At David Ogle Construction we know that the entry way to your home is a reflection of not only your home but of your family. Whether you want an entryway that is traditional, contemporary, or rustic, our selections give you the warmth and beauty you are looking for, with the comfort and security you require.
Beautiful entryways can increase the perceived value of your home according to a national home valuation study conducted by the independent research organization TNS. Increase your home’s curb appeal today with a new entryway.
With over 20 years experience David Ogle Construction continues to raise the bar and set the standard in sales and installation of quality doors for style, security, and energy efficiency in both entry and patio doors. Call us today for you free in-home estimate. All types and All major brands available!
Entry Door Basics
Choosing the right entry door for your home is a big decision. Here are some things to keep in mind when making your selection.
Glossary of Entry Door Terms
Your front door adds curb appeal and can draw attention to your home. Create unique designs by combining door panels, transoms and decorative sidelites
Glass adds a touch of elegance to any home. Choose one that reflects your style, whether it’s a full panel of clear energy efficient glass, tinted, or a decorative pattern with caming. Customize your look with matching transoms and sidelites.
You want your front door to be as secure as it is beautiful. Reinforced strike plate areas are a good security measure, and increasing the distance from the lockset to the deadbolt spreads impact load from potential break-ins, thereby increasing security. Check the frame of the door to be sure it’s strong, tight and well-constructed.
Be careful when choosing the material for your entry door: wood has a history of warping, rotting and splitting. Alternative materials such as fiberglass and steel may prove more durable against the elements.
Be sure the door you select will protect your house from the elements and not inflate your utility bills. Weather stripping is a must, as is a door that fits snugly within the frame. As your house settles over time, having an entry door with an adjustable threshold will help you to keep air and water infiltration from becoming a problem. Fiberglass or steel insulated door panels insulate better than hollow panels or wood construction. Look for a door that meets ENERGY STAR® guidelines, to ensure that its energy efficient.
And finally, buy from a manufacturer that stands behind its products. Check warranties to be sure the company will be there for you if you have a problem. Don’t be fooled into buying a door from a no-name company; you’ll likely be left out in the cold when you need them the most.
Contractors that have been in the business for less than 5-years must be approached with extra caution. Most businesses will close within the first 5-years of opening. A contractor that has been in business for more than 5-years will have more experience and has demonstrated a dedication to the industry. We have been selling and installing siding & windows since 1991.
5. What is the contractor’s track record for handling complaints?
Ask the contractor about difficult situations they have faced in the past, and how they were resolved. Every contractor will have at least one problem they can discuss with you. Be sure to pay attention to how the problem was remedied – is this how you would want the situation handled? Any complaints are handled with prompt attention as we strive to keep all of our customers happy. We meet with the home owner face to face and walk through to discuss any issues and work together to resolve.
6. What is the company’s workmanship warranty?
While a longer warranty may seem more attractive than a shorter warranty, be sure to pay attention to what is covered by the warranty. If it seems “too good to be true” it probably is! We want our customers to keep coming back. We stand behind our installs 100% and all our products our backed by manufactures warranties. Warranties vary by product but most have a lifetime warranty.
When should you consider replacing your siding?
If you see any of the following conditions, you may want to consider replacement of your siding.
- Dents or cracks in your siding
- Missing pieces
- If you currently have asbestos siding
- Heating / cooling problems
- Difficult to clean
When should you consider replacing your windows?
If you notice any of the following conditions, you may want to consider replacement of your windows:
- Difficulty opening or closing
- Concern for security
- Heating / cooling problems
- Difficult to clean
Do Maintenance-Free Home Trim Products Exist?
For many homeowners the maintenance involved with the wood trim on their home can be a painful, time-consuming ordeal. In recent years there have been many advances in the industry that address this issue. There are now several products available to homeowners that limit or eliminate the need to replace, repair or paint rotted wood trim.
Can I Improve My Home’s Energy Efficiency With New Windows?
Custom window replacement can enhance the beauty and elegance of your home, but it can also help to increase the energy-efficiency. David Ogle Construction encourages homeowners to take into consideration the impact that the windows in your home can have on the energy cost you incur. There are many window products and options that will allow homeowners to choose custom windows to meet their aesthetic desires while at the same time decreasing the energy your home must expend to maintain proper ventilation and heat regulation.
One of the most popular options that homeowners could consider is to incorporate Low-E (Low Emittance) glass into their windows and doors. This coating is a thin, virtually invisible coating that is deposited onto the window surface to reduce the U-factor of the window. The windows are still transparent, but significantly decrease the amount of heat transfer, thereby making the windows more energy efficient by reflecting sunrays and radiating heat from your home.