by Lauren Busser, The House Designers’ Editorial Director
You have used your smartphone to pay for your coffee and shop for books, shoes, and clothes, but now there is even a way for you to use your smartphone to shop for your entry doors. Therma-Tru(R) has made it easier than even before to envision your new entry door with the Therma-Tru(R) DoorWays(TM) app.
DoorWays(TM) is an entry door visualization app that gives homeowners the ability to select and configure a new door as well as try it on for size before they commit to a purchase. The app also helps homeowners find a local dealer.
Inside DoorWays(TM), users will find a portfolio of fiberglass doors in popular sizes alongside decorative, privacy, and specialty glass options. With social media integration, the app also lets users share their favorite designs and configurations with clients, friends, and family. And when you are done trying out different combinations, you can send them to your nearest dealer, complete with style numbers, to get more information and price quotes.
Opening the app displays one of Therma-Tru’s(R) doors, and then it gives you a blank canvas with spaces for a door, transom, and two sidelites. You can select single or double doors and a height of 6'8" or 8'.
Configure your door by clicking on the blank space. This brings you to a menu of options from Therma-Tru’s(R) portfolio. After that, you can select any door style you like and coordinate sidelites and transoms. Another menu lets you select glass for your door.
Once you are done, you can select the “Picture It" option, which allows you to superimpose the door over a picture of your home’s interior or exterior to get a good feel for how it will actually look. The app also allows you to move your configured door around and change its size so you can get the best visual from any angle. You can save these creations to your camera roll so you can find them later and access all the product info for ordering.
Once you have decided on your favorite design, the app helps you locate your nearest dealer for more information and price quotes. The best part of this app is that when you build your door, it saves all the product details your dealer needs to help you order your favorite configuration.
This is a very useful tool for homeowners and builders alike. Visualization is always important when it comes to realizing your dream home, and your entryway is no different. So give the DoorWays(TM) App a try and see how easy and fun it is to find your perfect entry door combination.