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Old 06-01-2018, 04:39 AM
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Need to replace this - I am dizzy looking at all the types brands and styles. What do I look for especially material. I know they have much better insulated hi tech materials and just don't know where to start.

This is the front door and due to home design used for about 90% of all traffic. Want to let a lot of light into this dark foyer indoor area. My wife likes the Oval with translucent glass for most of the door.

Going to local lumber company today here: way to many options ..... help


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Sorry about the lousy shot. This is an impact door with translucent panels from EuroTech (ETI Industries). My wife wanted light in but did not want people to see in the house. It is aluminum and rock solid. The make them with lights on the side like yours.

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Originally Posted by joe.giuliano View Post
Sorry about the lousy shot. This is an impact door with translucent panels from EuroTech (ETI Industries). My wife wanted light in but did not want people to see in the house. It is aluminum and rock solid. The make them with lights on the side like yours.

Is that a Belouch rug?
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Is that a Belouch rug?
Don't know it was my MILs and she passed.
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I would pick a door with windows instead of panels. You will match the side windows in terms of shape and size.
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Can't help, but why?

The door looks to be in excellent shape!
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Can't help, but why?

The door looks to be in excellent shape!
He stated his wife wanted more light through the door.
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Be careful..clear glass is like living in a fishbowl.
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I found this pic online, I don't remember where, can't find it again.
I cannot find any information .
This would be good for our Arizona house but maybe not so good somewhere that has winter.
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Originally Posted by spraynet 1 View Post
Can't help, but why?

The door looks to be in excellent shape!
Just needs weatherstripping. But she wants more light . Inside in that area is dark.
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He stated his wife wanted more light through the door.
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Be careful..clear glass is like living in a fishbowl.
Sorta like the pic above.
Yes want to get translucent for most of it - that wavy glass stuff that lets light through but no images.

That area is a well protected porch so any door should last forever. That one is metal which she also doesn't like. I suppose with more glass we will lose more heat but I think they make high tech low heat loss glass systems now. Justntime may know more about that. I think he is an Andersen supplier or something.
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Just needs weatherstripping. But she wants more light . Inside in that area is dark.


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Sorta like the pic above.
Yes want to get translucent for most of it - that wavy glass stuff that lets light through but no images.

That area is a well protected porch so any door should last forever. That one is metal which she also doesn't like. I suppose with more glass we will lose more heat but I think they make high tech low heat loss glass systems now. Justntime may know more about that. I think he is an Andersen supplier or something.
Fiberglass is a great improvement over metal.
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Have you looked into modifying your current door?
Might be wayyyyy cheaper!
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Take a look at Therma-Tru doors - more options than you could possibly want. They are solid and come in both steel and reinforced fiberglass - had them on my last house and am insisting on them when we do our next remodel. I like the double deadbolt feature.
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Also, most entry "doors" are really door systems. Threshholds, jambs, insulation, doors and sidelights. sizes are NOT always standard.
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Originally Posted by billinstuart View Post
Also, most entry "doors" are really door systems. Threshholds, jambs, insulation, doors and sidelights. sizes are NOT always standard.
This is the company I use (was Borano Doors); they can make any custom door to any size you need. The quality of their doors is 5 star.

https://customdoors.com/?source=adwo...SAAEgKUd_D_BwE
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By the time we find more light, we have to go back andput bars on it, so the bad folk will not drink all our beer.
Gets complicated.
Do ypu supose she would buy into more wattage in existing fixtures.

Get It Right. The front door and the kitchen sink are the first places looked at by buyers.
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By the time we find more light, we have to go back andput bars on it, so the bad folk will not drink all our beer.
Gets complicated.
Do ypu supose she would buy into more wattage in existing fixtures.

Get It Right. The front door and the kitchen sink are the first places looked at by buyers.
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I hear you . But I already have so much first floor window area in other areas any thief that wants to "break"in already has it made. If we need bars we will move . I actually like the current door. Doubt we will ever sell this house. Just trying to give the wife something here as I just bought another boat and am building a barn.
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Something like this? I thing my door is therma tru
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What's overhead in the foyer? The solar tubes add a lot of light
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Something like this? I thing my door is therma tru
My door is in fact a therma tru. I could not find the labeling initially but located it.
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