Draw Attention to Your Home with these Key Elements


Curb appeal is a very hot topic in the homeowner community. Everyone strives to keep their home looking amazing with occasional updates including paint, new doors, new windows, and new siding. Let’s take a look at three ways you can really make your home stand apart from others in the neighborhood without breaking the bank.

Entry Door

Entry doors are a wonderful focal point for the home. They’re designed to catch the attention of people and invite them to visit. They’re also designed to keep out unwanted visitors by providing locking mechanisms and offering privacy to the inhabitants. They protect the home and the family within from the elements, as well. The entry door provides a lot of security and functionality to a home – make it look amazing in the process.

We work primarily with Therma Tru fiberglass and steel doors and Pella storm doors. We prefer fiberglass for the entry door simply because it is more rugged than steel. Steel doors tend to dent and are difficult to repair once dented. Fiberglass does not dent and may be repaired relatively easily if they do take on damage.


The surround is the area that surrounds the entry door. Some homeowners choose to use decorative elements such as windows, solid panels, or glass panels with iron decoration. The options are virtually endless. We have many surrounds on our showroom floor and we can order custom surrounds if you wish.


Windows are a wonderful way to add character to your home and convey sophistication to the outside world. The most popular size for windows is currently three feet wide by five feet tall. These are fairly large windows that allow a lot of sunshine to enter. Homeowners who want to go the extra mile order several shapes and sizes to create a cluster of windows that offer a very unique look to the home.

We work primarily with Simonton windows. We are currently offering a special through September 2015 – order your Simonton 5500 windows and get the triple pane glass option for free. You cannot beat the efficiency, clarity, and beauty of Simonton 5500 triple pane windows on today’s market.

View First Hand

Visit our showroom at 50 East Palatine Road in Palatine, IL to see our entry doors, surrounds, windows, guttering, and siding options first hand. We are fully stocked and encourage you to feel and test our products before you make your purchase. You may call us at 847-991-9180 to schedule an appointment or simply drop in and we will be glad to help you choose the best options to increase your home’s curb appeal.