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Entry Doors
Written by Elizabeth Wood
Editor In Chief, United Home Improvement


It was once quoted that, "A man who does not plan long ahead will find trouble right at his door. In similar ways, when deciding on a new entry door, a certain amount of planning must be made. After all, your front door is the focal point of the entire house and it creates a statement. It is the first thing a person observes about your home and you have the power of selecting the door that compliments your home in the best way possible. The increased value of your home depends on the material, design, and hardware you select.

Back in the old days, most entry doors were made from wood. Wood doors bring a warm, natural touch to a home and are still very popular today. Sadly, wood doors can't handle the harsh conditions of UV rays from sunlight and moisture from rain, season after season...more

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Replacement Doors
The first thing one must consider before purchasing a replacement door is whether they need an interior or exterior door. Many doors are made for both interior and exterior use, but it is important to never use an interior door for exterior use. Exterior doors need proper insulation

and weather guarding. If an interior door is exposed to outside weather conditions, it will delaminate as a result of moisture and UV damage. There are several different types of interior and exterior doors to choose from. Hinged doors are the most commonly used door because they can be...more

Storm Doors
Storm doors are an essential aspect to enhance the appearance of your home. In addition to aesthetics, storm doors are also a great way to weatherproof your home and save in energy costs. Certain storm doors also provide ventilation and illumination. They consist of windows,

screens with glass or acrylic panels and sometimes both. There are several things to consider before purchasing a storm door including the type of door finish, hardware quality, weather stripping, and construction material. It is best to invest in a storm door if your main exterior door is old...more

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