Lowes Exterior Doors

by admin on March 14, 2012

Everyone’s castle can use some upkeep from time to time. Whether looking for improved “curb appeal”, a change in the way light enters the home or a smaller number on your electric bill, a new exterior door or set of doors can provide just the spark your house needs.

First off, if you are one of those who fancy themselves as members of the Do-It-Yourself crowd, check out the DIY websites for some useful tips. If doing the heavy lifting with your back and constructing any possible new framing with your own hands don’t sound like your cup of tea, however, then you can take advantage of your local hardware store, such as Lowes, who will always be ready to offer you installation services when you buy the door itself. Order your door and installation in one convenient trip.

The first thing to think about, therefore, is the type of door you want. The four most common materials used in constructing exterior doors are wood, fiberglass, steel, and wood composite (consider also iron, for a classy and sturdy look that is on the pricier end). Here’s a reminder: when you have purchased your door (and installation, if desired), don’t move too quickly to the paint aisle. Lowes exterior doors come in a number of different materials, and the material you choose will affect the best kind of paint to buy as well. So ask the store associate for assistance in making the right match.

Lowes exterior doors also come with different types of accents available for customization. All doors are available with decorative glass, some with insulated glass for energy efficiency, and others with beveled, silk-screened or stained glass with joining strips for segmented glass. All doors are also available with sidelites on either side of the door, and with transoms in three distinct shapes: arch, ellipse and box. Some doors have adjustable blinds made inside the glass pane.

One more word of advice to make your experience at the store as fruitful as possible: don’t forget to measure the space into which you will be hanging your new door, and take those measurements with you to the store. For one thing, certain materials are only available in certain sizes, and you want to make sure you are shopping for a door that really will be able to work for your home. Also, your sales associate will have an easier time guiding you towards the best options (including some you might not have thought of) if he or she knows the measurements from the beginning.

Adding a new exterior door to your home can be a great way to brighten up the atmosphere as you enter the house, as well as to save energy. Follow these simple instructions to make your new door installation a simple one that benefits your home and your wallet.

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