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Added Definition for Better Design: Base and Case Moulding

If you have ever shopped for a new home, then you likely recognize the importance of base and case moulding.  The strips of decorative wood provide a clean finish to the room, breaking the floor from the wall, framing windows, and doors.  If you are concerned that the trendy white, sleek trim will clash with… Read more

Door of the Week – Arched Entry with Operating Sidelites & Screens

This arched door with operating sidelites and screens provides an eyecatching and functional entry to a custom Durango, Colorado home. The operating sidelites maximize both light and airflow (when desired) and include integrated screens. A wide variety of casement locking hardware options and hold-open stays provide both security and flexibility to position the sidelites. All Sun Mountain radius systems are custom made-to-order to fit the… Read more

Wood is Back: Benefits of Wooden Doors

There is a new trend in door appeal that isn’t really new at all; it’s a blast from the past.  For many years, homeowners have been touting the heavy duty, metal doors or the more recent fiberglass versions as the best choices for appearance, weather seal, and protection.  That mantra has changed.  News headlines in… Read more

Why Invest in Custom Wood Flooring?

Are you thinking about laying down new flooring in your home?  What are the options you are considering – carpet, tile, vinyl, laminate, hardwood?  Before you decide, consider the value that can be found in natural wood plank flooring. Increase Home Value Did you know that the type of flooring within a house often makes… Read more

Door of the Week – Flush Door w/Pivot Application

This Flush door doesn’t look all that exciting on the outside—but it’s what’s on the inside that counts! This door was delivered to Snowmass, Colorado and is quite different from regular Flush doors. First, we use thick veneers (called skins) in our Flush doors—not 1/64″ paper thin material like many competitive doors. Second, our LVL… Read more

Door of the Week – 15-Panel Entry Door with Clavos

This Spanish Cedar front door graces the entry of an Albuquerque, New Mexico mansion. Clavos (Spanish for “nail”) in each panel enhance this southwestern entry. Sun Mountain provides over 150 shapes, sizes, and colors of Clavos, providing an easy way to customize the door. This door is factory pre-finished in our Snake River glaze color. Read more

Four Reasons Why You Would Use Louver Doors In Your Home

When it comes to finding a great look for your home that is both functional and eye appealing, you simply cannot beat interior Louver doors. Typically seen in bi-fold fashion on closets, these doors are now beginning to be appreciated in many other applications around the home, for good reason.  Whether you are on the… Read more

Quarter-Sawn White Oak for Doors

You might not realize it, but there are a lot of different ways a piece of wood can be crafted and cut in order to bring out its natural beauty.  Quarter-sawn white oak is sawed at a very specific angle in order to create a unique grain pattern on the face of the board.  This… Read more

Door of the Week – Wide-Slat Louver Pair in Steamed Beech

As illustrated by this double door, Sun Mountain can make wide-slat Louver doors. This door is made from European Steamed Beech and was provided to a home in Horseshoe Bay,Texas. Our normal slat width is 2″, but we can customize both the slat width and the install angle per client specifications or desired privacy level.… Read more

3 DIY Tips for Better Door Décor

Now and then it can be fun to give your door an extra boost.  Whether you want to add in a splash of color or something to draw the eye when people visit, door décor varies far and wide.  If you find yourself unsure of what kind of decorations you want to add to your… Read more