Doors, Storm Doors, and Entry Covers

Doors, Storm Doors, and Covered Entries are a specialization of our Special Projects Team.  Below we touch base on the basics of replacing or repairing doors, storm doors, and covered entries.  Leaky drafty doors are not energy efficient and lead to cold areas of your home.  Whether you want to repair and weatherstrip your existing door or replace it Castle can handle the entire project including demo, framing, install, trim, and paint or just the parts you need completed.  Already have a door just need it installed, we do that too!

Here is a link to a great article from This Old House about exterior wood doors.  Check it out if you would like to learn more about doors.

To get started schedule a phone consultation for Special Projects below.  You can email photos and measurements to  The more information you give the easier it is for us to give you good feedback and an accurate estimate.

Covered Entries

Wood Door Repair

Doors & Storm Doors

There are several types of exterior doors including: Wood, Steel, and Fiberglass.  Here are the basics on each type as well as resources for planning your door replacement.

Exterior Door Resources

Wood or Wood / Clad Doors – These doors fit with the style of older homes, are beautiful, and timeless.

Custom Doors to Match

Wood Door Repair

Our suppliers can match almost any door style or size.

Our carpenters can repair exterior doors, fill cracks and gaps, and install a new jamb or weatherstrip to help make your old like new again!

Simpson makes beautiful historically accurate wood doors that last.

Marvin makes a variety of wood and wood clad exterior doors including entry doors, French doors, and sliding patio doors.

Fiberglass Doors – Are low maintenance, stable, and energy efficient.

ThermaTru has many mid-century modern design styles.  To design your ThermaTru door click here.

Bayer Built Fiberglass Doors are available in many styles that fit with older homes.  See all the options available here.

Jeld-Wen Smooth fiberglass doors are strong, durable and attractive, and ready to be painted any color, easily. Choose between dozens of styles with decorative glass panels or solid panels here.

To find out more about Marvin’s fiberglass doors click here.

Steel Doors – These doors are strong, durable, and offer improved security as a great value.

Premium steel doors with high definition panels and a smooth surface ideal for painting. These doors have a polyurethane foam core and formed steel edge construction.  This perfect for a Garage Service door.  See all the options here.

NEW Updated Steel Exterior Door Designs now available.  Click here to see all the styles!

Featuring 24 gauge galvanized steel, a polyurethane foam core, and a rigid durable construction. MASTERCRAFT® Steel Doors are built to provide security and energy efficiency while offering the largest selection of styles. Learn more here.

Masonite doors are designed and constructed to precise tolerances. Measure twice. Choose once.  Learn more here.

Storm Doors – Protect your door from nature and allow for air flow without letting bugs in.

LARSON® handcrafts products that make you feel safe, comfortable and protected in your home. Our industry-leading storm doors, screen doors, security doors, retractable screens and porch window products are designed to protect what matters most. See all the options here.

Let in an abundance of light while also benefiting from convenient anytime ventilation without having to remove a glass panel.  Click here to see all the styles!

Every door that leaves our shop is completely handmade by our expert craftsmen in Dubuque, Iowa. In order to achieve the highest level of quality, our door makers hand select every piece of wood, delicately fit each piece, cut every panel, and sand each and every door to ensure all steps of the process are “handmade.” Learn more here.

Entry Covers – Shelter from weather while you enter and exit your home.

Custom Entry Covers by Castle

Castle’s designers can help you add cover at any entry.  Whether it’s large or a small roof to shield you from the rain while you get your keys out Castle can design and build your covered entry.

Getting the details right so your entry cover fits with the style of your home is our specialty.  We can match the old details so it looks original.

With a passion for craftsmanship and an eye for design, we specialize in creating door and window awnings that not only protect your entryway from the elements but also add a touch of timeless elegance to your space. Learn more here.

Exterior Trim and Moldings – Keep your house looking neat and tidy with new window and door trim.




Aluminum Wrap

Many older homes have wood exterior trim.  This can be primed and painted “SPF” which stands for Spruce, Pine, or Fur wood species.  Cedar trim is also a popular choice for the exterior.

Composite Exterior Trim Materials have been available for decades.  There are a variety of materials and resins used to make composite trim.  Some brands of siding sell color matched trim. Some common brands are:

  • Miratec – Primed MDF
  • Hardie – Cement board composite
  • LP Smartside – Engineered wood that is treated with proprietary SmartGuard® process

Cellular PVC – It is engineered to resist expansion and contraction. The vinyl material is fire retardant and protected against rot and termites. Will not rot, crack, splinter or split.  It is resistant to mold and mildew and impervious to moisture.  Best, it does not require painting, but accepts paints and stains well.

Sometimes it makes sense to wrap existing wood trim with Aluminum.  This covers and protects the wood from rot and provides a durable surface.  Typically there are 8-12 color choices for aluminum wrap.

Exterior Door Hardware – Style, Security, and Technology.


Schlage makes a variety of exterior lock sets including electronic sets.  Find more options here.

Qwikset is known for its technology which allows the lock to be reset to match an existing key.  There are many options for door lock sets including electronic.

Emtek is constantly adding new styles, new finishes, and new products to our product portfolio. See the latest here.

Baldwin’s distinct design portfolios offer beauty, quality and durability. Options to fit your project needs.  See more here.

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