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Popular Types of Doors for Your Home

Your front door is what welcomes people into your home; it should pull together the rest of the exterior elements such as your siding, landscape and roof. If you are looking to improve the appearance of your home, a new door is a great investment.

Below are a few door types and styles to choose from.

  • Wood Doors. A popular choice among homeowners, a timber door is a great option because the materials can be locally sourced and quickly made by a carpenter.
  • Battened & Ledged Doors. Although these are more commonly an interior door, battened doors are one of the simplest forms of doors there are. They consist of vertical wooden planks, or battens, and then three plants are placed horizontally for support.
  • Paneled Doors. The majority of homes have paneled exterior doors because of it’s timeless look. Paneled doors are made of wood and a variety of designs can be made on the panels.
  • Glass Doors. Glass can be used for paneled doors, however there are some instances where a full glass door can be beneficial. Homeowners who want an unobstructed view to their backyard should opt for a glass door. Note that these doors are generally more heavy and may require more maintenance.
  • Fiber Reinforced Plastic Doors. These doors are built to last and are one of the best options for exterior doors because of their durability. FRP doors come in many colors and finishes, which is why homeowners choose this type.
How to Reduce Window Condensation

How to Reduce Window Condensation

Window condensation doesn’t necessarily happen all the time to windows, but when it does happen it leaves some homeowners wondering what’s wrong. Condensation, which is really small water droplets that collect on a surface, can build up either inside or outside your home on your windows. The cause is air humidity; when this warm, moist…

How to Avoid a Roofing Scam

How to Avoid a Roofing Scam

As the weather gets warmer in New England, the summer storms start to roll in. Summer storms with high winds can cause falling debris which in turn can damage your roof. Fraudulent roofing contractors throughout the Peabody and surrounding areas are always on the hunt for their next victims. At Bay State Exteriors, we want you to…

What Happens When Vinyl Siding Isn’t Installed Properly?

What Happens When Vinyl Siding Isn’t Installed Properly?

Vinyl siding is becoming a popular choice for homeowners across the US as the product has undergone improvements since it’s introduction in the 1950’s. Choosing your own vinyl siding color in the Peabody area is something you can do yourself, however Bay State Exteriors does not recommend installing it on your own — here’s why. Problems with…

Why Does My Roof Wear Out?

Why Does My Roof Wear Out?

If you’re like any other homeowner out there, you want the best deal for your money — especially when it comes to investing that money in your home. For us, deals like a 30 year guarantee on roofing shingles seem like the best bet. Unfortunately live isn’t that simple, and many of us see our…

How to Prepare Your Home for a Storm

We love spring season and what it does to everyone’s moods, but unfortunately spring season isn’t as pleasant for our homes. Spring and summer are known as storm season for much of the Atlantic coast — and that includes the Bay State and the rest of New England. Bay State Exteriors has been an increasing…

Tell-Tale Signs You Need a New Roof

Spring is the time of year that homeowners take a good hard look at the exterior of their home. One of the most important parts of your home you should be looking at after the snow melts is your roof. Here are a few signs that you might need an entirely new one. Peeling Shingles. This…

Preventing Water Damage this Spring

According to US Climate Data reports, the state of Massachusetts receives on average 4.29 inches of rain in the month of March and 3.74 inches in April; the Eastern part of the state consistently receives above average amounts. At the moment, we’re in the thick of the rainy season, so it’s time to consider replacing…

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