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Can You Repaint Or Restain Fiberglass Entry Doors?

Explore This Common Question We Get From Customers

Because we’re the #1 entry door specialists in the Orange County, CA, area, here at Today’s Entry Doors, we answer many good questions for homeowners.

With 30+ years in business under our belts, there’s simply no one better or more informed to call!

One of our most common questions comes from previous customers. Roughly 99% of our customers get their Fiberglass Entry Door System factory-painted or stained, but let’s be honest, we get sun exposure in our part of the country!

Note: If you decide to look through our extensive entry door galleries, you’ll see 100+ doors with various popular, unique, and personalized colors.

Folks want to know:

“How long before my entry door starts to fade?”

They want to know whether these doors (relative to natural wood systems) can be repainted or restrained for a new, refreshed look.

First, let’s talk about fading.

The Answer: It Depends. The truth is, putting a specific number on any door is incredibly tough.

  • What color is the door? Dark/lighter colors fade at different rates. Darker fades faster.
  • How much sun exposure does the door get? Morning sun? Afternoon? All-day sun?
  • Unless you have an overhang protecting the door, it will fade over time.

Once the door reaches a certain age and fading point, it’s time to get it handled by a professional. And yes, we highly recommend working with a professional and not trying to repaint or refinish the door yourself.

 

Why?

Professionals who can do this work for you don’t come cheap. And we understand it’s tempting to call the manufacturer and get a kit you can try yourself.

Do you have all the tools necessary to do it correctly? For example, a good sprayer? Are you schooled in the methods of prepping the door – stripping it, sanding it, etc.?

It’s a process you don’t want to just wing. We holeheartedly feel the expense is worth it to keep the very best door systems looking top-notch.

Have Questions Of Your Own? Contact The Experts

Every person who works for our company is a legitimate expert regarding premium fiberglass entry door systems from our major manufacturers (Jeld-Wun, Therma-Tru, and Masonite). We have decades of experience, and we’re happy to answer any question you might have concerning pricing, process, styling, installation, you name it!

Reach out and contact us today, and we’ll give you all the time you need. It’s our pleasure!

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How To Get More Entryway Space Without Double Doors!

Looking To Expand Your Doorway But Not Interested In
Going With Double-Entry Doors? We Have A Solution.

Anywhere from 5-10% of our customers say they would like to have more entry door space, but without resorting to huge double-entry doors.

What can we do?

Whereas most other companies in the area struggle with this kind of issue, we can quickly help you design the perfect single door with an operable sidelite (known as an uneven pair).

Let’s take a look at this image from our Entry Door Galleries:

What you have here is a smooth-skin, Therma-Tru fiberglass entry door system factory-stained blue with one extra-white operable sidelight and one inoperable sidelite (both are 5 light-SDL).

Each sidelite is one piece of solid Rain-style privacy glass, with the framing elements making it look like there are five separate windows on each.

We installed that entry door for a wonderful family out in the Diamond Bar, CA area.

Compare it to the entry door below, where a mull post exists between the door and inside sidelite. Even if the sidelight were operable, there wouldn’t be any extra space.

Let’s look at another setup that does provide more space.

As you can see, they have a stairway directly behind the front door. So, having this extra space to move in/out appliances, furniture, or other large objects makes the entire task so much easier (and safer).

That’s another Therma-Tru model, but this time the privacy glass is Chord-style (without posts for solid rather than divided light). Its got a Mahogany grain and is sporting the color Mulberry.

We installed it for another great family in the Anaheim, CA, area.

  • This is a functional theme.
  • Essentially, it’s a modified double door that acts like an uneven pair.
  • The sidelites in these doors are about a foot wide, combined with the 3-foot wide doors.
  • Everything about the setup in terms of aesthetics can be customized: glass, the doors themselves, hardware, color, etc.

One of the main issues is that in Southern California, 5-foot openings are the norm. This can be a rather tight fit for some. With these kinds of modified doors, you have the flexibility to get the type of aesthetic you want without having to resort to double-doors.

How Big Of An Investment Is This Solution?

You’ve got a wide array of choices and levels of value. On one end, there are the cheaply-made mass-produced door systems you can buy from big-box stores and hire a contractor to install.

On the other end is a premium system you get through Today’s Entry Doors.

Including our entire turnkey process, they begin at roughly $10,000.

  • First, we help you design and customize a stunning new entry door system.
  • Then, we work directly with the manufacturer to make it perfect down to the finest detail.
  • Once built, we flawlessly install it for you for true peace of mind and value.
  • Feel free to browse our Case Studies for insight into what it’s like working with us.

Interested? Reach Out And Contact Us Today

If this particular solution interests you and you live in or directly around the Orange County, CA, area, reach out and Contact Today’s Entry Doors. We’ll be happy to walk you through the particulars, answer your questions, and address any concerns you might have. You could also schedule a time for our mobile showroom to stop by!

We look forward to hearing from you soon.

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Learn How To Easily Finance Your New Entry Door System

Here At Today’s Entry Doors, about 20% of our yearly entry door transformation projects are financed. And as such, we ensure we offer the best options we possibly can to Orange County, CA homeowners.

In today’s article, we would like to breeze through some of the basics of Our Financing to fill you in.

Let’s start from the beginning.

Who Do We Finance Through?

With our experience and rock-solid industry reputation, we could have chosen ANYONE to finance projects. Instead, we decided to make Enerbank our steadfast financing partner.

Who are they?

Enerbank is one of America’s home improvement lenders of choice and, as such, a great addition to our Proven Process.

In their own words:

“EnerBank USA is a specialized home improvement lender – experts at providing loans for home improvement projects. Since it’s our specialty, we’ve developed payment options perfectly tailored to home improvement needs. We’ve been doing this for over two decades and have approved over a million home improvement loans.”

  • They have a quick and easy application process without application fees.
  • They don’t use your home as collateral, and there are no appraisal costs.
  • They use US-based customer service reps.
  • 120-180 day credit commitments.
  • Regions Bank FDIC Member.
  • They maintain an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.

What Kind Of Loans Do They Offer?

Everything from Same-As-Cash loans to reduced interest loans, zero-interest loans, traditional installment loans, and more. Most of our customers get the 12 Month Same-As-Cash loan (no interest, and almost everyone qualifies) and the 5-year loan at 6.99%.

 

We always walk folks through this when they visit our showroom or have us pay their home a visit in our decked-out Mobile Showroom.

Will You Help Me Through The Process?

Absolutely. We’re happy to give you as much time as you need and the good news is that our Four-Page Contracts are ultra-simple. No fine print. No surprises. No extra fees or costs you find out about later. No nonsense whatsoever.

When you stop by our showroom or have our mobile showroom visit your home, we will give you all the information you need to know whether our financing options are a good match for your budgeting needs.

Wrapping Up: Contact Us For More Information

If you would like to know more about our door manufacturers and you live in or directly around the Orange County, CA, area, reach out and Contact Today’s Entry Doors. We’ll be happy to walk you through the particulars, answer your questions, and address any concerns you might have. You could also schedule a time for our mobile showroom to stop by!

We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Screened Front Entry Double Doors
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Can You Put A Screen Door On A Double Front Door?

Believe it or not, this is a common question we hear at Today’s Entry Doors.  During the beautiful spring and summer months, it’s a nice feeling to allow nature into the home by having a screen door.  Not only does it allow the warm breezes to take over the house, but it lets you breathe easily.  Now, our front entry doors come in a variety of shapes and styles, but you may be asking yourself about a double door as a front entry door.  So, can you put a screen door on a double front door? 

Double Front Doors

What exactly are double front doors?  They are two side-by-side doors.  They can be installed in a way where one can lock or be fixed in place, and one or both sides can open simultaneously.  This means they can be active or inactive depending on the situation. Many people decide to install double front doors because they create a magnificent and grand entrance to your front home.  When having guests over, it’s an incredible moment to open up both at the same time to greet them.  It can also be convenient when moving large items in or out of your home, so double front doors have many benefits.  

Screens 

Are you interested in an entry door with a screen?  Double front doors do have this option, and the double-entry door can easily turn into a beautiful light-brightening feature of your home.  Now, a few types of screens may be best for your double door.  A double-retractable screen allows you to open both of your doors and not have to adjust the screen. So, to the question on whether or not you can put a screen door on a double front door – yes, you absolutely can!  They also give you the ability to have only one door open and still be able to enjoy the outdoor breeze without ever adjusting your screen.  

Our Process

Today’s Entry Doors have a proprietary process that we have created to install your double front doors.  Since we sell doors and also install them, this makes us unique.  The process of installing a double front door is not unlike any other door, but as a homeowner, you want to make sure that you have the space needed in your front entryway.  If you already have a double front door and would like to add a beautiful screen to enhance the ambiance, this is another service that we here at Today’s Entry Doors can provide for you.  

An addition of a door screen is a way to change the feel of your home. It can also be a welcome addition for your family and friends when they drop by to spend time with you.  It’s a wonderful way to make your home stand out!

Today’s Entry Doors Can Make It Happen

We can offer our clients an amazing guarantee and the ability to customize. We can secure your door with our amazing installation process, and our craftsmanship is the best in the Orange County, CA area.  Since we are focused on doors alone, we have become the experts in our field and our promise to you for quality installation and customization is important to us.  

Our warranty will provide you with a solid peace of mind, and you will be able to enjoy your new front entry door with happiness and ease of use knowing you are secure in your home. 

Our customizable options offer size and style screening and extra security. These make us differ from the rest.  Let us help you design, customize and install the best front entry door for your home to make it stand out! 

Ready to start your door replacement or screened entry door project?  If you are in the Orange County, CA area, please feel free to reach out to us and schedule your free consultation. We are happy to answer any questions you may have about choosing and installing the perfect door for your beautiful home.

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Two Lessons For Orange County, CA Homeowners From Two Important Calls We Got

We Got Two Important Calls Today From Orange County, CA Homeowners. Here’s The Issues They Were Concerned About

Good morning, afternoon, or evening, and welcome to the Today’s Entry Doors website.

After decades in business here in Orange County, CA, we’re extremely used to helping homeowners with questions and concerns.

Each one is important, and we’re happy to take the time.

No. No with call centers. No nonsense. Only door experts pick up our phones!

In this article we’d like to chat with you about two we got recently because they touch on a couple important topics.
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12 Tips For Long-Lasting Entry Doors

Keep Your Fiberglass Entry Doors Looking Great For Longer. Here’s How:

When you invest in beautiful, energy-efficiency, and high-performance entry doors you want them to last as long as possible. 

Right?

And last they can, as long as you maintain them. While modern manufacturing has performed miracles in comparison to the entry doors of yesteryear, time and weather still take their toll. 

If your home is like most others, the doors are being used throughout each and every single day! So durability is a serious concern. 
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