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What Every Homeowner Should Know About Iron Door Design Options

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

NGRW_Clark_Hall_Octopus_Iron_DoorIron doors are a great option for many homes. They are secure, good looking and can increase the overall value of the home. They are also extremely durable and can hold up to all types of weather.

While it is possible to purchase a ready-made iron door, a homeowner who wants to ensure that the door is just perfect for his or her home should consider having a door custom made from North Georgia Replacement Windows. This can be done either with or without a template. You can add any type of iron scroll work or monogram to the door of your choice; options range from incorporating fruit and plants to adding animals.
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Iron door design options are limitless with North Georgia Replacement Windows. These doors can be made with or without windows and can be made with either an ornate or simple design. Your door can have a traditional feel and appearance or an ultra-modern one. 

All doors are finished by skilled, experienced artisans and there are five colors of finish to pick from: cinnamon, gold mist, burnt copper, bronze and charcoal. You also have the option to choose your glass, whether you prefer clear Low E or various privacy options. Regardless of the door color and glass selection, all of the iron doors include a ten year warranty on the structure and mechanics and a five year warranty on the finish and glass.

Homeowners who want to improve the exterior appearance of their homes and/or make the house more secure will find that iron doors are a great option. We offer numerous door designs of this nature and will be happy to work with you in creating the door that is ideal for your home. Give us a call today or stop by our showroom to see just a few examples of what you could design.

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Is it Time to Replace Your Home’s Entry Doors?

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012

Is it Time to Replace Your Home’s Entry Doors?

Dysfunctional doors require immediate attention, and some issues can be resolved with simple repairs. Replacement screws are easy enough to find at the local hardware store, new weather-stripping can prevent moisture, debris, and pests from coming inside, and doors that don’t open and close correctly can sometimes be fixed by realigning the hinges, strike plate, or latch.

Beyond screws, finding hardware can be tricky or impossible if you aren’t sure which manufacturer made the door, and, many times, problematic doors need to be completely replaced.

So, how do you know if a door needs complete replacement?

You should seriously consider totally replacing your door if…

After alignment, it still won’t open, close, or lock securely. When your doors don’t close securely, your family is at risk for home invasion. It if doesn’t open quickly and easily, you and your family could be trapped during an emergency.

The frame/door is rotten or broken. Repairs to rotten structures are difficult, time-consuming, and expensive. Even if you do get the frame repaired, future repairs and problems are inevitable.

Your energy bills are high. Replacing old doors with new, energy-efficient doors will reduce your heating and cooling bills.  A new door with proper weatherstripping will also cut down on air infiltration and make you more comfortable inside your home.

The furniture and flooring around the door are sun-bleached. When unfiltered sunlight streams in, it can damage fabrics and flooring by fading the color and can increase the overall temperature of your home.

You want to give your home a makeover.  The first thing people see when they come over is the front door, and enhancing your home’s curb appeal can increase your return investment if you plan on selling it in the future.

Once you’ve decided to replace a door in your home, the fun really starts! The door you choose says a lot about your family and can increase your curb-appeal in minutes.

At North Georgia Replacement Windows, we offer a huge variety of custom door options ranging from modern sliding glass doors to durable, insulated fiberglass doors that resist warping, rust, dents, and water damage. We even offer unique wrought-iron doors that are hand-forged in Mexico and provide a variety of glass and finish options.

As you design the perfect door for your home, here are a few final considerations:

Size

You may be inclined to stick with a standard size, but larger homes can accommodate larger doors. And, if you’re the proud owner of a room with a view, show it off with large panels of glass or a double door that opens wide for entertaining!

Shape

Arched doorways are gaining popularity and are a fantastic way to instantly change the aesthetic of your home. Cool, modern designs as well as more traditional ones are available.

Color

Selecting a color for your front door is often determined by your home’s aesthetics and decor.  But sometimes that’s the one area that people want to add a pop of color.  And, whether you realize it or not, studies have shown that there is power in color and that certain shades evoke different meanings and emotions.  Studies show that people with black doors are most successful, while white doors imply virtue and purity—blue ones, abundance and prosperity—and green ones, harmony and compassion. In Scotland, painting your door red means you’ve paid off your mortgage, while Americans living in the 1800’s recognized homes with red doors as places where they would be welcome to stop and rest for the night.  So whether you’re looking to create a certain feeling or send a certain message, we can help you with all your color needs!

Simply call or email us for a free proposal, and let us take care of the rest!

 

Picking the Best Replacement Window for Your Project

Thursday, October 18th, 2012

It is recommended that you should replace your windows if they are leaky, tough to operate or have only one pane of glass. Technology and new materials have brought many great products to the market that help you become more efficient. But, don’t be overwhelmed with the looming project of having to buy those new replacement windows!

When it comes to picking the best replacement windows for your project and home, North Georgia Replacement Windows’ reliable and helpful staff can help you out with everything you want to know. Save your time and energy and read these three tips that will take the frustration out of replacement window shopping:

1. The best replacement windows have high performance glass that saves energy, preserves natural light, and protects your floors, walls, and furnishings from fading. Their innovative designs help keep the heat out in the summer and keep the heat in during the winter. Low-E coatings and gas fill are two such features that can enhance energy performance.

2. Choose replacement windows that are maintenance free or have low maintenance options like clad wood, cellular PVC, and vinyl. Each one looks and performs a little differently, but you can count on all of them being low maintenance.  North Georgia Replacement Windows’ maintenance-free windows come in a variety of colors to save you from painting. And cleaning is so easy – all you have to do is tilt the window and wipe from the inside!

3. The best replacement windows are ones offered and installed by reputable contractors like North Georgia Replacement Windows. We focus more on quality rather than quantity. Our professionals take their jobs seriously, and they will install your windows with the utmost care. Be sure to also check out their reviews on Kudzu and Guild Quality.

North Georgia Replacement Windows offers the best replacement windows! Contact us if you have any questions or want to order your replacement windows today!

Five ways sunroom designs have improved in the last twenty years

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012
modern sunroom design- a couple lounges in a cozy, modern home environment

Relax in a comfortable sunroom!

We know that sunroom designs used to be really ugly, really expensive, and really uncomfortable during humid Georgia summers.

But they’ve come a long way. Advances in energy efficient glass have made temperatures easier to control. Advances in construction materials have made them easier on the eyes. And easier to customize. And more reliable. And..

Here are our five favorite ways sunroom designs have changed in the last decade.

  1. They’re more efficient – Installing a sunroom on a house used to be like installing a garage or a greenhouse. You couldn’t control the temperature. Modern glass and building materials have changed that. LoE glass and climate control systems mean you can enjoy the Georgia sun and your A/C without running up a huge energy bill. Oh, sure, we can install a greenhouse for you– but only if that’s what you want!
  2. They’re more attractive – You want a sunroom design that looks good outside and in. Today’s building materials make it possible. We can install an addition with all the comforts of home. Then we can make sure it matches your existing exterior and looks great in your yard. We’ll leave you with something to brag about.
  3. They’re more reliable – Because modern sunroom designs are built with modern materials to match with your existing home (and because our installers are amazing), they leak less and need less upkeep. Stop worrying about rain-soaked furniture or insects and other “invaders” from outside. Just relax in your new oasis.
  4. They’re quieter – Metal sunrooms were often loud in high winds or rainy conditions. This meant you could only use the sunroom when it was nice out. Quieter materials mean you can use the sunroom all year every year.
  5. There are more options – Today’s sunroom designs mean you can turn your addition into almost anything you want. Want a place to paint watercolors? Not a problem. A yoga studio? We can help with that. Just want to add some appeal and value to your home? We’ve got you covered.

Whatever your goal, we’re more than happy to give you a free proposal for work. Just use this form. If you’d rather talk to someone on the phone, we can do that too. Just call us at 770-888-1604.

We’re looking forward to hearing from you soon.