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Sentimental Post – Our Soon to Be Former Doors
They may not be that impressive to look at but these ones are very special to us.
Yes, the contractor came this week to take the final measurements. Contracts were signed, deposits were made, and orders were placed. Within the next 8 weeks or so the only front and garage doors to our home that we have known will be gone.
It’s a good thing really. You see we’ve been in our home since 2004 and as much as we love our original wooden doors, we knew this time would eventually come.
This particularly cold and snowy winter was enough to convince us that it was time for new, better insulated, and more energy efficient doors and windows.
Though the freezing cold temps of January and February are behind us, it is snowing again today; a quiet reminder of the number of occasions the past few winters when it was so cold that I’d find frost on the latch plate on the inside of our front door and frost covering the inside of several of our windows.
Yes this was a particularly bad winter for snow accumulation and cold, and then wild temperature swings that had some regions around here worrying about flooding…in February no less.
Though we’re fond of our wooden doors, wood is also very high-maintenance in this climate. It requires re-staining and a fresh coat of clear protection every year.
Over the years chips, dents, scratches, and good ole wear-and-tear take a toll.
Despite multiple adjustments and weatherstripping replacements, snow is always blowing into our garage through various gaps in this 30 year-old door and piling up in small drifts.
So as much as we’ll miss them, we’re looking forward to the new foam-core steel ones and the advantages that come with them. You can expect an update post once the new ones are installed later this spring.
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