Solid wood doors have an undeniable beauty. Whether it’s oak or maple, any hardwood door can instantly improve the looks of any home. This beauty comes at a price, however, and more people are jumping the fence to the more affordable engineered wood core doors installation. Is it really the superior option, though?
High-efficiency double-pane windows are built with an insulating gas, typically argon, sandwiched between two glass panels. This gas is sealed with a desiccant that stops moisture from getting inside the tiny space between the panes. The desiccant is often made from silica gel, the same substance you’ll sometimes find in small packets packaged with certain items. The silica strip is placed throughout the perimeter of residential windows but it’s not uncommon to find it in other types of windows as well.
Choosing colors for your home isn’t just about what your favorite colors are. Unless you want a supremely monochromatic aesthetic, you want combinations that work well with the features of your home. Do puce casement windows work well with the pastel reds of your walls? Does a white door contrast too much against a dark wood frame? Color combinations are not as easy as they sound. Your choices can greatly affect not only the look of your home but the feeling you get when you walk in.
With two styles to choose from, choosing the patio door style sounds simple enough. On one hand, you have traditional French doors, on the other, contemporary sliding doors. But there are many other factors that should be considered. Renewal by Andersen® of Kansas City shares some tips on choosing the right patio door style for your home.