Commercial Doors Checklist

Commercial Steel Door Check List Questions we need to ask and find out all door requirements: Is Door ADA require? Door Size: it needs to comply with ADA Rules. Closer needed? Arch Doors will not operate with surface mounted closers, use Bottom closer. IF BTS 80 (Floor Closer) specify, we need to Select the correct […]

Switching to Steel Doors in Schools

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Steel doors in and out.  Take a look at a nearby school and you’ll most likely see steel doors on the exterior. But you’d have to venture inside to spot the latest trend: more and more schools are opting for steel doors there too and not only in commercial buildings. Fundamentally, why? Because steel is […]

Tinted vs Opaque Glass Panels?

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When designing a front door, there are so many elements to consider.  The style and architecture of your home, the material and durability of the door, the security and safety of the door, the energy efficiency and insulation of the door, and the aesthetics and curb appeal of the door. These factors can help you […]

Guide to Replacement Windows

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The good thing about buying replacement windows is that the benefits you will get from your new windows will get rid of any doubts you felt about replacing them. There are so many great options to consider and choose from when looking to purchase replacement windows. You can customize the perfect window to fit the exact style and design that […]

The Latest Front Door Ideas That Add Curb Appeal, Value to Your Home

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One of the first things about a house that a guest or home buyer notices is the front door. If you want to make a statement, upgrading or revamping your front door is a smart move that isn’t all that expensive. According to, it’s the second best return-on-your-investment renovation. Ready to get inspired? Here’s a […]

Use Double Glass Pane Windows

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There are many benefits to double glass paned windows. Most notably, homeowners enjoy increased energy efficiency and a more comfortable home with lower heating and cooling bills. Additionally, dual glass pane windows offer noise reduction and eliminate the hassle of dealing with storm windows when the seasons change. The advantages of double pane windows are […]

Specifying Specialty Steel Doors

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Whether protecting building occupants from tornados, forced entry, or elementary school band practice, specialty doors are utilized in the most demanding environments. They are available in a variety of materials, but steel has long been the benchmark for performance and longevity, particularly in settings where sound reduction, or resistance to fire, blasts, or windstorms are […]

Right Hand vs. Left Hand Doors

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There are many factors to consider when designing a front door some of the most obvious factor include: • The style and architecture of your home. You want to choose a door that complements the overall look and feel of your house. For example, a traditional wood paneled door may suit a classic or colonial […]

Remodeling 101 with Steel ndows

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Steel frame windows and doors: The aesthetic harkens back to the greenhouses, factories, and warehouses of the 19th century. And their elegant, narrow sight lines offer unobstructed views, blurring the boundaries between indoors and out. What’s not to like? They’re expensive, for starters. Read on for everything you need to know about steel factory windows and […]

Wash Windows Like a Pro

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At Cantera Doors we care about the long term durability of your doors and windows.   As such, we want to share with you all we can about how to properly take care of your door and window investment.  Your front door and windows are the first things that visitors and passersby see when they look […]