Who are we? D.P. door Company of Claremont and Rancho Cucamonga, started in Upland California in the late 1970's. It was a garage based company that advertised in the Penny saver. It has grown to be a well respected business of the community. They contribute to the local organizations and pay for 6 miles of litter clean up through the adopt a highway program in Claremont, Upland and Rancho Cucamonga. They also are active in recycling and energy conservation. The owner grew up and went to school in Claremont, then Upland and stills lives in the area. The installers are the heart of the company and are the best in the area. Terry who runs the Rancho Cucamonga store is well respected in the industry and as a Boy Scott Scout Master is a natural leader. Shirley use to work for Upland Lumber and sold doors and windows to grumpy contractors and is a natural at customer service. Frank Pupo, the head carpenter, Brent Collette and Mike Rodriguez are all naturally meticulous. Frank builds guitars and restores violins for a hobby, Brent is a natural and is always the best at what ever he does, Mike is meticulous and consistent.
The recession is the true test of our merit. We actually expanded and increased sales last year with almost no advertising. Word of mouth from the community is the best testimony.
DP Door Co. has been in business since 1977.
The owner is a Finish Carpenter, The General Manager is a Finish Carpenter and is certified by Milgard, The Production Manager is a Finish Carpenter/ Master Craftsman. Our head Carpenter is a Finish Carpenter and is certified by Milgard. All installers are on the payroll, average length of employment with us is 10 years or more.
The Cucamonga store opened in 1991
The Claremont store opened in 1994
In 2007 we got our huge beautiful show room and moved all the smaller showrooms, warehouse, workshop and storage into it.
We service Pasadena to Beaumont and south to the beach. Although most of our work is in Claremont, Upland, and Alta Loma. We do roughly 1000 jobs a year and most were referred customers. It is very likely that we have done several jobs in your neighborhood.
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Brent bought a nice home in the great family community of Beaumont California, all though it is a long commute to our main store in Rancho Cucamonga it opens up a segment of business to the Palm Springs area. Now doing jobs form Glendora to La Quinta is no problem. We do jobs from the beach to the desert to the mountains for customers that are comfortable with us and know of our reputation.
We have workman's compensation insurance on all our employees.
All work is done by our own employees except some construction work and all painting.
License Board web site@ http://www2.cslb.ca.gov. .
Using DP Door's Installers;
Even the best carpenters can make mistakes. If a DP Door installer mess up DP Door fixes it, even if they have to replace an entire house of windows or door systems.
DP Door installers are on the DP Door payroll and covered by Workman's Compensation Insurance. From the time they load the materials on the company trucks, to the time they finish disposing of your old materials, DP Door is responsible for work related injures, not you.
You can find people to work cheaper.
It's all a matter of preference.
A wood double hung, casement and picture window are the classic windows. With the new clad materials (vinyl, aluminum, or fiberglass) on the exterior, the maintenance on wood windows is greatly reduced. The inside can still be stained or painted. The bad side is they are the most expensive windows. As a replacement window they are difficult to install, which means more labor cost. An average clad wood replacement window is over $1300 while the average aluminum or vinyl is around $650 and our new line of vinyl that averages $450 .FAQ top
Aluminum is the thinnest frame, it usually cost less then vinyl, It doesn't insulate as well as the wood or vinyl, the joints are not welded.
What I tell my customers is that in an actual house (as opposed to a test box) the aluminum will work 8 times better than their old windows and the vinyl will work 11 times better. Basically what I'm trying to emphasis is that the high quality aluminum windows are nothing like the 1970's track house builders' series windows. Over all I prefer the look feel and performance of the Vinyl or Fiberglass window but there are times aluminum can be used. FAQ top
Vinyl is the standard for replacement windows. The vinyl used is not the lawn chair vinyl, the advances in technology has yielded a very durable long lasting material. I have Milgard Vinyl windows on my house that are over 15 years old, they look as good as ever.
The vinyl is similar in looks to a nice wood window. When I first
saw a vinyl window at a trade show I asked the vender who the great painter
was that painted this wood window.
Milgard and other big companies make their own, I have been to one of their factories, they make their own. They have two huge plants just in the L.A. San Bernardino area and many more through out the west.
As a rule if your door gets more than an hour and a half of direct sunlight I recommend using fiberglass doors. If it gets less then that, I usually recommend using wood doors.
Front doors on newer homes also can have that problem.
On older homes the front door is usually well protected and we use wood. The wood has advantages in that generally the finish dose not scratch as easy.
Which cost more? Our least expensive door is fiberglass with no glass in it. Decorative glass in a fiberglass door runs the price up to about the same as wood.
Milgard Fiberglass is the best window I know of. We usually use them on the multi-million dollar homes. For the rest of us; we will use them in the front of the house then do the rest in Milgard vinyl replacement windows.
Our Milgard Fiberglass windows have the option of a stainable wood interior. The lines on the fiberglass window are crisper and more like a fancy wood window. In a side by side comparison our customers prefer the Milgard Woodclad and it's vertical grain fir over Anderson pine. Milgard cost about the same or a little more.
According to our customers the Milgard customer service is much better.
Milgard Woodclad and Ultra Fiberglass windows come in a choice of styles and colors.
Real nice feel to them.
Most window manufactures have a wide variety of glass tints. Glass tints are not a film. The color is actually added to the glass like a good pair of sunglasses. A popular tint is light gray, it is easy on the eyes to look through and looks good from the outside. Light gray also is good for reducing glare in TV or computer rooms. It does not work as well as Low e glass for reducing heat or fading.
We usually do not use tints unless the customer wants to make a room darker.
They make some privacy if inside the house is darker then the outside. The bad thing is at night the house is usually brighter on the inside and people can see in and you can't see out.
Cardinal’s LoĒ³-366® glass (pronounced low E cubed-366) is the ultimate performance glass. It just might make all other low-E glasses obsolete. LoĒ³-366 delivers the ideal balance of solar control and high visibility. And it provides the highest levels of year-round comfort and energy savings, making it the perfect glass no matter where you live. The secret? An unprecedented triple layer of silver. This is beyond ordinary low-E glass; LoĒ³-366 sets the new standard.
This is copied from Milgard's website:
SunCoat® Low-E Glass
This microscopically thin coating is applied to one side of the glass to reflect heat from its source in the summer, keep heat inside in the winter and reduce harmful UV rays. SunCoat Low-E glass comes standard on all Milgard dual-pane windows and patio doors
Benefits to You:
Want to know everything about Low-e?
Low E max. The newest low e is stronger and we use it for direct sun exposure. We use the standard low e for partial exposure and E3 Max were there is strong exposure to the sun.
Argon replaces the air in the window with a inert gas. Argon slows the transfer of heat, cold, and noise. In other words in insulates. It does not last for ever. It dissipates over about 5 years. It doesn't cost much, actually less then $10 per window.
We have a page that briefly explains how retrofit windows are installed. "Learn How"
What windows should we use, Home Page
Here's something form the Wall Street Journal April 17, 2010
Entry Door Prices
Windows are relatively inexpensive because of the labor is low and we can do a whole house in a day.
Watch out for scams, the utility companies do not sell or install anything. If someone approaches you and says they are with the utility company and want to sell you something they are not telling the truth!!!
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Alta Loma, Upland, Claremont, La Verne, Rancho Cucamonga, Fontana, Ontario,Mt Baldy,
Highland, Beaumont, Palm Springs, La Quinta, Palm Desert, Glendora, Colton, Rialto, Chino, Chino Hills, Diamond Bar, Pomona, San Dimas, Etiwanda, Mira loma, Riverside, Beaumont ca. Some of the zips 91701, 91737, 91730, 92223, 91786, 91784, 91711, 91739, If you want to shop Claremont we have a Claremont shop. Our largest showroom is in Rancho Cucamonga.
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