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French Door Buying Options

May 29, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

French-Door-Buying-OptionsWritten by ETO Doors.

Installing classic French doors is a simple and affordable way to add a touch of class to your home. Whether you are looking to separate your dining room from your kitchen with prehung interior French doors or want a door to go out to your garden or patio area, French doors are an option that adds elegance to your home in a way that sliding doors typically cannot match.

Homeowners have a lot of options as French doors are more popular than ever. Finding the right door typically comes to do determining where you will install your doors and selecting doors based on your personal taste. Here are a few things that you should consider when selecting interior or exterior French doors:

Selecting the Right Materials: The different materials available for homeowners when they purchase French doors are almost too many to count. This plethora of options is great for giving consumers choices but can also be overwhelming. The location of your doors will play a significant role in determining which material is right for your door. For example, wood looks great but can be damaged when exposed to the elements; it’s one reason why wood is popular for interior French doors but many people choose a more weather-resistant material such as vinyl for exterior doors that will be exposed to rain, snow and other adverse weather conditions.

Finding the Perfect Glass: Windows are a trademark feature of French doors. The glass that is used in these windows can have more than just aesthetic qualities — they can also help to lower your energy costs. Choosing a double pane glass will help to reduce the loss of heat during the winter months, making your home more energy efficient. At the same time, people will small children may want to select impact-resistant glass, especially for patio doors.

Direction: Finding the right French doors also means determining which way you want the doors to swing when they are opened and closed. Outward-opening exterior doors are often a popular choice because they conserve space inside of the home. However, this can be a problem if you don’t want your doors exposed to the elements. For interior doors, the direction that they open will largely be determined by what is on the other side in each room — you are more likely to want bedroom doors to open toward the bedroom so you don’t accidentally open the door into a hallway and hit someone.

ETO Doors has sold interior and exterior doors of all types to more than 100,000 residential and commercial customers. They have the largest selection of doors in the industry at low prices.

Giving Your Doors Second Life

May 10, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Written By ETO Doors

Most people have an idea of what they want their dream home to look like. Many actually live in their dream home; they just have some work to do in order to get it there. Wherever you fall on this spectrum, there’s a good chance you don’t give your doors the credit they deserve. However, doors are necessary and can make or break a home. For this reason, you should take care in how your doors look.

Picking out the best doors is a good place to start. Your entry doors get the most attention, but all of them should really be given some of your focus.

Still, you may have already done this. Let’s say you picked some gorgeous exterior wood doors and are very happy with how they look. What happens when something goes wrong? Doors aren’t bulletproof (well, some are). Between your kids, pets and just normal wear-and-tear, they’ll eventually need help.

Instead of replacing them, though, try giving them second life. Wooden doors are especially easy for this. Strip the paint, if it has a coat, sand it down and then prime it and start over. You could also do countless other things to help the door look better. Get creative or go online and see what’s possible. At the end of the day, you’ll get a gorgeous, custom door without breaking your budget.

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Looking for doors for your home? Whether you need front doors, entry doors interior doors, you’ll find everything you need at ETO Doors and so much more.

Why Choose Structural Steel

May 8, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Why-Choose-Structural-SteelIf you were to ask a structural steel expert how to expedite a construction project, the answer you get might surprise you. Your choice of material can dramatically alter the time frame you can expect to complete a project, and that’s just one benefit to choosing structural steel over alternative materials.

Improvements on Speed

Structural steel benefits from a rapid design and fabrication phase, so it’s quick to produce and erect. With structural steel, workers can finish a building’s frame in significantly less time. It’s important to understand how those benefits play out before you place your order.

The speed factor comes into play during production. It’s not likely that workers on the ground will be able to work with structural steel any faster than other materials, but the shipments will arrive on time. Any steel fabrication expert can tell you that the best way to ensure work is done on time is to ensure that you reduce potential stoppages.

Lowering Projected Costs

Structural steel can save up to 7% of costs on average when compared to other materials of similar strength. If that sounds surprising, it may shock you even more to learn that structural steel has been a cost leader for the past 30 years, beating the cost increases in concrete by 40%.

The biggest reason for that has to do with the labor costs. We can produce far more steel per hour today than we could in 1980, which is a major factor in cutting costs.

Bio: Lyle Charles Consulting offers expert advice on claims, structural steel and turnaround services. For arena construction consultants, contact Lyle Charles.