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The look of the door for the entrance of your property impacts the perception every visitor will have of your house. Whether you want a pop of colour to stand out or have a dream door in mind, Countryside Renovations is able to help you make the right impression every time. Unlike doors and windows where we can present a catalogue of products from trusted suppliers, we find that front doors are too personal to offer as a pre-made option. That’s why we are proud to offer door installations in the Calgary South area for doors custom-built for you and your property. A house can feel so much more like home with doors that reflect your personality and tastes, but why stop at the front door? Countryside Renovations can also create an oasis bathed in light by installing sliding doors, or add a desirable European flair with gorgeous French doors that fit your décor. The possibilities are endless! 


Keeping durability, energy efficiency, and maintenance in mind, we can design something that’s just right for you using steel, fibreglass, wood, and decorative glass. Wow your guests or potential home buyers by giving your doors the makeover they deserve. Countryside Renovations offers no-obligation consultations for all door installation projects. Call us today to schedule an appointment with our experts. Our doors include:

Steel, Wood and Fibreglass Doors

Steel doors purchased from big box stores are not built properly and can compromise your security. Our steel doors have a solid plywood perimeter, helping to ensure security, and are a great option to lower the cost of a very expensive part of your renovation. These doors can be painting in a durable UV-resistant factory finish and are available in all the glass options of fibreglass doors. They also have a foam core for good insulating properties.

Solid wood doors are known to be the ultimate choice for high-end, custom-designed doors. Unlike other door materials, wood doors can be crafted in any design, no matter how intricate, and can be 100% wood or a combination of wood and glass. Wood is a natural insulator, but it requires ongoing maintenance to keep up its appearance. Dents and scratches are easy to repair, but the entire door may need a refinish.

Wood is usually an expensive option, but cost may be no object when it comes to the curb appeal of your home.

A popular alternative these days are fibreglass doors which are available in many different styles and can even simulate the look of wood. They are known to be less expensive than wood and don’t contract and expand like wood, require less maintenance and offer high insulation. They are very durable, scratch-resistant, and less prone to problems because of their stability.

Custom Front Doors

The front door is the feature of a house that has both traditional and symbolic interpretations. When choosing your new front door, symbolism may seem less important, but subconsciously it can and does influence your choice. Consider the following information when choosing a new front door.

Ancient Meaning

Historically beginning in ancient Egyptian times, it’s been a symbol for passage to a new, unknown place, often guarded by a gatekeeper. In fact, front doors can be interpreted as the gates that provide protection and security. They represent the mysterious—what lies beyond the door? Gaining access through the door is symbolic of change, new experiences, or new opportunities, as in “they can open doors for you.” And of course, the ease of gaining access tells us whether we’re welcome or not.

Modern Times

Your door is a reflection of your personality and tastes, and makes a statement while adding to the curb appeal of your home. Even though it might be expensive, it can prove a good investment when you sell your home. It is possibly also a sign of protection and security, or of welcoming a new experience.

Creating the Right Approach

Styles - If you’re living in a rural area like most of our customers, you might like a country, ranch, or rustic look. However, there are many country homes influenced by styles such as contemporary, colonial, Cape Cod, Georgian, French chateau, Tudor, English cottage, chalet, southwestern, Spanish, neo-classical, Greek revival, Victorian, gothic, and Mediterranean.

Materials - Do you love the warmth and earthy feeling of real wood or the strength of a steel door? These choices, along with fibreglass, aluminum, stainless steel or wrought iron are all available, although some are definitely more costly and customized solutions. If you’re choosing real wood, you can take your pick from oak, mahogany, cherry, maple, or a more exotic wood? Each has its own appeal.

Sizes - Do you need a standard 36” width or wider door, a single door, or a double door? Custom sizes are available.

Shapes & Designs - There is a wide range of shapes and designs for front doors. These include:

  • Traditional raised panel or plain surface
  • Plain or decorated glass inserts
  • Arched or double-arched
  • Plain or stained glass sidelights or transom windows
  • Simple trim or highly ornamental woodwork
  • French doors or garden doors

Colours - Colour theory can also influence your choice of door. Throughout history, red doors have meant “welcome” in many cultures. Green might suggest traditional values. Natural wood or brown is down to earth while black can mean elegant. Glass is friendly, outgoing, and open minded. Yellow could mean creative. Or you might just like a certain colour.

What Else Can You Consider?

At Country Renovations, we have installed many doors over the years and can meet your requirements, no matter how complex or particular they may be. To help you get exactly what you want, we recommend you ask yourself the following questions:


How resistant is the door to forced entry?
Durability and reliability - will the door last and how well will it hold up?
Regular painting or refinishing, or maintenance free?
Is it easy to operate?
How much do you want to invest?

French Doors and Garden Doors

French and garden doors are types of exterior patio doors. While they perform the same function as sliding doors, they are quite different. French and garden doors are true doors while sliding doors are more like large sliding windows. 


If you’re looking to add aesthetic appeal, French and garden doors are a more elegant solution, enhancing the feel of any room. You can have them customized to blend in with virtually any traditional or contemporary architectural home style by choosing from unique glass and metal design options that aren’t available with sliding doors.

Sliding glass doors provide more glass area for more light, and they are less expensive than French and garden doors.

  • Difference Between French Doors and Garden Doors

While both French and garden doors look the same, the major difference is that garden doors have one opening door and one fixed door while French doors have two opening doors. French doors provide a larger opening, better ventilation, and more room for passage for entertainment.

There are a couple of downsides when it comes to French doors. Due to the lack of a solid centre support and use of weak footbolts instead of durable locking mechanisms, French doors are less secure. Also, sustained use brings in reliability issues and failure.

  • Possibilities to Explore

The most common configuration is two doors, however, there are a number of other possible customizations. For better light and ventilation, your patio door can incorporate additional doors and also casement or fixed window panels. Anything is possible—the only limit is your imagination.


If you need an alternative for decorated glass, the doors be customized with built-in blinds, a popular option among customers.

Storm Doors and Screen Doors

Previously, storm doors were used to provide ventilation when they’re open and increase thermal efficiency of front doors when they’re closed. Now because front doors have come a long way and, unless you have a very exposed, north-facing front door, we don’t recommend installing storm doors.


Storm doors are designed to only open about 80 degrees, and the less expensive ones are always prone to slamming on you because of the hinge design. Irrespective of how nice they look or how well they operate, they still diminish the attractiveness of your front door, which can be the highlight of a home’s exterior.


The only reason to consider storm doors is if you like to open your door for fresh air or added light. If that’s the case, we recommend a higher-end model from Aluminart. These doors are known to be solid, well made, and durable. These are better than doors sold at home improvement stores because those doors are made with an aluminum skin over particleboard, resulting in poor operation, warping or twisting, and screws constantly falling out.


Screen doors on the other hand are virtually invisible when retracted and won’t take away the appearance of your front door or patio doors. If you’re only after ventilation and light, a screen door like those made by Phantom® Screens is what you need.


But watch out! Sometimes, people end up walking right through them as they are so undetectable.

How about a new front door instead? If you have an old front door that does not effectively keep the heat and cold out, consider investing in a new, energy-efficient front door instead of a storm door. It will save you money in the long run, and also enhance the curb appeal of your home.

When working on a door replacement or installation, securing it is very important. A poorly installed front door can come out of the frame with a solid kick and that shouldn’t happen.


Done right—properly secured to the frame—the door itself should break before it comes out of the frame. And unless your door is mostly glass, breaking it is no easy feat. Most quality doors, whether wood, steel, or fibreglass, are built to withstand that kind of force.


Doors that are properly shimmed and screwed tightly (especially at the hinge and latch areas, with screws penetrating the framing) in multiple spots make sure the door is properly secure. 


A professionally installed door will be perfectly level, square, and plumb, snug and solid, and provide the durability to protect your investment.

Our team is very knowledgeable about the types of exterior doors available and can help you choose the material and style that is right for your home while answering any questions you may have. Schedule a no-obligation in-home consultation today.

Patio Doors

Is your patio door hard to operate? This can happen due to dirt in the tracks and the quality of hardware used. Patio doors are also considered problematic because they are almost all glass and can be a cause of energy waste in your home. Leave it to Countryside Renovations to provide patio doors for homeowners across High River, De Winton and other areas. We believe our doors are quiet, smooth, thermally efficient and durable. You will see that each door is made the way a patio door should be and has features including:

  • Raised roller tracks
  • Multi-chamber frame design for improved thermal efficiency
  • Patented dual-tandem nylon wheel system
  • Multiple weatherstripping to reduce external noise
  • Interlocking panel rails
  • Lower sill design
  • Panel adjustments
  • Water tight design
  • Double exterior walls
  • Screens with adjustable spring wheels

All our doors are available in 2, 3 and 4-panel options. While the common choice of colour is white or beige, we offer customized colours to suit your décor.

Exterior Door Installation and Replacement

A significant investment is the exterior door of your house. Whether it’s a custom front door or a French patio door, make sure your investment is protected. 

It is important to install exterior doors perfectly because they’re subject to constant usage. Hire professional installers who have the experience and skill to:

  • Make sure your doors stand up to wear, tear, and abuse
  • Do the door installation according to the manufacturer’s specifications to ensure their warranty isn’t voided
  • Eliminate air penetration or water leaks around the perimeter, to prevent premature aging
  • Secure the door properly

When working on a door replacement or installation, securing it is very important. A poorly installed front door can come out of the frame with a solid kick and that shouldn’t happen.
Done right—properly secured to the frame—the door itself should break before it comes out of the frame. And unless your door is mostly glass, breaking it is no easy feat. Most quality doors, whether wood, steel, or fibreglass, are built to withstand that kind of force.
Doors that are properly shimmed and screwed tightly (especially at the hinge and latch areas, with screws penetrating the framing) in multiple spots make sure the door is properly secure.
A professionally installed door will be perfectly level, square, and plumb, snug and solid, and provide the durability to protect your investment.

Our team is very knowledgeable about the types of exterior doors available and can help you choose the material and style that is right for your home while answering any questions you may have. Schedule a no-obligation in-home consultation today.

We are partners with reputable brands such as Codel Entry Systemsᵀᴹ and Gentekᴿ.

Your Doorway to Stunning Doors

Need a new exterior door for your home? French or garden doors will improve the appearance of any room.

Information

Countryside Renovations

Site 6 Box 42 RR 1

De Winton, AB

T0L 0X0

PHONE: 403-815-6510

EMAIL: richard@countryside-windows.ca

Hours

Monday 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Tuesday 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Wednesday 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Thursday 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Friday 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

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