Unfinished Exterior Wood Door Requirements

A beautiful front entrance door makes a statement and adds curb appeal to your home. These are unfinished door units in alder or mahogany. In order for these doors to last for years, two important unfinished exterior wood door requirements must be met by the purchaser. In addition, an information label is attached to the outside …

Exterior Door Style

So, do you need front door curb appeal or an ordinary passage to the side or back of your home? We all know one thing doors have in common: they’re rectangular. After that, there’s quite a variety of choices for your exterior door style.   Curb appeal: Exterior door style The first impression of your …

Sliding, Gliding, Hiding Interior Doors

In addition to standard passage doors, there are other interior door styles. Barn, bifold, sliding and pocket doors all work on a track. They move side to side instead of swinging open and shut from a hinge. These are perfect when space is tight for a door to swing completely open. Listed here are a …

Interior Door Home Remodeling Terms

In our homes, interior doors allow us privacy in the bedroom and bathroom, keep closet and storage items out of view, and protect toddlers or pets from harm by separating a basement from a first floor. Doors are essential to every home and consist of a variety of parts. Below you’ll find a list of …

Exterior Door Home Remodeling Terms

You’ve decided it’s time to replace one of the entry doors to your home. Do you need a pre-hung door? Are you completely removing it for a larger door with sidelites, or replacing just the door and using the existing frame? Next, decide whether you want right hand or left hand. Huh? Here’s some help… …

Casing, Trim, or Moulding: No Need For Confusion

Casing, trim, or moulding? Are you confused? No need to be. These terms are used interchangeably by contractors, remodelers and home pros. What is casing? Quite simply, it’s a moulding profile which frames (or trims) a door or window. Casing is functional as well as decorative. The main purpose of casing is to surround all doors …

Adding Curb Appeal with a New Door

When you drive by the front of your home, are you pleased with what you see? If the lawn is neatly trimmed, the flower garden is in bloom, but something doesn’t feel quite right, perhaps it’s time for a new front entry door. An exterior door is a simple way of adding curb appeal and …

Doors: Measuring Rough Openings

When you’re ready to purchase a new door, you’ll need to have an idea of what size door you’ll need. Therefore, measuring rough openings for doors prior to purchasing is an important step in your home remodeling. Also, do you want a pre-hung door? This is where the door jamb (or frame) is already attached …

Understanding the Basics of Interior Doors

When selecting new doors for your home, you will quickly realize there is a wide variety of options and it can get a little overwhelming. Let’s go over the basics of interior doors before you’re planning to remodel your home.   Basics of Interior Doors – Molded or Flush First, let’s start with style. The …

Interior Pine Door Options

Whether you are installing doors in a brand new house, swapping out old ones for new ones, or just added a new room to your home, look no further than Builders Surplus for all of your door needs! For interior or exterior doors, we have you covered. And if you’re shopping for interior pine door …