The frame-and-panel style is one of the most popular door configurations. This design involves vertical and horizontal frame membranes, called stiles and rails respectively, that hold floating panels within them. The panels are called this because their tenons “float” within the mortises of the adjacent frame members.
Your front entry is major part of your home’s curb appeal. As such, it is important that this area of your home has a great impression on your guests. It is as integral as the other parts of the structure’s exterior like the roof, siding and windows.
Entry doors are not only for front doors – they can also refer to back doors or side doors. The front door, however, always attracts the most attention from the street and in the marketplace since it’s part of your home’s facade. So, you need to find the right one for your home. Here are some tips.
The entry door acts like a focal point for the front of the home. In addition to being attractive, it’s also responsible for keeping the elements out. Staying beautiful and weather-resistant over the years is something it can’t do on its own.
Compared to window installation, door replacement seems more doable for a DIY project. But like most home improvements generally carried out by licensed professionals, it’s more difficult than it seems. Stittsville Windows and Doors discusses the dangers of doing French and entry door installation on your own: