Custom Doors, Custom Windows, Skylight Installations

Riverton Custom Oak Entry Door and Sidelites 

Riverton Custom Oak Entry Door and Sidelites

This beautiful AAW custom oak entry door system with two sidelites was a pleasure to sand, stain, and seal finish by hand. The beveled cut glass and caming make the home sparkle- what great curb appeal! Baldwin leverset doorknob. I have had extensive experience as a door installer, I love to install ‘em because of the challenge, and the results satisfy, especially a door like this. Custom stain/seal finishing is also available from Cabinet World. Price range for a similar project: $4,500 - $5,000.

 West Valley Custom Oak Entry Door

WestValley Custom Oak Entry Door


Here is the definition of curb appeal - it signifies that you have landed! This beautiful Simpson solid oak entry door is built to last. The cut glass and brass caming add sparkle and let in needed lght while keeping privacy. If it's Fall, now is the time to weatherize your home. A new entry door with weatherstripping is just the thing to keep you warm this winter. Door staining, sealing, and trim painting hand finished by the Contractor. Price range for a similar project: $3,500 - $4,000.


 Canyon Rim Custom Front Entry Door

Canyon Rim Custom Front Entry Door


This Stanley front entry steel door is a smart choice for low maintainance yet makes a high curb appeal statement. Particularly suited where sun exposure is a factor. It is well insulated with triple pane glazing and a magnetized weatherstripping system similar to a refrigerator. Cut beveled glass with brass caming, a Kwikset brass handleset and deadbolt, brass knocker, and brass kickplate add pizzaz. The door was direct fastened to masonry - many points for difficulty added to overall score. Hand painted by the Contractor, green signifies peace and tranquility. Price range for a similar project: $1,500 - $2,000.


Sandy Veranda sliding patio doors

Sandy Veranda With a View


This Devonshire area home has a tremendous view of LonePeak and the Wasatch Range from the veranda, now. I removed the shed roof over the garage projection and cantilevered doubled floor joists out 4 feet beyond. The former bedroom and office window openings were cut down to the floor and replaced with 6’ wide Andersen Patio Slider doors supplied by Hy-Bar. Brick pavers over a high-tech roofing membrane installed by Whitaker Roofing, and a custom railing fabricated by The Iron Anvil finish off the homeowner's great idea and boost curb appeal. This home's original redwood (high maintenance) siding was covered with EIFS stucco and synthetic stone for a worry free, long lasting exterior by Aztech Stucco. The roof's original wood eaves fascia, soffits, and gutters were wrapped with aluminum by Home Pro. Price range of a similar project: $70,000 - $80,000.

Master Bedroom Bay Window

Master Bedroom Bay Window


Here is an 8'x5' Andersen bay window that really adds space to this master bedroom. You can reach out, touch, and feel that you're in the garden, just gazing from the window seat! The original 8’x4’ window opening was cut down in height, and closed in slightly in width. Andersen has a very good cable suspension system that eliminates the need for corbels or a bulky bottom skirt. Built-in shelving, headboard, and cabinetry are complemented by crown moldings. Price range of a similar project: $10,000.



Old Riverton Living Room Bay Windows

OldRivertonLivingRoomBay Windows

These old windows with bronze aluminum frames had lost their airtight seal over time and had clouded from condensation between the double panes. Sound familiar? In addition, the high maintenance exterior wood siding had deteriorated in the West sun exposure. The owners wanted to update the living room design too, as wood window moldings were needed to complement new crown molding. Note the dryer vent-(curb appeal? NOT!) A new bay window remodel was definitely needed!

 New Riverton Living Room Bay Windows

New RivertonLivingRoomBay Windows

These large new living room bay windows are AMSCO top of the line VX-1 vinyl with low-E glazing to face the West sun. Note the vinyl sandtone frames - white is no longer the only color - almond or bronze are also available. Windows provided by and installation assistance from All Purpose Windows. The wood exterior siding was replaced with stucco (EIFS) by Aztech Stucco. Interior drywall jamb returns were replaced with wood jamb extensions, Colonial casing, and window sills to really dress things up. Price range of a similar project: $5,000 - $6,000.


 Millcreek Master Bathroom Remodeling Skylights

Millcreek Master Bathroom Skylights 

This master bathroom added two 24"x48" Velux operable skylights (only one can be seen here). The original flat, drywall ceiling was opened to the roof rafters and paneled with 1x6 T&G redwood. An awesome feeling of fresh air, space, and light! (See two other examples of skylights in the "Bathroom Remodeling" menu.) David Taylor Remodeling is certified as a Velux Professional Roof Windows and Skylights Installer. We love to install!

Cottonwood Hts. Bathroom Remodeling Skylight flat roof install

Cottonwood Hts. Bathroom Skylight flat roof install


Skylights are just plain fun to install. A flat roof adds to the challenge. Here's the nitty-gritty of life on the roof. This is the smallest Velux skylight made, 24"x30", just the perfect size for a bathroom remodel. Such an installation obviously keeps the window above most snow and rain. The built-up curb is a kit Velux supplies, with attached foam insulation, especially designed for flat roofs. The curb looks awkward and tall from the outside, but from inside the bathroom, it seems normal. This home is located near the mouth of Big Cottonwood Canyon, and storms can really pile up the snow. Velux skylights and their flashing/curb kits are the absolute best. Bituthane membrane built-up roofing was supplied and installed by Whitaker Roofing. No leaks! The hall bathroom, in the center of the home, feel so much more open, with natural ventilation and lighting. Price range of a similar project: $3,000 -$3,500.

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