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 ==== ====Watch this amazing videohttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2aauZmSnacw ==== ====Doors are more than just entrance ways to your business; they are invitations to shop. There are certainly some things in life that we all take for granted. No matter how necessary, westill underestimate the value and need for many of the things that we use daily, often until we areforced to think about them by some situation or circumstance. For example, I am sure we all would put shelter at the top of our list of necessities of life, alongwith food and clothing. Shelter is initially defined simply as a "roof over your head" and graduallymore and more components of that shelter become increasingly important as our hierarchy ofneeds evolve (similar to Abraham Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs theory dated back to 1943).Wikipedia defines shelter as a "typically basic structure or building that covers or providesprotection". And, we all know that this so-called 'structure or building' has an interior and andexterior. As with a business, both a physical and a virtual (online) business, this interior and exterior mustnot just be functional (a means to store, protect, and display a product), but should also be used toits fullest, such as, to draw customers in and attract their attention to the items or services ondisplay for sale, and to make feel like they must go inside to buy that item. The exterior of a business has a countless number of design possibilities, yet will always consist ofat least one entrance way, let's face it, you have to get inside somehow! What the doorway arealooks like is an important part of the 'curb appeal' of your business. This appeal is created throughthe design, the quality, and the upkeep needed to maintain the desired look. Here are some things to consider when making decisions about the front entrance to, and theoverall curb appeal of, your business. Remember that first impressions do matter. Things to Consider Shelter starts with protection from the elements, but goes on to include safety and security, too.Safety and security applies to your business at all times, i.e., before, during, and after work hoursDuring the business day, you want your customers to feel safe in the neighborhood that yourbusiness is situated in, as well as inside your store (e.g., safe from crime, injury, fire, etc.). Afterhours you want to safeguard your business, inventory, paperwork and reputation with a goodsecurity system. ADT has an online questionnaire that can give you an idea of what to consider foryour security needs based on some basic criteria, i.e., size of business; number of employees;number of doors; and type of ceiling. Their solutions cover a broad range of security issues,including: burglary; employee productivity; employee theft; vendor theft; robbery / assault;
 
vandalism; worker's comp; slip and fall liability; drugs in the workplace; shoplifting; workplaceviolence / harassment; perishable spoilage; flood detection; outside safety; and intellectualproperty loss. Note: Keep in mind that it is important to have a solid Internet Security System inplace for your online business as well.ÂÂ Get a strong door so a wolf can not come and threaten to 'huff and puff and blow your door down'.Just like the story of "The Three Little Pigs" consider what kind of door is appropriate for yourneeds, yet still easy enough to maintain. Know how durable the door and its components (lock,hinges, etc) need to be (heavy or light traffic area)? How concerned are you about things like:break-ins; vandalism; or extreme weather or natural disasters? Typical materials for businessdoors include: steel, aluminum, and wood. When looking for a steel or aluminum doormanufacturer, be aware of the further distinction there among: industrial, residential, andcommercial and institutional markets.Â Know what type of maintenance your Entry Door requires.For your curb appeal to be effective, not only do you need a solid and appealing door design, butyou need to keep it looking neat and clean, too. How often do you need to clean or polish yourdoor (especially glass or shiny areas)? How often do you need to paint or re-finish the surfaces?Will it hold up to heavy traffic? Is it weather-resistant? Is it energy efficient or insulated enough?Will it hold up to use or abuse, regarding scratches or dents? Keep a clean appearance bothinside and outside of your store, including the doorway. A sloppily maintained facility willovershadow and negatively impact the best of products. First impressions matter.ÂÂ Choose a custom-made front entry door / storefront instead of a standard manufactured door.Even if you are working with a limited budget, it may still be worthwhile to invest in custom-madeentry ways, rather than going with generics, especially if you invest in materials and a design thatis expected to hold up well over time. Consider consulting with an expert or specialist in the type ofdoor you are considering. A company like Steiner Doors, who specializes in custom architecturalaluminum door and window designs, has the experience to recommend an appropriate style foryour business and can even incorporate your logo and/or street address into the front entry door'sdesign. These doors can be made to architects' specifications with styles ranging from FrenchDoors, to Herculite Doors, to Custom Aluminum Front Entry Doors (that do not have an industriallook), to Architectural Doors (with styles from the 30's and 40's, a great fit for some cities), toCustom Retail Aluminum Storefronts.ÂÂ Your physical location is an asset, use it wisely.Especially if you have chosen to establish your business in a big town or big city, both for thefancy address, but also for the 'foot traffic', be sure that you do not squander that investment bynot using your facility as the promotional opportunity that it can be. Use your facility to sponsorfree or invitation-only after-hour events, such as: an Open House; a gallery exhibit; a frequentcustomer 'Meet and Greet'; a new product line debut; a media invitational; etc. When choosing thisoption, have some finger food or hors d'oeuvres on hand, and also some promotional productsimprinted with your logo and business contact information. Whether it is for an exclusive after-hours audience or as a contest for regular day-time customers, invest in a quality promotionalproducts such as: promotional apparel & caps; promotional bags & totes; pens; key chains;etc.ÂÂÂ
 
 Learn key door terminology so that you know what to ask for. It seems like every single object inthe world has an industry or association devoted to it. For doors, that holds true. Within this doorindustry, there is also important terminology to be familiar with. Some door manufacturer's anddoor industry group's that list glossaries or key terminology lists & FAQs on their websites include:Lowe's; Peachtree; and the Window & Door Manufacturers Association.ÂÂTips & TacticsÂ Choose a door that is inviting or intriguing, To get an idea of how different impressions can begiven by doors, think of how some "doors" have been portrayed in TV and film, such as how doorswere depicted in Pixar's Monsters, Inc. animated movie, where children feared what was behindtheir bedroom doors; or in Alice in Wonderland when Alice was trying to find the right door to getout; or the door in the Twilight Zone introduction that you 'unlock with the key of imagination'.Windows are an element of your entrance way design that should be both decorative andfunctional. Depending on the size of your entrance way, whether it is a single or double door, or itis part of an entire store front including display windows, there are many options for your design.For example, think about whether or not your design might consist of: a solid metal or wood door;or just a metal frame around glass panels; or instead all glass with an imbedded or imprinteddesign; or a blend of metal structure with glass components within the design. The combinationsand design possibilities are endless.If you are investing in a custom-made entrance way, choose a design that is timeless and onethat you expect will remain relevant as your business grows.Keep in mind, too, that should you want to incorporate your logo (and/or perhaps also a buildingaddress number) within your door or physical store front area, that the design of that logo shouldbe simple and of an appropriate size that it is legible to those that pass by, and that it is doable bythe manufacturer. A metal cutout design probably can not incorporate an as elaborate or highlyintricate design or color scheme as easily or as legibly as perhaps an imprinted version might beable to accomplish.Relevant industry groups and publications include: Door & Window Magazine, International DoorAssociation (IDA), Window & Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA), National FenstrationRating Council (NFRC), and Door & Window Manufacturer (DWM) Magazine.Â To partner with a reliable Custom Architectural Aluminum Door, Window, & Storefront maker, goto: SteinerDoors.comTo search the online catalogue of a reliable Promotional Product supplier, go to: ArtPromos.com  Article Source:http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Helen_Hoefele 

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