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15
Sep
2016

The First Impression of Doors


Apart from keeping unwanted guests out, doors can also help maintain comfortable temperatures in your home and also keep the elements at bay. Apart from such practical purposes, doors also serve an aesthetic role and can quite literally make or break someone’s first impression of your home.

Curb Appeal:

When you first approach a house, the front door is one of the first things that will catch your eye. Even if the entire front exterior of the property is well taken care of, if the entry door is not in top shape, it will ruin your home's curb appeal. And as they say: first impressions are everything.

Creating a Theme:   

Entry doors come in all shapes, sizes, and colors. When choosing an entry door and even a patio door, it's important to consider the theme of your home. By choosing the right design and color to match your existing windows, you will enhance the current style. Accent lighting and decals allow homeowners to add even more style and character to their home.

Interior Aesthetics:

The right front and patio doors can make a significant difference on the interior and exterior design of your home. Just imagine all that extra light and the lovely view of your patio and garden! Patio doors are popular for their capacity to add extra light to the home without sacrificing energy efficiency. With the right doors you can let in light when you need it most without ever worrying about heat loss in the winter or letting the hot air in during the summer. You can choose whichever design you like the most in order to maximize your view when you spend time indoors. Not only will a lighter, brighter home appear cleaner and more spacious, but it will also have a remarkable effect on the mind and body.

Setting the tone:

The front door to your home helps set the tone for the rest of the house. As you approach the front door, you will get a sense of what to expect once you enter the home. For example, an old door or a door that has clearly been neglected can make visitors feel like they are about to enter a poorly maintained, or even dirty property. It's not the most inviting of experiences and you may find buyers reluctant to show express interest. On the other hand, if your front door is in good condition, your visitors will immediately expect the rest of your home to be well-organized and tidy. By choosing a particular color or design, you can create any look you’d prefer. For example: you could choose a brightly colored door to show your fun side, or you could opt for a darker color to show off your sophistication.

There are endless possibilities!

 

At NorthShield Windows and Doors, we have a wide range of doors including Steel Doors and French Patio Doors. All of our designs will ensure that your visitors will be impressed by your sense of style.

Contact our experts today for more information.


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Ross Apperly
4 months ago
Northshield replaced 9 windows in our house. Our only complaint would be that the colour doesn't really match the sample we were shown. The woman we first encountered in the showroom was pleasant and helpful. There are only so many things she could tell us in the showroom but it was enough to convince us to book an appointment with a salesman. Walter, the fellow who came to our house, wasn't really a salesman at all and yet he knew exactly what he was doing. Answered all of our questions, clearly knew his business inside and out, was patient with us, made some really helpful suggestions, and just generally made us feel confident and comfortable. Next came Vladimir. He came to do the final measurements and to verify the details of each window. Another very very knowledgeable guy. Clearly an expert in his field and yet friendly and patient with us. The team of men who came to do the install were all very much polite and professional. Their workmanship is first rate. In the end, what I know is this, the new windows are in, the drafts and rattles from the old ones are gone, the price was fine, the quality is A1, and every single individual along our journey was a genuine pleasure to work with.
Oai Truong
a month ago
We chose Northshield because of the rave reviews on Google, but unfortunately the experience was a disappointment. The sales guy was nice enough, but like most suppliers in their industry, installation came 6 weeks past their original estimate, which was fine since we were not in a big rush, although we had to delay the painting of our kitchen because of it. The two big issues were: 1. To install our new patio doors, the opening had to be widened, which our sales guy mentioned, and which was fine to us. The problem came when the installers were on site and insisted that they did not need to replace the header. I know nothing about construction but luckily my colleagues told me to make sure that they install a new header because they were widening the doorway. Luckily I was home and I persisted that they install a new header, and after a while they finally realized that they needed to do it as well. They went off to the store to get the wood and the drywall and finished the job, which looked fine. 2. Only a few months later big cracks appeared along the new header. I called Northshield only to be told by Alex that my painter should've known that the patchwork on the header was very minimal and that "any professional painter should've known to make sure the drywall was ready to be painted." So they refused to do anything about it. I guess I should've said back to him "any professional installer should've known you need a new header when you widen a doorway!" So now I have a wall that I will need to re-patch and re-paint all over again. If you decide to use Northshield, please do your own research and make sure that you oversee their work, because they will never take responsibility for it, or admit that they didn't know what the heck they were doing.
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3 months ago
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Patrick Touchette
4 months ago
Alex our salesman was great to work with and gave us very good information about our windows. The installation went smoothly and the windows look great and function well. Great customer service!
Albert Giesbrecht
a month ago
We had 4 windows installed by this company. The windows were installed in no time at all, and the guys were very professional and efficient. Love the windows and would recommend this company to anyone.
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