It’s not winter yet! Get outside…

Once considered an impossibility in our buggy, Midwestern climate, outdoor spaces are getting a second round of consideration.  Why subject yourself to one more dreaded mosquito when the sofa lies inside waiting to be visited?

There are birds! A good breeze (sometimes)!  A bonfire waiting to happen!  And at dusk…stars!  Add an ice cold beverage and it’s better than anything reality TV can offer.  You might even attract the neighbors for lively debate or a card game.

About 61 years ago, that’s where everyone was.  Out front, on their porch, catching up on the events of the day and connecting with each other after a long day of work.  With the birth of television, we went inside and plunked ourselves down, rarely to return to our yards or each other.

A protected outdoor experience is easy to achieve these days with the advent of retractable screens.  And do you remember how nice it was to hear the sound of a screen door opening and closing?

If what it takes to get you to move outside is a high-quality screen door, then slide on your flip flops because you’re in luck.  We offer a storm and screen door which will not only close quietly, but will last almost forever.  Our Acclimated Storm Door comes pre-hung so installing it is simple.  Heliarc-welded corners and a wind strap, rather than a chain, are just two of the reasons we love this storm door.  Another bonus, it’s made in the U.S.A.

Our new Easy-Change Wood Combination Doors come in three styles and are a simple swap for a screen door that’s seen better days.  You have no excuses… get out, say hello to the neighbors and enjoy the outdoors before it starts to snow!  You can reconnect with your sofa in January.

-Holly Bayer, ASID