door buying guide

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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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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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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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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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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Louvered Doors

by Julie

Louvered Doors offer Variety and Air Flow Louvered doors are so unique!  They generally come full or half louvered as shown in the photos below (in pine). There are only 4 general door styles: flush or slab, paneled, louvered and glass. There are countless variations available within each.  The variations come from all the other […]

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Information About Doors Do you have door questions?  Do you need information about doors?  There are many things to consider with interior doors for homes.  Browse around the topics listed below.  When you are ready to shop for doors, consider purchasing our Buying Guidebook (see more info at bottom of page).  Always feel free to […]

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Builder In Your Pocket-Buying Guidebooks A.  What is a “buying guide” and why do I need one?  How can it help me? BuilderInYourPocket buying guides are comprehensive with everything you need to know about your purchases:  doors, cabinets, flooring, lighting, windows, roofing, paint…and more. You have dozens of selections to make at (possibly) more than […]

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