Accessories for Exterior Doors
Let’s face it: exterior doors have never been the trendiest topic of discussion, at least in modern times. Doors have a fascinating history, the earliest records of their existence dating back to around 3000 B.C. when ancient Egyptians constructed them as passages to the afterlife. But regardless of how wondrous your current door is, it can still capture the attention of guests and even make its way into conversation with the right accessories.
If you have a dog or cat that needs to be let outside, a pet door is one of the most practical door accessories. We install top-rated Euro Series doors from Minnkota Windows that offer pet doors in small, medium, and large sizes. With no electronics or moving parts, the pet doors are compatible with all Euro Series doors and include the following features:
- Clear locking security panel. This ensures security with a strong acrylic locking security panel.
- Cellular PVC frame. The frame is durable, resistance to mold, and offers 3,000x more insulation than metal frames.
- Rugged flap system. Composed of marine-grade canvas, SBR rubber, and commercial roofing grade TPO, the flap system remains insulated and resists wear-and-tear.
- Doublemag™ 2-in-1 flap system. The flap system uses magnets on the frame and the flap to maintain an airtight seal.
Especially for patio doors, door screens allow you to enjoy the fresh air without worrying about what might escape or enter your home. Pests stay outside while pets and small children remain safe indoors. For pet owners, we offer pet-resistant screens from Minnkota Windows that resist damage from cats’ and dogs’ claws. Made of strong, vinyl-coated polyester, the pet-resistant screens are 7x stronger than regular insect screens without compromising visibility.
Perhaps the easiest way to add aesthetic appeal and spare your guests’ knuckles as they arrive is with the right door knocker. The knocker itself typically operates in two parts: a fixed panel and a hinged knocker. The hinged piece attaches to the fixed panel and makes the knocking noise, although some modern editions of door knockers attach the hinged portion directly to the door and do not involve a fixed plate.
Door knockers use two main types of mounting for installation. Through-the-door mounting refers to drilling through the door and securing the knocker from the inside. Surface mounting only requires drilling into the door from the outside without going all the way through. There are countless styles on the market; from modern minimalist to intricate traditional designs, a door knocker can complete the look of your home’s exterior.