Your exterior door will not last forever, especially here in our South Florida climate. Our constant sunlight, humidity, severe rainstorms, and salty air take their toll on your door! If your front door, back door, porch door, or any other exterior door has seen better days, it’s time to look into replacing it. After all, you don’t want the first thing visitors see when they arrive at your home to be an old, warped, or damaged door!
Consider the following:
#1 You’ll need the correct measurements. The right dimensions are imperative. The measurements you need are door height, door width, hinge locations, hinge type, hinge size, lock and deadbolt locations from the top of the door, and the backset of the lock and hinge locations. If the measurements are taken correctly, then replacing the door is as simple as removing the hinge pin, reinstalling the jamb leaves on the door, installing the lock and deadbolt hardware, reengaging the hinges, and assembling each hinge by reinserting the hinge pins. You’ll have a new door after that!
#2 Consider the materials. To determine what type of material your door should be made of, consider your budget and the level of maintenance you are willing to do. Wood doors are beautiful. They are strong and secure, and scratches repair quite easily. If you go with a wood species, like Teak or Mahogany, that works well with our environment you won’t need to worry about exposure to the elements causing much trouble.
#3 What type of door do you want? You don’t necessarily need to replace your current door with “just a door.” Now is the time to upgrade the look and feel of your front entryway! Maybe you want something really ornate or perhaps you’d rather go with a sleek, contemporary feel. A french door is always a popular option. You may even decide to have windows on the sides so you can more easily let sunlight in. The choice is yours!
#4 Don’t forget the hardware! You would be doing yourself a disservice if you think of the hardware as just some metal pieces that make the door open and close. Your new exterior door’s hardware can be beautiful and really add to the aesthetic appeal of the entire entryway. At Bellini Mastercraft, we always use custom heavy hinges and handles that engage multi bolt locking mechanisms.
Of course, you don’t need to worry about all of this yourself. Homeowners in Miami, FL have the exterior door experts at Bellini Mastercraft to rely upon! We offer many amazing exterior door options, like Teak and Mahogany. You can have a modern-looking door or a hand-carved wooden door that is something truly exceptional. Don’t think of replacing your exterior door as a hassle or a chore. Think of it as a way to work with Bellini Mastercraft to have your home looking better than ever!
One of the best reasons to have your door handcrafted is that we’ll create your door to your exact specifications. This means you choose the size, color, wood species, design, and more. When only the best of the best will do, Bellini Mastercraft’s hand-carved solid wood exterior doors are the answer you are looking for. Please call us at (305) 887-4191 to get started.