Category: Exterior

Exterior French Doors: Custom, Aluminum & Architectural

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Custom Designed Doors

Here are a few examples of the beauty and quality of our designs. Choose a design or let us create a unique EXTERIOR FRENCH DOORS design for you.

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Exterior French Door

Bronze, Clear, Champagne

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The French 12 Double Door

These doors with multiple panes (multi-lights) were designed to blend with the style of the building and convey a feeling of stability.

Bronze, Clear, Champagne

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Exterior French Door

Bronze, Clear, Champagne

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French Entrance Door

Bronze, Clear, Champagne, White

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Preservation Brief 14: New Exterior Additions to Historic Buildings: Preservation Concerns

Detail of the side of a brick house and smaller brick and glass addition at dusk.

Detail of new addition shown in Figure 4. Photo: © Maxwell MacKenzie.


Anne E. Grimmer and Kay D. Weeks

A new exterior addition to a historic building should be considered in a rehabilitation project only after determining that requirements for the new or adaptive use cannot be successfully met by altering non-significant interior spaces. If the new use cannot be accommodated in this way, then an exterior addition may be an acceptable alternative. Rehabilitation as a treatment “is defined as the act or process of making possible a compatible use for a property through repair, alterations, and additions while preserving those portions or features which convey its historical, cultural, or architectural values.”

The topic of new additions, including rooftop additions, to historic buildings comes up frequently, especially as it relates to rehabilitation projects. It is often discussed and it is the subject of concern, consternation,

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About Exteriors Plus, LLC Home Improvement Services in Connecticut

Exteriors Plus, LLC

Exteriors Plus, LLC was founded by Paul Mantoni in 1987. This home improvement services company provides both interior and exterior services such as remodeling, historic renovations, and general maintenance.

Based in Terryville, Connecticut our service area is primarily central Connecticut. You can see Exteriors Plus trucks all around Bristol, Hartford, Meriden, New Britton, Plymouth, Southington, Terryville, Torrington, Walcott, Waterbury, and Watertown.

Paul Mantoni

Paul Mantoni family home improvement business in ConnecticutPaul Mantoni is the owner and operator of Exteriors Plus. He began woodworking in his Dad’s basement shop at the age of 10. It was there that he learned the proper and safe way to use tools.

Paul worked for the local builders and home owners in the Bristol area. Bob Loveland, one of those builders, took him “under his wing”. Bob emphasized quality, integrity & customer satisfaction. To this day, Paul has an excellent relationship with Bob and access to his 60 years

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Fast Food Restaurant Exterior Design

Fast Food Restaurant Exterior Design – Native Home Garden Design

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Retractable Awnings, Solar Shades, Window Awnings, Solar Screens

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•  Beautiful           •  Practical           •  Economical

Awnings by DesignYour Solar Solution

Awnings – Adjustable Louvered Patio Covers – Exterior Solar Shades – Solar Screens

Transform your home from ordinary to extraordinary!  

•  Exterior Awnings
•  Window Awnings
•  Retractable Awnings
•  Motorized Awnings
•  Adjustable Louvered Patio Covers
•  Deck Covers
•  Canopies
•  Solar Shades
•  Solar Screens
•  Sun Protection

  Custom Awnings Retractable Awning
  Canopy Awning Window shade

Affordable Elegance  ~  Increased Living Space
Instant, on-demand UV protection
Extend your living space into the outdoors with Touch-of-a-button operation
Provide sun, heat and rain protection year-round!

Our awning product line includes lateral arm patio awnings, retractable awnings, roof-mounted awnings, window awnings, and more. Our stationary awnings are custom designed and built locally. All of our awnings are completly water proof year round. Our awnings are of the highest quality on the market.

Our louvered adjustable patio cover

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6 Exterior Home Design Trends for 2019

With 2019 underway, homeowners all over the country are starting to think about new ways to renovate their home in this new year.

While updating the interior of your home to keep it fresh and welcoming can be easy, finding ways to revamp the outside of your home can feel like a challenge. Rather than putting off your exterior for another year, take charge and make an effort towards ramping up your home’s curb appeal.

Exterior Home Design Trends for 2019

Here are 6 beautiful 2019 exterior design trends for your home.

1. Replacing Timber with Steel Siding

steel siding

To reduce waste, it’s best to leave real wood siding on your home until it reaches the end of its lifespan. However, if your wood siding is already looking aged, 2019 is the year to ditch the timber and think about steel.

Steel siding is a beautiful alternative to real wood, offering

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49 Adorable Exterior Classic Design Ideas For Your Home Inspiration

Thousand of different decorating ideas are being used all over the world these days. Nevertheless, only a few found a way to the mainstream of the fashion world.

House shutters have gained popularity once again as homeowners tend to choose these shutters for an additional elegance and style. An outdoor or exterior house shutter tends to be more attractive than functional.

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911/912 Exterior: Restoration Design Inc.

Door lock post, left (1969-89)LWB

Door lock post, left (1969-89)LWB

Porsche #: 911 502 041 04


Door lock post, right (1972-89)LWB

Door lock post, right (1972-89)LWB

Porsche #: 911 502 042 04


Door lock post, left complete with pocket SWB (1965-68)

Door lock post, left complete with pocket SWB (1965-68)

Porsche #: 901 503 061 22


Door lock post, right (1965-71)

Door lock post, right (1965-71)

Porsche #: 901 503 062 22


Door striker mounting plate, left

Door striker mounting plate, left


Door striker mounting plate, right

Door striker

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Mechanical Design Engineer – Exterior Systems


As a
Mechanical Engineer developing Structures and Absorbers for the Vehicle Exterior
group you will be responsible for design, release and launch of components for future
vehicle lines including, but not limited to:

Front End Module

Wheel Liners

Sound Absorbers

Front End Integration (Ensure craftsmanship fit and finish;
Front Fascia, Headlamps, Fender, Hood)

will be part of the team that creates and executes world class systems in terms
of styling, function and customer quality. You will utilize your expertise
in one or more of these commodities and develop as a full vehicle engineer –
designing and delivering entire systems rather than just components as you work
with a lean and agile team of the best automotive engineers in the
industry.  You will report to the Engineering Manager of Exterior Systems.


part of Tesla’s Vehicle engineering team you will design release and

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E-DESIGN: 2 Exterior Colour Facelifts!

I LOVE exterior painting season. Now, if you live in the south, you might have this season all year round, sitting in your swimsuit sippin’ Sangria. However, here on the rainy west coast of Canada, this short-lived season lasts from approx May-September (if we’re lucky) – and then the galoshes come out.

Here’s a shot from one of last year’s exteriors

Kylie M Interiors EDESIGN, exterior front door painted Sherwin Williams Iron Ore, trim Alabaster, siding Mink. With brick

And things have been HOPPING this season with clients sending me some great ‘after’ photos of their projects. I have to pick and choose what I can share, as not all photos can be cleaned up enough for my blog (it’s the nudes that really throw me) – and it’s DAMN hard to get a good exterior photo, so mad props to those who get it done.

So, while I know these photos might not be magazine ready, they should give you some great ideas for how you

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