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Crafting Your Perfect Door: Exploring AG Millworks' Range of Glass Styling Options
Friday, May 17 2024

AG Millworks Glass

AG Millworks has been committed to providing exceptional glass quality since 1986. With decades of innovation and continuous evolution in the art of glass design, you are sure to find more than what you expect. Let's start with the composition of our glass. Argon gas is used between glass lites to ensure insulation, helping your door meet Title 24 Prescriptive Compliance and energy efficiency standards as certified by the NFRC (National Fenestration Rating Council). Our various glass options include clear, tinted, laminated, and etched. Now, let's explore stylish customization to elevate your door's aesthetics.


Glass Stop Choices:

Glass stops not only secure the glass pane in place but also provide a sleek, finished look while enhancing the door's insulation and protection. Here are our 3 Glass stop options. Choosing the right stop depends on your existing architectural style.

   

Bevel

Square

Ovolo


Lite Options:

AG Millworks offers lite options tailored to your design needs, whether you prefer TDL True Divided Lite, SDL Simulated Divided Lite, or Intermediate Rails. Lites are ideal for homes with traditional elements, providing a beautiful way to blend modern doors with timeless aesthetics, maintaining your home's stylistic integrity. SDL simplifies the division of a large glass lite without the need for individual cutouts, offering a contemporary take on the sought-after "cottage" look. Intermediate Rail is particularly suited for creating striking aesthetics on Pivot Doors.

 


Expanding Your Custom Door

Fixed Side Lite

Max Width & Height 96” x 120”

Fixed side lites consist of glass panels positioned alongside a main door, serving as decorative elements rather than functional openings. They enhance the appearance of the door unit, providing a more spacious and inviting ambiance. 

Transoms

Bifold, Slider, French Swing Combinations

Our innovative transoms are handcrafted to match your folding door system without the risk of deflection. We can also build transoms to match the ones already in your home.


AG Mllworks makes crafting your ideal door a breeze. Discover broad possibilities and enhance your dream entryway today. In our upcoming blog, we'll delve into the mechanical hardware options available.

 

Crafting Your Perfect Door: Exploring AG Millworks' Door Sills
Wednesday, April 24 2024

AG Millworks Sill Options

Selecting the appropriate mechanisms for your door can feel overwhelming. In this blog, we'll explore the technical complexities behind crafting an ideal door. Let's start by dissecting the frame, which comprises the head jamb, leg jamb, and the essential sill. At AG Millworks, we understand the individuality of each home and the necessity for tailored sill options to address specific requirements. 


Bifold Sills

ShootBolt Channel guide:

  • Promotes long-lasting operation
  • Two pins lock the bi-fold panels in place and operate with a handle. Pins lock into the sill and top of the doorframe to secure the door firmly; enhancing security.

Unique Winged Design:

  • Elevates the visual look of the track for a more forgiving aesthetic designers love
  • Creates a smooth transition 
  • Protects the weather strip from cement 
  • 1 1/2" track opening

Available in ADA Ultra Guide

  • Similar to the Ultra Guide Sill but with a narrower design to prevent wheelchairs from getting stuck in the sill channels 
  • Features a 1/2" narrow opening that complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Multi-Slide Sills

SILLution Sliding Door Threshold

Our Sliding Door System comes standard with our SILLution threshold made from heavy-duty extruded aluminum, providing a flat and smooth surface so doors slide with ease.

Stainless Steel Recessed Track

The AG Millworks recessed track system for Multi-Slide Doors is made of premium quality heavy-gauge stainless steel welded into a customized configuration.


AG Millworks makes crafting your ideal door a breeze. Discover broad possibilities and enhance your dream entryway today. In our upcoming blog, we'll delve into door handles.

Crafting Your Perfect Door: Exploring AG Millworks' Range of Clad Stile Customization Options
Tuesday, April 23 2024

Personalizing your AG Millworks Patio Door is simple. Locate a nearby dealer and inquire about the ease of ordering and customizing using our innovative Configurator System. Customizing your door is just a click away, with a wide array of options to match different style preferences. Each made-to-order unit is pre-built, inspected, and fully assembled in-house, simplifying the installation process and conserving your valuable time and money.


Stile Options

Personalize the look of your door with three stile options: each offers a unique aesthetic.

Slimline 2-1/2"         

Euro 3-7/16"     

Traditional 4-3/4"


Material Options:

Clad, aluminum on the exterior and wood on the interior for a sleek, modern aesthetic, ideal for trend-conscious individuals. With 18 wood species, Clad is especially suitable for those who frequently change interior paint colors. All clad door systems have LVL cores for dimensional stability and 3/16" thick veneer skins. We recommend Basswood, known for its refined smooth texture for an exceptional paint finish. The paint used on AG Millworks' doors is AMMA Certified #2605 (500, 70% Kynar), ensuring long-lasting durability and beauty. Additionally, all AG Millworks Clad products include a 10-year limited warranty. All-Wood Options are available. 

 


AG Millworks makes crafting your ideal door a breeze. Discover limitless possibilities and enhance your dream entryway today. In our upcoming blog, we'll delve into sill options.

Choosing the Perfect Patio Door: A Guide by AG Millworks
Thursday, April 11 2024

So, you've decided it's time to upgrade your patio doors. But, with so many options out there, how do you know which one is right for you? At AG Millworks, we offer a variety of door types to suit every architectural style and functional need. Let's explore each type and see how it fits into different spaces.


Bi-Fold Doors and Windows:

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Ideal for modern homes with clean lines and contemporary architectural styles.

Bi-folds offer a geometric look that adds architectural allure.

Perfect for illuminating expansive rooms with natural light- this style is optimal for a resort-inspired lifestyle.

An excellent alternative when a pocketed sliding door isn't feasible due to space constraints. These bi-fold doors stack to the side, providing a picturesque frame for your home's natural view.

Multi-Slide Patio Doors

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  • A versatile option, suitable for most existing architecture, including Contemporary and Historic Homes.
  • Available in pocketed and non-pocketed configurations.
  • Non-pocketed sliding patio doors are perfect when structural integrity is a concern.
  • Elevate your door experience with the futuristic appeal of electronic patio door automation, ensuring seamless, quiet operation with the press of a button.
  • Ideal option when square footage is limited.

 

Lift & Slide Doors:

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  • Luxury meets innovation with hardware that allows effortless movement of large doors with this easy-of-a-handle set.
  • Demonstrate the doors' smooth operation to friends, creating an impression of richness and sophistication. 
  • Ideal for individuals with a limited range of motion.
  • Perfect for large, expansive doors for a weightless experience. 

 

French Swing Doors:

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  • Timeless aesthetics that add character to any space.
  • Complement any existing door style with a daily-use French Swing Door - combining convenience with a stylish accentuation.
  • Perfect for smaller walls lacking structural integrity for large expansive doors.
  • Can be customized to larger scales, creating an impressive visual connection between indoor
  • and outdoor spaces.

 

Pivot Doors:

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  • Perfect for individuals in search of a modern alternative to a traditional entry door, these doors open at a unique pivot point, creating a striking first impression for your home.
  • Perfect for people who strive for innovative craftsmanship, this door system features a magnet catch to keep the door secure while open. 
  • Customizable to fit most architectural aesthetics, adding a touch of elegance to your home's entrance.
  • These stunning doors have self-closing options, perfect for people seeking an effortless experience. 

In our next blog post, we'll dive into the extensive customization options available for AG Millworks Doors, ensuring your doors become the centerpiece of your home's aesthetic. Stay tuned for an exploration of how our doors can transform your living space into something truly extraordinary.

7 Reasons to Update your Windows and Doors
Tuesday, March 12 2024

Hey there, homeowner! Ever struggled with stubborn windows that just won't budge or doors that creak like they're straight out of a horror movie? If you're nodding along, you're not alone. But fear not – there's a solution! Here are seven compelling reasons why it's time to bid farewell to those old windows and doors and welcome in some fresh new ones:

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1. Hard to Open or Close: Wrestling with windows and doors that seem to have a mind of their own is no fun. It's like a daily arm workout you never signed up for, plus it can be a safety hazard in emergencies. Say goodbye to the struggle and hello to smooth sailing with new, easy-to-operate windows and doors. Think about opting for a Lift and Sliding door from AG Millworks. Our user-friendly Multi-Sliding Doors or windows enable you to effortlessly elevate the doors with a straightforward handle movement. The mechanism takes care of the heavy lifting, making it a breeze to slide the door with just a gentle push of a finger. 

2. Drafty: Feeling a breeze indoors when it's not welcome? Drafty windows and doors are like having a built-in air conditioner – but not the good kind. They not only make you chilly in winter but also send your energy bills skyrocketing as you crank up the heat to stay warm. Time to seal those gaps and say goodbye to unwanted drafts. AG Millworks offers Title 24 Prescriptive Compliant solutions, ensuring energy efficiency and savings for your home all year round.

 3. Let Environmental Noises In: Tired of hearing every car honk and neighbor's conversation from the comfort of your living room? Upgrading to AG Millworks doors not only keeps the noise out but also enhances your peace and quiet indoors. It's like your own little oasis away from the hustle and bustle of the outside world.

 4. Lacks Curb Appeal: They say you shouldn't judge a book by its cover, but let's be real – first impressions matter. Outdated windows and doors can make your home look neglected or outdated, which isn't the vibe you're going for. AG Millworks offers doors that not only look sleek and modern but also instantly elevate your home's curb appeal. Contemplate adding a French door system to your home; its timeless aesthetic complements any style of home. You have the choice between a timeless all-wood look or an aluminum exterior paired with a wood interior, which we call Clad. Clad provides a selection of 5 standard colors and customizable options for both the exterior and interior. For the interior, consider PG basswood for a smooth surface ideal for painting. Its versatility allows you to easily update its color as trends evolve. Plus, it comes with a 10-year warranty for added peace of mind.

5. Not Secure: Security is non-negotiable when it comes to your home. Old, flimsy doors might as well have a "welcome intruders" sign on them. But fear not – AG Millworks doors come equipped with multi-point locks, giving you peace of mind knowing your home is safe and secure. Consider a Pivot Door System featuring its multi-point hardware, complete with a roller latch and magnet catch mechanism.

6. Foggy Windows: If your windows look like they're covered in a permanent layer of mist, it could be a sign of seal failure. Time to swap them out for new ones and enjoy crystal-clear views without the haze. An excellent choice is the AG Millworks pocketed sliding window, ideal for every window. It's user-friendly and perfect for seamlessly connecting your interiors to the patio.

7. Better Views and Natural Light: Who doesn't love a good view? Whether you're dreaming of a picturesque patio door or craving more natural light in your space, updating your windows and doors can make it happen. Say hello to brighter, more beautiful living spaces. Explore the option of incorporating a Bi-fold window and door combination, which allows you to seamlessly extend your kitchen space and create an expansive opening, perfect for hosting memorable gatherings and fabulous parties.

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In summary, the decision to upgrade your windows and doors extends beyond mere aesthetics; it encompasses enhancing comfort, energy efficiency, security, and overall well-being. With AG Millworks' cutting-edge solutions,   you have the opportunity to elevate your home into a sanctuary of both comfort and style. Bid farewell to drafty spaces, soaring energy bills, and security concerns, and welcome a home that exudes warmth and charm. AG   Millworks provides an array of options including Pivot doors, Multi-Sliding door systems, French Swing door systems, and Bi-Fold door systems. For further details on our products, please explore our "find a dealer" tab on our website.

Exploring the Elegance: French Swing Doors vs. Sliding Patio Doors
Wednesday, February 28 2024

Exploring the Elegance: French Swing Doors vs. Sliding Patio Doors 

In the realm of home design, the choice of doors can significantly impact both aesthetics and functionality. Among the various options available, French swing doors and sliding patio doors stand out as popular choices, each offering distinct advantages. Let's delve into the characteristics and benefits of each, helping you decide which suits your space best.


French Swing Doors: A Timeless Touch 

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These are just a few configurations available for AG Millworks French Swing Patio Door Systems, if you don’t see what you need please contact your nearest dealer for consultation.

 

French swing doors exude a classic, timeless charm that can elevate the aesthetic appeal of any space. They serve as great accent pieces, adding a touch of elegance and sophistication to both traditional and modern designs. Despite their traditional appeal, they seamlessly fit into most existing styling choices and architectural designs, offering versatility and flexibility. However, it's essential to consider that French swing doors open outwards or inwards, requiring adequate space for operation. This aspect might not be suitable for smaller areas or spaces with limited clearance. Additionally, screens are typically available only for outswing French doors, limiting options for insect protection.

 

Sliding Patio Doors: Expansive Views and Space Optimization

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These are just a few configurations available for AG Millworks Sliding Patio Door systems, if you don’t see what you need please contact your nearest dealer for consultation.

 

In contrast, sliding patio doors offer a different set of advantages, particularly when it comes to expansive views and space optimization. These doors are ideal for those seeking to create a seamless transition between indoor and outdoor spaces, as they can span up to 8 feet wide per panel. By eliminating entire walls, sliding patio doors allow natural light to flood the interior while providing uninterrupted views of the surrounding landscape. Furthermore, sliding patio doors come in numerous configurations, catering to various design preferences and spatial constraints. They take up less space compared to French swing doors, making them a preferred choice for areas where square footage is at a premium. However, it's worth noting that while pocketing sliding doors offer generous openings, configurations such as a stacking 2-door slider may leave only one side fully open, giving the stunning visual impact of French swing doors a higher consideration.

Considerations and Customization

When weighing your options, it's crucial to consider factors such as space availability, architectural style, and personal preferences. Both French swing doors and sliding patio doors are available in clad (aluminum outside and wood inside) and all-wood options, offering customizable colors to suit your design vision. Ultimately, whether you opt for the classic elegance of French swing doors or the expansive views of sliding patio doors, both choices promise to enhance the beauty and functionality of your living space. So, take your time to explore the possibilities and envision how each option can complement your home's unique character. After all, the right doors can make all the difference in creating a welcoming and visually stunning environment.

Lead time at a glance | Unveiling the Craft
Monday, January 08 2024

Ever wondered what goes into creating those exquisite made-to-order doors that grace your spaces? Our doors are not just products; they are meticulously crafted pieces, each undergoing a unique journey from conception to delivery.

The Commencement 

Our commitment to quality begins with the arrival of the wood at our factory. Precisely planned, it sets the foundation for what will soon become a masterpiece. Cut for the rough opening, the components - jamb legs, head jamb, sill, stiles, and rails - are carefully shaped to fit seamlessly.

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Assembly and Construction

The assembly of frames and doors is an art form itself. Each piece undergoes thorough scrutiny to uphold quality standards, ensuring that only the finest components contribute to the final product. This meticulous process involves scrutinizing every detail to ensure a flawless outcome, and it extends beyond mere construction. Doors panels, and frames are constructed separately and subject to rigorous test fitting. The glass is carefully installed into the panels, followed by the entire unit undergoing a precise painting process. Every element is then thoughtfully packaged. However, the significance goes beyond creating doors: it's about curating an experience. This commitment to perfection ensures that what reaches your doorstep is not just a door but a meticulously crafted work of art, ready to enhance your living space. Stay tuned for our upcoming blog post, where we will explore the final stage of this journey - the shipment process.

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Embrace Resort-Style Living with Bi-fold Doors and Windows
Tuesday, December 19 2023

In the realm of contemporary architecture and interior design, the concept of resort-style living has taken a prominent place, blending the boundaries between indoor and outdoor spaces. One key element that facilitates this seamless transition is the use of AG Millworks Luxury Bifold Patio Doors and Windows. In this guide, we’ll explore the remarkable features of these doors, focusing on the functionality and lifestyle benefits of Bifold Patio Doors and Windows.

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Resort-style living, AG Millworks Bifold Patio Doors, and Windows prove to be an ideal addition to elevate your home. By effortlessly connecting interior and exterior spaces, these doors create a harmonious flow, allowing you to experience the beauty of your surroundings from the comfort of your home. The natural integration of outdoor elements enhances the overall living experience, making every moment a celebration of nature. 

Imagine hosting gatherings where the boundaries between indoor and outdoor spaces blur, creating an expansive and inviting atmosphere. Bifold Doors and Windows excel in transforming your living space into an entertainer’s haven. By opening your entire wall to the outdoors, these doors facilitate seamless transitions, making your home the perfect venue for memorable parties and events. BiFold doors have the magical ability to make your home appear larger than life. The expansive glass panels allow an abundance of natural light to flood your living space, creating an airy and open ambiance. This visual grand space not only enhances the aesthetics, but also contributes to a more spacious and fresh atmosphere. Enhancing air circulation is one of the practical advantages of Bi-Fold doors, by contributing improved air circulation. Opening wide and inviting the breeze, these doors promote a healthier indoor environment. This is especially beneficial during the warmer months when a gentle flow of fresh air becomes a welcome addition to your living space.

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Bifold doors offer tailored customization for your home's dimensions and color preferences. Available in wood and Clad options, Clad features an innovative aluminum exterior and interior wood design, ideal for those updating their interiors frequently. The interior wood on Clad has a veneer thickness of 3/16", thicker than the average wood veneer to ensure durability between paint jobs. All wood options provide timeless beauty, with paint-grade Basswood offering a smooth painted finish. Personalize your space with Bi-Fold doors that blend functionality and aesthetic harmony. With multiple sill options and panels measuring up to 4 feet by 10 feet, Bi-Fold doors are practical and versatile. Consider the Ultra Guide Sill for a seamless transition from outdoor to indoor spaces. Adapt these doors to your specific needs with their diverse features.

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In conclusion, Bifold doors offer a gateway to a new era of stylish, functional, and open living. From resort-style living to hosting fabulous parties, these doors redefine the way we experience our homes, seamlessly merging indoor and outdoor spaces for an unparalleled living experience.

 

Elevate Your Space: The Innovative Luxury of AG Millworks Lift-and-Slide Patio Doors
Monday, December 18 2023

In the ever-evolving world of home design, innovation, and elegance often leads to transformative solutions. AG Millworks Multi-slide and lift-and-slide doors, equipped with cutting-edge hardware, represent an exemplary shift in the sliding door experience. Unlike typical sliding doors, multi-slide and lift-and-slide doors redefine ease of use with their weightlessness. Imagine moving entire walls with a simple rotation of a lever and a gentle nudge, you can make a profound statement with multi-slide and lift-and-slide doors. These doors from AG Millworks redefine the concept of sliding patio doors, effortlessly transforming your living spaces and connecting them with the great outdoors. Let’s explore the advantages that make these doors an integral addition to your living spaces.  

 

Standard Lift & Slide "C" Handle Set: Comes in 3 options, Polish Brass, Satin Nickel, and rubbed Bronze.

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Rocky Mountain Nesting Lift & Slide Handle Set

 

With innovative hardware, these doors lift effortlessly when you turn the handle, creating a truly weightless experience as you glide them open. This innovation not only enhances user convenience but also adds a touch of luxury to your daily interactions with your living space. Beyond their functional brilliance, these doors offer a sleek and modern design that effortlessly blends with contemporary architectural styles. The clean lines and minimalistic appeal make them a perfect choice for those seeking a sophisticated look that seamlessly integrates with the overall design of their home. Customization is key when it comes to multi-slide and lift-and-slide doors. The systems can be pocketed into your walls for a seamless, hidden appearance or installed conventionally, depending on your design preferences. This flexibility allows homeowners to tailor the doors to suit the specific layout and aesthetics of their living spaces. 

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Stile Choices: Slimline 2-1/2”, Euro 3-7/16”, Traditional 4-3/4”:
Diversity in style is a hallmark of these doors. If you're aiming for a sleek, modern aesthetic, consider AG Millworks Slimline Stile design. For a touch of classic charm, opt for the AG Millworks Traditional Stile. If you're somewhere in between, our Euro Stile offers a versatile choice. Our Innovative Stiles are available in both Wood and Clad Options, with Clad featuring an innovative aluminum exterior and interior wood design, perfect for those who frequently update their interiors. This adaptability ensures that you can choose doors that resonate with your taste. Tailoring these doors to your exact specifications is a breeze. Custom sizes and colors are available, allowing you to create doors that seamlessly integrate with your

 

In conclusion, multi-slide and lift-and-slide doors go beyond conventional sliding doors, offering an unparalleled combination of innovation, style, and customization. Elevate your living spaces with the grace of these doors, redefining the way you experience the boundary between your home and the great outdoors.

Keep The Outside Out With Retractable Accordion Screens
Friday, June 16 2023

Retractable accordion screens, also known as retractable screens, are a practical and stylish solution for keeping insects out while preserving your view. They come fully installed in the door system, eliminating the need for third-party installations or additional contractors.

 

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    Welcome to AG Millworks, where we combine extraordinary designs with traditional old world craftsmanship and innovation to produce ageless millwork creations that will bring your building project to life.

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