Hey, what’s with that extra door that blocks your front door? That flimsy thing that’s always in the way when you carry bags in and out, and every once in awhile gives you a smart whack on your backside. Why are you hiding your attractive front door behind something that at best is invisible, just glass and a thin frame? And, what joker came up with this idea anyway — the guy who invented plastic slip covers?
The truth is, storm doors are a lot like tonsils. If they become a problem you can live without them. But they can perform helpful functions.
If you’re like a lot of people, you’ve been consciously ignoring some of the problems you have with your doors. Maybe you don’t know anything about door repair. In some measure, you might not have the time to tackle even the smallest door repair project. Or perhaps its mostly because you don’t have a clue who to call to fix them — in part because you realize most contractors do not want to be bothered with small stuff like this.
Do any of these sound familiar?:
Admit it. It’s a problem, but never a big enough problem that ever got you past the mental paralysis caused by not being sure how to get it fixed, right?
Your windows are hard to open or close, or don’t stay open. They get stuck and you have to use increasingly strange methods you’ve invented over time, that only you know, to get them unstuck. When one of them closes, it’s not quite square, so there’s a small gap where air gets in. Or, how about that window that, when you open and let go, it slams down like a guillotine, and you breathe a sigh of relief that no one’s fingers, hand, arm, (or head?) was there at the time. It’s almost as if some of your windows have personalities, and have decided to be difficult.
Are your inside doors just flat, dull slabs of wood, or do they add to your home’s warmth and … well, homeyness? Sooner or later you are going to notice this feature in someone else’s house and, if you don’t already have it, you are going to want it.
And if you put it off, you may find yourself someday making this upgrade to help sell your house for the benefit of the NEXT homeowner, while never enjoying it yourself.
You’ve seen them. The most typical “raised panel” doors seem to have fancy rectangles carved into them, six of them, and they add a lot of drama to what would otherwise be a large flat surface.