Doors Dubuque IA
Key West True Value Hardware
2100 Stone Hill Dr
4949 Chavenelle Road
3185 Hughes Court Suite E Dubuque, IA, 52003
Spahn & Rose Lumber Co.
2175 S Park Court
4100 Dodge St.
Steve's Ace Hardware
1670 Kennedy Road
4100 Dodge Street
M-SA 6:30 am - 9 pm
SU 8 am - 7 pm
Steve's Ace Home Garden
3350 Jfk Road
LOWE'S OF DUBUQUE, IA.
4100 DODGE ST. DUBUQUE, IA, 52003
600 Cedar Cross Road
Choosing a Front Door
The New Front Door We'd talked about purchasing a new front door for years. The cold leaked in many a winter with drafts before we actually got serious.
Finally we went to a home improvement center to browse. Fiberglass, wood, steel; some very pricey indeed! And look at all the variations and colors! This was not going to be as easy as we thought!
First, we researched, besides the cost, how each door type was better or worse. Fiberglass was our final choice.
Now for the fun! We decided to go downtown with our digital camera and take photos of all the various doors we liked on neighbor's houses. After a good stroll and getting about a dozen styles, we headed home.
Using Paint and Microsoft Picture Manager on our computer; we were able to put the various door styles onto a photo of our "real" house and "see" how they would actually appear. Take a look at the pictures below to see how we did.
| The results were surprising to us. Many doors that we had leaned to liking, actually didn't suit our colonial at all! |
This simple exercise led us to confidently purchase a fiberglass front door with sidelites for around $1000. We have more light, no cold and drafts and a great front entrance!
Happy hunting to all!
Our house, before we changed the door
Some of our choices. I just figured out how large to make the doors to fit in, then cut them out of the houses we took pictures of and pasted them in.
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