Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Steel or Fiberglass?

Home Base Improvement & Construction, professional door installation experts are here to make your new exterior storm door or entry door decision a breeze.  With so many choices and brands to choose from we'd like to highlight George W. Trapp Doors, a Michigan door manufacturer that offers a wide selection of reliable and high quality entry door.

When choosing an entry door there are two decisions that will guide you in your decision making process: A steel door painted in one of their 13 colors or a fiberglass door with a woodgrain inspired finish.

Some people have reduced the argument down to one of Steel vs. Fiberglass construction before even considering the finish. The fact of the matter is both construction types are fantastic and the choice ultimately will come down to personal taste.

Trapp® Steel Entry Doors

Trapp® Entry Doors, manufactured by Taylor Door®, offer world-class steel entry door-stock featuring 24-gauge steel edge construction. This structural integrity provides the best security rating available in the industry. Multi-coated exterior finishing gives you 15 distinctive and resilient finishes to choose from and a wide array of designer glass sections by Trapp® allows you to give your door the accent that sets it apart from the rest. And since Trapp® paints both Trapp® Storm Doors and Trapp® Entry Doors along with Trapp® Storm Windows, your colors are a perfect match every time when all painted together.

Steel Door Advantages
  • 24 gauge steel edge
  • Weather-tight seal to the threshold
  • Adjustable hinge-plate system
  • Composite lock block
  • Certified quality & performance
  • Unsurpassed warranty

Trapp® Woodgrain Fiberglass Entry Doors


Offering the look of woodgrain with the resilience of fiberglass, Trapp® Woodgrain Fiberglass Entry Doors give you the look and texture of natural wood with a modern construction that is dent resistant, will never rot or split, and will provide years of trouble-free performance. The door’s environmentally friendly, CFC-free polyurethane foam core provides insulation properties six times greater than traditional wood doors.

Woodgrain Fiberglass Advantages
  • Won't dent, crack, rot, or split or warp
  • Fiberglass reinforced door skins
  • Full-length composite stiles
  • Composite top and bottom rails
  • Environmentally solid,
  • Polyurethane foam core

Looking for more inspiration of door styles, check out the Trapp® Designer Glass Collection

Call for a Free Estimate!

Home Base Improvement & Construction
Professional Michigan Door Installers & Entry Door Contractors
4141 Dix Rd.
Lincoln Park, MI 48146
t:313.382.3131

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Why trust Trapp Storm Doors?

TRAPP HELIARC WELDED CORNERS
Welded corners will never sag or separate like screwed-together corners.

POWDER COATED FINISH
Our baked-on finish is durable, easy to maintain, and available in 12 colors.

FOUR INTERLOCKING HINGES
The recessed hinges interlock with the edge of the door, providing superior performance.

FOUR SELF-LUBRICATING BEARINGS PER HINGE
Reduces wear and provides smoother operation throughout the life of the door.


1 1/4" THICK FRAME
Rigid, .062" heavy gauge aluminum is superior to wood-core construction storm doors which can separate and warp over time.

NON-GLARE SCREENS
All doors come with a Trapp® fiberglass screen which resists tears and will not dent or crease like aluminum screens.

HEAVY DUTY CLOSER
One heavy duty hydraulic closer provides smoother operation than two air closers, allowing for a safety spring to protect the door and closer from wind damage.

CHOICE OF HARDWARE

We offer a variety of handle styles and finishes to fit any home design. Interior hardware is available in black or white.

TEMPERED GLASS
Every Trapp® Storm Door is built with tempered safety glass, including all
custom sizes.

PILE SWEEP
More durable than traditional vinyl sweeps. Our pile sweep is flexible regardless of weather and won't get brittle and tear like vinyl.

Home Base Improvement & Construction is a licensed Downriver Michigan storm door contractor,  specializing in Trapp door installation. We are here to answer any door installation questions you may have.


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Home Base Improvement & Construction
Michigan Storm & Entry Door Contractors
4141 Dix Rd.
Lincoln Park, MI 48146
t:313.382.3131 

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Essential sliding doors made in Michigan

When it comes to maximum comfort, appeal, efficiency and safety — Sunrise has the sliding door that outperforms!

Essentials Sliding Door with EverCore™ Composite Frame

Combine the elegant form and thoughtful engineering you expect from a Sunrise door, with the ability to meet the needs of basic projects or firm budgets. The Essentials by Sunrise Sliding door offers the perfect balance of simplicity, style and strength. While competitors’ wood frames are susceptible to rot, mold and decay, our Essentials door has the advantage of the EverCore™ composite frame, that maintains the strength of wood, but is resistant to moisture. Select one of two color options suitable for any d├ęcor, and create additional character with grids between the glass. Best of all, your Essentials by Sunrise Sliding door will be the last sliding door you’ll need to purchase as they’re guaranteed for as long as you live in your home.

Home Base Improvement & Construction is a licensed Downriver Michigan sliding door contractor, we are here to answer any sliding door installation questions you may have.


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Home Base Improvement & Construction
Michigan Sliding Door Contractors
4141 Dix Rd.
Lincoln Park, MI 48146
t:313.382.3131