Buying Guidance

Ready to Buy Doors?  Consider an Door Company Online When a homeowner is ready to buy doors, an online door company should probably be considered.  As a builder, I typically sent my clients to a local door supplier, where they could sit down with the salesperson.  Once I started my website, offering information to the […]

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On the doors for your home, the following are standard door sizes: The words common and standard will be used interchangeably.   It basically means that the manufacturers run these sizes all day long. The sizes listed are the standard door sizes. Standard means not ‘custom’ made. Stock doors are available ‘off the shelf’.  It simply […]

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Options In Hardwood Floor Finishes On Pre-finished Floors The finishes for hardwood flooring which are possible in factory flooring are considered by many to be not only attractive but practical as well. Hardwood from the factory is stained and then sealed with a protective finish. This flooring is then delivered in a state that is […]

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A Few Prehung Door Terms Prehung doors are the most common doors for your home if you are house building.  If your are remodeling, you may use prehung doors or just slab doors (without the frame). Before heading out to shop, however, it will help to familiarize yourself with some basic terms for a prehung […]

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Prehung Doors-When to Choose the Hardware When prehung doors are ordered, the homeowner needs to choose which finish they want on the hardware.  Because (here’s a big tip), the salesperson may not ask you about the door and the hinges, which are usually a default color- brass. If you want a different color hinge, then […]

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Standard Door Sizes of Stock Doors Most door and door units for new house building or remodeling projects come from a local door company and all standard door sizes are either ordered or carried in stock. In some cases, you can literally walk out of the store with your chosen door. These are called “stock” […]

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Door Models-Sorting it All Out Door models vary from one door company to the next. One door company might call a certain panel door- Mission style- while the next door company may call it something flashy like N410. I know that a homeowner can get confused, in a way, by the verbiage used so I […]

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A Door and Terms about a Door A door and its terminology can be a bit confusing once you starting shopping for interior doors for your home. A homeowner, just starting out on their house building or remodeling project, generally doesn’t have a clue about doors or, really, most of the other selections too. Funny […]

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Planning to Buy Doors? Ready to Shop for Your Interior Doors? You could spend hours searching the Internet, looking for door information or buy the Complete Guide to Interior Doors and make it easy on yourself. See Inside the book for a preview. Ebook Download Download version-$11.95 Read and study it before you head out […]

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Find a Door Company that Sells Doors Online Please find a list, for your convenience, of companies that sell doors online.  We don’t have personal experience in ordering from them so please do your own due diligence. We partnered with them in some way and from that experience, they made the list below. 1.  View […]

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Door Questions-What the Supplier will Ask You! You will be asked some door questions once you start actually shopping.  The salesperson needs specific door information to steer you in the right direction. Let me tell you a quick story.  I sent one of my clients off to shop for doors.  She’s a smart woman, an […]

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Door Company-Manufacturers The following is a list of just some of the larger and more popular door companies that manufacture doors.  Your local door supplier will probably offer doors from one of these companies.  They have very good photo galleries for ideas and more information.  Here’s a list of door companies that actually sell doors […]

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Residential Passage Doors Single doors are commonly referred to as passage doors.  Other types, like double, bypass and pocket act as passage doors-you pass through them.  See photo below of a 6-panel molded door. The “type” of door mainly refers to its structure or how the door will function.  There are 5 different types: single, […]

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Pocket Doors

by Julie

Pocket Doors are Unique and Functional A pocket door slides into a cavity in the wall.  The photo below shows a 2-panel pocket with wide casing.  Pocket doors can be any style:  flush, paneled, louvered or glass. The “type” of door mainly refers to its structure or how the door will function.  There are 5 […]

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Double Doors

by Julie

Double Doors can Look Beautiful (see photo below) Almost all home improvement projects should include a set of double doors somewhere since they look so great and serve important functions. The “type” of door mainly refers to its structure or how the door will function.  There are 5 different types: single, double, bifold, bypass and […]

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Bypass Doors are Sliding Doors Bypass doors slide one in front of the other.  They are set in a double opening and can be made from any style, like flush (shown in the photo below). The “type” of door mainly refers to its structure or how the door will function.  There are 5 different types: […]

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Bifold Doors

by Julie

Interior Bifold Doors Bifold doors are sometimes called folding or bifolding doors-for obvious reasons.  See photo below of 6-panel bifold.   Bifold doors are a type of door (see below) but can be made from any style.  If air flow is needed, you could use louvered doors.  Paneled bifold is one of the more common and […]

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Panel Door

by Julie

A Panel Door Offers the most Options There are only 4 general door styles: flush or slab, paneled, louvered and glass. Some manufacturers might call these selections “types” or “design”.  There are countless variations available within each.  The variations come from all the other choices associated with the doors, like: casing, types, panels, profiles, finish, […]

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Glass Doors are also called French Doors Glass doors should be considered in at least one place in a house.  They are unique, beautiful and let in so much light.  The photo on the left is a ‘decorative’ glass door.  The photo on the right is a ’15-lite’ door. There are only 4 general door […]

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Flush Doors are also called Slab Doors Flush doors are made from wood veneers or Hardboard and only come in a smooth finish.  They can be dressed up to look unique-see photo below. There are only 4 general door styles: flush or slab, paneled, louvered and glass.  Some manufacturers might refer to these classifications as […]

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