Doors are taken for granted by nearly every one of us. They allow us access and egress from our homes, offices and nearly everyplace we visit but we rarely take time to appreciate them. Doors give us protection from the elements and those that mean us harm. Given everything that our doors do for us, it’s a good thing to keep them in top condition.
One of the most beneficial home improvements we can do is to replace our old doors with energy efficient, security enhancing doors. Our front door is one of the first things that people notice when they pass by or visit our homes. They are our first line of defense against rain, snow, cold, heat and intruders. Dean Lumber of St. Mary’s County has a large selection of styles and materials you’ll want to consider when it’s time to replace one of more of your outside or inside doors.
You may want to replace your front door with a solid, sturdy steel door that is energy efficient as well as protective. We have all colors of steel doors, some with attractive windows and some solid. You won’t lose heat or cooling through these doors as you do with outdated, older doors. Your energy savings will pay for a new door within a couple of years.
You may want a more traditional wooden door, especially if you want to maintain the décor and style of an older home. Visit Dean Lumber in Southern Maryland for a selection of beautiful solid wood doors that are crafted with attention to detail. These are not hollow-core imitations, although we can provide you with those. Our wood doors come in a variety of finishes and styles that will beautify and protect your home.
You may also want to consider a screen door. Screen doors provide a safe way to enjoy warm spring breezes or enjoy that autumn fragrance of wood smoke and turning leaves. You can opt for a conventional screen door with a simple locking mechanism or choose a security screen door that is impenetrable yet allows refreshing air to flow freely through your home. These screen doors can match your front or back door or provide an attractive contrast if you choose.
Is your patio door energy efficient? Does it make your home secure? If not you will want to think about replacing it. Many styles of patio doors provide less security than a simple old-fashioned screen door. Dean Lumber carries sliding doors that also provide security, French doors that discourage intruders and can provide child-proof locksets to keep your family safe and secure.
You may just want to give your existing doors a face lift with new hardware and locksets. If your doors are energy efficient and secure, new hardware can change the entire look of an entryway. It’s an inexpensive way to provide a room with a refreshing new look. Dean Lumber has everything you need for spectacular doors.