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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:

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 Outdated windows and doors can make your home look neglected or outdated, which isn't the vibe   you're going for.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.

 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 

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

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.


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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    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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