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Let the Sun Shine In! 5 Windows & Doors that Best Increase Natural Light

If your house doesn’t have good Southern exposure, is built in a valley, surrounded by trees, or lacks sufficient windows, it may be dark and gloomy even in the summertime! What to do? There are a few key window or door additions you can make to improve light and let the sun shine in to your living spaces. Making these changes will instantly increase light and add aesthetic appeal. They will also enhance your quality of life – while enhancing the value of your home.

Get new or replacement windows today!

So, without further ado, here are...

5 Windows & Doors that Can Best Increase Your Home’s Natural Light:

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Choosing A Replacement or New front Door for Your Home

Entry doors should be tough enough to withstand wind, rain, and the scorching sun, and attractive enough to make a good first impression. Unfortunately, this is a tall order for many older front doors. Most older entry doors are made of wood or wood veneer, both of which warp, crack, and delaminate after years of exposure to the elements. Metal doors don't last forever, either – the surface on some older steel doors can peel.

According to Therma-Tru, a stunning new entry door can increase the perceived value of your home by an average of 4.2%, or around $18,750! Whether your front door is old and warped, or you want to trade a solid door for one with glass panels that offer more light, you will find plenty of options available for your front door needs.

Get new or replacement doors today!

Here are a few tips for choosing a replacement door:

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Learn How to Paint Your Wood Exterior Door in 7 Easy Steps

Painting your home’s wooden exterior doors is a great way to refresh the appearance of your house or reinvent your home style. And here’s the best part: if your doors are in good repair, you can have a fresh coat of paint on them in no time!

This is how to paint your exterior wood door in 7 easy steps:

1.Grab Your Supplies

To get the best quality finish possible, you’ll need to pick up a few things at your local GNH Lumber. One of the handiest things for this process is an orbital sander. This will save you hours of work and ensure a smooth, ready to paint surface.

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Need Better Airflow? Learn How to Install a Screen Door!

If you’re going to install a screen door, there are a few simple steps to take to ensure a good fit and smooth functioning. The first step is going to your local GNH Lumber for a few materials and tools. You will likely need:

  • a wooden screen door, hinges and handle
  • automatic door closer
  • circular saw
  • jigsaw
  • cordless drill/driver with bit
  • self-centering drill bit
  • wood shims
  • paint or stain
  • brushes
  • pair of sawhorses

Installing Screen Doors 101:

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How to Measure Doors

If you’re going to install new doors, it pays to measure correctly the first time and avoid the headache of placing an incorrect order. If you're new to the idea of taking measurements, here's a good guide on how to measure doors:

Measuring Doors 101:

  1. Realize that the door is the part that opens and closes. Anything else is the frame or trim, not part of the door.
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