Thursday Doors – May 3, 2018

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Our New Doors Are In!

A bit of a boring follow-up post for this week. If you remember back in early March I showed you our old doors on our home.

This was just after we’d made arrangements with a local door and window specialist to have some new, more energy efficient doors and windows installed and I wanted to capture the old ones one last time for posterity.

Years of wear and tear had taken their toll and the old doors were not doing as good a job of keeping the outdoors well…outdoors; especially during the coldest parts of winter.

Well the new doors and windows were installed earlier this month and so far we are very happy with the results.

They’re not any fancier than the ones they replaced, but they are supposed to be a lot more efficient at keeping the elements out.

What these shots do remind me of is the fact that now that the snow has melted it’s time for me to get out and rake and de-thatch the lawn for spring 😀

As for the new doors I guess the real test will only come next winter, but from the inside we’re pretty confident that the frost and cold air will stay on the other side where they belong.

As always, thanks so much for dropping by 🙂

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About Norm 2.0

World’s youngest grumpy old man & heart failure wonder boy. Interests: writing, woodworking, photography, travel, tennis, wine, and I know a bit about power tools.
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79 Responses to Thursday Doors – May 3, 2018

  1. Amy says:

    I think your choice of doors were great. They seem to complement the exterior (and the interior) very well!! 🙂

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  2. lifelessons says:

    Why do I always think it is Sunday Doors instead of Thursday Doors??? Thought I was going to be early and here I am late again: https://judydykstrabrown.com/2018/05/05/tardy-but-lofty-thursday-doors-may-5-2018/

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  3. I love those new doors. My mother recently re-painted my front door. She also painted my living room and hallway.

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  4. Great doors Norm, only right that the host of Thursday Doors should treat himself to some new ones. I love the stonework around them, too.

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  5. Love your new doors and nothing mundane about them!

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  6. Jennie says:

    Lookin’ good, Norm!

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  7. Dan Antion says:

    Nice doors, Norm, and it looks like a very nice installation. I hope they help keep the elements out better than the old ones. Living where you do, I think the old ones probably earned their retirement.

    It is time to get the rakes out, but that means we can put the snow shovels away – and that’s a good thing.

    Have a great weekend, Norm.

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  8. Aimer Boyz says:

    Nice choice of door, Norm. Efficiency counts, especially in Canada 🙂

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  9. jazzytower says:

    I need to follow in your footsteps on this. I’ve got really sucky doors that barely keep the elements out. I was thinking of adding an outer security door instead. But I’m going to look around and see what’s out there. Good post.

    Pat

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  10. joey says:

    Hurrah! Insulation is good! I hope you see a change in your heating and cooling expenses. I really like that front door, quite handsome. Good choice 🙂 I will likely share my new garage door, whenever that day arrives. And prolly the front door when I paint it. I’m not sure I’ll ever show you the gaping hole in the back door’s jamb though 😉

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Thanks Joey. We expect that between the new doors and the windows we replaced in the back end of the house we’ll recoup the expense in energy savings over the next dozen years or so *fingers crossed*

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  11. I love your doors – inside and out. I like the colors too. Now, we’ll hope they do their job well. 🙂 Put that raking off as long as you can. I put in a second day of it today – 23 bags and 3 blisters later, I’m exhausted. 🙂

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      I did a bit on the side of the house on Tuesday but we have 75% left to do this weekend…assuming the weather cooperates. 23 bags eh? That sounds like a lot of ground to cover.

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  12. Nice doors, Norm!

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  13. Carrie Rubin says:

    They look great. I love the stone on your house too. Very pretty.

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  14. Joanne Sisco says:

    Doors that keep the outside outside are the BEST kind! Good choice 🙂
    Congratulations on the disappearance of all your snow. Now the next season starts …. yard work!

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  15. Your new doors look great. Hope they are efficient in keeping the cold out! =)

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  16. chava61 says:

    Here is my contribution

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Thanks for playing 🙂
      For future reference the links go on the link-up list, not in the comments section. Just click on the little blue frog near the end of my post and follow the simple steps.
      By the way, it looks like the WordPress spam filter is eating my comments on your blog. To release my comments from spam prison just go to the comments section of the admin dashboard and check in either “pending” or “spam”.
      Cheers!

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  17. Very elegant doors. You’ve done a good job choosing them. I hope they do a good job keeping you guys warm!

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  18. reocochran says:

    I like how new and pretty they look, Norm. It is always sad to replace doors which were beautiful (in their stained wood), but you had frost in the inside of your house! These will keep you warm, heating bills lower, all the right reasons.
    I like the front doors with the lower panels adding a nice change, plus pretty hardware.

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  19. Cee Neuner says:

    I like your ordinary doors this week. You made them look extraordinary, I like the soft shadows on your first door.

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  20. Junieper says:

    It “pays” to have good doors in the Northern parts. Here where I live it’s not such an issue, since I have them open a great deal of the time!

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  21. JT Twissel says:

    The shadows of the branch save them from being boring.

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  22. dennyho says:

    Hurray for energy efficiency! A big home improvement checked off the never ending list, right?

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  23. marianallen says:

    Very classy looking! I like ’em!

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  24. Great work, Norm, it’s important to be safely warm but they are looking good too. I was also very impressed with the fire extinguisher.

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  25. Hi ya Norm. I haven’t posted doors in a while but have had in my mind to do something like this for you for a while. I hope you enjoy my take on your “doors” with my post on Barn Find rotting cars.

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  26. Wow, that snow in the old pictures was really something! You needed those new doors. I like to see Thursday doors posts with a personal touch 🙂

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  27. Almost Iowa says:

    Best doors, evah! 🙂

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  28. Jackie says:

    They look fabulous, love the warm colour on the insdie.

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  29. Tara says:

    I feel like I had a lil’ visit with the Framptons. And I love the yellow wall.

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  30. Nothing is boring if it has the right sunlight on it.

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  31. slfinnell says:

    As a door connoisseur you did very well 🙂 Secure, insulated, and adds just the right look.

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  32. Lynn says:

    They look great Norm! I am sure when winter comes around next year, they will keep you nice & toasty on the inside!

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  33. Keeping the elements out and the heating/cooling costs down is the most important thing. That being said, your front door has enough detail to look attractive and the door handle is more attractive than a simple knob. Looks good to me.

    janet

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Thank you Janet. As with the door options, the number of choices for hardware was impressive. It made it real hard to settle on a choice but I think this combination works pretty well 🙂

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  34. Ally Bean says:

    Those are interesting two-panel doors. Around here almost all the front doors are six-panel, so seeing your new energy efficient doors is delightfully unique to me.

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  35. scooj says:

    Must be a great feeling to getb that job done. Good for twenty years I would think.

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Thanks Stephen, yes it does feel good to get this done. At our age we should be good for at least as long as we still own the house and hopefully that will be for at least another 20 years 🙂

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