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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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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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Managing Your Money during Building or Remodeling Allowances are a critical part of managing your money during a home building or remodeling project. Homeowners often get sort of hung up by allowances because they don’t really understand what they are and how they work.  I will attempt to clarify how allowances are used in home […]

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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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Indoor Humidity Directly affects the Comfort Level of your Home Our bodies are comfortable with relative humidity levels between 30 to 60%.  In comparison, our houses need a much narrower margin – 35% – 40% in winter and 40% – 55% in summer – to operate properly. Even though our outdoor humidity levels remain fairly […]

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Relationships Count in Home Improvement Projects The most essential rule of construction is this: good relationships make a good building experience.  A good relationship with your contractor means more than just a few quick meetings – there must be clear, on-going communication and trust on all sides.  Likewise, your contractor should have solid relationships with […]

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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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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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Flex Duct Sealing

by Paul LaGrange

Seal Ducts for Enhanced Energy Efficiency Depending upon the size of the leak, tremendous amounts of air can be lost from the duct work.  Repairing those leaks and making sure that they don’t return is relatively easy. Sealing the connections between flexible ducts, plenums, junction boxes and boots/registers keeps the HVAC system running clean and […]

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