Let’s pause for a moment and consider all that our doors do for us. You most likely passed through many doors just today. You know what these portals are all about. These unsung heroes are designed for our safety and protection, safeguarding our privacy—and even expressing our decor style. But when it’s time for a replacement, property owners tend to merely go with the same type they had previously. What a sad thing to do! The smarter move would be to consider how to make things better for your home—and pocket. For example, you can consider door styles with enhanced weather resistance qualities, better functionality, and improved energy efficiency. And beside the practical, perhaps it really is time for a style and aesthetic upgrade.

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A closed, gray door installed on a red wall on the inside of a home in Tulsa, Oklahoma

Whether you’re building a new home or have a home improvement project coming up that includes new door installations, Tulsa Oklahoma homeowners are sitting pretty when they call in the pros at Mr. Handyman of Greater Tulsa. We understand that there are many aspects to consider when you upgrade or renovate your home to make everything safer and more comfortable without jeopardizing your new surface materials, whether it’s indoor or outdoor.

Your local Tulsa handyman at Mr. Handyman of Greater Tulsa has installed and repaired multiple front, back, and interior doors and knows the common issues that seem to recur on most properties. Our team of Tulsa door installation experts will walk you through all the types, materials, and typical issues that occur, as well as rank them by the amount of maintenance services needed to keep them in wonderful condition.

Tulsa Door Installation By Material

While there is a wide variety of front doors that you can choose from, one style will end up benefiting you more than another. What makes the ultimate decision-making process more difficult is knowing that there is actually more than one or two types that would work best in your situation. In order to pick the right door installation, Tulsa Oklahoma property owners are recommended to note down the features they seek.

Below you will find a list of different types of doors and their materials. We offer this to help you make an informed decision. Keep in mind that some have unique needs, which means that routine inspection and minor repairs are required to keep them in shape.

Exterior Doors

Natural Wood

When insisting on solid hardwood door installations, Tulsa Oklahoma homeowners have the very right to do so. Not only does natural wood correspond with nature around you, but it also increases curb appeal and gives your property a more unique character and style. If it’s well-maintained, potential buyers will get the impression that you are sincerely conscientious and would likely infer that the interior is just as well looked after. Some solid wood material options that we recommend include:

  • Oak
  • Ash
  • Mahogany
  • Maple
  • Cherry
  • Walnut

Depending on the material you choose, it’s worth remembering that some hardwood is more durable than others. For instance, mahogany can last for over 60 years in a neutral climate and with routine maintenance. Unfortunately, the high level of humidity in Tulsa can create a series of issues for property owners. During the muggiest months from May onwards, your local Tulsa door installation technician recommends sanding and sealing to ensure that no moisture damage occurs.

If you don’t maintain your door periodically, colors will fade, and cracks and splinters will occur. Sanding is an important process to stop the wood from breaking further through the core. Sealing will ensure that the surface is protected from the elements. When these necessary repairs are ignored, you may fall victim to the dreaded wood rot and termite damage.


Steel doors are highly durable—if not the most durable—and perhaps the most popular option nowadays for newer and modern builds. Besides being bulletproof, they actually deliver the most value long-term with only minimal maintenance. Providing sound reduction, fire resistance, and rot-free qualities, steel material for Tulsa door installation is very popular.

Although steel doors are sold pre-painted or primed, we recommend double-checking with your manufacturer. When hiring Mr. Handyman for professional door installation, Tulsa Oklahoma property owners can rest easy knowing that we won’t miss this important step. We’ll make sure you’re aware of the maintenance needs (routine priming or painting) and are in the loop regarding product warranties.


Fiberglass doors have become increasingly popular among people who prefer weather resistance, low-maintenance, and a high level of durability. While it’s mostly used in coastal areas to fend off salt air, fiberglass is also extremely moisture-resistant, which means that it will be able to withstand Tulsa’s high humidity levels. While its insulating core is made of polyurethane materials that absorb no moisture whatsoever, its surface area is made of real—but treated—wood fibers that create this immensely durable surface. If you like wood but don’t want to deal with all that maintenance, fiberglass is the ideal replacement because it can mimic real wood.

Interior Doors

During interior door installations, Tulsa Oklahoma homeowners have more flexibility to choose from a wide range of desirable designs. In this scenario, hollow wood and metal are no problem because these doors aren’t exposed to the elements. That said, indoor humidity poses a problem in many Tulsa homes. If you don’t have AC to help keep the humidity levels low by cooling air, then our Tulsa door installation professional’s advice would be to invest in a dehumidifier.

If softwood materials like pine, alder, and cedar are preferred inside your home, we’ll be able to provide you with high-quality materials that we source locally and sustainably. Did you know that our Tulsa door installation experts at Mr. Handyman of Greater Tulsa are also skilled carpenters? In fact, custom carpentry work is in high demand and could increase your home’s resale value thanks to its uniqueness.

French Doors

French doors are often confused with double doors that you might find on larger buildings. Although it’s functionally impractical to have a double door system with one door permanently locked or with no handle at all, it still gives your entryway a more welcoming impression—especially when made of high-end wood materials.

On the other hand, French doors are made of entirely different materials, which include a combination of double-glazed windowpanes and uPVC or aluminum frames. Either way, they are ideal for both interior and exterior use. Looking for ways to separate the dining hall from the living room? No problem! Call Mr. Handyman for efficient door installation in Tulsa Oklahoma.

French Vs. Patio Doors

This one depends on your preference and style. Would you rather have your system open outward or slide open horizontally on a track? Many people prefer the latter for its convenience. Either one can provide you with a full glass system while boasting a wonderful view of your backyard; however, when it comes to the level of safety, patio sliding systems get both thumbs up because, unlike the French style, they don’t slam shut the same way.

Door Repair in Tulsa Oklahoma

Even when keeping up with routine maintenance, you may still run into unexpected weather damage, accidents, or other inexplicable oddities. And then again, damage can come about in many other ways such as through over-sanding or even just old age. Over time, doors can begin to sag, causing your door to become more difficult to lock or even close. In addition to this common occurrence, door sweeps and seals will wear over time, requiring replacement. Our door repair experts at Mr. Handyman of Greater Tulsa are your one-call resource for door repairs in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Whatever the case, our home improvement all-star team is ready to help! Besides our expert installation service, we are also at your disposal for interior and exterior door repairs.

Storm Door Repair

Most properties are equipped with this feature to better protect the exterior doors from the elements. But it may have been named incorrectly because when you think of a “storm,” you picture strong winds, torrential rain, and flying debris. The best material to use for the frame is aluminum, but you will also find vinyl, plastics, or fiberglass. The window part consists of tempered glass, which means that it won’t shatter in the event of damage. This type of glass has undergone chemical and thermal treatments to withstand harsh weather conditions. Sometimes you have retractable glass screens that allow you to slide open and close, but the truth is, these protective features can be flimsy and made of low-quality workmanship. Frequent repair needs include squeaky, rusty hinges, push-button issues, damaged glass, or misalignment. Trust your Tulsa door repair technician at Mr. Handyman of Greater Tulsa to recover its storm-resisting qualities.

Screen Door Repair

The first ever screen doors were made of cheesecloth or painted wire cloth, but nowadays, we are a lot more advanced on this front. Screens are commonly found in the back of a home. High-quality screen mesh is made of aluminum just like most window screening systems.

Holes and tears can happen whenever foreign objects and debris knock against your property. Or perhaps you have an excited pooch that keeps running against it. Common repairs we complete include fixing the frames and exchanging the screen mesh.

Shower Door Repair

While some people rely on convenient shower curtains, shower doors provide more aesthetic qualities and can also increase your property’s resale value. We have found that during many bathroom remodeling projects, property owners prefer having a separate shower cubicle made of glass because it’s not only visually appealing and makes the bathroom look larger, but it’s also super easy to clean and maintain.

Over the years, shower door designs have gone many directions. While frameless types have revolutionized the world of shower systems, framed types are still common in households; however, the metal frames tend to corrode over time and excess moisture and soap could lead to mold growth. On the other hand, frameless types don’t corrode anywhere, but they may not be as sturdy and stable. When you need a detailed consultation about shower door installation, Tulsa Oklahoma professional door installers are at your service.

What Are The Benefits of Tulsa Door Installation Services?

By now, you have probably checked your entry doors for any visible imperfections, from the body itself to the frame and sill. (Or at least, you may have been thinking about it!). You may not always need a new installation project if you take good care of your materials, especially when dealing with wood doors. Anyway, let’s consider some benefits:

Increased Energy Efficiency

Are you experiencing cold drafts or hear outside noises all too clearly? While it’s worth checking your windows and trims, it could also be the deterioration of your door’s interior where the insulating core is no longer performing as well as it used to. Another sensitive structure is the casing that holds the system in place. Outdated casings, door sweeps and weather-stripping could decrease energy efficiency and performance. With a brand-new door installation or updating your weather-stripping or door sweep, Tulsa Oklahoma homeowners won’t have to worry about air leaks that would otherwise compromise their heating and cooling systems—and their pockets!

Enhanced Safety

If you have been a victim of burglary due to an unprotected entrance, installing a new and more highly performing system will give you peace of mind. No more opening and closing issues or scratches on the threshold due to misalignment.

Restoring Curb Appeal

Have you just pressure-washed your home’s siding to recover its original look? How about giving the front of your home a fresh upgrade with Tulsa door installation services from Mr. Handyman of Greater Tulsa? We pride ourselves on our exterior home improvement services because we love to share ideas that inspire people to take care of their homes, but in a fun and exciting way. Improving curb appeal is a big one, especially with door installations. Tulsa Oklahoma technicians find that the choice of door and the way it’s maintained tells a lot about what you may find in the interior.

Looking For Efficient Door Installations? Tulsa Oklahoma Residents Choose Mr. Handyman!

We serve residents throughout Tulsa and surrounding areas, including Jenks, Bixby, Sapulpa, Glenpool, Coweta, and Broken Arrow. There’s a reason why homeowners contact us for their home improvement projects. Mr. Handyman of Greater Tulsa is your locally owned business that puts great emphasis on building strong relationships with local customers. We treat each and every one with respect by being transparent about what we can and can’t do and by answering any questions honestly and in detail.

We encourage you to call to book an appointment or learn more about our other Tulsa handyman services. There is a wide range of handiwork that we offer, from seasonal maintenance to basic home repairs and replacements.

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