Exterior Doors

It’s no wonder that ‘doors of the world’ is one of the most searched home design trends on Pinterest. When it comes to revamping your home’s curb appeal, an upgraded door has the power to take your front entrance from ‘meh’ to ‘marvellous.’

But at Gienow Renovations, we know that there’s more to a door than it’s colour. After almost 80 years of serving Alberta, we’ve learnt that exterior doors can have a significant impact on both the energy efficiency and the security of your home. We carry a variety of door options made with various materials to suit our customers’ needs.

Our experience and knowledge have allowed us to create some of Canada’s best doors, using the most durable materials that can withstand the test of Alberta’s harsh winters and humid summers.

We’re proud to produce and install Alberta’s best doors and have a variety of options for your home renovation needs: from full lite entry doors, french exterior doors, or traditional patio doors.

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Things to Consider When Choosing Your Door

Is fibreglass or steel better for an exterior door? Why?

When it comes to front-entry doors, it’s safe to assume that most Canadians have moved away from wooden exterior doors because of their tendency to warp with weather and ware quickly, in addition to being much better at retaining heat than wood doors. Beyond wooden doors, the pros and cons of steel and fibreglass doors can be hard to wrap your brain around. The choice of fibreglass or steel depends on your homes needs and your family’s priorities.

Both steel and fibreglass front doors are renowned for their endurance, especially by comparison to wooden front-entry doors. While steel doors are often associated with homes built during the 1980’s and 90’s properties, innovations in designs (like panel designs and glass configurations) and maintenance have seen the steel door become a more common feature of modern residential homes.

If you’re looking for a low-cost option without sacrificing energy efficiency or weather resistance, then steel doors may be to the solution. While they don’t offer as many design options are fiberglass, they are very affordable and a great option for families on a budget.

On the other hand, fibreglass doors are designed to resist denting and scratching but are more pricier than their steel alternative. In general, fiberglass doors offer greater definition and detail in the embossed panels and come in smooth (for painting) or woodgrain (for staining) versions.  The woodgrain version gives all of the aesthetics of having a wood door, with the thermal and low maintenance benefits of a fiberglass door.

Gienow produces and installs a variety of steel pre-hung and fibreglass pre-hung doors. We can also create custom steel slabs and are happy to work with your design to create a custom door.

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Front Entrance Doors

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Swinging Patio Doors

Swing Doors

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Sliding Patio Doors

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Door Handles and Accessories

Your new door is just the beginning. When it comes to hardware and accessories, Gienow has you covered with custom door frames, a variety full lite and ¾ lite options, handles, hinges, and even screens. Have a look at our hardware catalogue and contact our Gienow Design Team to help you explore the possibilities.

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Gienow Door Options and Accessories
Gienow Door Options and Accessories
Gienow Door Options and Accessories
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