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PRIDE IN WORKMANSHIP

Once upon a time in America, mass production was unheard of. Everyday necessities were painstakingly crafted by hand, utilizing techniques passed down through generations. This era demanded not only great skill but also a profound pride in workmanship.

Construction, in particular, epitomized this ethos. Every component of a building, especially windows and doors, was meticulously handcrafted specifically for the structure, with utmost care taken during construction. Though those days may be a distant memory, true craftsmen still exist.

Architects, designers, contractors, and homeowners seeking the finest quality windows, doors, and quality wood storm doors for custom residential and historic renovation projects turn to Adams Architectural Wood Products.

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Quality Wood Storm Doors

Here, timeless traditional construction methods combine seamlessly with the latest in modern technology to achieve unparalleled quality. Craftsmen use mortise and tenon construction for all joinery, securely fastening them with sash pins. Round top and larger curved sash sections are joined using through splines, pins, and glue, ensuring a robust, long-lasting bond.

Craftsmen carefully match sash and jamb sections by hand, with all windows individually hand-glazed. Each wood part undergoes individual sanding for a smooth, finish-ready surface. We exclusively use the finest materials specified for each project. Historic restorations nationwide have relied on us to provide superior quality, historically accurate windows and doors. In fact, we are listed with both the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the National Park Service. Our track record speaks for itself, boasting unwavering quality, punctual delivery, and affordability.

HISTORY

Adams Architectural Millwork Co. began in 1981 as Midwest Architectural Wood Products under the ownership of Jim Englander. Over the next 18 years, Jim built the business and its reputation.

In May of 1999, Jim sold the business to Patricia (Patti) Adams, who renamed it Adams Architectural Wood Products. Patti left her mark on the business over the next nine years.

In March of 2008, Dubuque Sash & Door Mfg., owned by Chad and Dawn Lueken, purchased Adams Architectural Wood Products. The business was renamed Adams Architectural Millwork Company and relocated from Eldridge, Iowa to Dubuque, Iowa.

Since the transition in ownership, Adams has evolved into a prominent millwork shop, undertaking residential and commercial projects across the United States. We collaborate closely with architects and contractors to create custom, one-of-a-kind window and door units.

Recently, we have expanded our product line to include storm windows and doors, wood windows, entry doors, and other bespoke products, catering to customers seeking unique solutions. Simultaneously, we remain committed to our heritage by faithfully replicating windows and doors for historical homes and buildings.

QUALITY STATEMENT

The mission of the Adams Architectural Millwork Company and Americana DeVenco Shutter is to uphold a high standard of customer satisfaction through meticulous planning, implementation, and documentation of quality. Each team member is tasked with imparting knowledge to both customers and peers, while consistently inspecting products during production. We rely on Standard Operating Procedures to train and uphold processes, documenting any changes with Technical Change Orders. Continuously seeking innovative approaches, we strive to deliver a quality product at every stage of our operations.

CHECK OUT THE QUALITY FOR YOURSELF

Take a stroll through our curated gallery showcasing our Millwork doors. Each image stands as a testament to our unwavering dedication to quality and style. Witness how our doors enhance the beauty of customer homes, embodying our commitment to superior workmanship and design. Embark on a visual journey through our installations, gaining a clear understanding of the elegance and durability that define our doors.

To stay updated on our latest projects and offerings, like us on Facebook and visit our YouTube page.

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GRAND REVEAL DAYS

During our Grand Reveal Days, we will send you a hat or t-shirt with any order placed. We will follow up with getting your preference as we put your order into production.

How to Measure for a Wood Storm Door

Accurate measurements are key to make sure your door installation goes smoothly. We fabricate all of our doors full and square, so if you have an older home, you may need to trim some if the house has settled and your door frame is not exactly square. Don’t worry though, all our doors are built to allow for some trimming!

Learning door terminology is beneficial, so the first thing we will go through are the areas on a door that you need to understand in order to measure accurately.

Brickmould (also known as, Trim) or Brick mold: It covers the gap between the window or door frame and the exterior part of the brick or siding on the house. These are usually decorative pieces of wood that border the door on the face of the house. It is mostly aesthetic, but it does provide the space to mount a storm door. Typically, it is 1-1/8” thick and can be made from many materials, including wood, aluminum, PVC, or other composite materials.

Jamb: An upright piece forming the door opening. Can be broken down into Side Jambs, or the vertical pieces, and the Head Jamb, which is the horizontal piece above the door. Both side jambs and head jamb combine to form the Door Frame.

Sill: Only found on exterior doors, this is the bottom component of a door frame. The sill is sealed and fastened to the floor.

Threshold: This is a protective “cap” that covers the sill. Typically, it is sloped toward the exterior in order to move water away from the bottom of the door. These are usually made of metal to withstand foot traffic.

Door Sweep: A piece of weather-stripping installed directly on the bottom of the door. It provides a weather-resistant barrier between the door and the sill.

How to Measure for a Storm Door Diagram

Click the button below for a nice, easy-to-follow diagram on measuring correctly for your new storm door.

For additional information on the parts of a door, see our Anatomy (Vocabulary) of a Storm Door.

In order to get the most accurate measurements for ordering a storm door, you want to take several measurements. This will ensure that you know beforehand if you will need to do any trimming, as well.

First, you will measure the width from inside brickmould to inside brickmould. It is best to measure in three places, near the top, at the middle, and near the bottom.

Second, the height will be measured in two places. This should be from the inside of the head jamb to the sill. You will want to measure both the left and right sides, a little way in from the trim.

How to Measure Width and Height for a Storm Door Diagram

Once you have recorded all your measurements, you will want to use the largest measurement as your Actual Width and Actual Height. You can always trim the door down, but you cannot add it on!

PLEASE NOTE: We fabricate to your exact dimensions. We do NOT make any deductions to the measurements that you provide.

As a precautionary step, it is always a good idea to measure the thickness of your brickmould to ensure that our 1-1/8” thick door will fit. We can adjust the thickness of the door if needed, but those circumstances would need to be quoted.

The last part is something that is a little more dependent upon your installation method or a contractor if you will not be installing. That piece is reduction for fit. You need to allow for hinges and operation, so the Actual Width and Actual Height will need to be reduced slightly. Standardly, reduction is 1/8” on each side, so ¼” from the Actual Width and ¼” from the Actual Height to get your Order Width and Order Height. (Please consult with your contractor—if applicable—unless they are measuring and providing you with the Order Width and Order Height. It is always best to let them know that we DO NOT take any deductions and make the door full and square to the provided dimensions.)

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