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I want to replace the entrance door of my coop apartment ( the door that leads into the common hallway ).
I have the blessing of the coop board and can pretty much choose whatever style I want within reason. My current door is an old ugly metal security door very much like what you would find in a dorm room. I want to replace it with a nice solid dark wood door. Security is important but what I am really looking for is something that will muffle sound from the hallway. Does anyone have any recommendations for an installer in brooklyn or Manhattan?. I would most likely want to keep the original door frame.

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My building is looking to replace two auto (Hydrolic?) door closers for our two entrance doors to our brownstone. The front one is a heavy metal door but the interior is is of the lighter, all glass variety. Anyway, we are looking for someone to install new ones. Does anyone have any recommendations for contractors or handymen that do these sorts of things? Is this something we could call a locksmith for? All suggestions highly appreciated! Thanks Brownstoners!

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We recently rescued a lab/husky mix. He gets super excited when we come home, so he jumps up and at the door. (Our other dog does not do this.) We are trying to correct the new guy, but we are concerned that he will ruin the mullions on the door. Any advice on how to protect them until he learns better?

thanks!

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Just purchased a little townhouse in Carroll Gardens, and want to put a pair of doors in the currently-empty thresh-hold between the two bedrooms.

Can anyone recommend a supplier of vintage/antique doors with some character?

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Heavy wooden front door to building will not self-close. It comes SO close but won’t make that final click. I think the mechanical arm, also called the door closer, needs adjustment. ANyone had luck hiring someone to fix or tweak? I’ve had mixed luck with local locksmiths and prefer a specific recommendation for place in SLope.

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I’m about to buy a full-glass single patio doors for out to the back deck- I am going to check out Bk Window & Door this weekend, but in the meantime I got a couple quotes from Lowe’s for a Pella door and one of their lesser brands.

A energy-credit approved standard-size Pella door was about $1200- a more generic brand (Masonite) energy-credit approved door was about $350– obviously, Pella has the beautiful wood and nice craftsmanship and the generic was simpler and fiberglass. However, in my situation looks/quality of appearance/wood don’t matter and my goal is an energy-efficient door which will do the job and function well for a reasonably long time, does buying Pella make sense? I could buy almost 4 of the generics for that price– will the Pella one last much longer? Is it any more energy efficient, considering they are both approved for the energy efficiency tax credit?

What would you do? I can afford either, but also don’t need to be stupid with my money. Is Pella worth $850 more? And if so, why?