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By Ryan on 4/24/2014 11:46 AM

A door isn’t always just a door. Sometimes a door is a statement about yourself. Who you are, what you like, and how you want to present yourself to the world.

A door can be constructed in a number of ways—it can be a single piece of wood, vinyl, aluminum, or glass with a locking mechanism, handles, and hinges—or constructed with a number of building materials. For example, you can add transoms, sidelights, panels, stiles, brick moulding, and more to give your door a more unique and elegant aesthetic.

To learn more about the components of a door and Weather Shield door products, read on below.

By Ryan on 4/24/2014 9:23 AM

With warmer weather having arrived in some areas of the country and late to the party in other areas, the thermostat will quickly need to be moved from heat to cool.

With the abundance of window commercials and advertisements seen today, it should come as no surprise to you that having high-quality energy efficient windows can provide you with tremendous energy savings. Buying ENERGY STAR certified windows and doors can help you save hundreds—possibly even thousands—of dollars every year! Savings can vary greatly depending on the condition of your existing windows when you replace.

By Ryan on 4/14/2014 9:15 AM

Just like with your car, air conditioning system, or other appliances, proper maintenance is necessary for windows to keep them working at their best—for longer. There are several simple things that you can—and should—do every year to keep your windows looking and functioning their best, while also extending their lifespan.

These things are inexpensive, simple, and relatively quick to complete, but the impact can be tremendous.

By Ryan on 3/21/2014 2:51 PM

The front door is the gateway to your home and can have a big impact on the first impression your home makes. It makes a statement about who you are and sets the tone for what people can expect when they walk into your house.

By Ryan on 3/21/2014 2:48 PM

Windows and doors made from natural wood can last a lifetime if you take care of them properly. Regular maintenance measures include treating the wood properly and performing frequent cleaning.

By Ryan on 3/21/2014 2:41 PM

“Should I buy custom windows?” is a common question we are asked, and the best answer we can give without physically assessing your existing windows is: “it depends.”

By Ryan on 3/21/2014 2:39 PM
A picture window is a large, fixed-pane window, generally made without glazing bars. A picture window gets its name from the fact that it is designed to give you a clear view of your surroundings without any obstructions—essentially acting as a picture frame for the scenery outside the window.
By Ryan on 2/28/2014 10:12 AM

It should come as no surprise that impact resistant windows are designed to protect your home from the elements, but did you know that they can help protect your home and family from burglary as well?

One of the most common methods of home entry for burglars is through broken windows or doors. Burglars typically break the glass in a window or door, allowing them to unlock the unit and enter your home. This method is easy and quick, allowing them to get into your home in seconds before anyone else can notice.

By Ryan on 2/28/2014 9:25 AM

Houzz ( has established itself as a preferred medium for home contractors and remodelers to showcase their products and services. At Weather Shield, we are always eager to see what builders, designers, architects, and homeowners alike are doing with our window and door products, so we would like to share with you one of our favorite Weather Shield projects found on

By Ryan on 2/21/2014 2:16 PM

Join Weather Shield at the NRLA’s Lumber and Building Material Expo in Boston at the John B. Hynes Memorial Convention Center from February 26th-28th