Turn to AWD Specialists for professional supplied and installed exterior door replacements. Your door serves as both security and aesthetic element of your home. It’s important to install a door that not only fits your home’s exterior décor, but provides the right kind of function you’re looking for. From entry doors to sliding patio doors to garden doors and terrace doors, AWD Specialists has the experience to complete your door installation. Winnipeg and area residents can contact our door experts to talk about which of the doors we supply is right for you and your home.


Choosing the Right Exterior Door

Exterior doors come in variety of sizes but do have some limitations when it comes to the replacement size required .

Step one;

AWD will determine the best style/configuration to choose for a proper replacement sized door. Often the configuration would remain the same but the door size and or sidelite size width may change to accomodate the opening.

Step two (Panel or glass);

Panel door without glass or with glass and style of panel.

Step three (Smooth or Textured);

The composite frame and fiberglass panel are available in a smooth or textured finish. If you wish to have a door that looks like wood you would choose the textured fiberglass panel and the frame can also be textured. The textured option would be prestained.

Step four (glass size);

If glass door is chosen; Door insert glass size. Smaller glass at top such as 22″ x 9″ or 22″ x 14″ or 22″ x 17″ or Half glass 22″ x 36″ or  3/4 glass 22″ x 48″ or full glass 22″ x 64″.

Step five (Glass insert design);

Once the glass size is determined. What would be the look you would like; Privacy, clear and or frosted with a decorative lite that would be available through our suppliers Novatech or ODL glass inserts.

Step six (Standard colour or prepainted or prestained door);

Standard white composite frame, fiberglass white insulated panel and white glass insert frames (please note composite frame, fiberglass panel and glass insert whites are not an exact white colour match.)

Smooth frame, panel and insert frames can be prepainted (Our supplier offers colours from Benjamin Moore)

Textured frame, panel and insert frames would be prestained (Stain samples available upon request).

Prepping for Your Door Installation

Having a new door installed? Follow these steps on how to prep your home for AWD Specialists’ visit:

  • If necessary, make arrangements with your alarm company for disconnection and reconnection of your alarm service
  • Remove interior blinds and brackets
  • Move furniture away from install area for maximum work space
  • Notify installation personnel of fragile items, e.g. recently painted rooms, plants, flower beds, etc.
  • Move smaller items away from work space and cover larger items (although in our best efforts to keep the installation area clean, a bit of wind with no window in place and a gust of wind can create a bit of dust)

What Our Door Installation Team Does During an Installation

AWD Specialists’ personnel execute the following steps during our door installation service:

  • Bring material as per agreement
  • Provide tarps
  • Install products
  • Clean work area, vacuum if necessary
  • Dispose of old products unless notified otherwise
  • Review final check with customer

If you are planning on adding a new entry, patio, or garden door to your home, get in touch with AWD Specialists to talk about the doors we carry and our installation service.