Changing An Exterior Door.

When the times comes that you need or just want a new entrance door for your home, the key thing to consider are what look you want. There are other important things to consider that will make the project go smother and look great when finished and for years to come.

Are you wanting to keep the same look or change it to something completely different?

Are wanting the same look but want a door that will stand up to the weather better?

Do you want to let more light in or have more privacy?

How much of your decision will be based on cost?

Are you going to paint your door or stain it.

All great questions, here a few things to consider when making your choice.

A fiber glass door will be you best alternative if you are looking for durability. They will last a long time, they are paintable or stainable. They come in both smooth and wood grain textures. You can get them with almost any size shape or style of window, from full glass to small ½ moon shape.

If you are considering a fiberglass, be aware of the fact that on many of the cheaper doors, the face will be made in pieces, so you will have visible seams in the smooth face. If you are purchasing a wood grain look, this feature makes the door look more like real wood.

I always order my door jambs with at least the bottom 12 inches made of vinyl or composite to prevent the jamb from rotting out. Another thing I do is, use pure vinyl trim on the exterior of the door. They now make brick mold and other exterior trims this way, so they last forever.

If wood is your preference, due to the style and type of house you have, then something to look at and consider are doors that have the bottom of the door routered out and a vinyl insert installed to help with rot prevention.

How To Do Your Own Home Repairs!

How to do your own Home repairs!

 

Do it yourself home repairs can make a lot of sense. We all want to keep our homes in good condition, so they are more pleasant to live in and will retain their value in the coming years. Some of us like DYI projects for the enjoyment of doing it and some of us just like saving money.

Doing a job on your own can be considerably cheaper than hiring a professional to handle the situation. It’s also can be very rewarding. There’s something uniquely satisfying about completing a project on your own, knowing that you’ll enjoy the fruits of your labor for years to come. Do it yourself home repairs continues to grow in popularity because more and more people are realizing that they can get the job done.

With the right tools, a bit of dedication and some great information your average homeowner can do spectacular things. Who needs the professionals, right? It’s true that you can decrease the need for calling in a high priced pro by doing things yourself.

Sometimes you need the pros.

There are times when it makes sense to rely on a licensed, experienced professional. Major electrical and plumbing installations that have a substantial safety risk attached to them certainly come to mind.

Most of the time, though, one can handle their repairs without that high-dollar assistance. However, before you get too sure of yourself, it is important to realize that the professionals have something that you don’t. Experience.

That experience really matters. It doesn’t just make them faster and free them from the burden of consulting manuals and guides every step of the way. Along the way, they also pick up hints, tricks and tips that don’t appear in your average installation manual. That, in large measure, is what separates the do it yourselfer from the hired professional.

Those little nuggets of knowledge, those tidbits and secrets that usually only come with time and repetition, are the difference between the pros and average Joes. This site is designed to level the playing field a little bit.
Now, we can’t give you the entire knowledge base of a contractor who’s been on the job for thirty years in one guide, but we can share some of those tips and hints that might not show up in your Home Depot instruction manual.

Let’s get to it.

If you’re going to embark on a repair project, it’s safe to say that you’ll secure the instructions and plans to get the job done before you reach for the clasp on your toolbox. You won’t, however, know the little things that can make such a big difference.

That’s what this site is all about. It’s your own little collection of professional tips. It covers virtually every aspect of home improvement and repairs, giving you a handful of insights and secrets that you wouldn’t otherwise have in your arsenal for all of them.

We’re here to help.

This isn’t a “how to” guide. It’s a “how to do it better” guide. it’s the ultimate home repair tip collection and it can close the gap between do it yourselfers and professionals.

If you have questions on a project you are working on or want to tackle, Send us a message and we will be in touch as soon as possible.