Entry doors have transformed and evolved over the course of history. Knowing the history of doors provides you a glimpse of what the future may hold and the innovations that may change the way we live.
The doors of the ancient world were built out of textiles or hides. The door material used during these times was a sign of a person’s class or social status. Important people had doors built out of bronze or other special materials, while tombs had stone doors to seal the dead. Bronze was also the metal widely used in the doors and casting for famous monuments such as the Hagia Sophia, Aachen’s Cathedral and the Cathedral of Hildesheim.
The wooden door was also common in ancient times. Evidence found in Mesopotamia and Egypt support this claim. The old doors centuries ago also looked very similar to those we see in more modern times. They had vertical and horizontal beams and panels that came with hinges and locks.
Modern entry and patio doors have become specialized and diversified to meet the diverse needs of 21st-Century homeowners. Many of these doors combine features from their predecessors or have evolved into different variations. There are now revolving, folding, sliding and canopy doors, just to name a few.
Renewal by Andersen® of Kentucky provides some of the best doors in the industry made of top-quality materials that last. Our doors are extremely energy efficient and durable.
You may also include glass parts in your replacement doors. Our doors are built with high-performing glass that protects your indoors from harmful UV rays without sacrificing the amount of natural light that’s admitted into your home.
For more information about the products and services we offer, call us at (859) 629-4649 for Lexington residents and (502) 716-7264 for Louisville residents. You can also visit our website to request a free consultation. We serve the Lexington and Louisville areas and nearby neighborhoods.