Beautiful. Durable. Secure. Energy Efficient. Believe it or not, these are all words that describe Tuscan Iron Entry’s Elite ES-One line of custom iron doors. Not only are they gorgeous, adding value to your home and miles of curb appeal, but they will outlast any wood door and provide a higher level of security. What may be the most surprising benefits of these doors is they can reduce your home’s energy cost and keep your living spaces more comfortable. Actually, Tuscan Iron Entry’s Elite ES-One are the most energy efficient ornamental iron doors on the market. Read more
The Importance of Curb Appeal
Homeowners know that the upkeep of their home is important to the value of their home. The outside of a home is especially important as it is the first aspect of your home potential buyers, neighbors, and guests see when they first happen on your home.
When the outside of your home is in shambles, it affects the value of your home and your neighborhood as well. For an owner who takes immense pride in their home, the outside should always reflect that feeling. It is surprisingly simple to upgrade the outside of your home. Here are a few ways you can give your home a facelift with little effort.
Tips and Tricks for Upgrading the Outside of Your Home
One of the biggest aspects of your home that can easily fall by the wayside is the landscaping.
Take a Saturday to remove all the weeds, trim all of the unruly plants, and lay down some fertilizer to your lawn. Go to your local nursery to purchase plants for the sparse area of your home.
Or go for the full overhaul by completely redoing your landscape. Create a paved walkway leading to your front door lined with flowers and light sconces.
Paint the Exterior of Your Home
All year long your home takes a beating from the elements. It withstands the wind, dirt, rain, and a myriad of other things and over time the paint of your home begins to dull or chip away. This will leave your home looking drab and altogether sad.
A fresh coat of paint does wonders in terms of brightening up the exterior of your home. Choose a light color to make your house pop or a more muted color to hide any dirt that may collect on your home.
If you are attempting to paint your home on your own, do not forget to power wash it beforehand. Otherwise, your paint will be riddled with dirt.
Install a New Door and Windows
Your front entry is the statement of your home. When your door is old then it can give the impression that your home is also old and falling apart. Make a great impression by replacing your old door. There are a wide variety of styles to choose from on the market. There is the classic wood or elegant iron doors. Both can come in solid models or have glass implemented into their design for a chic look.
Your windows should not be left by the wayside. New windows not only provide a great look for your home but aid in saving energy. Modern windows keep the air in your home from leaking out and prevent the outside weather from seeping in. Meaning, your home will remain cool in the summer and warm in the winter without overworking your HVAC system. The same can be said for a new door installation.
Upgrade the Hardware
Little touches can make all the difference to your home. Such as new door handles and knocker. Also, consider adding metal or brass numbers to the outside of your home to make it easier for guests to find your address. Or a new mailbox.
Wrought Iron Doors
For your new iron doors, look to us at Tuscan Iron Entries. Our ornamental iron doors will increase your home’s curb appeal instantly. Our doors range from solid to ornamental with glass inserts. No matter which one you choose, they will make you proud to live in your home. Please peruse our site to find the perfect door for your home.
Its Time for a Remodel
No matter its size, your home is your castle; and for most, the greatest asset you own. Protecting and preserving your asset requires a great deal of work and expense. As a home ages, its exterior becomes a victim to the elements. Sun, rain, wind, heat and cold all wreak havoc on components such as the roof, exterior paint, windows, doors and landscape. Shingles discolor or disappear, paint starts to chip and peel, windows and doors begin to crack and leak, plants do not survive the winter, etc...
When the need or desire arises to repair, renovate or simply update your home, there are many questions to consider. “What project cannot absolutely wait another season? What home project will fit in within our budget? What kind of disruption to my daily life will be experienced during the repair/renovation? What project will create the biggest impact to my home?”
Home improvement projects such as landscaping or roof replacement can be very costly and time consuming. Landscaping projects can easily run into the tens of thousands of dollars while causing disruption and mess for weeks. Roofing replacement can be equally expensive and messy. However, replacing your front door can usually be done in a single day and cause very little disruption to your life.
For a majority of homes, the front door area is the central focus. A fatigued front door can distress the entire look of the house. Wood doors, while beautiful when new, simply do not handle the elements. Within a few months, new wood doors begin to fade. A few years of exposure causes polyurethane finishes on the wood doors to deteriorate and peel. If the polyurethane finish is not maintained, the door will begin to splinter and crack letting in light and moisture. Once a wood door has reached this level of failure, there is little that can be done to restore it. Annual sanding and refinishing can prolong a wood door’s life but, inevitably, the wood door must be replaced. There are many options when it comes to replacing your front door. There is, of course, a new wood door that will just have the same issues as its predecessor. Fiberglass and steel doors are an option but often lack the beauty and distinction of a new wood door.
Over the last ten years, ornamental iron doors have become a very popular front door replacement option due to their durability and lasting beauty. These doors are constructed from high strength welded steel. This gives these doors and immediate strength advantage over any other door on the market. Additionally, ornamental iron doors are finished with high quality baked on finishes. These finishes will outlast most any clear coat applied to a wood door. When people begin to shop for ornamental iron doors, they find their options are vast. Patterns, colors, glass and handles are some of the main features that shoppers find that can be customized. The buying experience is usually more personalized as each door is tailored to the customer and their homes.
The impact an ornamental iron door can make to your home can be dramatic. Something as simple as replacing your front door can give your home a whole new fresh look.
Welcome to Our Blog
On behalf of all of us here at Tuscan Iron Entries, we would like to welcome you to our blog page. Over time, we will be updating this page with all sorts of information relating to iron doors and other home improvement aspects. We would like to take this particular opportunity to introduce ourselves and offer more information about our doors and services.
We have over 30 years of manufacturing experience which makes us experts on quality and design. Due to our expertise, we have grown bigger and bigger as a company and supplier of iron doors.
The Great Look of Iron Doors
Have you ever stopped to look at the outside of your home? Do you find it to be a little drab looking? If the answer to the last question is yes then your home is in need of a fix. Curb appeal is a concern all homeowners should keep in mind. Not only is the value of your home affected by the curb appeal but so is the pride you feel in your home. Coming home to a place that looks great is a boost you may need on any given day. That is what a new door will do for you.
Sure, wood doors are the standard for any home but that does not mean you have to settle. An iron door is the far superior choice. Not only do they look great but offer many benefits that wooden doors do not. They are more durable and will not warp, rot, or splinter. Greater durability means more security than any other type of door.
Choose Your Style
Do you pride yourself on being a unique individual? Or simply want your home to stand out from the rest? The beauty of our iron doors is that you will never have to settle for a cookie-cutter product as we offer custom doors.
Choose from hardware, glass, and colors. Through this customization, you can be sure that your door fits your style or the look of your home.
Ease of Installation
The installation has never been this easy. In the span of a day, your worn out door will be replaced with a brand-new one. In a world where time is of extreme value, why waste it with another company who will take up most of your time?
If you are installing the door yourself, offer a guide on our site.
Buy American Made
For many individuals, shopping for items made in the United States is very important for contributing to the economy. We agree which is why our Tuscan Elite line of doors are made in the U.S. at our facility in Collierville, TN. You can feel great knowing that your money is going towards business located in the country.
Our Tuscan Old World door are imported so you have the choice of ordering from manufacturers located outside of the country as well.
Get Iron Doors Shipped Directly to Your Home
If you do not live close enough for us to deliver your door, the good news is that you will not have to miss out. We ship all across the country so that you can have the beauty of our doors in your home,
For more information about our products, please visit our site or contact us at (800)605-0608. We look forward to working with you.