Initially when I bought my house I wasn't planning on replacing my windows and doors.  For starters, it's a pretty big budget item.  I also liked the look of my doors and windows (although some were broken and none of the bedroom windows opened).  However, I was over one day that happened to be very cold and rainy.  The wind was blowing like crazy and all my doors were blown open.  Once they were closed (and re-opneed with the next gust of wind), the house still felt drafty and it was the middle of summer.  I was torn.  I wanted to keep my original doors, but I felt like I would regret not replacing them while everything was open.  Plus, I didn't want to replace moldings and casings or try to match them a year down the road when I changed my mind (which I have a tendency of doing).  I decided on the Pella Architect Series doors and windows and absolutely love them!  They have the exact same grid system as my original doors and windows but are energy efficient, do not blow open on a windy day, and make me feel more secure.  I opted for Iron Ore exterior and unfinished wood interior.  I painted the inside the same color as my trim.  

Prepping for new window and doors

Prepping for new window and doors