- Getting Started On Your Exterior Door
- Choosing An Entry Door
- Other Exterior Doors
- Finish Your Entry Door
- Entry Door Measuring Guide
- Exterior Entry Door Planner
- Pre-Hung Door Installation
- Andersen Windows & Doors Virtual Showroom Tour
- Care, Maintenance and Troubleshooting of Andersen Windows and Patio Doors
Sliding Patio Doors
A sliding patio door is made up of two panels of glass that glide past each other on a track. They are excellent for use in areas where space is limited. Because the panels do not swing, there is no need to worry about interior furniture placement or exterior obstacles. These doors are like large picture windows that allow in light and open up rooms to the exterior. Traditionally used to open onto a deck, patio sliding doors can add just the right touch to a kitchen, living room or patio.
Sliding Patio doors can include many stationary panels to the left and right to fit larger openings or complement an entire window wall. Construction can be out of aluminum, solid vinyl, solid wood, or wood clad. Wood clad is solid wood construction covered with a vinyl, fiberglass, or aluminum exterior that makes the door weatherproof. Because the weatherproof cladding is only on the outside of the door, it allows for a wood interior with a maintenance- free exterior.
Hinged Patio Doors
A hinged patio door has one or more panels made primarily of glass, with at least one of the panels capable of swinging in or out. Commonly referred to as French Doors, they are typically designed to open into the house our swing out onto a patio or deck. Construction can be out of steel, solid fiberglass, solid vinyl, solid wood, or wood clad. Wood clad is solid wood construction covered with a vinyl, fiberglass, or aluminum exterior that makes the door weatherproof. Because the weatherproof cladding is only on the outside of the door, it allows for a wood interior with a maintenance-free exterior.
Like sliding patio doors, there can be multiple stationary panels to the left or right of the active panels. All of the panels can include grilles or divided light. They are a great way to open up your tightest rooms to the outdoors.
A storm door mounts outside your entrance door and provides a shield to the elements for your entry door. These doors also provide the ability for insert screen panels to allow for airflow in the summer months. Virtually all storm doors are prehung units in standard sizes that mount easily to the trim surrounding your exterior door. Options include screen and glass panels, self-storing screens, hardware, colors and sizes. The majority of screen doors are aluminum over a solid wood frame. If your door is not a standard size, don’t worry; custom storm doors can be ordered to your specifications and desired features.
Cellar (Bilco) Doors
A cellar door is a great way to get more use of your home. Basement or Cellar Doors, frequently referred to as a Bilco doors (Bilco is only one brand of cellar door), allow large furniture, game tables and bulky appliances to move easily in and out of a basement. Traditionally made out of steel, today’s cellar doors come in maintenance free options and more sizes than ever.
A fire door is used as passive fire protection within buildings to prevent the spread of fire. It is usually required by building codes between higher risk fire areas and living space, such as between a garage and home’s interior. Fire doors are frequently made of steel with steel jambs and slow the spread of the fire long enough for those inside the home to escape. They usually are flush, solid panels without windows.
Curtis Lumber also provides limited warranty service for Thermatru exterior doors. If you are having a warranty problem with your Thermatru door, call or stop in to learn more about how we may be able to help!
No matter the door type you need, Curtis Lumber is the right place to start. Our showrooms and experienced salespeople can guide you to the best selections for your home.