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Project Spotlight: How to Use Custom Wooden Awnings for Style & Protection from Sun, Rain & Snow

Written by Mike Foti on . Posted in doors, Exterior Remodeling

Before - Wood Door Awning Rotting & Pulling Away from House

Before - Wood Door Awning Rotting & Pulling Away from House After - wooden door awning & shade canopy with custom design

 
After - wooden door awning & shade canopy with custom design

After - wooden door awning & shade canopy with custom design

The problem

Jules (a homeowner in Euclid Ohio) had an old wood awning made of pine that was rotting and deteriorating. The structure was pulling away from the house which caused water, sun and rain to be able to seep through. The asphalt shingles on the roof were also failing. The bottom line is the decorative and protective home awning did not look good and was not doing the job.

Jules wanted a wood awning that would not only function well with a minimum amount of maintenance – but also one that would add to the architectural appearance of his cottage home style (and would match up with the wood scallop design used in parts of the home’s woodwork). Jules was turned down by several contractors who did not want to do this type of custom millwork.   

Project Spotlight: Adding a Front Storm Door & Maintenance Free Trim Moulding

Written by Mike Foti on . Posted in doors, Exterior Remodeling

Before - Wood Front Storm Door with Wood Trim
Before – Wood Front Storm Door with Wood Trim
After - Aluminum Provia Front Storm with PVC trim
After – Aluminum Provia Front Storm with PVC trim

The problem: Jules (a homeowner in Euclid Ohio) had a couple of problems at the front entrance of his home. One was a badly deteriorated wood storm door that was peeling paint and had no screen – which prevented him from getting ventilation through the storm door. The other problem was the trim moulding around the doors. This molding was failing, buckled, and rotted out (particularly at the bottom of the door). In short the front storm door and wood trim surrounding the door detracted from the looks of the home and required a lot maintenance.

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