A Complete Guide To Buying Entry Doors

Buying and installing a new door is a lot more complicated than most people realize. There are small details that go into this much bigger project. At Nick’s Building Supply, we understand you want the perfect door, and you want it right the first time. With over forty years in the entryway and construction business, we have the know-how to do just that. To help homeowners achieve the dream home results they want, we’re proud to present a complete guide to buying entry doors.

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How To Choose Between Pre-Hung and Slab Doors

Seeking out a new door is a very exciting prospect. A new door can add a breath of fresh air to the look and feel of a home. However, choosing and preparing for a new door installation can be tricky. Besides ensuring you obtain the right size, you will also need to be aware of the many variations on how the door may arrive. Primarily, you will need to know how to choose between pre-hung and slab doors.

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What Are Mission-Style Doors?

When it comes to choosing the perfect entrance for your home, you need to ask a lot of questions. One common question is simply, “What are mission-style doors?”. This type of door is popular, effective, and elegant. With a long place in history, these doors can be the perfect statement to the front and interior entryways of a home.

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Standard Interior Door Sizes Explained

As with many things, there is rarely one solution that fits all situations. The same is true for doors inside the house. Most doors fit into more common sizes, but not always. Knowing which one is right and how to go about picking or ordering the right door can be tricky. There is nothing worse than ordering and waiting for a door to arrive, only to find there is no way it will fit. To help alleviate this stress, our goal is to present the standard interior door sizes explained simply and clearly.

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Standard Exterior Door Sizes Explained

When it comes to hone renovation, getting it right the first time is essential. Measure twice, cut once, as they say—or rather, measure twice, buy once! There’s nothing more embarrassing than getting a door all the way home and then realizing it doesn’t fit. There can be quite a few variations to door size, and some might seem slight to the average user. What the average homeowner needs is standard exterior door sizes explained from top to bottom in a straightforward manner.

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Patio Doors: Gateway To The Outer World

If you have a back yard or a partially-above-ground basement apartment, you may want to talk to the professionals at Nick’s about installing patio doors. Patio doors are a relatively new addition. As part of the International style of pre-war Europe, they resembled Japanese traditional sliding and panel doorways. Although a pre-war invention, this type of door did not become truly popular until following World War II. Those who bought into the American post-war dream of suburbia found this sliding glass door becoming an essential component of their lifestyle.

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