Need a New Back Door? 3 Options to Consider


Whether it leads to an open backyard or onto a luxurious outdoor living space, your back door should be durable, functional, and appealing. Unfortunately, doors are not meant to last forever, so there will come a time when you need to replace your back door. Thankfully, choosing the right door style and material does not have to be overwhelming. Here are a few great options to consider when it is time for a door replacement.

French Doors

French doors are a popular choice for homeowners because they are so appealing. Not only will they let a great deal of natural light into your home, but they will also allow you to see a large portion of your backyard and outdoor living space.

Of course, you may need to do some remodeling if your current door is not a French door system. French doors should be installed in pairs, allowing you to simultaneously open both doors to bring the outdoors and indoors together.

It is important to note that while the upfront cost of the doors and any remodeling that needs to be done is higher, French doors do add a great deal of appeal and value to your home.

Sliding Doors

If you want the natural light and view without the added cost of French doors, consider a sliding glass door instead.

Sliding glass doors are appealing and easy to operate, even though many homeowners worry about the doors coming off their track. To reduce this risk, make sure the tracks stay clean and free of any debris and clutter, which can reduce how smoothly the door slides open and closed.

Again, if you are replacing one door with sliding doors, a bit of remodeling may be necessary to accommodate the larger sliding glass door system. However, the project will be a worthwhile investment for your home.

Standard Entry

Replacing your old back door with another standard entry door is probably the most affordable option for your home. The overall style of these standard doors does matter, but the material that they consist of should be your ultimate concern.

Wood doors require a lot of maintenance, but they are appealing and easy to customize with paint or stain. Fiberglass is a great option for your back door because it is durable and available in a wide range of colors and styles.

If you do want to allow some light into your home, make sure to choose a standard entry door with at least some portion of window glass. 


11 October 2018

Start Spring Cleaning Early

Every year, I make a list of spring cleaning tasks. Unfortunately, I’m a procrastinator. Therefore, I rarely complete every item on my extensive list. This year, I plan to start my spring cleaning early. One of the tasks I’m passionate about is cleaning windows. When I get finished with my windows, I want them to appear invisible due to their level of cleanness. To accomplish this task, I use both over-the-counter window cleaners and natural cleaning agents. To reduce the incidence of smudges, you can wipe your windows down with a newspaper. On this blog, you will learn how to clean your windows before spring arrives.