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Old 07-25-2017, 07:54 AM
 
Location: NYC & Media PA
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Looking to buy a double width front entry door and my wife suggested we search for Amish craftsmen. Anyone have any suggestions of places that may make doors ?

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Old 07-25-2017, 09:55 AM
 
Location: Raleigh
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My only experience with replacement entry doors was our neighbor's house was broken into and the door frame was ruined. The new doorway had to be custom ordered through a millwork shop and it took a long time. Several of the prebuilt shed lots in your area deal with Amish crews. I'd start with them.
Are you actually seeking a double width door, ie., 60 inches plus? Or do you want a double door entry?
They are common in the South, but I'd hesitate to have one in PA. Winter is coming, you know? They do look elegant.
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Old 07-27-2017, 08:40 PM
 
Location: NYC & Media PA
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Yes we are looking for a double door just because we have a large void in the front of the home that needs to be filled.
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Old 08-14-2017, 09:40 PM
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For wood doors my preference is a stave or LVL core with a thick veneer so the door will not move (warp). Signature doors are made near Altoona and shipped nationwide. You can buy them through Studio 4 in Harrisburg. I put a Signature Door on my parents house and it has performed flawlessly for several years now. My front door was made by another company out of Honduran mahogany and was two pieces of wood glued together. This construction method seems to be common for small local companies. You can literally hear my front door moving and it leaks air as it moves. Not long after I bought this door the manufacture changed to a stave core. Signature builds doors rated for southern Florida impact zones. If they are good enough to stand up to hurricanes they will hold up in PA. They are the only exterior wood door I will buy now.

Note - I don't work for Signature or have any affiliation.
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