Signs You Need New Exterior Doors

Have you lived in your home a long time? Does your home need a refresh? Perhaps you want to upgrade your newly purchased home. Look closely at your exterior doors. Think about replacing them during your home remodeling project. Not sure you need a new one? Here are some signs that they need replacement.

#1: Visible wear and tear.
Your doors play a big role – they provide protection from the elements and act as a barrier to intruders. Over time, your doors will become worn. If there are dents, chips, cracks, or other visible problems with the door that can’t be fixed, consider replacing it with a new, energy-efficient door.

#2: There are drafts.
When was the last time you replaced your doors? Chances are, if your door is decades old, it isn’t as energy efficient as it could be. Perhaps there are drafts or gaps coming from underneath it. This allows outside air in and causes your home’s heating and cooling system to work harder. This translates to wasted energy and higher utility bills. New doors today operate with extreme efficiency.

#3: Damage.
Does your door have difficulty locking? Maybe it’s a challenge to open or close the door. This kind of damage is hard to fix and sometimes, it simply isn’t possible. That’s when you’ll need to consider a door replacement.

There are a lot of different benefits to replacing your exterior doors. New doors provide great curb appeal! And in addition to improved functionality, new doors are a great investment that can reap good returns. Not to mention, you can rest comfortably knowing your door is able to help keep you secure.

There are a variety of different door styles to explore. So, whether it’s a simple back door or a custom front entryway door, our team at Lifetime Windows and Doors has the experience you can trust. We’ve been serving customers locally for over 20 years. Contact us today to get your project started!

How to Stay Comfortable While Working from Home

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way people go about their daily lives. It’s also changed work environments around the country. Many offices have shut down and told their employees that working from home is the new norm. If you are working from home, you’ll want to be as comfortable as possible. Our team at Lifetime Windows and Doors can help. Here’s how.

#1: We can update your space.
Did you know that your windows play a key role in keeping your home’s heating and cooling evenly distributed? Old, energy inefficient windows can leak outside air in. That means your heat during the fall and winter months can make its way outside and cold outside air could create cold spots in your home. That means your heating and cooling system must work harder to keep the temperatures evenly distributed. Because of that, your utility bills will likely increase. So, consider window replacement for your home! We have a variety of options that will fit your home’s unique style and most importantly, your budget.

#2: Replace your doors.
Your exterior doors are also an important part of creating a comfortable home and work environment. We carry a variety of brands including Simonton, ThermaTru, Simpson! These doors are affordably priced and can even be ordered custom. Our team of installation specialists can take a look at your current doors and make recommendations for replacement based on your style preferences and budget guidelines.

Home renovations like these will not only make the space your beautiful and comfortable, but they can help increase your home’s value! That means when it comes time to sell it, you will have a greater return. The money you spend now is well worth it, because it will create an opportunity for a easier, smoother home sale later down the road.

Contact us today to talk about your home improvement projects. We have been working with customers around Oregon and Washington since 1998. We have the products you need and the experience you can count on.

Stimulus Money? Use It to Beautify Your Home!

Did you recently get your government stimulus money? Investing it in your home is a great idea! Whether it’s new siding, new windows, or new exterior doors, our team at Lifetime Windows & Doors will help get your home upgraded and updated! Here are some reasons why you should consider investing in some home renovations this spring.

#1: Curb appeal.
New siding, roofing, doors, and windows works wonders for your home’s curb appeal. Not to mention, these updates will make it look like new! If your siding is old or has cracked areas or other spots of damage or dry rot, it is important to get it replaced immediately. If you don’t, this can cause other interior damage that is costly to repair. If your windows and doors are old and leaking air in and out, there’s a good chance your utility bills will increase. Not to mention, it is not good for the environment.

#2: Increased value.
Homes that have been renovated will instantly go up in value! New windows, doors, siding, and roofs will make your home more resistant to the elements and you will see greater return on investment when it comes time to sell your home. That means the money you spend now is well worth it in the long run. In the meantime, you’ll enjoy being home even more because of the beauty and comfort that you have knowing things are new and energy efficient.

Not sure what your options are? Let our experienced team at Lifetime Windows & Doors help you decide. We carry a variety of quality window and door products from Milgard, Simonton, ThermaTru, Simpson, and more! Need new siding? Fiber cement siding is a durable way to go! How’s your roof? Our roofing contractors will discuss your best options, too! We will work with you on which product fits your space best and most importantly, we will work to find a great product at the price you can afford.

Spring Energy Savings Tips

Springtime is here! With the current health crisis around the world, most of us are homebound more often and many of us are trying to find ways to cut energy costs. Saving money is important and that means you will need to look for ways to curb your energy usage. Here are some tips.

Tip #1: Keep your heating and cooling system maintained.
This is an important homeowner to-do. However, keeping your system tuned up will help you save significant energy through the year. Regular maintenance by a team of heating and cooling specialists will ensure that all the internal components are working correctly. In addition, they will look at the energy consumption of the machine and make sure it’s working at peak efficiency. Old heating systems, or those that have not been tuned up regularly, tend to work a lot harder than they have to. This causes the system to work harder, which puts unnecessary strain on the machine. And, it also drives your utility bills up.

Tip #2: Replace your doors and windows.
Does your home have drafty doors or windows? Chilly air can make its way through them, which wastes energy and causes your heating system to work harder. If your home’s windows or doors are decades old, chances are, they are not energy efficient. Consider replacing them with new, EnergyStar® rated products! This is a great choice that will help keep you comfortable year-round and help reduce energy costs. We carry a variety of quality window and door products from Milgard, Simonton, ThermaTru, Simpson, and more! We will work with you on which product fits your space best and most importantly, we’ll work within your budget.

Tip #3: Unplug products that you’re not using.
If you are not using certain electronics or appliances, there is no need to keep them plugged in. This is a small thing to remember that can translate to saved money at the end of the year. Battery chargers, microwaves, toasters, and video game consoles are just some of the things you can unplug. So, walk around your house and determine which things you can unplug when not in use.

Conserving energy is not only great for your checking account, but it’s also great for the environment. As you head into the rest of springtime, let us help with those home improvement projects that can help reduce energy waste while keeping you comfortable all year long. We are open as an essential business helping homeowners around the Northwest get their home improvement projects completed. We are taking every precaution to stay safe and healthy. So, contact our team at Lifetime Windows and Doors for information on getting new windows and doors installed in your home. You’ll notice a big difference right away!

 

Patio Remodeling Tips

Spring in the Northwest is stunning. Blooming flowers, chirping birds, and mild temperatures bring people outside to relax and explore. It is also a great time to get your patio redesigned or remodeled so you can spend the next several months outdoors! When you’re ready to embark on your patio renovation, let us help!

Step #1: Think about what you need.
Look carefully at the existing patio and what you can use and what needs to be overhauled. Make a few sketches or browse some of your favorite home design publications to get some inspiring ideas.

Step #2: Plant.
Adding greenery around the patio is key to enjoying the view! Start small and work your way up. Plant some greenery around the patio, as well as some colorful flowers that can brighten up the space.  If you have a space for some long-lasting greenery, plant some vines that can weave their way over a gate or garden trellis.

Step #3: Consult with our experienced team of door and window specialists.
A new, energy efficient door that allows you to step onto the patio is the final touch that will bring everything together. Patio doors are a very important detail and they can either make or break the patio remodel. Whether it’s a classic French door, folding doors, a moving wall system, or a simple sliding glass door replacement, our team at Lifetime Windows & Doors have the options that will perfectly suit your backyard patio. Perhaps you have the space to add a new window that overlooks your backyard. We can help with that too! We are proud carriers of Milgard and Simonton products and can install a window that fits the space.

We proudly carry a variety of brands and designs that will fit your budget and home’s style. Ready to get started in your project? We’re happy to provide free quotes on replacing your old doors with new ones that are energy efficient and insulated. We are proud to serve Portland, Oregon and the surrounding areas, as well as Central Oregon and Southwest Washington. Contact us today to get an appointment scheduled so you can determine what new patio door options work for you.