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Palm Coast, Daytona Beach - Front Door replacement, upgrade
These standard six panel, steel, builder-grade double front doors were upgraded to solid wood, stave core, flush slab doors. They were finished with three coats of semi-gloss polyurethane spar varnish, and a new wood astragal was installed to seal the doors and prevent drafts. The finish work was done in our shop prior to installation, so on-site work was done in one day. These doors were hand-fitted to the customer’s existing jambs, so no demolition was required. Often this is the most feasible approach, but in some cases, a new pre-hung unit is a better choice. Wood rot or an upgrade to PVC or stain-grade wood jambs are examples where a new pre-hung unit would be required.
This Palm Coast customer chose oval glass with tan frames and brass caming. Flush doors made from wood, fiberglass and steel provide customers with an almost unlimited choice of glass.
Fiberglass Door and Sidelight Refinish
Fiberglass exterior doors have been installed on homes in East Central Florida for well over 10 years now. The fiberglass was originally finished with a gel stain, probably with multiple coats of clear topcoat. This set of doors in Halifax Plantation was allowed to weather so long with little or no maintenance that it was faded where it was exposed to sunlight the most (bottom) and mildew was growing on it (top). This damage to the entrance area gave the otherwise well-maintained home a lesser first impression. Fortunately fiberglass, unlike wood, will withstand aggressive prep work. The procedure we used on this refinish project started with a conservative amount of water pressure used in conjunction with a rotary orifice. This process removes 99% of all loose material, leaving a well-prepared, clean surface for refinishing. Next, we applied a sealer (shown here in progress). Last, we finished it off with two coats of premium exterior satin paint. We completed the work in three trips.
Window Sill Repair
Rotted masonry in window sills is a common problem in East Central Florida homes. The repair process begins by pre-casting masonry window sills. We clean off loose debris, then treat steel rebar with rust control if any is left. Next, we install a series of concrete screws wrapped with copper wire for bonding. A form is then built so the front can be removed first for drying and curing. Last, concrete/mortar is poured to achieve the window sill’s original design.
Custom Glass Etching
Custom glass etching is a cost effective alternative that is many times not considered. As far as design options go, simply put, our catalog is your imagination! Designs can be done via the Internet, so your special one-of-a-kind glass design is brought to the job already done and ready to install. Services are also available on-site if preferred. Designs can have as little or as much privacy as you like. These before and after pictures were taken of an exterior bathroom door on a pool deck on the Ormond mainland.
The property shown here was missing the gate in the courtyard. We replaced the framework, as per the original design, with hand-picked, pressure-treated material. The new 4’0" pre-fabricated gate was fitted in the opening with new hardware, then reinforced with a series of galvanized deck screws. Most manufacturers only staple these units together.
Back Garage Door Replacement
Obviously badly deteriorated wood door in an area where conditions are extreme. Direct sunlight western exposure, boat stored and used regularly. Concrete slab for rain to splash back from the air conditioning unit.
Solution: All aluminum pre hung 1/2 Lite combination 1 3/4" Thick Cabana Door. No maintenance, units come in several colors and a variety of glass options or Flush (No Glass) Regular entrance and/or deadbolts used. Option of in or outswing
Full View Storm Door
Allows the customer to show off their new full glass wood front door. We installed this glass in a wood door instead of steel or fiberglass simply because the customer liked the feel and appearance of wood!
This new front door is located on the river front home in Harbor Oaks in a spot where it gets direct sunlight and is further protected by the storm door.
Replacing this 1970's panel door certainly helped the curb appeal of this upgraded home. As always wood can be stained, varnished or primed and painted. The additional light is greatly enjoyed by the retired homeowner.
Side Garage Door Replacement
Door rusted at the bottom and jamb rotting from bottom partially due to water splashing off the concrete slab coming from the roof. This customer was not in need of the natural light provided by the door glass.
Replaced with plain slab pre-hung unit. Re-used the customers locks. Installed inexpensive peep sight so visual inspection of this area can be done anytime.
Our company provided finish paint work to match existing house decor.
Advantages: More security. Lower cost.
Disadvantages: No natural light or ventilation.
Custom Glass Etching
Designs can be worked out on the internet or in person. This service is personal and has few boundaries. Basically, "Our catalogue is your imagination".
Although we have many designs for you to view that we can copy, alter or your own original design can be developed.
Designs and etching can be done prior to installation or on site. This service may be more reasonably priced than you think.
Custom Iron Security Doors
Custom designed and built iron security doors for single or double exterior application with or without screens.
Designs available for hinged door, sliding glass doors, or window panels active or inactive to suit you!
Finished any color prior to installation.