4 Benefits of Iron Front Entry Doors

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Installing an iron front entry door is one of the best ways to improve the appearance of your home’s exterior. These beautiful doors come in various styles, decorative patterns, and colors, which provide for a unique way to customize your home.

Aside from adding visual appeal and elegance to your home, these doors offer a number of other benefits:

Increased Home Value

Iron entry doors not only make your home look more expensive, but also add value should you ever decide to sell. Having a striking iron door installed will make your home and neighborhood look nicer and provide a lasting impression on home buyers, which may increase the amount of money they are willing to pay. Read more

Exterior Painting and Hidden Gardens

This time of year I look at the exterior of a lot of homes for painting estimates. I see what happens to homes that had a coat of paint slapped on them compared to ones that were properly done. The paint jobs that are properly done last many years longer, protect siding and trim, and end up saving the homeowner thousands of dollars.

Here are a few tips to accomplish a proper paint job:

  • Cut all the vegetation at least 18” away from the house
  • Power wash the entire exterior, brick, gutters, walks and driveway
  • Look closely at the trim and siding and replace or repair damage as needed
  • Prime raw wood with a primer suitable for the paint you choose
  • Caulk every siding and trim joint and edge. Caulk before painting, but never apply caulk to raw wood
  • Use really good quality paint. We use Sherwin-Williams Super Paint.
  • Consider changing the colors. New colors give the house a whole new feel that makes the painting investment more satisfying.

Hidden Gardens

This week past weekend I went to the Hidden Garden Tour in Ft. Worth. Historic Fort Worth, Inc. holds the tour annually in the gardens of homes in the historic neighborhoods of Ft. Worth. This year they were in Park Hill and Ryan Place. Check out the very cool waterfalls! Read more