Jeld-Wen Launches Interior Door Replacement Program

November 23, 2009

Jeld-Wen Inc. is launching The Perfect Fit program for measuring, manufacturing and installing interior doors. The manufacturer started a pilot program through 25 Home Depot stores in Oregon beginning this month, and plans a national roll-out next year, it reports.

“Unlike other projects, door replacement benefits every room of the home and can give homeowners a fresh look that adds great value for much less than other improvements,” says John Monfore, Jeld-Wen product marketing manager. “No longer is it a labor-intensive or time-consuming project. Thanks to our patented digital technology, The Perfect Fit makes it almost turnkey.”

Working through the Home Depot locations, customers first identify the door openings they need to replace and select the styles and options they want. A Jeld-Wen Perfect Fit consultant then schedules an in-home meeting to confirm the order and take measurements using a laser scanning device, company offiicals explain. That data allows a door to be made to fit existing openings, even when they are out-of-square, and installed quickly and easily, it is reported.

Costs for The Perfect Fit door replacement vary widely depending on door style, material, hardware and finishing options selected. Customers pay a basic $199 fee which covers an in-home consultation and the measurement of each door (up to 15 doors), in addition to the total cost of the door style and options selected. The company offers a variety of products and options to fit nearly any budget, and the cost and time efficiencies can result in substantial savings.

“Taking the guesswork out of the process is simply more efficient, resulting in less time spent and fewer costly errors,” says Monfore. “Any way you look at it, that’s going to equate to greater savings.”

The Perfect Fit system is applicable for nearly any interior door replacement including closet doors, passage doors, French doors, bifold doors, fire doors and more. Customers can choose from many Jeld-Wen doors, including flush, molded, clear pine and custom carved options. Homeowners can also choose from a variety of hardware and trim options and can order their doors pre-painted or in custom colors.  “The Perfect Fit gives homeowners a way to achieve a custom look without the custom price tag,” Monfore reports. “And that’s definitely a great fit for what nearly all homeowners are looking for today.”