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How to Design the Best Entrance System for New Customers

Posted on 9/25/19 5:00 AM

You know how to build a beautiful, secure entrance system, but will your customers be happy with the result? Often a customer has a specific vision in mind—it's up to you to determine if that vision is doable, consider whether it's a good choice based on the customer's needs and budget,  communicate clearly why or why not, and get them excited about an alternative if it comes to that. Here are a few tips for keeping the customer's wishes in mind while using your expertise and years of experience to build the best entrance system for your new customers.

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6 Questions to Ask Before Building Your Entrance System

Posted on 3/14/19 6:00 AM

The first impression is fundamental because it creates a lasting impression. Your home's entry should offer a great first impression because it commands the attention of visitors, neighbors, and even the marketplace. Entrance systems not only provide your home with security and protection against unauthorized access but also add a touch of beauty and elegance to your home. They come in different designs, shapes, and transoms to enhance the character of your home and give you a variety of options to meet your needs. Although entrance systems present a great way to secure a house, a majority of homeowners do not know what questions to ask a builder before they install their entrance system. This article provides six questions to ask your contractor before they install an entrance system for your home.    

1. Does the entrance system meet its purpose?

Homeowners install entrance systems for various reasons ranging from safeguarding high-value assets to securing the home and restricting unauthorized access. The builder should customize the entry system to reflect this purpose. The layout, size, and cost of the system depend on the purpose. Although the homeowner decides on the purpose of the entry system, he should ask the builder if the system meets the purpose. You wouldn't like to have a system installed to safeguard your valuable assets only for the builder to install an easily compromised system that can't guarantee security. It takes a quality entrance system to keep burglars off and deter home invasions.    


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Four Benefits of Accenting Your Front Door with an Entrance System

Posted on 1/16/19 6:00 AM

 

When friends and family stop by to visit your front door and entry way are the first impression they have of your home. You want that impression to be something that says quality and beauty and leaves them with a sense of luxury. Worthington Town Entrance Systems are the perfect solution and can provide the look you are striving for. A front door entrance system combines pediments and pilasters to create the perfect look for your home. The system takes your existing door and entry way and makes it a thing of beauty. There are also other benefits to adding a Worthington Town Entrance Systems entrance system to your home as well. Consider the following.

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Guide to Polyurethane Millwork Products

Posted on 8/3/18 1:27 PM

All residential and commercial structures will consist of architectural features that are classified as millwork. Traditionally, millwork products were defined as those components that were woodmill produced, including doors, trim, and crown moldings. Today, architectural millwork products include items made from wood alternatives such as plastic polymers and high-density polyurethane (HDP). Polyurethane (PU) has become a preferred architectural material over plastics and supports green initiatives by reducing our dependence on the country's dwindling timber reserves.

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6 Ways to Create an Inviting Home Entrance

Posted on 8/1/18 3:39 PM
I visit a lot of homes each year in many different settings: some in-town, and some out in the country. I'm always amazed by the frequency with which I have a hard time finding the front door of a home. Sometimes I'll even end up at a back or a side door. This idea-book includes helpful ways on how to create an entrance to your home that guides your visitors from the outside in.
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Porch Column Ideas From Traditional to Modern

Posted on 7/12/18 12:43 PM

In the past, a home's front porch served as the main outdoor gathering place for social visits and family relaxation. As a matter of fact, the history of our changing culture can be seen through the various architectural forms and purposes of the front porch. Why was the front porch so significant to family life during colonial times? A University of Virginia thesis on The Cultural Significance of the American Front Porch supposes that the front porch was the family's connection to their land, and to nature - in a country where the wilderness was still yet to be tamed:

In essence, the porch served as a vital transition between the uncontrollable out-of-doors and the cherished interior of the home...In many ways, the front porch represented the American ideal of family. The porch, in essence, was an outdoor living room, where the family could retire after the activities of a long day.

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3 Secret Tips for Contractors to Save Money on Architectural Products

Posted on 12/16/14 1:00 PM

Buying architectural products like molding, columns, railing systems etc. can potentially put a big dent in a projects budget; but it does not have to! Small little changes can add up to big savings in the long run if you stay consistent with them.

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What You Need to Know About Greek Revival Home's

Posted on 7/31/13 2:37 PM

"My favorite word for greek revival houses is capacious. They are not colonials," says historian John Crosby Freeman, who grew up in one. They were built well into the 19th century, but they are unornamented, not gingerbread darlings. Greek Revival is the style that arrived between eras. At first used in public and civic buildings, Greek Revival became the overriding style for houses during the 1830's and 1840's, and did not fade until after the civil war. The rather obvious architectural model was the Greek temple. Besides columns - barely discernible as corner pilasters on many houses - Greek motifs define the style. These buildings were not seen as replicas, though, but as an innovative and politically appropriate form.

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10 Basic Principles When Restoring A Home's Architectural Details

Posted on 7/18/13 12:59 PM

Did you know there is a big difference between restoring a house and rehabilitating one? Restoring your home involves faithfully repairing and re-creating a building's original architectural elements so that it closely resembles its appearance at a previous point in time. Rehabilitating your home is more interpretive - it involves making the structure sound and usable again and retaining whatever original features are possible to save, but not necessarily restoring things that have gone missing. For new owners of old houses, deciding which approach to use is the first logical step in helping map out repairs. These basic rules for sensitive historic rehabilitation - based on the secretary of the interior's standards used to enforce the Federal Rehabilitation Incentive Tax Program - office sound advice.

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How Architectural Details Can Help Your Curb Appeal

Posted on 5/23/13 11:24 AM

When you think curb appeal the last thing most people think of is architectural products. Not only can products such as window heads, entrance systems, and pergolas add value to your home they can add far more value than just adding a few bushes to your lawn. Although you can maximize your home value and curb appeal by doing both.

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The Made in America House

Posted on 5/8/13 1:30 PM

A Montana builder set out to improve the country's employment rate by sourcing American-made building materials throughout an entire home.

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Renovation Checklists & Guides - Printable Content

Posted on 4/17/13 12:56 PM
Selecting the right company for your home remodeling project can be one of the hardest phases in the building process. How do you know if you’ve got the right company for your project? Can you trust them to do what needs to be done and that they will educate you about the decisions you will be making? Is the company structured to help with the design and the building? If you do your homework to decide how you want your project to be handled, you can make the project a great experience and one you will be happy with for years to come.
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6 Ways to Add Colossal Value to Your Home

Posted on 3/13/13 1:30 PM

Everyone is always looking for ways to add value to their home.Especially if they are trying to sell their home. We have come up with a few ways that you can add great value to your home without spending to much money. Be sure to get the full Ebook for more in depth discussions.

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4 Critical Questions to Ask a Contractor Before You Hire Them

Posted on 3/4/13 11:48 AM

1. Is your company bonded and insured?   

First let’s break down the two items in the questions.  
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How to Fit your Polyurethane Entrance System around Your Door.

Posted on 2/19/13 3:37 PM
Figuring out the correct measurement for your entrance system can be a challenge sometimes.  But first it is important to what components go on an entrance system and then you can determine what the size each of the parts will be need to be to fit around your door.  

 

Click this link to download a guide to better understand each part of an Entrance System:

Entrance System Guide

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