Benefits of A New Front Door Installation

Has your entry door seen better days? Maybe it’s old or not insulated well.  Is it simply not performing as well as it used to? If so, a replacement door is something you should consider! Once you decide it’s time to get your new door, be sure it is professionally installed by an experienced team. This team should be committed to quality workmanship and attention to detail. Here are some of the primary benefits of professional front door installation.

#1: Style.
Your front door helps give guests a good first impression! The entry door is your home’s introduction to the rest of it! Something that is visually appealing will catch the eye of neighbors and other passersby, as well as friends and family.  If your front door is dented, scratched, or off color, this will also make an impression – but not a good one. Bolster curb appeal with a new, stylish front door!
#2: Energy efficiency.
Saving energy is important – not only for the earth, but for your checking account! A new door is energy efficient, which means you won’t need to rely as heavily on your heating and cooling system.  It will help keep cold air out and warm air in.  And during the summer, it will keep summer weather outside and cool air in! That means you will see a cost savings on your utility bill. That could translate to saving hundreds at the end of the year.
#3: Security.
A new front door will protect your home from outside elements as well as home invasion. If your old door is weak and of poor quality, this doesn’t do much in the way of protection. We offer a variety of doors in different materials ranging from wood to fiberglass and more. We also provide custom doors that are beautiful and strong! When you combine this with a solid professional door installation, you can rest knowing that your door is functioning as it was intended.

Spring is almost here and it’s a great time to spruce up your home! Our experienced team of installation professionals are ready to help get your home to look and feel how you want it. Whether it’s quality products from Therma-Tru, Buffelen, Simonton, or Codel, you’re bound to find something that you love! Contact us today to get an appointment scheduled so you can determine what new front door works for your home and budget!

How To Care For Your Windows At Home

Windows are an important feature in your home and caring for them can often be overlooked. Keeping your windows looking and functioning well for as long as possible requires a little bit of care and attention to detail. Here are some tips to get the most out of the windows in your home.

Tip #1: Keep them clean.
This is a basic thing, but keeping your windows cleaned will help you enjoy them to the fullest and allow you to experience what’s happening outdoors. Never use abrasive cleaners or cleaners with harsh chemicals, as this could scratch the glass. Instead, use a generous amount of cleaner that is specifically made for glass and wipe clean with a paper towel, soft cloth, or squeegee.

Tip #2: Be gentle.
When you’re opening or closing your windows, do so gently. You shouldn’t need to use extreme force. If you need to latch the window, be sure that it’s fully closed, because if you force the latch, it could cause strain on the latch itself over time. If you have window stabilizer arms on your casement windows, be sure no one pulls or leans on these.

Tip #3: Stay up on maintenance.
When you’re cleaning your windows, wipe down the inside frame to remove dust and dirt, then dry completely. You can also vacuum and/or lubricate the tracks of the windows to help them open and close easily. In addition, check with the sealing around the inner portion of the window to make sure no water leakage happens.

Tip #4: Be aware of humidity.
When you’re cooking or showering, inside humidity occurs, so if you notice that your windows are forming condensation, it means that the inside humidity is too high, and moisture can drip into the windowsill which could cause mold to develop. Be sure to open a nearby window for cross ventilation or run an exhaust vent or dehumidifier regularly to reduce the amount of humidity that develops inside your home.

Tip #5: Replace old windows.
Are your older windows simply not doing a great job? Old windows are generally not energy efficient and can cause air to leak in or out. In addition, they do not provide the sound barrier that you likely want or need. Lifetime Windows & Doors carries a variety of window styles and brands that will fit well into your specific home’s style. And most importantly, we will work with you to find replacement windows that fits within your budget. New windows are Energy Star certified and come with great ratings, so you know you’re getting the best product for your money. Looking to save money? Visit our specials page to see what our current specials are!

We are proud to serve Portland, Oregon and the surrounding areas, as well as Central Oregon and Southwest Washington.  Our professional and experienced team can help you get your home ready, so you can enjoy the end of summer and upcoming autumn months. Contact us today if you need expert advice on window replacement. Now is the time to act – don’t wait any longer to get your windows updated!


Spring Patio Design Tips

We’ve set the clocks forward and the springtime season officially begins this week. Spring is a great time to get outside and your home ready to enjoy the longer days and the sunnier weather. Here are some of our spring patio design tips that will get everything looking great, so you can enjoy the beautiful Pacific Northwest months ahead.

Tip #1: Install a new sliding glass door.
Want to enjoy the outdoors while staying cozy inside? A beautiful new sliding glass door is the perfect answer. A quality sliding glass door allows for natural sunlight to enter your home and it also allows the convenience of going in and out. In addition, new doors are energy efficient and won’t leak cool air in or warm air out. We install a variety of different sliding doors, including French in-swing or out-swing doors, stacking glass doors, or bi-folding glass doors that open in an accordion fashion. Contact us today for information on which style would be right for your space.

Tip #2: Update old exterior siding.
New siding can work wonders for your curb appeal, add value to your home, and it will be great to look at when you sit on your patio and enjoy the weather with your family or guests. If your exterior siding has areas of damage or dry rot, it’s important to replace it right away so it doesn’t cause damage to the inside. Our team at Lifetime Windows & Doors works with customers in replacing exterior siding and we’re proud to carry outstanding products from James Hardie Siding. New siding adds a new layer of energy efficiency to your home and can help you with heating and cooling bills over time.

Tip #3: Replace windows.
The windows in your home allow you to see the beauty of springtime. But if your windows are old, leaky, or noisy, it may inhibit your enjoyment. Replacement windows can reduce noise, help reduce utility bill costs, and will also keep you more comfortable!  Lifetime Windows & Doors carries a variety of window styles and brands that will fit well into your specific home’s style and most importantly, the budget you have set.

We are proud to serve Portland, Oregon and the surrounding areas, as well as Central Oregon and Southwest Washington. Our professional team can help you get your home’s exterior updated and beautiful. Ready to get started? Visit our specials page to see what our current specials are, then contact us today for information on how to get your appointment on the books with us.