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Prepare Your Windows for Energy Savings During the Cold Season

When the cold season sets in, everyone gets busy to ensure that they winterize their homes. They check the furnace, insulate plumbing pipes, and replace light sheers with heavy drapes. Very few people remember the windows and the role that they play in energy consumption during the winter. Windows can be sources of heat loss, especially if they have damaged frames and seals. That’s why you need to take the following measures to ensure that your home’s windows are ready…

3 Ways to Design Your Steel Doors If You’re Security-Conscious

Steel doors with narrow profiles are beautiful. The nearly seamlessly glass gives you an uninterrupted look into the outdoors. But if you’re worried about people suing that two-way view to scope out your home, your doors can be designed to protect you against break-ins. Here’s how: Secure the locks against three seams. Most thieves still use blunt force to try and force their way inside a house. But they’ll be leery of breaking glass because of the sound and because of…

3 Ways Our Architectural Doors Can Meet Your Minimum Safety Ratings

If you’re renovating your commercial buildings, you don’t just need a good steel door. You need an architectural door that meets your industry’s regulatory standards. What is an architectural door? This is a catch-all term commercial and industrial doors. As a general rule, commercial doors need to meet higher standards than residential doors do. These standards can range from fire safety ratings to even resistance to chemical corrosion. OSHA and other regulatory agencies often design the minimum standards each category of…

3 Ways Steel Doors Make Small Homes Feel Bigger

Renovating small houses can be hard, especially if you want as much space as possible. So start with windows and doors that are made with thermally broken steel doors. With these replacements, you can: 1. Open the space with natural lighting. Traditionally, small homes have few windows and the windows are small. The more natural lighting you can get from the available window space, the better. But windows aren’t the only way to get more sunlight without a lot of…

Three Questions You Need to Ask Before Ordering Your Steel Doors

Whenever you’re planning to make home improvements, a little knowledge goes a long way. You don’t have to know how to apply exterior paint seamlessly, but you need to know how to ask about the right paint for your region’s weather. You don’t need to know how to assess foundations before you buy a house, but you need to know how to request a full history of the house’s repairs. When it comes to buying custom steel doors and windows,…

Is Thermally Broken Steel a Good Investment for Your Rental Properties?

When you own rental properties, everything is about the bottom dollar. That doesn’t mean you’re the villain from It’s a Wonderful Life. You don’t want a Potterville made with bad framing and leaky windows. In fact, it often means high-quality purchases are the best tools for long-term profitability and good tenants. So whether you just sealed the deal on a new apartment complex or you need to replace the windows in one of your rental homes, consider thermally broken steel. Is Thermally…

4 Tips for Your Historical Renovation

Renovating your house is an exciting undertaking that can help restore the original beauty of your home while allowing you to be creative. When it comes to renovating it can be as simple as replacing your front door but here are several tips you can use to complete a historical renovation. Tip #1: Do Your Research Before you start the renovation you should understand which architectural details are important to the integrity of the home. Find out when your home…

How to Weather-Proof Your House with New Windows

Winter will soon be bringing freezing temperatures across the country. Some of the most vulnerable parts of your house to that cold air are your windows. Drafts can creep in through unsealed edges. Even the temperature can transfer to your home’s warm air through the glass and casing. If you’re in the market for new windows, make sure every square inch is protected against winter weather. Look for these three features to keep your home warm: 1. Double Pane Glass…

The Primary Benefits of Stainless Steel Entry Door Hardware

After choosing an entry door for your home, the next step you will need to take is to decide what kind of hardware (which includes the handle, lock, and hinges) you will want for your door. While you will want to consider style in order to ensure that the hardware goes well with your door and the style of your home, you will also want to consider what material will be the most practical in the long-run. If you still…

Metro Steel Doors: The Benefits of Choosing a Steel Entry Door

If your home’s entry door is looking tired or outdated, then you may be considered having it replaced. However, with so many options for entry doors on the market, it can be difficult to know what type of door to use. With an entry door being the main line of defense for your home, as well as it being the first impression of your home for many visitors, it is important that you choose a door that is both beautiful…