Creating a Customized Entry Door
At Fox Brothers Company, we take pride in the fact that we have our own onsite entry door fabrication shop. Having this workspace with all necessary tools available makes creating the perfect entry door to our customer’s homes a simple and effective process. With our door fabrication shop, Fox Brothers can customize any entry door to the desired specifications. If you are considering a custom entry door for your home, there are some things to decide to get started with your project.
Your door will need to be sized appropriately for the entryway of your home. If you are building your home and are creating the entry door for a new house, you will need to decide the width, height, and thickness of the door you want. If you have an existing door that will be replaced, gathering the exact dimensions for replacement is important if you don’t want to go through the construction process. If you need some guidance in finding the correct measurements:
- Height: Measure from the sill to the underside of the exterior trim at the top of the door.
- Width: Measure the width at the top, center, and bottom of the door opening. If there is any variation, use the shortest width measurement when ordering.
- Thickness: Measure the width of the door’s edge.
Determine the Architectural Style of Your Home
Determining the architectural style of your home is extremely helpful in finding the right style of door you should choose. By describing what style of home you already have, you will be able to narrow down which patterns and styles your door could end up with to match.
Typical styles include:
Selecting the type of material for your door is a big factor in starting the building process. The material type will determine a lot of things for your custom build including price and variations of the material itself. Fox Brothers works with five different manufacturers to supply the widest variety of material possible. Whether it’s a steel, wood, or glass door, we can fit you with what you envision.
Even if your door won’t be made out of all glass material, there is still the option of adding glass within it. Glass can be added to sections of the door for function or for decoration (or both). With the operation of the fabrication shop, customizing and modifying your entry door is simple with glass cuts. If you are considering adding glass to your entry door, decide what type of glass you will use. This can be clear fiberglass, decorative glass with caming (leading), colored glass, or tempered glass.
Whether you need sidelites, transoms, specialty hardware, or deadbolt prep work done, Fox Brothers has the answer to your questions and the solution to your entry door needs. With numerous options are available including aluminum cladding, jamb extensions, hardware prep, temporary construction doors, hardware color options, and much more – our staff is available to help guide you in finding and creating the right fit for your home.