How Worn Doors Could Be Affecting Your Home’s Value

doors in ReginaWhen people think about projects that affect the value of their home they think kitchen and bathroom remodeling then check down from there: new windows, backyard deck, finished basement etc etc. Something that almost never makes the average homeowner’s list of projects that will bump up their home value is the door. But replacing an old worn out door should be at or near the top of their to-do list because a new door can be an incredibly cost-effective way to add to a home’s bottom line. In this post we’ll talk about the whys and hows of entry door replacement.

The Value of New Entry Doors for Regina Homes

You pass through it every day on the way in and out of your home but chances are you don’t give it much thought. It’s the door. It’s supposed to look a little worn. No, actually it isn’t and if you take the time to replace it you’ll be doing your entire home a favour. Here’s why:

  • Aesthetic Value: The entryway is the focal point of your home’s exterior. It’s the place the eye is drawn to by both sightlines and intuition. It’s also the first close up experience visitors have with your home. They walk up to the front door, ring or knock, and take the measure of the entryway while they wait for the door to open. If the door is in shabby shape it will drag down the impression of the entire exterior.
  • Security Value: An old weathered door is the burglar’s best friend. Police stats from around the country show that nearly ⅓ of all home intrusions occur through the front door. An old, worn out door on a rotting wooden frame is incredibly easy to kick in or pry open using a crowbar. When you install a new steel door and frame from Weatherpro you eliminate one of the main entry points for criminals and make your family’s life safer and more secure.
  • Bottom-line Value: A new entry door is the most cost-effective home improvement project you can undertake, with an ROI of nearly 100%. That’s a better ROI than kitchen remodeling, bathroom remodeling, basement remodeling, a new roof or any other home improvement project. That’s because a new door, particularly a new steel door, makes the home more physically attractive, more energy efficient (oh, we didn’t mention that?) and much safer.
  • Final thought: When some homeowners hear what a great, cost-effective project entry door replacement is they try and maximize their return by installing the biggest, fanciest door they can find. Mistake. The door needs to blend in aesthetically with the rest of the home or it becomes a drag on value instead of an enhancement. Keep that in mind when shopping for new doors in Regina.

For more information about the best selection of entry doors in Regina call the folks at Weatherpro on 306-700-5175. They’ll help guide you to the perfect door or doors for Regina homes and take everything into consideration, including your budget and the weather. Call us today.

Why Many Homeowners Still Prefer Fiberglass Exterior Doors in Canada

When they were first introduced a few decades ago fiberglass doors were so easy to spot they were sort of laughable. Oh how the times have changed. Today’s fiberglass doors are virtually indistinguishable in appearance from their real hardwood counterparts. I say “in appearance” because, while it’s true that today’s fiberglass exterior doors look virtually identical to hardwood doors, they outperform them in just about every other way and have gained a commanding upper hand in the entry door market.

Fiberglass Exterior Doors – The New Standard of Excellence

So how could fiberglass doors move in and become the new standard and why do so many homeowners in Winnipeg, Edmonton and Calgary swear by them? Here are just some of the reasons:

  • Style and Appearance – As mentioned, today’s fiberglass exterior doors can stand toe to toe in the looks department with any other doors on the market. They embrace more sophisticated styling than ever before and the artificial surface textures of today’s doors are as close to natural as is possible to achieve.
  • Energy Efficiency – Fiberglass is non-conductive. That means that extreme temperatures won’t seep into your house through the door itself the way they can with wood or metal. Keeping the heat and cold outside means less energy used to heat or cool your home inside. Fiberglass entry doors also seal up tight so you’ll never feel a breeze leaking in around the edges.
  • Durability – A major selling point to our customers is the fact their new Weather Pro fiberglass exterior doors won’t ever warp, rot or crack like wooden doors during the brutal Canadian winter. And even if they’ve been pelted with rain, snow and sleet for years they’ll never rust or show the slightest hint of corrosion like a metal door.
  • Ease of Maintenance – Not only will fiberglass doors stand up to the worst Mother Nature can throw at them, they’ll do so without requiring any sort of maintenance. Simply hang the door and let it be.
  • Versatility – If you’re concerned about matching your new Weather Pro fiberglass door to your home’s existing colour scheme you can buy one that’s been primed and then have it custom stained to achieve a perfect match.
  • Security – Fiberglass doors present would-be intruders with a much more formidable obstacle to overcome than a standard wooden door. Your door is only as secure as the frame it hangs on after all and a fiberglass frame is typically stronger than a standard wooden frame. Also, since they don’t rot, neither the door nor the frame will become a security concern over time.

Fiberglass entry doors from Weather Pro provide all the beauty, charm and style you love about real hardwood without the often significant drawbacks. They provide the same high level security of a metal door without conducting heat or cold like metal and they’re more durable and better insulators than aluminum or wood. With all those things going for them it’s no wonder so many homeowners in Calgary, Edmonton and Winnipeg swear by their fiberglass exterior doors.

About Weather Pro Windows & Doors

Weather Pro Windows & Doors has years of industry experience and our goal is to use our expertise to help each and every client that approaches us, whether a first time buyer or a long-time homeowner, to find the perfect windows and doors that meet all their needs. We specialize in Replacement Windows, Vinyl Windows, Entry Doors, Exterior Doors and Patio Doors. Weather Pro Windows and Doors proudly serves the Calgary, Edmonton and Winnipeg areas. Visit us on Google+.

Entry Doors and the Local Climate: The Importance of a Good Match

A lot goes into finding the right entry doors for your home: the style of the house, the location of the door, security, budget and more. One thing that often gets overlooked, however, is climate. A cold wind pounding your exterior doors with snow, rain, sleet and hail can drastically reduce the life of a door if it’s not made of the right material. Same with direct sunlight. Natural wood finishes don’t like direct sunlight any more than your skin does. The bottom line is this: just as the climate influences the type of roof you have it’s also important when selecting doors.

Choosing the Right Material for Entry Doors

The two most important factors when determining a door’s effectiveness and longevity are material and placement. First we’ll look at materials.

  • FiberglassFiberglass doors present a solid front against heat, humidity, snow and rain without ever cracking, warping or rusting. They can also be stained to look like natural wood and are extremely secure. If you think a door that can do all that is probably expensive, well, you’re right. They’ll typically cost more than other doors, but they’ll also outlast them.
  • Wood – Even in a harsh climate natural wood entry doors will look great; for a while. And if you put a ton of effort into maintenance they may even look great for years. But who has time for that? In a dry climate they’ll hold up better but will still require maintenance. So it’s up to you. You can have the cache, but it will cost you in upkeep.
  • Steel – Thunderstorms, blizzards, tornadoes and hurricanes are generally no match for a properly installed steel door. However, steel conducts heat. So if you live in an area subject to extreme heat a steel door may not be right for you.
  • Aluminum – Aluminum is generally desirable if you want a secure, low maintenance door that never needs painting and can be custom fitted to your particular needs.

Placement and Protection

You also need to consider where a particular door will be placed in relation to the sun and prevailing winds and what, if any, supplemental protection will be available.

  • Placement – Any entry doors facing south are facing the sun. Direct sunlight is brutal on lots of things and doors are no exception. If your entryway faces south you might want to consider a fiberglass or composite door. If it faces north natural wood doors may work fine.
  • Protection – If your exterior door faces south but is set back on a deep, covered porch you probably don’t have to worry. In fact, a generous overhang of any kind will help protect your door from nature’s most destructive elements and prolong its life.

You’ll want the doors you choose to provide you with a level of protection from the elements that’s appropriate for your location. But you’ll also want them to last. For that reason make sure that when considering which entry doors to buy climate is one of the things you take into account.

About Weather Pro Windows & Doors

Weather Pro Windows & Doors has years of industry experience and our goal is to use our expertise to help each and every client that approaches us, whether a first time buyer or a long-time homeowner, to find the perfect windows and doors that meet all their needs. We specialize in Replacement Windows, Vinyl Windows, Entry Doors, Exterior Doors and Patio Doors. Weather Pro Windows and Doors proudly serves the Calgary, Edmonton and Winnipeg areas. Visit us on Google+.

Wrought Iron Entry Doors: Are They Right For You?

Wrought Iron Entry DoorsWhat qualities do you look for in an entry door? If you said beauty, quality, durability, and security, then we have already have a few things in common! At Weather Pro Windows & Doors all the entry doors that we manufacture and install meet these high standards. Wrought iron doors are among the products that we offer, in addition to patio doors, decorative glass doors, fibreglass doors, and a wide selection of window options. There is no product we sell that we do not believe in, and our wrought iron entry doors are no exception.

If you are trying to decide whether or not wrought iron doors are the right choice for your new entry doors, then you have come to the right place. We will walk you through some of the facts and benefits of wrought iron doors, plus analyze how they compare to other quality entry door options.

Should you decide to consult with Weather Pro Windows & Doors about your plans to replace your old entry doors or simply want to purchase new ones for your home or business, our experts will sit down to have a conversation with you. We will begin the process by analyzing your goals and requirements, and provide you with all the information necessary to help you figure out whether wrought iron doors would be the right choice for you, or whether another option would be more suitable.

Features & Benefits of Wrought Iron Entry Doors

Why wrought iron? There are many reasons which make them a good choice, including the key factors we mentioned earlier: beauty, quality, durability, and security. Read on to see how our wrought iron entry doors meet these standards and more.

  • The general framework of our wrought iron doors look like this: a wrought iron design, set within a door and door frame made of another strong material like wood or fibreglass. Although still known as “wrought iron” due to the way that the material is manufactured and shaped, today’s wrought iron inserts are actually made of steel. Steel has all the structural benefits that traditional wrought iron offers.
  • The steel that our wrought iron designs are made of is extremely durable and long-lasting. You will not need to worry about the material rusting or corroding; it stands up to the elements well, and can take more of a beating than wood or fibreglass can.
  • The wrought iron structure and design can take an infinite variety of shapes and forms. You may choose to have the wrought iron design take up the whole surface of the door, or may choose to have it be set in just the top half of the door, for example. Different shapes like ovals, triangles, or circles are all possible, as well as additional options like wrought iron transoms, arches, and sidelights.
  • The addition of sidelights and transoms, in particular, can greatly enhance the elegant visual impression that a wrought iron door will lend to your entryway. Without question, a wrought iron door will tremendously add to the beauty of your home. If you want to make a lasting first impression, this is a sure way to go about it.
  • Besides adding aesthetic value to your home, investing in wrought iron entry doors also adds concrete value to your home, easily upping your curb appeal. If you do happen to sell your home at some point in the future, you will be able to recoup the investment you made in these quality wrought iron doors.
  • We offer an incredible range of wrought iron designs, ranging from classic to contemporary. No matter what type of style you are interested in, we will have something to offer you, be it inspired by nature, abstract motifs, farmhouse architecture, or a Mediterranean feel. We also complete custom work for clients on a regular basis, and would be happy to work with you to create your ideal wrought iron door design.
  • Any wrought iron entry doors you order will be professionally fabricated by blacksmiths who have years of experience. Rest assured that their work will leave no rough edges, sharp corners, or other signs of shoddy craftsmanship.
  • After fabrication, the wrought iron is powder coated. Powder coating is a type of “painting” that is used to finish metal; it undergoes very high temperatures and leaves the final product with a completely even and very durable surface finish.
  • If you want to sleep peacefully at night, it is a fact that wrought iron doors offer greater levels of security. It is simply not that easy to get through a wrought iron door. However, you must also be sure that all your door and window hardware is of corresponding quality, to prevent easy break-ins via other means.
  • Like all our other doors, Weather Pro’s wrought iron doors meet Energy Star standards, meaning that the doors and frames are properly insulated. Weather stripping is also standard. The glass used in our wrought iron entry doors is always tempered and insulated; additionally you may select between coloured and textured glass if you so desire.
  • For easy maintenance, the glass panels on your wrought iron doors will open independently, allowing you easy access to all surfaces that may need to be cleaned.

Doors & Windows Experts

Are you still hesitating? That is quite understandable, as making decisions regarding entry doors is not always a simple or straightforward process. Make an appointment with one of our experts today to ask for more information about the various entry door options that we have available.

Weather Pro Windows & Doors guarantees you the highest quality materials and workmanship in all the doors and windows that we offer. All our products are made in Canada, and we are a fully licensed and accredited business. If you want quality and excellent customer service at a decent price, we are the company to come to.

For all your entry doors, come to Weather Pro; We sell entry doors in Calgary, Edmonton and Winnipeg

About Weather Pro Windows & Doors

Weather Pro Windows & Doors has years of industry experience and our goal is to use our expertise to help each and every client that approaches us, whether a first time buyer or a long-time homeowner, to find the perfect windows and doors that meet all their needs. We specialize in Replacement Windows, Vinyl Windows, Entry Doors, Exterior Doors and Patio Doors. Weather Pro Windows and Doors proudly serves the Calgary, Edmonton and Winnipeg areas. Visit us on Google+.

Tips for Choosing a Front Door: The Most Important of All Your Entry Doors

Edmonton Entry DoorsYour property most likely has several different entry doors; one at the front, one at the back and maybe a couple at side of the property. However, it’s the front door that has by far the biggest impact upon the property and we’re going to explain why. Firstly, it’s much more visible. Front doors can often be seen by anyone that passes by your property and it influences how your property is perceived, whereas side and back doors are often tucked out of sight and will likely only be seen by you and your family. Secondly, your front door will almost certainly be used at least several times each day, while other entry doors might only get used as little as once or twice a week. This means that front entry doors not only have to look good, but they have to be able to perform and stand up to the local climate too (which is no easy task in Edmonton, Calgary and Winnipeg).

Our Guide to Choosing Front Entry doors: Get it Right the First Time

As one of the most experienced windows and doors companies in Edmonton, Calgary and Winnipeg, we’ve helped hundreds of homeowners select new front entry doors and below you’ll find some of the top tips we usually offer to facilitate the process.

  • Carefully Consider Material – There are many different materials available nowadays when buying new front entry doors and this is one of the main factors that will influence the overall cost of your new door. Don’t just think of the initial upfront cost though; choose a door based on the cost that will likely be incurred over the next 10 – 15 years (or however long you plan to keep it). Some materials have higher R-Values and therefore do a better job at naturally insulating the property, cutting energy bills down significantly. Fiberglass entry doors have become very popular in recent years for this reason, but wood and steel also remain two of the leading choices.
  • Style and Colour – These are the two features of your new front door that really allow you to put your own personality and stamp on the door and your home’s exterior. Are you looking for a door that blends in and complements the rest of the property’s front exterior (black, white or a shade of brown is common) or do you want to be a bit bolder and make the door stand out? Brighter colours such as yellow, orange and red have grown in popularity in recent times and give the door a more contemporary look and feel. Incorporating glass into the door’s design can help to give it more of a classic appearance.
  • Pair The Door With a Secure Locking System – The locking system is an area that we advise all homeowners to look into carefully when selecting new entry doors, as your personal safety is a top priority. Many entry doors come with standard deadbolts or a single point lock, but these systems put all the pressure on one point of the door when force is applied and are easier to break into. We would strongly recommend you consider a multiple point locking system, which distributes the pressure evenly and does a much better job of resisting force.

If you need any help to choose exterior doors or would like to talk to a member of our team about what we can offer you, pick up the phone and dial 1-855-814-1PRO today.

Contact us for Edmonton, Calgary and Winnipeg entry doors

About Weather Pro Windows & Doors

Weather Pro Windows & Doors has years of industry experience and our goal is to use our expertise to help each and every client that approaches us, whether a first time buyer or a long-time homeowner, to find the perfect windows and doors that meet all their needs. We specialize in Replacement Windows, Vinyl Windows, Entry Doors, Exterior Doors and Patio Doors. Weather Pro Windows and Doors proudly serves the Calgary, Edmonton and Winnipeg areas. Visit us on Google+.

Key Design Elements to Think About Before Purchasing New Entry Doors

When making a tough decision, sometimes it helps to take a step back and look at the bigger picture. In the case of purchasing new entry doors, many of our customers have a hard time with knowing where to start. Which factors are important, and which are less important? Should you first think about form or function? Is it better to stick to your budget or to splurge and invest in a higher-quality product?

At Weather Pro Windows & Doors we always aim to give more information rather than less. Whether you have questions about colours, technical details, the reflective properties of low-e glass , or want to know how to properly measure for a new door, our experts are always happy to help. For the moment, however, let us take a step back to focus on a few elements of design. Perhaps these ideas and principles will help to point you in the right direction, if you are in the process of trying to select new entry doors for your home.

Proportion & Symmetry

We have all seen them: houses that simply do not look right. Windows that are too small combined with a large, tasteless entryway, or a large, brightly-coloured front door that makes everything else seem off balance or out of place. Proportion and symmetry is not just about size; creating a comfortable, pleasing visual balance also involves details, colour, texture, and style.

If you have your front entry door set dead center, for example, you will probably want to make sure that the new entry door you select does not throw the existing balance off. Other elements like windows and landscaping should roughly balance out the location of your entryway and your choice of door size, material, and colour. If you are building a new home, however, you may have more freedom to choose the entry doors you want first, and then adjust other elements accordingly. Think carefully before doing something like increasing your doorframe size, for example. How will the larger door and frame look, given the existing facade?

To be clear, however, strict symmetry is not necessary in order to create a balance. Contemporary expressions often favour a strict yet proportional dissymmetry, sometimes favouring minimalism, and other times favouring bold splashes of colour, shapes, or elements that create an apparent dissonance. Ultimately, you should play with proportion and symmetry until you find the right balance and the right entry doors that will express your personality.

Repeat Elements

Edmonton Entry DoorsNot many people like chaos and incoherence. In order to avoid throwing too many ideas into the mix and risk compromising the visible exterior of your home, you need to figure out what your key concepts and elements are. You should use and repeat these elements thoughtfully. For example, let us say you want lovely wooden entry doors framed by stone insets. You will want to make sure that this is not the only location in your home where stone features. Perhaps you could add a winding stone path leading to the entry doors, or stone steps.

Most importantly, any given element should be able to combine with other surrounding elements in a cohesive fashion. If you pick an entry door with a nice arch to it, that arched shape should be repeated elsewhere; in an awning overhead, or over your windows, and so on. If you use a splash of colour, such as a deep red entry door, you probably want to replicate that shade elsewhere – perhaps in your landscaping, or in the colour of the chairs on your porch.

Another important element to repeat is hardware material. Nothing looks worse than entry doors that have one type of hardware, flanked by lamps that look like they are from another century altogether. Coordinate your lighting and your door hardware carefully; if you cannot obtain similar materials, you should at least try to achieve the same colour or finish. This also applies to gates, mailboxes, your house numbers, and your door knocker.

Work With What You Have

If you are remodelling, there are other key things that you can keep in mind, in order to make your new entry doors fulfil their potential and bring out the best in your home. The details really make the difference. First of all, look for lost details that you can restore and bring to life. You do not always need to bring something completely new in at the expense of the old.

It may be tempting to try and completely change your colour scheme to match your new entry doors, but perhaps it should be the other way around. Maybe the colours on your window frames are simply tired and faded, but a new coat of paint could do wonders. Highlight old trim instead of getting rid of it, or clear those overgrown shrubs and flowerpots away to expose the beauty of your old wrought iron banisters and matching sidelights.

Try to enhance the existing style of your home. Pick entry doors that have personality, but yet complement your homes’ Colonial, Cottage, Georgian, Cape Cod, or Contemporary style. If there are specific elements that you would like to further enhance, consider adding the appropriate details to your entry doors that would achieve this effect.

Guide the Way to Your Entry Doors

Here is a simple design principle that gets easily forgotten. Make the way to your entry doors clear and accessible. If a guest stands outside your home and cannot see the entryway, or cannot make out a clear path to it, that does not make for a welcoming experience! It is all too easy to let trees or bushes crowd out sightlines and obscure paths. Once you solve this type of problem (if it exists) it will be much easier for you to figure out which entry door will work best for your home.

If you need further advice or tips from the architectural design experts at Weather Pro Windows & Doors, give us a call today. We are the leading provider of quality entry doors, and have a wealth of knowledge and experience to share with our clients.

For all your entry door needs in Edmonton, Calgary and Winnipeg, trust Weather Pro

About Weather Pro Windows & Doors

Weather Pro Windows & Doors has years of industry experience and our goal is to use our expertise to help each and every client that approaches us, whether a first time buyer or a long-time homeowner, to find the perfect windows and doors that meet all their needs. We specialize in Replacement Windows, Vinyl Windows, Entry Doors, Exterior Doors and Patio Doors. Weather Pro Windows and Doors proudly serves the Calgary, Edmonton and Winnipeg areas. Visit us on Google+.

Key Design Elements to Think About Before Purchasing New Entry Doors

When making a tough decision, sometimes it helps to take a step back and look at the bigger picture. In the case of purchasing new entry doors, many of our customers have a hard time with knowing where to start. Which factors are important, and which are less important? Should you first think about form or function? Is it better to stick to your budget or to splurge and invest in a higher-quality product?

At Weather Pro Windows & Doors we always aim to give more information rather than less. Whether you have questions about colours, technical details, the reflective properties of low-e glass, or want to know how to properly measure for a new door, our experts are always happy to help. For the moment, however, let us take a step back to focus on a few elements of design. Perhaps these ideas and principles will help to point you in the right direction, if you are in the process of trying to select new entry doors for your home.

Proportion & Symmetry

We have all seen them: houses that simply do not look right. Windows that are too small combined with a large, tasteless entryway, or a large, brightly-coloured front door that makes everything else seem off balance or out of place. Proportion and symmetry is not just about size; creating a comfortable, pleasing visual balance also involves details, colour, texture, and style.

If you have your front entry door set dead center, for example, you will probably want to make sure that the new entry door you select does not throw the existing balance off. Other elements like windows and landscaping should roughly balance out the location of your entryway and your choice of door size, material, and colour. If you are building a new home, however, you may have more freedom to choose the entry doors you want first, and then adjust other elements accordingly. Think carefully before doing something like increasing your doorframe size, for example. How will the larger door and frame look, given the existing facade?

To be clear, however, strict symmetry is not necessary in order to create a balance. Contemporary expressions often favour a strict yet proportional dissymmetry, sometimes favouring minimalism, and other times favouring bold splashes of colour, shapes, or elements that create an apparent dissonance. Ultimately, you should play with proportion and symmetry until you find the right balance and the right entry doors that will express your personality.

Repeat Elements

Not many people like chaos and incoherence. In order to avoid throwing too many ideas into the mix and risk compromising the visible exterior of your home, you need to figure out what your key concepts and elements are. You should use and repeat these elements thoughtfully. For example, let us say you want lovely wooden entry doors framed by stone insets. You will want to make sure that this is not the only location in your home where stone features. Perhaps you could add a winding stone path leading to the entry doors, or stone steps.

Most importantly, any given element should be able to combine with other surrounding elements in a cohesive fashion. If you pick an entry door with a nice arch to it, that arched shape should be repeated elsewhere; in an awning overhead, or over your windows, and so on. If you use a splash of colour, such as a deep red entry door, you probably want to replicate that shade elsewhere – perhaps in your landscaping, or in the colour of the chairs on your porch.

Another important element to repeat is hardware material. Nothing looks worse than entry doors that have one type of hardware, flanked by lamps that look like they are from another century altogether. Coordinate your lighting and your door hardware carefully; if you cannot obtain similar materials, you should at least try to achieve the same colour or finish. This also applies to gates, mailboxes, your house numbers, and your door knocker.

Work With What You Have

Entry Doors edmontonIf you are remodelling, there are other key things that you can keep in mind, in order to make your new entry doors fulfil their potential and bring out the best in your home. The details really make the difference. First of all, look for lost details that you can restore and bring to life. You do not always need to bring something completely new in at the expense of the old.

It may be tempting to try and completely change your colour scheme to match your new entry doors, but perhaps it should be the other way around. Maybe the colours on your window frames are simply tired and faded, but a new coat of paint could do wonders. Highlight old trim instead of getting rid of it, or clear those overgrown shrubs and flowerpots away to expose the beauty of your old wrought iron banisters and matching sidelights.

Try to enhance the existing style of your home. Pick entry doors that have personality, but yet complement your homes’ Colonial, Cottage, Georgian, Cape Cod, or Contemporary style. If there are specific elements that you would like to further enhance, consider adding the appropriate details to your entry doors that would achieve this effect.

Guide the Way to Your Entry Doors

Here is a simple design principle that gets easily forgotten. Make the way to your entry doors clear and accessible. If a guest stands outside your home and cannot see the entryway, or cannot make out a clear path to it, that does not make for a welcoming experience! It is all too easy to let trees or bushes crowd out sightlines and obscure paths. Once you solve this type of problem (if it exists) it will be much easier for you to figure out which entry door will work best for your home.

If you need further advice or tips from the architectural design experts at Weather Pro Windows & Doors, give us a call today. We are the leading Calgary provider of quality entry doors, and have a wealth of knowledge and experience to share with our clients.

If your looking to install entry doors in your home in Edmonton, Calgary and Winnipeg come to Weather Pro Today.

About Weather Pro Windows & Doors

Weather Pro Windows & Doors has years of industry experience and our goal is to use our expertise to help each and every client that approaches us, whether a first time buyer or a long-time homeowner, to find the perfect windows and doors that meet all their needs. We specialize in Replacement Windows, Vinyl Windows, Entry Doors, Exterior Doors and Patio Doors. Weather Pro Windows and Doors proudly serves the Calgary, Edmonton and Winnipeg areas. Visit us on Google+.

Wrought Iron Entry Doors: Are They Right For You?

Edmonton Wrought Iron Entry DoorsWhat qualities do you look for in an entry door? If you said beauty, quality, durability, and security, then we have already have a few things in common! At Weather Pro Windows & Doors all the entry doors that we manufacture and install meet these high standards. Wrought iron doors are among the products that we offer, in addition to patio doors, decorative glass doors, fibreglass doors, and a wide selection of window options. There is no product we sell that we do not believe in, and our wrought iron entry doors are no exception.

If you are trying to decide whether or not wrought iron doors are the right choice for your new entry doors, then you have come to the right place. We will walk you through some of the facts and benefits of wrought iron doors, plus analyze how they compare to other quality entry door options.

Should you decide to consult with Weather Pro Windows & Doors about your plans to replace your old entry doors or simply want to purchase new ones for your home or business, our experts will sit down to have a conversation with you. We will begin the process by analyzing your goals and requirements, and provide you with all the information necessary to help you figure out whether wrought iron doors would be the right choice for you, or whether another option would be more suitable.

Features & Benefits of Wrought Iron entry doors

Why wrought iron? There are many reasons which make them a good choice, including the key factors we mentioned earlier: beauty, quality, durability, and security. Read on to see how our wrought iron entry doors meet these standards and more.The general framework of our wrought iron doors look like this: a wrought iron design, set within a door and door frame made of another strong material like wood or fibreglass. Although still known as “wrought iron” due to the way that the material is manufactured and shaped, today’s wrought iron inserts are actually made of steel. Steel has all the structural benefits that traditional wrought iron offers.

  • The steel that our wrought iron designs are made of is extremely durable and long-lasting. You will not need to worry about the material rusting or corroding; it stands up to the elements well, and can take more of a beating than wood or fibreglass can.
  • The wrought iron structure and design can take an infinite variety of shapes and forms. You may choose to have the wrought iron design take up the whole surface of the door, or may choose to have it be set in just the top half of the door, for example. Different shapes like ovals, triangles, or circles are all possible, as well as additional options like wrought iron transoms, arches, and sidelights.
  • The addition of sidelights and transoms, in particular, can greatly enhance the elegant visual impression that a wrought iron door will lend to your entryway. Without question, a wrought iron door will tremendously add to the beauty of your home. If you want to make a lasting first impression, this is a sure way to go about it.
  • Besides adding aesthetic value to your home, investing in wrought iron entry doors also adds concrete value to your home, easily upping your curb appeal. If you do happen to sell your home at some point in the future, you will be able to recoup the investment you made in these quality wrought iron doors.
  • We offer an incredible range of wrought iron designs, ranging from classic to contemporary. No matter what type of style you are interested in, we will have something to offer you, be it inspired by nature, abstract motifs, farmhouse architecture, or a Mediterranean feel. We also complete custom work for clients on a regular basis, and would be happy to work with you to create your ideal wrought iron door design.
  • Any wrought iron entry doors you order will be professionally fabricated by blacksmiths who have years of experience. Rest assured that their work will leave no rough edges, sharp corners, or other signs of shoddy craftsmanship.
  • After fabrication, the wrought iron is powder coated. Powder coating is a type of “painting” that is used to finish metal; it undergoes very high temperatures and leaves the final product with a completely even and very durable surface finish.
  • If you want to sleep peacefully at night, it is a fact that wrought iron doors offer greater levels of security. It is simply not that easy to get through a wrought iron door. However, you must also be sure that all your door and window hardware is of corresponding quality, to prevent easy break-ins via other means.
  • Like all our other doors, Weather Pro’s wrought iron doors meet Energy Star standards, meaning that the doors and frames are properly insulated. Weather stripping is also standard. The glass used in our wrought iron entry doors is always tempered and insulated; additionally you may select between coloured and textured glass if you so desire.
  • For easy maintenance, the glass panels on your wrought iron doors will open independently, allowing you easy access to all surfaces that may need to be cleaned.

Calgary’s Doors & Windows Experts

Are you still hesitating? That is quite understandable, as making decisions regarding entry doors is not always a simple or straightforward process. Make an appointment with one of our experts today to ask for more information about the various entry door options that we have available.

Weather Pro Windows & Doors guarantees you the highest quality materials and workmanship in all the doors and windows that we offer. All our products are made in Canada, and we are a fully licensed and accredited business. If you want quality and excellent customer service at a decent price, we are the company to come to.

For all your iron door needs in Edmonton, Calgary and Winnipeg, trust Weather Pro

About Weather Pro Windows & Doors

Weather Pro Windows & Doors has years of industry experience and our goal is to use our expertise to help each and every client that approaches us, whether a first time buyer or a long-time homeowner, to find the perfect windows and doors that meet all their needs. We specialize in Replacement Windows, Vinyl Windows, Entry Doors, Exterior Doors and Patio Doors. Weather Pro Windows and Doors proudly serves the Calgary, Edmonton and Winnipeg areas. Visit us on Google+.

Not All Entry Doors are Right for Your home: What’s the Secret?

Many people think that doors are essentially a one-size-fits-all kind of product. As long as it’s the appropriate size and made from a sturdy material, what’s the difference? The truth is, there is a lot of nuance to consider when choosing entry doors for your home.

Whether you are replacing existing doors, are installing them into a brand new home, making the right choice requires diligence and a few helpful tips. During this article we’re going to fill you in on everything you need to know in order to make an educated purchase. Shall we get started…

Factors to Consider Before Selecting Entry Doors

The three most common materials are wood, fiberglass and steel. Each comes with its own pros and cons:

1.
Aesthetics

It’s important to choose a door that looks fantastic and fits with the existing décor of your home. Many buyers like wood for that exact reason; it comes in a variety of species and colours, and gives the home a wholesome aura.

However, these days steel doors come with beautiful vinyl or even wood veneers that look just as good as traditional wood entry doors, along with all of the benefits of steel. Fiberglass models are also made to mimic the appearance of wood.

2.
Sturdiness and Durability

A steel or wood inner frame under a 24-gauge steel skin is very strong but has a downside when it comes to longevity. Pairing a steel door with an aluminium storm door can cause an excessive amount of heat in the summer months, potentially damaging the finish on a steel door. These doors generally degrade faster than wood or fiberglass.

Fiberglass doors are generally the most durable and require the least amount of maintenance. On the other hand, wood doors are popular for the aesthetic factor but tend to become warped when exposed to harsh weather conditions.

3.
Affordability

When it comes to the inevitable question of which door fits your budget, consider the following. Steel doors are generally less expensive than wood or fiberglass. If you’re in the market for a low-cost entry door, steel is probably the best option.

If you have a bit more money to spend, fiberglass doors are more aesthetically pleasing and durable than steel. And at the high end, solid wood doors are the gold standard.

4.
Energy Efficiency

When choosing both windows and doors it’s important to consider the effect they have on your monthly energy bills as well as the environment. While steel doors cost less than other models they don’t provide the best insulation, meaning that heat escapes in winter and cool air escapes in summer.

Fiberglass doors tend to be the most energy-efficient overall. While you’ll pay higher initial costs than with steel, you’ll make back every penny with lower monthly energy bills. Wood generally stands in between fiberglass and steel in this regard.

If you live in the Edmonton, Calgary or Winnipeg area and are looking for a top-notch windows and doors specialist, we recommend you give us a call. We make custom-made entry doors from steel, wood and fiberglass and are certain to have a solution well suited to your precise needs.

Contact us for Edmonton, Calgary and Winnipeg entry door questions

About Weather Pro Windows & Doors

Weather Pro Windows & Doors has years of industry experience and our goal is to use our expertise to help each and every client that approaches us, whether a first time buyer or a long-time homeowner, to find the perfect windows and doors that meet all their needs. We specialize in Replacement Windows, Vinyl Windows, Entry Doors, Exterior Doors and Patio Doors. Weather Pro Windows and Doors proudly serves the Calgary, Edmonton and Winnipeg areas. Visit us on Google+.

Why Buy Fibreglass Entry Doors?

At Weather Pro Windows & Doors we stand behind every product that we manufacture, sell, and install, and our fibreglass entry doors are no exception. All our products and services come with a comprehensive warranty, and our company is fully licensed, bonded, and insured. If you live in CalgaryEdmonton or Winnipeg and are looking for new fibreglass entry doors for your home or business, you have come to the right place.

Why do we recommend fibreglass doors so strongly to our customers? The answer is pretty simple: in the current industry and market, there is no other option that is more practical, durable, and cost-friendly. There are of course cheap, poor-quality fibreglass entry doors on the market, but avoid those at all costs. At Weather Pro Windows & Doors, you will get quality products that you can trust will last you for years and years.

The Advantages of Fibreglass Entry Doors

How do you go about the process of selecting the right exterior doors for your home? Their function, size, energy efficiency, your budget, and the materials available are just a few of the things that you need to consider.

A Wise Statement and Investment

  • The front entry doors that you select will make a lasting statement about your home. There is no better way to create an excellent first impression than to invest in beautiful, quality fibreglass doors that will warmly welcome visitors to your home.
  • As far as price goes, fibreglass doors are a very wise choice and are reasonably priced. Solid wood doors are often marked up, as they are prized for their natural beauty. While fibreglass doors compare favourably to wood doors in every practical aspect, fibreglass doors are still sold for a much more reasonable price. Further, although fibreglass doors do generally cost more than steel doors, they also last for a comparatively longer time, and thus are worth the extra cost.
  • Not only are fibreglass entry doors a shrewd investment, but just by having these doors in your home will add to your property’s overall value. If you do plan to sell at some point in the future, you should be able to recoup what you initially spent on your fibreglass doors. These doors will also definitely add to your curb appeal.

Practical advantages

  • Fibreglass entry doors are incredibly strong and hold up well against any type of forced entry. They are heavier than any interior doors, and usually have three hinges to add extra strength. In combination with deadbolt locks, installing a fibreglass door will help you sleep more peacefully at night. Only steel doors have higher security ratings than fibreglass doors.
  • In addition to their strength, fibreglass doors are incredibly durable. Because fibreglass doors are moulded rather than assembled like traditional wood doors are, they have no joints or veneers. This means that there are fewer points on fibreglass entry doors that may be vulnerable to the elements. Fibreglass doors, in effect, have a completely non-porous surface. The composite material, unlike wood, will never rot. Further, the surface of fibreglass doors hold up extremely well against any accidental marks or scratches; it is much more difficult to dent than wood.
  • In terms of energy efficiency, few materials can beat fibreglass doors. They are usually filled with a special type of insulating foam that greatly reduces any kind of thermal transfer. At Weather Pro Windows & Doors all our fibreglass doors meet or beat Energy Star standards. It is an easy way to keep your home warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer.
  • The energy that you will save as a result of installing a fibreglass entry door makes it a very environmentally-friendly choice. Better still, you will immediately start saving yourself money on utility bills. Further, installing a fibreglass door may also allow you to qualify for a tax rebate from the government. Call your local tax authorities to inquire about this possibility.

Aesthetic Appeal

  • Fibreglass Entry Doors edmontonMany people think that no material can ever match the earthy, natural beauty of real wood entry doors. Decades ago, this may have been the case. However, with today’s technology, fibreglass doors can accurately mimic the natural wood grain previously unmatched by any other material. No matter whether you want the look and feel of oak, mahogany, or cherry, you will be able to find the perfect fibreglass door.
  • Style-wise, you are guaranteed to find fibreglass doors that will match your personal sense of taste and design. Raised panels and detailed moulding are all standard features on fibreglass doors, just like you would find on regular wood doors. There are a huge variety of styles available, such as Craftsman, European, South Western, Modern, and Contemporary. Our talented professionals will work closely with you to find the entry doors that will perfectly suit and complement the beauty of your home.
  • In addition to all these aesthetic advantages to fibreglass entry doors, they also come with more customization options available to you. You may opt to have a decorative glass panel inset, for example; this is possible in a variety of different shapes. You may also opt to add a transom above your door. A transom is much like a window panel; it serves an aesthetic purpose and is designed to let extra light into your hallway. You could then take it a step further and add sidelights to your entry door; this will greatly enhance the elegance of your home’s entryway. If you do select any options that require the use of glass, rest assured that our glass options are impact-resistant and rated for their energy efficiency.

If you think that fibreglass doors are a good choice for you and your home, call Weather Pro Windows & Doors for a free consultation today. We will come to your home, examine your existing entry doors and door frames, and advise you on the best fibreglass replacement options available to you. If you are still unsure about fibreglass doors, consider some of the other options available; we also offer wrought iron doors and decorative glass doors.

Should you want quality from start to finish, Weather Pro Windows & Doors are the people to come to. Oftentimes, a good product can be compromised by a poor installation job. At Weather Pro we guarantee you a quality product, in combination with quality workmanship, installation, and customer service.

For all your fiberglass door needs in Edmonton & Calgary, trust Weather Pro

About Weather Pro Windows & Doors

Weather Pro Windows & Doors has years of industry experience and our goal is to use our expertise to help each and every client that approaches us, whether a first time buyer or a long-time homeowner, to find the perfect windows and doors that meet all their needs. We specialize in Replacement Windows, Vinyl Windows, Entry Doors, Exterior Doors and Patio Doors. Weather Pro Windows and Doors proudly serves the Calgary, Edmonton and Winnipeg areas. Visit us on Google+.