Entry Door Replacement
In 30 years, we have installed thousands of entry doors. They are available in a wide array of materials with various assemblies and warranties.
Steel and Fiberglass Entry Doors
Whether it’s our Entry Doors, Aluminum Storm doors, or Security Storm Doors, Green Eco Solutions is your one-stop shop for all of your entry way needs. Green Eco Solutions is one of the few replacement door companies who can get budget-friendly doors manufactured to customer specifications. We are a custom door company that treats every door as if it were a one-of-a-kind creation, regardless of size.
Older Entry Doors
Entry doors must be tough enough to withstand wind, rain, scorching sun, resist would-be intruders, yet handsome enough to make a great first impression. Not all doors can meet these requirements. Most older doors are made of wood or wood veneer, both of which will warp, crack, or delaminate after years of exposure to the elements.
Even metal doors have a limited lifespan as the surface on some older steel doors will peel. If this describes your door or you would prefer to replace your solid door with one that has glass panels for better light or viewing, the options with custom doors are countless.
Steel and fiberglass doors can realistically mimic wood grain, making it difficult to determine the material while providing even greater security than wood for considerable less. Steel and fiberglass doors are also made from eco-friendly materials, which reduce deforestation.
Sometimes replacing a door means simply exchanging one door, called a slab or blank, for another. In other instances the old door frame may have to be removed. This method includes jambs and thresholds, particularly if the wood has begun to rot.
Even if the old door frame is in good condition, the wall studs that is is nailed to can settle, swell, or bow and become unsquared, making it difficult to open and close the door. To make a new wood door fit an out-of-kilter frame requires planing the top and bottom, or even trimming one of these edges so the door hangs correctly. This is only an option with a wood door. Metal and fiberglass doors can not be planed or cut.
Pre-Hung Door Units
Most new doors are pre-hung, which means the door hangs on hinges within a new frame. These systems also include some form of weather-stripping. Pre-hung doors are an ideal choice when the old frame is in poor condition or when the frame is being removed to enlarge the opening.
When replacing an old door with a pre-hung unit, determine whether opening left or right works best. Stand in the doorway facing outside; if the lockset is on our right, the operation is right-handed.
Measuring Jamb Size
To choose the proper jamb size, measure the height and width of the existing jamb between the inside edges of the casing. Add 1/2 inch (1.27cm) to the frame height and 1/2 inch – 3/4 inch (1.27cm – 1.91cm) to the width. The width of the door is measure across its face. Most doors are sold as 36 inches (91.44cm) or wider.
Door Replacement Kit
An alternative to replacing the entire frame is to use a door replacement kit, such as Replace Door Systems from HMI Industries. With this kit, the door is pre-hung in a small, steel frame that attaches to the old frame. Benefits include easy installation and the added security of the steel frame. Note that these kits slightly reduce the original opening size. They are available in only a few sizes, and they can not be installed over rotted jambs.
Door Replacement Services
Door installation isn’t an easy do-it-yourself affair or even a task for the local handyman. While the weekend warrior may be tempted to tackle this project on their own, it’s more vital to understand what you’re getting yourself into. You’ll want to make sure your door installation is energy efficient, uses a high quality door, and understand the responsibility for maintenance down the road with no warranty.
Do you want to replace the doors in your house? We have a large selection of stylish, energy-efficient doors at Green Eco Solutions that will keep your family safe and secure for many years. We’ll help you achieve a unique door that you’ll love for a long time, from sliding glass door replacement to security entrance door installations.
Call us now to learn more about our knowledgeable exterior door replacement professionals, or fill out our quick online form to get a free, no-obligation estimate right now.