Door FAQ

Door FAQ: Entry, Patio and Storm Doors


What types of doors does WinDura offer?

WinDura offers entry doors, patio sliding doors and patio hinged doors, and storm doors. Our door systems are intricately designed using top quality lifetime fiberglass, smooth steel, and textured steel materials—all backed by a Lifetime Transferable Warranty. Vinyl sliding patio doors are also available. All of our door products offer optimal energy efficiency, with numerous glass styles and options to select from.
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How do I select the right door for my home?

What follows are factors to consider when choosing a door for your home:

  • Evaluate the anticipated usage of the door.
  • Is your door’s opening a standard size or custom size?
  • Evaluate the interior space and layout of your room.
  • For patio doors, evaluate the space and layout of the deck or patio to determine if a hinged patio system is best or, if an in-swing vs. an out-swing style is best.
  • Based on your home’s style as well as the look you’d like to achieve, you would also need to select door styles and colors that favorably maximize your home’s aesthetics.

We invite you to schedule a free, no-hassle personalized consultation to find out what door system is right for your home.

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Will WinDura’s door products come with glass options?

Windura’s door systems come with a variety of energy efficient, double and triple glaze glass units to select from and as well as stand-alone door systems designed without any glass. For those interested in decorative and clear glass options, grids and other adorning features, we have several energy efficient, styles that offer beauty and elegance coupled with security and durability.

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What hardware options does WinDura offer?

From bright brass and satin nickel to oil rubbed bronze, WinDura door hardware and accessories accentuate and beautify the look of your entryway—from the inside, out.

Both interior and exterior handle options are designed for trouble-free use. You’ll also select from a variety of door accessories including solid brass door knockers, kick plates, mail and magazine slots, decorative long trim handles and more!

And when you order two or more doors, they arrive with all the hardware keyed alike.
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Are there any additional features and options that I should be aware of?

We invite you to visit our entry, patio hinged door, patio sliding door and storm door pages to learn more about features and options. All of our door systems come with a variety of colors (paintable and stainable), styles, hardware and accessories, glass, grid and trim options, solid warranties, as well as price ranges to accommodate any budget. We also invite you to contact WinDura for additional product information or to request a brochure to learn more.

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How secure are WinDura’s door products?

All WinDura entry and storm door systems come with reinforced lock and deadbolt components with commercial gauge steel to ensure a level of enhanced security not found on other residential doors. Additionally, remote control and touchpad deadbolts are also available. Our patio door systems come with heavy-duty reinforced steel locks, including maximum security thumb-turn deadbolts on hinged doors.

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What are WinDura’s installation procedures?

What follows are WinDura’s standard steps for door installation:

  • The old door is removed and hauled way.
  • Rough-opening preparations are made and clean-up follows immediately afterwards.
  • The door is then properly squared-up and shimmed.
  • Afterwards, the door is fully secured to the rough opening.
  • Full insulation is installed around the main frame.
  • After insulation installation, the interior and exterior trims are installed.
  • Next, all trim edges are caulked and sealed.
  • Then, hardware is installed and checked for proper operation.
  • Jobsite clean-up, including glass cleaning is the final step.

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How will I know the door(s) I purchase is energy efficient?

All of our door systems are ENERGY STAR® qualified. Simply check for the ENERGY STAR logo.

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What product warranties can I expect?

For complete details, please visit our warranty page for door products.

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How do I choose a reputable contractor?

First and foremost, make an informed decision. Require references and look at previous work. Word-of-mouth recommendations from neighbors or friends who have recently re-sided their houses are an excellent start. You may also want to ask about liability insurance, customer satisfaction policies and professional credentials.

The relationship you have with your contractor is extremely important. Choose someone whose skills you trust, someone qualified to perform the task required, and someone you can work with comfortably.

WinDura has literally served thousands of customers over the last two decades. We’re confident that our references and previous work will meet or exceed your expectations.

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Besides good hardware, are there other security features available?

Yes, and perhaps one of the most effective security upgrades is WinDura’s Jamb Brace frame-strengthening device. Most door break-ins occur when the door is kicked and the wood frame cracks-the Jamb Brace is a very strong aluminum reinforcement-plate that can be installed on any residential door frame to prevent this type of security failure.

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