homeowners want their door to stand out and make a statement. Other times the door is meant to blend in seamlessly with the rest of the house. At the end of the day it’s about finding the right balance between a style that suits both you and your home.

 

4. Energy Efficiency

Choosing ENERGY STAR® windows and doors can save homeowners an average of 8% per year on their energy bills.

To be designated as an energy-efficient product, doors must:

  • Include double- or triple-paned glass in any of their windows.
  • Be made with improved core materials like wood cladding and steel.
  • Feature tighter fits and improved weather stripping to minimize air leakage.

In Canada, ENERGY STAR® products will be labeled for one of three climactic zones (1, 2, and 3) based on average annual temperatures. Southern Ontario is located in Zone 2.

 

The Right Installation Is Important

Regardless of the type of door you choose for your home, working with experienced installers makes a significant difference.

Put simply, a high-quality door that’s installed properly and professionally will last longer and perform better.

To see your options in person, make sure you visit your contractor’s showroom.

 

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