Quality doesn’t end at your front door
Everyone relies on the “quality” word, but when it comes to doors what does it really mean? It can be challenging, time consuming and downright frustrating to get a straight answer.
Truth be told, the installation of your new door unit is an art form in itself, and every project presents its own set of challenges. For example, older homes require specialized attention to detail because of materials used, odd sizes and multiple remodels done to the house over the years. When removing existing brick or stucco between the door, sidelights and transom are required, it’s critical to perform the job with extra time and patience.
Choose your door today with an eye towards tomorrow
No matter the particulars of your home’s entryway, bear in mind that your new door will see a lot of usage and movement over the years. This means the details you don’t know about today could become tomorrow’s headaches.
Thankfully, A&A’s decades of dedicated experience with doors allow us to plan and prepare your project to avoid problems down the road.
- We use 1½″or 2″ thick doors (with a 1½″thick jamb in 14 gauge steel) to help guard against denting.
- Hand forged solid ⅝″wrought iron scroll work is wider than most (for a more appealing and timeless look).
- We always use insulated, safety, tempered glass.
- All of our wrought iron door glass units are insulated for energy efficiency.
- Specially designed to handle the weight of a wrought iron door, our heavy duty, no-squeak gate hinges (with grease fixture) ensure smoother operation.
- Because misalignment can cause a door to not close properly with the weatherstrip (leading to air and water leaks), every A&A door is meticulously leveled and reinforced.
- Caulking at all inside and outside edges stops air and water leaks.
- We install floor trim to hide the gap between the threshold and inside floor.
- We utilize top-notch insulation between the door frame and wall studs.
- Foam-filled doors and jambs protect against heat and cold transfer and also buffer noise.
- You can choose from five hand-applied faux finish colors. We also use a more expensive epoxy primer because it protects the steel better.
- We insist on Schlage deadbolts for premium performance and offer you the choice of six hand-forged handles.
- To ensure the pristine look A&A is famous for, the finishing trim is carefully applied, nails are filled/ painted and caulking is painstakingly applied.
Lastly, choosing A&A gives you the convenience of complete packages. As a single source, turn-key company, we include your choice of pre-hung entryway, hardware, staining, installation and warranty (so you won’t have to deal with a different sub-contractor for each phase of your project). Each project phase and structural change – from removing brick/ stucco to staining – is personally overseen with the utmost care by our owner, Terry Adams.