Preserving Your Doors

When you’ve spent so much time and money selecting the perfect doors for your new home, the last thing you want to do is to take the chance of damaging them.

Doors are installed on new homes fairly early in the construction process, for both weatherproofing and security reasons. But, installing them early on comes with the risk that they could be damaged during the construction process.

That’s where temporary doors come in. Your garage door can be replaced with a temporary plywood wall that can even incorporate a “person door” for the trades to access your home, all without causing damage to the original door. Front entry doors can be swapped for temporary wooden doors, to reduce the wear-and-tear on your regular doors as trades and all their materials pass through.

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The original (expensive!) door slabs can be safely stored off-site and installed just before you move into your new home.

Another option is to designate one entry for all trades and suppliers to access the house. The rest of the doors can be locked, with no access allowed. This reduces most of your risk to just one doorway.

These simple and cost-effective ideas can help to prevent damage and the need for costly repairs or replacement of the beautiful new doors you’ve selected to suit your beautiful new home.

Keith Sawlor Sawlor Built Homes Custom Home Builder in Nova Scotia

Keith Sawlor

Keith Sawlor is the second generation Owner of Sawlor Built Homes. With more than 35 years experience building custom homes in Nova Scotia, Keith has built a team that mirrors his professional knowledge and values.

Keith is a Certified Residential Builder who is also certified with many leading industry organizations. He is a Passive House Institute US (PHIUS) Certified Builder, a Net Zero Energy (NZE) Certified Builder, a Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) R-2000 Certified Builder, and a Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS).

Keith is a Board Member of the Atlantic Home Warranty Program as well as the Canadian Home Builders' Association Nova Scotia. He is involved in many other industry programs and associations, such as the Canadian Home Builders’ Association National, Safety Services Nova Scotia and Better Business Bureau.

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