Devito's Door Projects
We have door experts here at Devito's who specialize in door installation. We offer installation services for residential exterior and interior doors. Trust all your door needs to someone who actually knows and understands doors. Whether it's a sliding patio door, exterior or interior French door, entry door, interior door, or storm door, whatever you need, we can install it.
We have installed thousands of doors over the years. We offer a wide variety of quality doors from manufacturers such as ThermaTru, Jela-Wen, Masonite, Provia, Simpson, Pella, and Andersen. Choose from exterior fiberglass doors, exterior steel doors, interior, and exterior wood doors, molded interior hollow core, solid core doors, as well as storm doors. We offer replacement door services, new construction door installation, interior and exterior door repair, and window-to-door conversion!
The most common problem with any entry door is that you see the light coming through around the door when it is closed. This is because either the weather-stripping has worn off or the walls of your house have shifted in two different directions over time. If the light is coming through, the air is coming through, which is inefficient. Another common problem is that the door sticks and is hard to open and close. This is more than just a door that's a pain to open. It could also be trouble in the case of a fire. The door is hard to open and close because either side of the door has dropped and caused the door to become out of the square. Your front entry door is the first thing people see when they enter your house, and a new door also creates more curb appeal.
For sliding patio doors, the most common problem is lack of efficiency and difficulty opening and closing the patio doors. Most sliding patio doors we replace are standard builder-grade aluminum frame doors. These doors have only a few pieces between you and a high energy bill. The newer patio doors are often vinyl or aluminum-clad and have interlocking weather-stripping, not a much higher energy rating. The difficulty in sliding the doors is primarily due to the rollers that the doors slide on. Over time these rollers break and cause the sliding panel to sit directly on the wheels of the rollers making the doors very hard to slide. Again, this could be a big problem in the case of a fire. These rollers can sometimes be replaced, but it's often more worth it to just go ahead and change the whole door. Another issue is that the seals on the panels break, allowing moisture and condensation between the two glass panels, making the door very unattractive and extremely hard to see through.
There are many reasons why you should change a storm door. The first is that the storm door is old, ugly, and has just been worn out. Adding a new storm door can also add curb appeal. Another is that the storm door has been damaged by wind, either ripping out part of the entry door jamb or bending the cylinders that pull the storm door closed. These closers can be replaced, providing no other damage to the storm door. If a large piece of the door jamb has been ripped off, it may be a good idea to replace both the entry door and the storm door. Problems such as the storm door not closing all the way can sometimes be a matter of adjustment, but if the door has sagged over time and is now hitting at the top of the opposite side, you may think about replacing the door.
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Most problems with interior doors are primarily due to the way houses have settled, and doors are sagging over time. Bathroom doors suffer a lot of swelling and shrinking because of steam from showers. The doors have swollen so much that now they rub and stick when you open or close them. This can often be fixed with some adjustments by a pro. Other times doors are just outdated, and you may want to replace those old flat panel doors with new six-panel or two-panel interior doors. Or, maybe you want to let light into a dark stairway to your basement with a 15-light single French door.