Sure, you can buy doors from almost any home improvement store – but why be basic? Your home is one of your most important investments, as well as being a direct expression of your personality. If you want to really make your home your own, and help it stand out in the neighborhood, custom doors from reliable Canadian door manufacturers are a great choice.
After all, your doors – particularly your front door – will be one of the first things people notice whenever they look at your house or come to visit. It should be impressive and help everyone see how much value you place on your home.
So, let’s talk about the benefits of custom doors, and how to find the right door manufacturers for your needs and budget.
I. The Benefits of Custom Doors
Custom door work isn’t as cheap as buying pre-made doors from a store, but it brings a lot of benefits that justify the extra cost.
- Improved quality
Let’s be honest – we all know that most mass-manufactured products have been going down in quality over the years. If you buy a door from a big box store, it’ll be lucky to last as long as its warranty. When you order a custom door from a quality door manufacturer, you’ll be getting an excellent product from craftspeople who care about the work they’re doing – and not the product of a sweatshop.
- Custom designs
A great custom door manufacturer is going to work with you to decide on the best possible design for your house. The material, the design work, and the colours can all be customized to fit perfectly with your home – inside and out.
- Better security
Another big benefit from the improved craftsmanship you see from custom door manufacturers is that the doors are typically better for security. They’re more solid, and the hinges and framework are going to be less vulnerable to intrusion. With crime on the rise, you need to ensure your front door is doing its job of keeping people out.
- Lower energy use
Custom doors can also be designed to focus on insulation and energy efficiency. Advanced designs such as triple-panel French doors aren’t commonly available in stores while offering much better insulation than off-the-shelf models. The long-term energy savings from well-designed custom doors can often pay for the extra installation costs.
II. Finding the Custom Doors of Your Dreams
What is the best way of choosing your doors, and your door manufacturers? It’s not hard.
- Choose a budget
As with most home improvement projects, there’s rarely an upper limit on how much you can spend. It’s just a matter of how much you’re willing to spend. It’s always best to decide on a budget ahead of time while leaving a little extra in reserve just in case.
Just as a rule of thumb, custom front doors can typically run around $2,000 up to $20,000 just depending on materials, design, and how much customization is involved.
- Do your research
There are plenty of custom door manufacturers in Canada, giving you a lot of options. It’s best to start by researching online. Look at shop reviews and customer testimonials. Also, any decent door manufacturer will have plenty of galleries of their work, which can help you find a manufacturer who fits your aesthetic vision.
- Know what you want
After looking around and seeing pictures, you should hopefully have a good idea of what basic design and style of door you want. Standard wood? French doors? Sliding doors? You’ll have an easier time finding a custom door manufacturer if you know basically want kind of door you want and can communicate that to the companies you contact.
- Get multiple quotes
For any home improvement project, you should always contact multiple companies for quotes and pricing – even if there’s already one you have your eye on. This can help you make sure you’re getting a fair price. Also, sometimes a low competing bid can be used as leverage when negotiating with the company you really want to work with.
- Be patient
Finally, please keep in mind that custom doors will likely take at least a few days to manufacture. A typical custom door manufacturer doesn’t keep products in stock. Every door will be custom-built to your specifications, and work only begins after your order is placed. So, it will take a little time to deliver.
Fortunately, once the door arrives, it should only take a few hours to install – even if you have a security system. Once it’s done, you’ll have it installed in an afternoon.
Master Doors are Your Toronto Custom Door Manufacturing Specialists
Backed by decades of experience in the industry, we have been providing the best in custom doors across the GTA for more than ten years. We’re proud of the custom work we do for every customer, and we offer warranties on every door we create as well.
To learn more, click here to contact us.