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5 Trends in Front Entry Doors

One of the first impressions friends, family members and other guests have when entering your home is the front entry door they walk through. An attractive, well-maintained entry door creates a welcoming feeling that starts any visit off on the right foot. But the right door also serves other valuable purposes, including security against intruders…
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Exterior Finishes: 11 Facades with Factory Windows

Steel factory windows and doors frame the views in some of our favorite gardens. New or salvaged, their industrial style mingles well with both modern and traditional architecture to add free-spirit informality to even the grandest garden. Here are 11 of our favorites: Above: Photograph by Dustin Aksland. Architect Elizabeth Roberts replaced the back wall of…
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All About the Different Types of Exterior Doors

Exterior doors set the tone for your home. They’re usually the first thing people notice about your home when they walk up. The different types of exterior doors all contribute to your home’s curb appeal and energy efficiency in a variety of ways. It’s important to have well-functioning exterior doors because you use them everyday. Whether it’s your entry…
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How to Board Up Windows

There could be a number of reasons why you need to board up your windows. Maybe one of your panes shattered and you need a temporary fix until the window company can come and replace it. Perhaps you own a rental property in a more lively part of town and you need to prevent unwanted guests…
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How to Wash Windows Like a Pro: It’s Easy

Washing home windows is one task most homeowners like the least and put off the most. However, having clean windows gives your home’s appearance an instant boost. By following these easy tips, you’ll learn how to wash windows like a pro with professional results. What You Need to Wash Your Windows The first step in achieving…
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Remodeling 101: Steel Factory-Style Windows and Doors

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…
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Right Hand vs. Left Hand Doors: When and Why to Use Them

You probably don’t think about your doors much, but they suddenly become the central point of frustration when they fail to function correctly or operate smoothly. Doors shouldn’t require much thought, but when they act up or become an irritating part of your home, you’ll be glad that you know a thing or two about how to…
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Specifying Specialty Steel Doors

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…
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The Benefits of Double Pane Windows

There are many benefits to double paned windows. Most notably, homeowners enjoy increased energy efficiency and a more comfortable home with lower heating and cooling bills. Additionally, dual 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 explained in…
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The Latest Front Door Ideas That Add Curb Appeal, Value to Your Home

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 Realtor.com, it’s the second best return-on-your-investment renovation. Ready to get inspired? Here’s a…
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The Ultimate Buyer’s Guide to Replacement Windows

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…
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Tinted vs Opaque Glass: Which is Right for Me?

There are many ways that you can use glass throughout your home to add more light and add unique design elements. However, some of the places where glass can be used throughout the home are places where homeowners don’t necessarily want the glass to be fully transparent. In those instances, homeowners can opt to use…
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Why School Architects are Switching to Steel Doors

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…
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5 Tips for the Best Wine Cellar Doors

History of Wine Cellars Before getting into wine cellar doors.  Let´s talk about wine storage.  Wine storage began in the underground wine caves of Europe. These caves provided the consistent storing conditions that allowed wine to age at an elegant pace. By convention, these conditions have become the standard for modern wine cellars: The ideal…
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Designing Your Custom Wrought Iron Door

For some, the thought of designing a custom door for their entry is really hard; they simply don’t know where to start. At Cantera Doors, we make the process really simple. We like the team approach! Are you thinking about a custom iron door for your home? Let us help you.

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Front Entry Door Remodelling is Easy with Cantera Doors

Thinking about replacing your front door? Why not consider a Cantera Wrought Iron Door? Replacing your front door with a Cantera Door is easy. Because all Cantera Doors are hand-made and made to order, we can design a door to match any existing opening. Whether your entry way remodel is simple or complex, there are only a few things to keep in mind.

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