Knapp Misc. Projects

Completed October 2009

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Knapp Misc. Projects

Completed November 2009

When we working on the deck and ramp at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Oxford, Marty Knapp stopped by the job site and discussed his need for some work to be done at his home which was also in Oxford. I met with Marty and discussed the details of the work that he was needing which included a new patio door and some new entry door hardware, as well as some structural repairs to the front porch roof where there had been some water damage. The existing patio door was a 6’ wide door with one swinging panel. There were some issues with how the existing door fit as well as some problems with the lever handle entry hardware.

We discussed the different types and qualities of patio doors. He wasn’t sure that they would want a sliding door due to the fact that is what was in the house when they bought it and they had trouble with it too. After we talked about the high quality of Pella patio doors and that a sliding door doesn’t get in the way if left open as well as the ability to have a sliding screen on the door it was decided to go with a sliding door. With some further discussion about the different series of doors as well as some of the options they chose the Pella, Designer Series sliding wood patio door with three panes of glass and Slimshades between the panes. It was ordered with a pre-stained interior wood finish that matched the existing woodwork in the house and a brown aluminum clad exterior which matched the exterior trim color. Also we installed a new brown Pella full view storm door with a sliding rollup screen to the front entry door. This will allow for fresh air ventilation from the front to the back of the house.

It was also decided that they would like to have new entry door hardware installed on the existing front entry door as well as the walk-in entry door of the garage. The current hardware was not working well and had multiple keys for the different entry doors. A keyway matching Pella doors is available with Emtek brand entry door hardware so we could have them all keyed to the same key. We had Bair’s Glass Co. do the rekeying so now all of the entry doors use the same key. Emtek is a high quality hardware that was purchased from Designers Expo.

We did remove some of the existing shingles from the front porch roof and removed some water damaged sheathing and replaced it. We installed new matching shingles and added some new step flashing to prevent the water problem in the future. Also we had Seamless Guttering come and install some new seamless guttering and downspouts to help get the water off of the roof.

This projected came together nicely and will make Marty and Shelia Knapp’s lives safer and more enjoyable.

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