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richlynda

Can these types of doors be used as exterior doors in cold climates that have full winter weather (ie. in Canada)? What about the use of screens with these systems to keep the bugs and animals out (or in the house whatever the case may be)?

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beachgal5

Question for the Pros: We have a tall custom wood door that the fabricator will not guarantee because we don't have a 10' overhang and the door gets about 4-5 hours of afternoon sun. It has warped, and the panels that make up the door have shrunk and pulled apart. (My husband has filled these and applied a large aluminum "kick plate" on the outside, as well as adding waterproofing, to "fix it".) We live on a beach, so there is a lot of moisture in the air, plus we have winter cold, rain and occasional snow. The door does have a lot of protection from the rain and snow because the stairwell projects beyond it and the weather comes from the stairwell side. We have considered having a custom fiberglass door made (it would look the same as what we have now), but at a cost of over $7000 we don't want another failure. Would a powder coated metal door be a fix? Thank you in advance for your suggestions and input!


   
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Dana Weinberg

Cantina doors extending a small living room to the outdoors

   

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