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Tricks to Extend the Lifespan of Your Windows

Buying new windows for your home is a major purchase. Luckily though, it isn't something that needs to be done often. However, few people realize that there are a few tips and tricks that can help you extend the lifespan of your new windows. My husband and I recently bought new windows and I wanted to make sure I got the most out of them, which is how I came across these tricks. I spent a lot of time researching and learning about them, so I decided to create a website to help others who may be looking for the same information. I hope this helps you.

Tricks to Extend the Lifespan of Your Windows

4 Reasons To Install A Slab Door In Your Home

by Bradley Castillo

When you need to purchase a door for the interior of your home, you can purchase either a pre-hung door or a slab door. Slab doors are very basic doors that don't come with all the other door parts, such as frames, doorknobs, or hinges. Pre-hung doors come with the entire package; they have all the parts needed to install and hang up the door. There are four different reasons why installing a slab door makes sense. 

More Cost-Effective

Due to the basic nature of slab doors, they are generally more cost-effective to install. If your budget for your remodel or project is tight, a slab door may be able to help you stay on budget. Slab doors generally cost significantly less than pre-hung doors due to the fact that they are more basic in shape and nature and don't come with as many accessories for installing the door. 

Great for Small Projects

Next, slab doors are great when you are doing a small project. Pre-hung doors generally are more cost-effective when you are buying a large quantity, such as when you are building a home. They cost more when you are just purchasing a single individual door. Slab doors generally cost about the same if you are installing one door or ten doors. When you are doing a smaller project, such as fixing up a bathroom and replacing the bathroom door, a slab door may be more affordable.  

Don't Need Weatherproofing

Slab doors are generally designed and intended to be used inside the home. As such, they don't require fancy processes such as weatherproofing. That means you can treat the door however you want; you can stain it with whatever color you want, or you can even paint the door. You don't have to worry about using special weatherproofing products on the door, as it is intended for interior use only. 

Provide More Design Flexibility

The best thing about slab doors, though, is the degree of flexibility they provide you with regard to design. With a slab door, you are able to create the door that you want to have. You can paint or stain the door however you want. You can change out the knob. You can use whatever custom hardware you want. You can use whatever type of frame you want. You are not boxed into the idea of what a door should be, as you are with a pre-hung door. Instead, you are able to pick each element of the door's design, allowing you to create a door that is really unique and special. 

For more information about doors that could function as replacement doors for your home, reach out to an industry professional.