Challenges in Door Replacements
For this unique project in Windsor, the client was looking for a routine door replacement. After evaluating the state of the existing door, we observed that the inside of the front door appeared square, but visually on the outside the door was off set. In addition, the entire frame was rotting away, creating a safety concern, so we were tasked with needing to fix not just the door frame, but the entire wall frame both in and out of the house. Luckily, these issues were discovered upon a second measure, which ensured the installation teams’ preparedness for materials required and scope of work well in advance.
Brookstone’s Home Renovation Solution
Increase the Size of the Door
The first thing we did before the front door replacement was make the door bigger both height and width. Visually this gives the impression the door was centered better in the opening.
Repair the Rotting Door Frame
Though the size of the front door was increased, the visual imbalance on the outside remained. In order to solve this, we used hardy board hybrid siding placed horizontally around the one side of the door. By doing this we broke the vertical line of the door giving the impression that the door is centered, while also repairing the rotting frame surrounding the door.
Completing the Front Door Replacement
Lastly, to tie the door to the hardy board, we decided to use a hardy board frame on the exterior instead of aluminum flashing. This ensured all the texture, finish and tones would match with the custom craftsman door we installed fit properly giving the impression of a traditional wood door paying tribute to the age and character of the home. The best part about this project is that the replacement door is composite and the frame is composite – which means there is absolutely no work or effort required in order to maintain the door by the customers after the fact , increasing the lifespan of the door.
Is Your Home in Need of a Front Door Replacement?
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