Case Studies for Doors

Chicago Window and Door Solutions

Condo Fiberglass Entry Door

Location: Chicago, IL (Bucktown)

Challenge: The entry door to this 6-unit condo building in the Bucktown neighborhood was severely rotten, having failed in less than 10 years. Poor quality materials and workmanship contributed to its quick demise, so the association president turned to us to specify and install a new entry unit.

Solution: We suggested a Jeld-Wen fiberglass door, which has very good insulation properties, thanks to its foam core. And because its fiberglass skin is so tough, it won’t chip, dent, or rust like the steel door it replaced.

ADA Door Installation

ADA Door
Location: Oak Park, IL

Challenge: Convert an existing entrance to an apartment to comply to guidelines within the American with Disabilities Act.

Solution: Install new door with appropriate compliant hardware. Not all of our projects are showy; many are undertaken for utilitarian purposes. Such was the case in this instance, where the Oak Park Housing Authority contracted us to replace a problematic door leading to a unit in one of their buildings. The fix was fairly straightforward, but without it a tenant in a wheelchair would have had a very difficult time accessing the unit.