There is so much to consider when selecting the perfect exterior or interior door, plus there is a large variety of molding and trims that pull it all together. Talk to any one of our experts to learn about the benefits of each of our many door types and materials.
How to Select the Right Interior Door.
Style. There are so many beautiful options, start by selecting a style that matches the look and feel of your home. Doors connect spaces, so consider the floors, trims, soundproofing, door swing, and more. Styles include sliding doors, barn doors, pocket doors, folding doors, French doors, Dutch doors, flush doors and paneled doors.
Andersen® wood front doors for your home are handcrafted from the finest wood and showcase exceptional beauty to complement the character of your home and those who live inside.
Swing. Do you want the door to swing into the room or out into the next room? Bedroom doors typically swing into the room. Main space doors like for a family room, usually swing out of the room. A door should never open into a hall or corridor.
Material. Choose between solid wood, MDF, metal or glass doors, and solid core or hollow core doors. Glass doors are nice for pantries and sunrooms, while solid doors offer privacy for bedrooms and bathrooms.
Sound. Interior doors with a higher STC number (sound transmission class), send less sound through the door. Most normal speech can be heard through doors rated 25. Forty is in the middle and anything over 60 should be close to soundproof.
Color. Choose an interior door color that will be the right fit with the decor in each room. A neutral shade is the easiest to match with any home style or be bold and select a color!
Don't forget the finishing touches! We carry a full line of millwork—the moulding & trim styles you want most—in stock. A large selection of door hardware is in stock as well—virtually every kind!
Check out our Benjamin Moore Paint store department for countless colors to consider. It might be a good time to replace those old kitchen and bath cabinets as well.
Located in Lowell, we serve the surrounding Northwest Indiana, Lake County, Porter County, including Crown Point, St. John, Cedar Lake, Grant Park IL, etc.
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You want to make a good first impression when someone comes to your home and it starts right at the front door. Not only should they look good, entry doors must withstand our changing weather and provide security for our loved ones.
Your older wood doors may have warped or cracked and older metal door surfaces may have peeled. Today’s front doors resist the elements and provide better security. They also offer a smoother operation, less maintenance, and energy savings.
Material. Choosing the material for an exterior door is probably the most important decision to make. Most exterior doors combine more than one material, for example, many fiberglass and steel doors have wood frames. The surface material determines the appearance, durability, security, and price.
Prehung. Prehung doors (a door and frame combo--the door hangs on hinges within a frame) are a great choice if the old frame is bad or if you're removing the frame because you want to enlarge the opening.
Size. To find the suitable jamb size, measure the height and width of your existing door jamb between the inside edges of the casing. Add 1/2 inch to the frame height and 1/2 inch to 3/4 inch to the width. The width of the door is measured across its face. The most common size is 36” wide x 80” tall and 2” thick.
Therma-Tru Entry Doors have it all: beauty, strength, security, and energy efficiency.