Door Restoration items and articles involving Door Renew


Cincinnati doubles footprint. High demand for door refinishing has led Door Renew to open yet another branch. Matt Wheeler is the owner of this location which will focus on the east side of Cincinnati. Wheeler and Door Renew focus on refurbishing front doors that are mahogany, oak, walnut, birch and fiberglass. Click here for more information about Matt’s new business.


Baton Rouge door refinishing restoration entry front

Baton Rouge Now Open For Business! Door Renew is pleased to announce that we’ve expanded to the Bayou State. Gary Shetler, a former engineer and dentist, has opened his Door Renew business in Baton Rouge. Click here for more information on Gary’s business.

New Franchise added: With the completion of Door Renew's training session in late July, 2 new franchisees were added to the system. This new location will soon be restoring doors in the areas around Brighton, Howell, Pinckney, Chelsea, Dexter and Hamburg, Michigan. Click here to find our more about this new business. 






Cracked Panels: This is something we see occasionally, especially on older doors. If your door has panels and some of them are cracked you might find this article helpful. Of course, Door Renew can help with the repair so don't hesitate to give us a call. Click this link to open the article: Washington Post article. 


Door Renew Expanding: After several years of operations in 3 different states, Door Renew is planning to expand in 2018. In late 2017 Door Renew partnered with Business Alliance Inc., a company that specializes in awarding franchises, to expand the brand. Click HERE to read a press release announcing the partnership. 

Weatherstripping: Many parts of the country are experiencing cooler weather. If you've noticed drafts coming from between your door and its frame you may want to consider replacing the weatherseal. Here's a video from This Old House the shows a very good type of sealer for older doors.


Door Renew Supports our Military: On May 26th Door Renew will participate in the Recruit Military job fair in Cincinnati, Ohio. The show helps veterans with job searches or business opportunities. To provide further support, Door Renew is offering a special incentive for all veterans. If you're in Cincinnati on the 26th or know a vet who might be helped by this show please click the link below to find out more about the job fair. We look forward to seeing you! Make it a point today to thank a veteran.    


Discovery Day: There has been strong interest in starting a Door Renew franchise in many major markets. The first D-Day in 2016 is in January, the perfect time to consider such a move. If you or someone you know wants to start their own business in a very under-served segment please pass them this link. It contains information on the first Door Renew event of 2016 scheduled for January 9th in southeast Michigan. Here's the link with the information:

Door Maintenance 101: Here's a good article regarding door maintenance, weathersealing, decorating tips and so on. If your schedule is packed and you simply don't have the time we have a solution - call Door Renew!

Door Renew Expanding: Demand for door restoration services is expanding across the country. To help meet this demand, Door Renew is expanding its service area to include 5 more states. Earlier this month the company published this press release describing the reason for the expansion and the states where franchises will now be available. Click this link to view the press release:     

Visit us at the Trade Show! Door Renew will be an exhibitor at the Franchise and Own Your Own Business Show. The show takes place in Cincinnati on March 28 and 29. We'd love to see you so please make it a point to stop by. For more info click this press release. The article contains a link to an interesting Wall Street Journal article which discusses franchising a start-up business.



Door Renew restores a Mahogany Door: A few years ago we restored a mahogany door for one of our customers. The picture to the right is the bottom of the door before we renewed it.  Not too long ago we were in the neighborhood so stopped by to see how the door was holding up. It looked great and the customer was still thrilled. Here is a short video that shows some before-and-after pictures and talks about the steps we follow in renewing your doors.

Home Improvements that pay for themselves: As spring approaches many people will put their homes on the market. In anticipation of this they'll be doing all they can to make the home as attractive as possible; cleaning, fixing, repairing, replacing, upgrading and so on. A good question to ask if whether or not the time and money you spend on these will actually increase the home's value. Here's a great article from the DIY Network that sheds light onto this important topic. Click to open article. 


Wood doors will look better in metro Detroit! We're pleased to announce another Door Renew location. This business will refinish doors in Birmingham, Bloomfield, Bingham Farms, Bloomfield Hills, Franklin and the lakes communities. Here's a link to the press release:

Bronze Doors Restored. USA Today had a very interesting article about the restoration of some very large and famous bronze doors. No, Door Renew didn't work on these doors. If you're like us you might also find the article interesting. Check it out at:

Have you heard? Door Renew has a Facebook page. Take a look for yourself at While you're there can you do us a huge favor and "Like" us? Thanks, we appreciate it. 

Leadership. In all walks of life good leaders are needed. No matter what you do in life there are ample times when you're called to lead. This could be in the work place, at home, in school, in your church or synagogue or a recreational activity. Rarely is it easy to do so. Here are some tips from industry leader Sherwin Williams that should help you next time you're call on to lead. Be bold, you can do it!