Finding a door that matches the door you’re replacing can be challenging…especially for older homes. But minding the details can result in a perfect transition from old to new and you get the benefits of energy efficiency, security and easier maintenance with your new door.
Only The Door Slab Was Replaced…All Else Remains Original To The Home
Here’s an example of how we were able to duplicate a 100? year old door with matching sidelites. The sidelites did not need to be replaced and the homeowners wanted to retain the existing entryway interior and exterior moulding and frame…only the door slab was replaced. The challenge was to match the new door grilles to the grilles in the original sidelites. Not only did the grilles need to match in thickness, height and style, but they also needed to line up with the grilles in the sidelites. Our design and installation team meticulously measured and photo documented the original door and existing sidelites.
We worked with our manufacturer, Jeld-wen, to accurately translate the measurements and photos to an engineering drawing they would use to manufacture the door. The process went smoothly and the new door slab was delivered and installed. The new door offers performance improvements with a better door-to-frame and threshold seal, improved energy efficiency with double pane glass and it still looks perfectly at home between its older twin sidelites.
If you have a historic renovation project that needs the care and attention of an experienced team, give us a call at 502-896-1717 or click here to contact us.