Case Studies

Door Case Studies

Custom Oak Storm Door

Custom Storm Door (485x800)

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Location: Berwyn, IL

Challenge: While the existing aluminum storm door on this house was operational, it was worn and a bit out of character with the entrance door -a wonderful craftsman style affair with art glass.  Read More

Arched Top Storm Door Panels

Arch Storm Arch Storm Shop
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Location: Park Ridge, IL

Challenge: The owner of this house in Park Ridge had searched for years for a company that could recreate the failing wood storm panels that were a prominent feature on the façade of his Park Ridge home, yet time and again he was told there was no company to undertake such a custom task. Read More

 

Custom Wood Storm Door


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Location: River Forest, IL

Challenge: The old aluminum storm door on the front entry of this house was worn & out of character with the style of the house. Its operation was also problematic & the owners wanted a new door that would provide both a weather tight seal in the winter & ventilation in the summer.  Read More

 

Condo Fiberglass Entry Door

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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.  Read More

 

Sliding Interior Doors


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Location: Oak Park, IL

Challenge: Create a way to separate the den from the kitchen in this vintage house while adding visual interest to the space. Read More

 

Unity Temple Interior Doors


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Location: Oak Park, IL

Challenge: Unity Temple is, by most accounts, an architectural masterpiece. Frank Lloyd Wright designed the building & oversaw its construction, which was completed in 1909.
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Patio Door Replacement


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Location: Oak Park, IL

Challenge: The swinging patio doors of this building, though having been replaced just 10-15 prior, were already failing, permitting moisture & air infiltration into the condo.
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Marvin Integrity Patio Doors


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Location: Oak Park, IL

Challenge: Supply and install doors & windows that would be durable, efficient, & require low maintenance – all at a modest cost – for a new carriage house.  Read More

 

Pocket Door Installation


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Location: Oak Park, IL

Challenge: Install new doors for a master bedroom/bathroom suite that would provide a distinctive look, yet not encroach on floor space. Read More

 

ADA Door Installation

ADA Door
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Location: Oak Park, IL

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

 

Entry Door Replacement

Location: Berwyn, IL

Challenge: Replace a failing entry door.
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