Entry Door Replacement Experts In Milwaukee
Fiberglass Entry Doors Are Absolutely Beautiful…
And Are 5 Times More Energy Efficient Than Wood Doors!
Here is a surprising fact: according to credible reports, replacing your home entry door is the single most effective improvement that you can make to your home in terms of cost versus value.
To be even more specific, on average nearly 97% of your cost will be recouped by the increase in value to your home… and that doesn’t even factor in savings from having a more energy-efficient door.
Here’s the thing, though. The quality of the door really DOES matter, and many homeowners are confused on what makes a door truly top-quality.
At HomeSealed, we have a fundamental commitment to ALWAYS installing quality products from respected manufacturers. That’s why we recommend an extensive selection of fiberglass, insulated steel, and wood entry doors from top manufacturers such as Albany, Homeguard, ThermaTru, Polaris, and ProVia.
Our expert consultants can show you many styles of entry doors, from fiberglass doors, to steel and wood doors, and our trained and experienced craftsmen can provide the high quality installation your home deserves.
We promise you superb-quality doors, a pressure-free consultation, precise installation, and service you’ll love. To see that we ALWAYS back up our promises, visit our Reputation Page.
Here’s An Example Of An Absolutely Superb Door We Love To Recommend
Our featured offering from Albany offers hand-crafted construction and finishing, and the BEST lifetime warranty in the industry. You also get an exclusive, 100% lifetime warranty on the frame. The R-factor of a door with no glass is an astonishing R15.2, which is 5x’s more energy-efficient than a typical wood door!
Of course, that’s one option – we have many others. We don’t ever push one exterior door as the right solution for every home.
Milwaukee Storm Door Installation
We also offer a wide range of storm doors from Homeguard, ProVia, and Larson. As with all our door products, you get a precisely manufactured door and installation by one or our professionals.
Frequently Asked Entry Door Questions:
Q: What Is The Best Door Material?
There are three common materials: wood, fiberglass, and steel. Each material has its own unique set of pros and cons, from security and energy efficiency to aesthetics.
Solid wood doors are beautiful, but can be rather pricey, and require quite a bit of maintenance. They also are not the most energy-efficient choice. Fiberglass and insulated steel entry doors are constructed similarly, just using a different “skin” material. Both options are very good for performance and reliability, however fiberglass will have a slightly more organic look and feel, and has a slight edge in energy efficiency.
Q: How Can I Tell If A Door Is High-Quality?
This can be rather tricky, as to the untrained eye, the best entry door and the worst door may not look all that much different. The short answer is just like anything else, in that the difference is made up in the materials, engineering, and construction of the product.
The hard part is determining that difference. We recommend viewing a full size operating door sample, as well as a cut-away.
Things to look for:
- Gauge of steel (22 or lower is best).
- A substantial construction of door “skeleton;” it should be made of composite materials.
- The details, like ball bearing hinges and threshold reinforcement.
- Jamb material (composite is preferred for rot resistance, Alaskan yellow cypress is good).
- Finish quality and warranty.
Also, it is very difficult to make a steel or fiberglass door look like real wood when the stain is simply sprayed on uniformly, so at HomeSealed we only recommend doors that are hand stained. An automotive grade clear-coat is then applied for ultimate durability.
What Makes A Door Secure?
Many people choose steel doors for security, however it is rarely the slab (door) itself that is compromised in a break-in. The jamb is the first thing to split, so that is what to look at first in terms of security.
Thick gauge steel reinforcement on the back of the jamb at the strike plate is highly recommended for security.
Should I Replace My Storm Door, Too?
It is generally recommended to replace your storm door along with the home entry door. Storm doors are cut and installed to fit the entry door that they are originally attached to, and therefore a good fit may not be possible on a new door. In addition, it is very important to vent your storm door properly, particularly in the warmer months, to prevent overheating of the entry door.
What Is A Good Storm Door?
We recommend storm doors that are built from welded steel and/or extruded aluminum for long term performance. Wood-core storm doors are poor quality that will not last.
Will You Install An Entry Door That I Buy Somewhere Else?
We do not offer that service. The main reason is that the quality of a door assembly has a profound effect on the difficulty of installation and the service life of a product. We find that doors that are purchased at local home store are typically of subpar quality and are a disappointment in the long run. HomeSealed policy is to only install products that we can stand behind for many years.
Why Is Wood No Longer A Popular Choice?
Today’s hand-stained fiberglass doors are simply gorgeous, and we often find that homeowners cannot tell that they are NOT wood, even when operating them up close. In addition to appearance, fiberglass entry door and steel doors will offer superior energy efficiency, warranty, security, less maintenance, and a lower price point in comparison to a wood door.
Measuring A New Entry Door For Your Home In Milwaukee And Waukesha
Door measurement is a VERY important step in the process, one often overlooked by door contractors. Failure to measure the proper jamb depth, frame height, and other factors could result in a door that will require extensive additional work to make it fit, or possibly render it unusable.
Home stores and inexperienced door installers will try to make a “standard” size door fit for every application – that’s not a good idea! At HomeSealed, we ensure that your new entry door will look, operate, and seal the way that you expect it to by custom-ordering your new door to fit the exact opening of your home.
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