North Jersey Door Center
620 Swan Street
Ramsey NJ 07446

(800) 366-7754

18 Most Common Door Questions

Welcome to North Jersey Door Center. We are your best resource for doors and related projects. Chances are you are looking for something in particular. The best way to research your project is to find your Question. Here are the 18 most common questions. Find yours and visit related vendor sites on our Products Page. Come back to Door Shopping Advice, then visit us at our showroom, or call us at (800) 366-7754, (201) 327-1414.

Questions & Answers

   Q-1 Where should I start? I am building/renovating my house and I need front doors.
   A-1 After identifying style and budget, you can start with these vendors:
    • Hi-end wood: IWP, Fontrick, Summit, AAW
    • Hi-end fiberglass: IWP Aurora, ThermaTru Classic Craft
    • Medium priced wood or fiberglass: Masonite Corp, ThermaTru Fiber Classic & Smooth Star, Simpson, Rouge Valley, MAI, IDL, Glass Craft
    • Economy: ThermaTru Smooth Star, Simpson, Jeld-wen (formally Morgan), Rouge Valley (2000/3000 Series)
    • Interior Doors: Masonite Corp., Craftmaster, Trustile, Jeld-wen Interior, Millennium
    Q-2 How do I change my interior doors from the 60’s and 70’s?
    A-2 We suggest you visit our Masonite Corp., Jeld-wen Craftsmaster, and Trustile links. We specialize in taking the hassle out of changing all your doors.


Where do I find a round top door? Do you have Craftsman or Tudor style doors?
    A-3 Yes, IWP Estate Series, IDL, ThermaTru fiberglass, Simpson Bungalow series, Armaclad storm doors, and Trustile. Round top doors are a little tricky. We could be very helpful here.
    Q-4 Could I get French Doors to my dining / living rooms?
    A-4 Look up Lemieux, Jeld-wen (formally Morgan), Trustile, Woodgrain. Remember installation is critical if you have existing framed openings.
    Q-5 Could I get a regular door? Nothing fancy? My kitchen / rear door gets all the family traffic.
    A-5 Start with ThermaTru Smooth Star, Simpson, and Lemieux. We have some good suggestions on Ό, ⅓ or ½ glass doors and storm door combinations.
    Q-6 Do you have storm doors?
    A-6 Yes, Armaclad, ProVia, HMI and storm windows too.
    Q-7 Do you recommend bifolds?
    A-7 Yes, usually for laundry closets and hallways. Go to Ledco, Masonite, Morgan, Woodgrain, Custom. Almost any door panel could be made into a bifold.
Avoid cheap tracks and hardware.
    Q-8 Could I up-grade my hardware? Interior – Exterior
    A-8 Check any of our listed hardware vendors. Start with Emtek and Omnia, Rocky Mountain, and Baldwin. Ashley Norton has a whole new line on display at North Jersey Door Center.
    Q-9 Do you carry super contemporary doors?
    A-9 For some gorgeous designs go to; IWP contemporary and designer collection and Forms & Surfaces for stainless steel. ThermaTru just added (2012) a contemporary section in their huge catalog. Basically flush doors with some new contemporary glass configurations. See Ari, Linea, Echo, Solei.
    Q-10 Could you recommend a Tuscany or rustic style door, perhaps with some wrought iron?
    A-10 You will love some of these looks, IWP Estate Collection, Simpson Bungalow, Cantera, and HMI – steel security storm doors. Glass Craft has a Mahogany Wrought Iron Collection as well as their Buffalo Forge all metal door systems.
    Q-11 Could you match an interior door style on my 1920’s, 30’s, 40’s, 50’s house?
    A-11 Many of the old style doors are still made by Simpson interior, Woodgrain, Lemieux and custom. New designs of flat panel doors, Madison and Craftsman 3-Panel by Jeld-Wen. 5-horizontal raised panels, Rockport by Jeld-Wen, Riverside by Masonite.
    Q-12 Do you sell weather-stripping? Will you fix old doors? Pet doors?
    A-12 Call us for service, we have tremendous inventory in weather-stripping parts. We can fix existing doors expertly.
    Q-13 Do you sell sliding doors?
    A-13 We carry both Weather Shield and Andersen. ThermaTru has a nice fiberglass price point alternative readily available. ProVia & Armaclad make good vinyl replacements.
    Q-14 Can I buy wood screen doors?
    A-14 Easy change doors are available. We have Victorian styles on display. Click on the Easy Change logo.
    Q-15 What kind of door do you recommend for my heavy exposure?
    A-15 Fiberglass in IWP Aurora, ThermaTru, Masonite Corp, HMI. We will explain all the differences and advantages of fiberglass technology.
    Q-16 Do you sell windows?
    A-16 Yes, Yes! Visit direct links to Weather Shield, Andersen, custom, and for storm windows, see ProVia. For replacement windows, ProVia 300 series is the best.
    Q-17 How can I improve security?
    A-17 We can install and replace hardware on existing doors. Call for service and visit any of our hardware vendors.
    Q-18 I don’t want to paint/stain my doors. Can you help?
    A-18 Yes, we offer full finishing services in our spray booth. Our forte is full service turn-key, hassle free door contracts. We can even install temporary doors and do a full restoration in our shop.

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