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Best Place to Buy a Front Door in Kansas City

Shut the front door! Most door installation doesn’t include what?! There are a lot of places to buy a new front door in Kansas City. Many homeowners choose chain stores like Lowe’s, Home Depot, or Menards. And if you’re just looking for a low price, they will be able to provide that. But it’s what they don’t provide that you should be more concerned about. When you use a big box store, you may get a bit of a price advantage, but make sure you ask them about the following things before you commit to the sale.

1. Do They Paint the Entry Door? 

You may not realize it, but painting your door is not part of the deal with the big box stores. So after they install your door, it’s your job to paint or stain it…big hassle! At All-Weather, we can provide factory finishing in many popular colors. Or if you prefer a custom color, we can match your home’s exterior paint or trim color.

2. What about the Trim?

When you replace a door, many times, you also want to change the trim around your door. Or sometimes, the trim gets damaged during installation. Our installation includes new interior and exterior trim at no extra cost so it all looks great.

 3. Will The Door and Frame Be Insulated?

Doors and windows are the draftiest places in any home. That’s where most of your energy escapes. We are experts at installing doors and windows, so we know how to do it right. We spray foam insulation around your door and frame to provide an extra barrier against air and water. Ask if they take this extra step.

4. Will It Have an Adjustable Threshold?

Most people don’t even know the threshold (the wood strip on the ground under the door) can be adjusted. That’s because many of them are fixed in place and can’t be adjusted. When we install a threshold, it’s adjustable so it can be raised to give a snugger fit against the bottom of the door to reduce drafts and provide better energy savings. It’s one of the little things that make a big difference.

5. Will They Reinstall my Storm Door?

Storm doors must be removed during installation. Because today’s doors are much better insulated than older doors, most of our new doors do not require a storm door. But if you’d like one, we can reinstall your old storm door, help you choose a new one, or even add a retractable screen that you open only when you need it and it stays hidden from view when not in use.

6. Will They Haul Away My Old Entry Door?

If you want to keep your old door, this is no problem. But most homeowners don’t want to keep it. It’s too big to put in the everyday trash container. What the heck do you do with an old door? Load it in the car (assuming it’s big enough to hold it) and drive it to the recycling center? With some companies, that’s your problem to deal with. All-Weather hauls away your old door and recycles it for you.

7. What about the Doorbell?

Assuming they replace your door frame with a new one, will they include replacing your doorbell on the new frame? Sometimes, that’s just another job for you. We typically can replace your doorbell button on the new frame if it was attached to your previous door frame. We will even install a replacement if you provide one. If you want to add a new camera doorbell we can coordinate with an electrician to provide this service for you as well. Just another question to ask before you buy. 

8. Will They Install a Peephole or Will That Void the Warranty?

Some people like the peephole a little lower than the standard height. We can install a peephole in your door at your eye level, even if you’re vertically challenged, and we don’t void the warranty as some other companies do.

9. What Kind of Warranty Do They Provide?

Speaking of warranties, some companies don’t provide any warranty. Others offer a one-year warranty. At All-Weather, we warranty our installation for five years! Our warranties always beat the competition because our doors are quality doors made to stand the test of time.

10. Can I See What It Will Look Like on my House before I Buy It?

Buying a door is a big decision because not only is it one of the first things people see when visiting your home, it’s an investment and it will be there for years to come. Wouldn’t it be great if you could “try on” your front door to see how it will look before you buy it? At All-Weather, we have software that can use pictures of the front of your house to show you what it will look like with your new door. At All-Weather, you can choose from entry doors by Andersen, Provia, and ThermaTru – all high-quality names we trust.

100% Customer Satisfaction Guarantee

With All-Weather, you always get our 100% customer satisfaction guarantee. When you run your company based on customer service, you get happy customers. For over 35 years we’ve maintained a wonderful reputation. We strive to make sure our customer experience is perfect, and in the rare event that a customer is not completely satisfied, we make it right. 

Our Repeat Customers Say It All

We have served the KC metro area for over 30 years and we have a customer base of over 40,000 satisfied customers, more than half of whom are repeat customers. We are proud of the reputation we have built and we’ve built it by providing the little extras that make a big difference. Because we are a smaller, local company, we can go above and beyond when it comes to customer service. We don’t have corporate telling us what we can and can’t do for our customers. We know what it takes to make you happy and we just do it. (Don’t tell Nike we used their slogan!)

Replacing your entry door? Call us at (913) 262-4380 in Kansas or (816) 673-2480 in Missouri or contact us online and let us show you what a difference quality and customer service can make!

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Best Windows Doors & Siding in KC for Over 3 Decades

All-Weather 30+ Years in Business BadgeAll-Weather Windows, Doors and Siding was founded in 1986. For over 35 years, we have served the Kansas City metro area. We now enjoy a customer base of over 40,000 satisfied customers. We are proud of the reputation we have built over those three and a half decades.

Experience and Knowledge in the Replacement Window Industry

We’ve been in the replacement window business for so long, many of the best-known names in replacement windows weren’t even in business when we started. Being on the forefront of an industry gave us a unique advantage over some of our competition. We were able to get to know the brands in the marketplace and compare products. When you work with a product every day, you get to know the pros and cons of the product itself, the quality level, the hardware, the energy-efficiency, and the people and policies behind that product. And when you get to know the players, you can’t help but have favorites – manufacturers you rely on for quality, durability, energy efficiency, and affordability. 

We Partner with Andersen Windows

Our favorite brand is Andersen. We believe they represent the best value in the replacement window industry. We are proud to be Kansas City’s premier Andersen Circle of Excellence showroom displaying the finest Andersen windows and patio doors. Our installers are Andersen certified installers so you know the windows will be installed to manufacturer specs and standards. That means your Andersen windows will perform as promised. As a multi-line dealer, we also display additional lines of replacement windows, entry doors, storm doors, storm windows, and exterior siding products. You can count on All-Weather to bring you the best!

National Quality with Small Town Customer Service

While our products are national, our service is personal. Because we are a smaller, local company, we can go above and beyond when it comes to customer service. We don’t have “corporate” telling us what we can and can’t do for our customers. We know what it takes to make you happy and we simply do it. It’s the best of both worlds.

For instance, when we install a door, we also take care of the painting and/or staining of that door. You may be surprised to find out that many other window and door companies in Kansas City don’t offer that service. You have to find someone else to paint your door or do it yourself. We understand that those are the kind of service details our customers have come to appreciate. It’s why they come back time after time. Windows, doors, siding – you can trust All-Weather to have all of your energy-saving home improvements under one umbrella. Just look for our yellow umbrella.

100% Customer Satisfaction Guarantee

When you run your company based on customer service, you get happy customers. For over 35 years we’ve maintained a perfect reputation. We strive to make sure our customer experience is perfect, and in the rare event that a customer is not completely satisfied, we make it right. That’s why we offer our 100% Customer Satisfaction Guarantee. We’re not happy unless you’re happy. Our customers are not just a number to us. They’re our lifeblood. We hope you’ll trust us to take care of your window, door, and siding needs.

Call us at (913) 262-4380 in Kansas or  (816) 673-2480 in Missouri for any installation you need – windows, doors or siding. Or contact us online to schedule a free consultation. 

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Which Home Improvements Add the Most Value: Siding, Windows, or Doors?

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Adding siding, windows, or doors to your home is an investment. These upgrades obviously improve the look of your home, but which home improvements add the most value? In other words, how much return on investment can you expect with each one? At All-Weather Windows, Doors & Siding, we get this question a lot. We want our customers to feel good about their decision to update/upgrade their biggest investment, so we’re breaking it down for you here. 

How Much Does New Siding Increase Your Home’s Value?

If you are wondering whether fiber-cement siding is a good investment for your home, the answer is yes. According to the 2021 Cost Vs. Value Report published by Remodeling Magazine, adding fiber-cement siding offers a 69.4% return on investment when you sell your home. We carry Diamond Kote siding, James Hardie fiber cement siding, and LP SmartSide siding and trim. Like our windows, the siding we carry is what we consider to be the best in the business. We know Kansas City homeowners want quality, durability and value and that’s exactly what we offer.

How Much Do New Windows Increase Home Value?

Using the same 2021 Cost Vs. Value Report, replacing your windows with wood windows gives a 67.4% ROI while vinyl provides a slightly higher 68.6% return. 

The right window replacement can give your home a good boost in both value and utility. At All-Weather, our windows are beautiful, durable, and energy efficient. We offer windows from Andersen and Wincore – two manufacturers we trust for quality and value. We are also Andersen Certified Window Installers so you know it will be installed correctly and last for decades.  

How Much Do New Exterior Doors Increase Home Value?

The front door is one of the most important elements for curb appeal and first impressions. According to the report, replacing your existing door with a steel door averages a 65% return on investment. And don’t forget, besides boosting your home’s curb appeal, a new door will help you save money on energy bills and increase your home’s security to boot. While a beautiful entryway adds value to your Kansas City home! At All-Weather, we add value to your exterior door purchase. Read about 11 things you won’t get when you have a big box store install your exterior door

Exterior doors serve two purposes – beauty and safety. We carry doors from Andersen, Wincore, and ThermaTru. We chose these manufacturers because their doors are energy efficient with low maintenance. From entry doors to patio doors to storm doors, we’ve got you covered.

Three Decades of Satisfied Customers

All-Weather Windows, Doors, and Siding has served the KC metro area for over 30 years and we have a customer base of over 40,000 satisfied customers. We are proud of the reputation we have built over those three decades. Whether you need replacement windows, new siding, or exterior doors, we would be honored to help you choose these quality products for your home. 

Call us at (913) 648-9589, visit our showroom at 7710 Shawnee Mission Parkway or request an appointment today!

10 Questions to Ask Before Buying a New Front Door

An entry door is not something you replace very often. You may only purchase one a handful of times in your life, so it makes sense that most people don’t know what to expect with door replacement. What will the company handle and what will you be expected to do? Whether you buy your door from one of the big box stores or a small business in town, make sure you ask these ten questions before you decide to buy. You’ll be so glad you did. Sometimes the cheapest option ends up costing way more than you wanted in time and hassle.  At All-Weather, we take care of everything so all you have to do is enjoy your new front door.

1. Do They Paint the Entry Door? 

This one is huge. You may not realize it, but painting your door is not part of the deal with the big box stores. Sure, they install the door, but that’s it. Now you’re left with a door you have to paint or stain yourself…big hassle! At All-Weather, we can provide factory finishing in many popular colors. We also offer custom painted doors, matched to your paint code. This process is done in a controlled environment and avoids the mess and inconvenience of painting at your home.

2. Can I See What It Will Look Like on my House before I Buy It?

That would be ideal when you’re choosing the door, but unfortunately, not many companies offer this service. You just have to guess what your door will look like once installed. It’s a little too late once it’s installed to change your mind. At All-Weather, we have software that can use pictures of the front of your house to show you what it will look like with a new door.

3. Does the Installation Include New Trim?

Many times, when you replace a door, you also want to change the casing (trim around your door). Or sometimes, the trim gets damaged when removing the old door or installing the new door. We install new interior and exterior casing/trim to match your door so it all looks great.

4. What Kind of Warranty Do They Provide?

Most companies warranty the door for a year. Some don’t provide any warranty. At All-Weather, we warranty our installation for five years. Our warranties always beat the competition because our doors are quality doors made to stand the test of time.

 5. Will It Have An Adjustable Threshold?

The threshold is the wood strip on the ground under the door. Many of these are fixed in place and cannot be adjusted. When we install a threshold, it’s adjustable so it can be raised to give a snugger fit against the bottom of the door to reduce drafts and provide better energy savings

6. Will The Door and Frame Be Insulated?

Any opening in your home, door or window, is a potential place for energy to escape. We spray foam insulation around your door and frame to provide an extra barrier against air and water. Not every company takes this extra step.

7. Will They Reinstall my Storm Door?

If you have a storm door, it will have to be removed during installation. Since today’s doors are not as drafty and are much more resistant to the weather, most of our new doors do not require a storm door. We can reinstall your old storm door if you want, help you choose a new one, or even add a retractable screen that you open only when you need it and it stays hidden from view when not in use.

8. Will They Install My Doorbell?

Many doorbell buttons are attached to the door frame. When the frame is removed, so is your doorbell. We typically can replace your doorbell button on the new frame if it was attached to your previous door frame. We will install a replacement if you provide one. If you want to add a new camera doorbell we can coordinate with an electrician to provide this service for you. Other companies may not offer this service.

9. Will They Haul Away Your Old Entry Door?

Many companies replace your old door and leave you with the old one. What the heck do you do with an old door? It’s big and bulky and won’t fit in a garbage container. With some companies, that’s your problem to deal with. All-Weather hauls away your old door and recycles it for you.

10. Will They Install a Peephole or Will That Void the Warranty?

Some people like the peephole a little lower than the standard height. We can install a peephole in your door at your eye level, even if you’re vertically challenged, and we don’t void the warranty like some other companies do.

At All-Weather, you can choose from entry doors by Andersen, Provia, and ThermaTru.  All of these are quality brands that will last for years. We don’t just specialize in doors and installation, we also specialize in customer service. That’s why more than half of our customers are repeat customers. Because we are a smaller, local company, we can go above and beyond when it comes to customer service. We don’t have corporate telling us what we can and can’t do for our customers. We know what it takes to make you happy and we simply do it.

Replacing your entry door? Call us at (913) 648-9589 or contact us online and let us show you what a difference quality and customer service can make!

Buying An Entry Door

11 Things You Won’t Get Buying an Entry Door at the Big Box Store

Buying An Entry DoorMost people don’t purchase entry doors for their home on a regular basis. In fact, you may never purchase a new door in your lifetime. So it stands to reason that when you purchase a door for the first time, you don’t quite know all the questions to ask. Be aware that when you purchase an entry door from a home improvement store, you will get the bare minimum when it comes to the installation. Before you decide to go with the cheapest option to save money, make sure you know what it’s really going to cost you… in time and hassle.

1. Paint for Your Entry Door  

You may not realize it, but painting your door is not part of the deal with the big box stores. Sure, they install the door, but that’s it. Now you’re left with a door you have to paint or stain yourself…big hassle! At All-Weather, we custom paint your door for you in the shop. All you have to do is provide the paint or stain we will custom paint or stain it for you in our store to prevent the mess and inconvenience at your home.

2. See Your Entry Door before You Buy

You don’t have to guess what your door will look like on your house. We have software that can take pictures of the front of your house, and show you what it would look like with a new door. Choose from our doors in stock, or you can even bring a picture of a door into the showroom and we can do the same thing.

3. Get New Trim for Your Entry Door

Many times, when you replace a door, you want to change the casing (trim around your door). We install new interior and exterior casing/trim to match your door.

4. Better Entry Door Warranty

Our warranties always beat the competition. That’s because our doors are quality doors made to stand the test of time. We warranty our installation for five years. Other companies usually only give you one year, if they offer a warranty.

5. Adjustable Thresholds

Most people don’t even consider the threshold (the wood strip on the ground). When we install a threshold, it’s adjustable so it can be raised to give a snugger fit against the bottom of the door, which prevents drafts. Fixed thresholds are not adjustable.

6. Insulation for Your Entry Door

We spray foam insulation around your door and frame. This provides an extra barrier against air and water from seeping into your home.

7. Storm Door Re-installation

We re-install your old storm door free of charge if you’re not planning on purchasing a new one. Other companies may charge for this service.

8. Doorbell Installation

Many doorbell buttons are attached to the door frame. We replace your doorbell button on the new frame if it was attached to your previous door frame.

9. Haul Away Your Old Entry Door

What do you do with that old door? It’s your problem with other installers. All-Weather hauls away your old door and disposes of it for you.

10. Entry Door Peepholes without Punishment

We can install a peephole in your door at your eye level – even if you’re vertically challenged – and we don’t void the warranty like other companies would.

11. Quality Doors for Your Kansas City Home

At All-Weather, you can choose from entry doors by Andersen, Provia, and ThermaTru.  All of these are quality brands that will last for years.

At All-Weather, we specialize in windows, doors, and siding. We also specialize in customer service. That’s why more than half of our customers are repeat customers. Because we are a smaller, local company, we can go above and beyond when it comes to customer service. We don’t have corporate telling us what we can and can’t do for our customers. We know what it takes to make you happy and we simply do it.

Replacing your entry door? Make it one-of-a-kind! Call us at (913) 262-4380 or contact us online and let us show you what a difference quality and customer service can make!

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Wonderful Winter Window Decorating Ideas

The shorter days and longer nights of winter mean your home will be illuminated from within every evening. What better time to create some beautiful holiday themed windows? The team at All-Weather Window, Doors & Siding has gathered these window decorating ideas from Pinterest to inspire you to make your windows festive. Maybe even get the kids involved!

Wreaths Put the O in Ho, Ho, Ho

Whether you put one big wreath in each window or dangle a few smaller wreaths at varying lengths, writhes with greenery and and bows add a festive touch to any window.

Holiday Wreaths

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Ornaments Aren’t Just for Trees

Take those festive ornaments off the tree and display them in a window. Choose elegant metallics, festive red and white or bright jewel tones and hang them from ribbons, garland, beads, etc. Mix it up and make it your own! They’ll look great from both inside and outside.

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Colorful Window Ornaments

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Get a Little Flaky

Snowflakes are appropriate all winter long, so adorn your panes with any kind you can find. Create a snowflake curtain. Get the kids involved and make them out of paper, get some from the dollar store, or even use the stick-on variety.

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Pearls, Polka Dots and Doilies

Get a more elegant look by stringing pearls like window garland and adding small white dots to simulate snowflakes. Multi-size doilies also do a great job of pretending to be a Christmas tree when placed and spaced appropriately.

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Holiday Window Display Ideas


Light It Up

Lights always add a festive touch. They don’t have to be fancy. Stars, snowflakes or just glowing orbs will bring a touch of holiday magic to any window. Go with small dainty lights or even one big show stopper like the big star below.

Holiday Interior Lights

Christmas Star Decor

Do You See What I See?

Use large letters to send a message of holiday joy to your neighbors and passersby. This is perfect for bay and bow windows too. If you have four windows, choose a word like NOEL. Five windows…PEACE works nicely.  

JOY Window Decoration

Take the Elf Off the Shelf

Break the rules and have some fun with playfully posed elves. Add a ladder at the bottom or trapeze swings to the top. Let the kids help with this one and get as creative as possible. Young and old alike will find delight in this display.

Elf On The Shelf

We hope these ideas have inspired you to share your holiday spirit with the world through your windows! Happy holiday wishes from your friends at All-Weather Windows, Doors and Siding!

Jamb Brace: The Front Door Safety Feature So Good, It Changed Building Codes in Kansas City

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At All-Weather Window, Doors, and Siding, we know security is always a priority for our window and door customers. Windows and doors are the weakest part of your home when it comes to safety. The typical front door can be broken through in less than 45 seconds with three or four good kicks from an average sized man. The problem is that the deadbolt device depends on wood for support and wood is not the strongest material. It will split if enough force is used. So what can you do to make your front door safer? Meet Jamb Brace the Door Reinforcer®.

We’ve Been Jamb Brace Fans for Almost Two Decades

All-Weather Window & Doors has promoted Jamb Brace since its inception in 1997. We get called by insurance agencies for entry door replacement after home break-ins, so we see a lot of these instances and no matter how strong your door is, it’s only as strong as the wooden frame that surrounds it. Jamb Brace is the only product that makes your door secure.

What Is Jamb Brace?

JambBrace-the-door-reinforcer-logoJamb Brace is a heavy-duty aluminum insert that is added to your door’s weakest part – the frame. It is completely concealed within the door trim. You can’t tell it’s there just by looking. Developed by veteran homebuilders and supported by law enforcement agencies and insurance companies, the Jamb Brace was designed specifically for homeowners.

Jamb Brace Was Created Right Here in Kansas City

In 1996, a series of home invasions ending in sexual assaults in Overland Park caught the interest of Overland Park police because the assailant kicked in the front doors. Overland Park policeman, Mike Betten, who worked in the crime prevention unit, saw the results firsthand. Betten had no idea how to secure a door with sidelites and received permission from the city council to go to the private sector to enlist some help. Mike approached the HBA and was put in contact with one of the board of directors, Tom O’Malley, who also owned Locks and Pulls. Tom was working on a door project with homebuilder, Ron Olberding, so he approached Ron and his business partner, David Allen, co-creators of the Jamb Brace, to test ways to make exterior doors stronger and more resistant to break-ins. “People spend thousands of dollars on alarm systems and locks, then a burglar kicks in their front door,” Olberding explained. “We knew that securing the frame, door edge and a quality deadbolt were the keys to keeping thieves out.”

The Police Department Was Extremely Impressed

Olberding and Allen worked closely with the Overland Park Police Department, to test the Jamb Brace against dozens of other theft-deterrent systems. The results were so convincing that the police department helped revise city building codes making it mandatory that new homes are fitted with a reinforced door frame.

Homes Are Now Safer in Kansas City Neighborhoods

Once Overland Park adopted the new building ordinance, many neighboring cities followed suit. Now, Overland Park, Leawood, Shawnee, Lenexa, Olathe, DeSoto, Lee’s Summit, Grain Valley, Kansas City, MO and Oak Grove all require new construction single family and multi-family homes to meet minimum security standards. Jamb Brace is the preferred product to satisfy this ordinance. Also, new replacement doors in older homes must meet the same security standards for which the Jamb Brace is the preferred product as well. Jamb Brace is manufactured right here in Overland Park by Edward Wayne, Inc.

Choose Any Door to Install with Jamb Brace

The nice thing about Jamb Brace is that it doesn’t impact the kind of door you buy. The only thing it changes is the door jamb itself so homeowners are free to choose any front door style they like. Security is always a consideration when choosing a front door. All-Weather can retrofit existing doors with Jamb Brace for added security. Or we can install a new door with Jamb Brace.

Call us for a free in-home estimate for front door installation including the Jamb Brace at (913) 262-4380 or (816) 673-2480.

Custom Entry Doors for Kansas City, Missouri

Replacing Your Entry Door? Make It One-Of-A-Kind!

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Your home’s front door says a lot to those entering it and means a lot to homeowners living inside of it. Why settle for outdated, drab doors when you can completely customize your dream entry door? The experts at All-Weather are breaking down the many options you have and all the benefits that come along with a new custom entry door.

Related Read: Which Entry Door Is Right for Your Kansas City Home? Take the Quiz to Find Out

Completely Customize Your Front Door

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Whether you’re looking to make a strong statement, enhance curb appeal, or draw focus to specific details of your home, don’t settle for just any entry door.

Let the experts at All-Weather help you create a custom door unlike any other. Choose from a variety of different materials, colors, stains and custom glass features to create a surprising focal point and make it one-of-a-kind.

Related Read: Quick Fix vs. Total Nix: 3 Reasons to Update Your Entry Door

Go completely outside the box, or pick from our wide array of customizable features to tie your front door into the interior design and decor of your home. Change the architectural style of your front door and go from basic to beautiful, and incorporate the small details that make your home uniquely yours.

Benefits of Updating Your Entry Door

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Replacing an exterior door is cost-effective and does so much more than enhance curb appeal. A new front door saves money, adds a significant layer of protection and ultimately increases the market value of your home. Here’s how:

  • Energy savings: A drafty entry way is responsible for hundreds of dollars lost each year in heating and cooling bills. Older doors  may no longer fit properly, or provide enough insulation to be efficient. A new door will almost pay for itself in energy and dollar savings. The return on your investment here is huge.

Related Read: The Top 5 Entry Door Trends for 2017

  • Added protection and value: In addition to the wow factor, replacing the entry door helps eliminate the possibility of moisture seepage and mold from damaging interior walls and ceilings. The added security of a new door is a safety boost for personal protection as well.
  • It’s all about the choices:  Functionality is primary, but the details make the difference. At All-Weather, it is possible to design a distinctive front door that perfectly captures your individual aesthetic style and design vision. Glass and hardware selections are the accessories that add both style and performance features to your design, and nothing says “look at me” better than a perfect color choice.  We offer a seemingly endless selection of stain and color options. Have fun!

Schedule your appointment online or give us a call at (913) 262-4380 for additional ways to transform the looks of your home. With thirty years of experience, and top notch customer service, we will help you find a style that is right for you.

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Keep the Cool Air in This Spring: 3 Fast Fixes for Drafty Doors

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During the winter, drafty doors are made obvious due to the harsh cold creeping in. Many homeowners don’t realize that those drafty doors also make it difficult for your home to cool down during warmer months. No matter what the season, a drafty door can cost you money, energy efficiency, and leave parts of your home uncomfortable. Outside of installing new entry doors in Kansas City, Here are three easy ways to fix drafty doors this season.

Related Read: Which Entry Door Is Right for Your Kansas City Home? Take the Quiz & Find Out!

Add Weatherstripping

Do you have large gaps between your door and door frame on either side or the top? Install a weatherstripping gasket around your door frame to keep the outside conditions where they are meant to be…outside. To ensure the efficiency of your weatherstripping, make sure it sits tightly on the inside when the door is closed. The weatherstripping will make sure little to no air can seep through the sides or top of your door opening. While most front entry doors come installed with weatherstripping common culprits, that don’t come equipped with this feature, include garage and back doors.

Helpful Hint: Can’t find where the breeze is coming from? Wait until it’s dark outside and turn off all the lights inside your home. Next, have one person stand on either side of the door and take a flashlight around the perimeter of the door. If any light can seep through to the other side, so can air, which means you’re a prime candidate for weatherstripping!

Replace the Door Sweep

If you often feel a draft coming from the bottom of your door, check the door sweep, which is usually a rubber or brush-like strip attached to the bottom of the door. Is it bent or out of place? If so, it could be letting air slip into your home. You can easily replace your door sweep with a brand new one yourself. Just unscrew the old one, and screw the new door sweep into place.

Related Read: The Early Bird Gets the Worm – Find Out If Your Home is Ready for Spring

Seal the Door Frame

Is your door frame a bit loose from the wall? If you can see a gap, and can feel a draft there, you want to consider caulking your door frame. Apply silicone caulk around the door frame and let it dry for 24 hours. This will seal the door frame into place and restrict air from seeping into your home.

If these tips don’t seem to eliminate your drafty door issues, it may be time to replace your door with a newer, more energy-efficient option. While dealing with a little breeze may be bearable, the money you may be wasting is not. Be sure to check your main doors each season to ensure your home remains energy efficient and your money stays in your pocket!

For more information, give All-Weather a call at (913) 262-4380 or schedule an appointment online to talk about our amazing options for replacement doors and installation!

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Which Entry Door Is Right for Your Kansas City Home? Take the Quiz & Find Out

Entry Door Kansas City-all-weatherSick of staring at the drab, out-of-date entry door? Unsure of what you’d like to replace it with? All-Weather can help! Now there is a fun quiz you can take to find out which of the Kansas City entry doors are right for your home. Before you take the quiz, here are a few ideas to help assess your entry door needs:

Behind Door #1: The Problem Solver

If certain things aggravate you about your current door, don’t replace it with a door that may create those same problems down the road. Assess your main need, and choose accordingly. Are you trying to keep cool air in and hot air out? Are you also interested in the best security to keep the bad guys out? Our quiz will help you solve these answers and make sure you don’t make the same mistakes twice.

Behind Door #2: Say It With Style

Your entry door is the first impression of your home and tells everyone about your personal living style. Do you have a grand Gothic entry that opens up to cottage, shabby chic? Don’t re-decorate your cozy, comfy digs. It’s easier to get an exterior door to match your interior style rather than winding up with an extreme makeover: your home edition.

Related Read: Replacing Your Entry Door? Make It One-Of-A-Kind!

Behind Door #3: How Much Is That Doorway In the Window?

Front Door Design KCPrice points are always an important factor in the final decision. Don’t set yourself up for a big disappointment by falling in love with a front door that’s out of your budget. Keep your sights set on the doors you can afford. Stop by an All-Weather showroom and we’ll be happy to help find an entry door that will fit your home’s needs and your budget!

Related Read: Cost vs. Value Report: How A New Entry Door Can Save You Money in 2017

Take All-Weather’s Door Finder Quiz

If you can’t decide on the right door, click here to take our door finder quiz. Our quiz will help you answer all those nagging questions, like:

  • What door fits your home’s personality?
  • What door fits your home’s needs?
  • What door offers special options to meet particular performance demands?

Once you complete the quiz, and select the door of your dreams, then trust the home exterior experts at All-Weather to install your new exterior door. Homeowners in Kansas City have been enjoying the expertise and quality service of All-Weather for more than 30 years in exterior options like siding, windows and exterior doors.

Still can’t make up your mind? Let us help! Give us a call at (913) 262-4380 or contact us online today!

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