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Framed Entry Door Units
Framed entry unit installations are not offered, only entry repairs ...
Framed entry door unit installations (single units, double and patio units) were few in number over the years and are no longer being offered by DS. These installations are better suited to pro outfits installing framed entry units as a routine service.
When attention-to-detail work is sought for framed entry unit installations, Larney Carson of Professional Door Services comes recommended (703) 978-3393 or email Larney at email@example.com. But, if less demanding work will do, and you're on a budget, please look to the usual places like Lowe's or Home Depot for framed entry unit installations.
Existing entry door repairs of all types, of course, remain on my services lineup. Read the Fairlington Entry Doors DH Article to see what I can do with an ailing entry door. A viable, cost-saving overhaul will add many, many years to its life.
With recommendations on door finishing ...
My Door Hinge Articles provide useful information about doors of all types, including how to maximize a door's service life. The Links page assembles a number of door related concerns for quick access and also includes several Glossaries where you can brush up on your door terminology. And don't miss the Short Tips page featuring sharp, rapid bursts of sage observations guaranteed to save you time, money, and frustration ... edify yourself!
Most new doors will require finishing after installation, but please note that I'm a door mechanic, not a painter! Finishing services are not included in jobs, nor are they ever offered by Door Solutions. I'm very pleased, though, to refer you to Orlando Santa Cruz, a finishing professional who knows how important prep work is and who will take the time needed to finish your door (or entire house) properly. You can reach Orlando directly at (703) 505-4535. Read this glowing testimonial of Orlando as was posted on the Beverley Hills Neighborhood listserv now that's a painter!
Also in the finishing department, a past customer (a Fairlington resident) located a professional who had the proper skills to completely strip an original Fairlington entry door of all paint down to its bare solid poplar wood. 25 or more coats of paint (all types) exist on these doors that were made in the early 1940's! The finisher's name is Mario Ovando. Try reaching him at (703) 671-9214. I have never met Mario, but my customer swears by him, and I have seen the results he achieved on the stripped and refinished entry door. It's an amazing job, to say the least; the 70+ year old door looked band new after he was done with it!
Remember, I'm not a painter(!), but I can recommend a paint, having seen it used by professional painters on doors I've installed. For exterior doors: SuperPaintŪ Exterior Acrylic Latex Paint, and for interior doors: SuperPaintŪ Interior Acrylic Latex Paint. These Sherwin-Williams paints combine paint and primer in one and produce excellent finishes on doors.
On the lighter side of things ...
Just for fun. A nod to an ad campaign of a bygone time (1927-1963!) when billboards ruled the world of roadside advertising. These ubiquitous signs were smaller than most others, but captured attention in a very big way a brilliant campaign! Slow down, pull on over to the Door-Man-Bill page ... and lather up.
My other business ...
Bill Reeves Photography. Most of the for-hire photography I do is architectural in nature, home-related, like door work. But more of a connection lies in the approach. Both door work and photography demand a lot of looking to achieve the very best results. Vist BRP and see how 'I'm looking' at homes and other subjects. And also check my Panoramio page, where I'll post a snapshot every now and then.
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Site updated: 10 May 2016