2022-08-10 | NYSE:GATE | Press release


Masonite teams up with TV host and curb appeal expert John Gidding to share Tips for improving your front door for great photos of the first day of school with luck to win a new Masonite Performance door system

Masonite International Corporation, a world leader in the design, manufacture, marketing and distribution of interior and exterior doors, today announced its “New Quality Upgrade” Contest just in time for Back to School. Ten owners will win a new Masonite Performance Door Systemand one grand prize winner will also receive a virtual makeover consultation by designer John Gidding, former host of HGTV’s ‘Curb Appeal’”

“The front door is an important focal point of any home, and it plays an important role in the annual back-to-school tradition of taking pictures of your children on the first day of school as they enter a new class,”” says Gidding. “I’m thrilled to partner with Masonite to help homeowners create a more inviting entryway to their homes and a better backdrop for back-to-school photos in years to come. ”

Starting August 10, owners can enter for a chance to win by visiting This site and submitting a photo from the first day of school showing their children at the front door. The winners will be selected by an independent jury based on criteria such as the visual appeal of the photo, the expressiveness of the child or children and the appearance of the door. (See contest rules for details.) Entrants are also encouraged to share their first day of school photos on Twitter and Instagram, tagging @masonitedoors.

As the kids start heading back to school now, Gidding offers five tips for sprucing up your front door, from accessorizing your current space to the ultimate update of upgrading to a new door to bring more light, increase energy efficiency and provide better protection. against the elements.

  1. Accessorize with textures: Adding unexpected textures to your front door space adds interest with minimal effort. Think beyond traditional flower crowns and get creative! Wreaths can be made with driftwood, outdoor fabrics, or even something quirky like cocktail umbrellas! These add personality to a front door and can be hung using non-damaging adhesive strips. Installing planters near the front door is always the first step in bringing it to life. Climate and season will be a factor, so consider options such as succulents for sunny locations or caladiums for shady locations. As a finishing touch, an oversized or unconventionally shaped natural fiber doormat will instantly add style and functionality.
  2. A touch of color: Painting the front door is a fun DIY project that can enhance a home’s exterior and create a more welcoming entrance for guests. Plus, it looks great in photos! Most architecture can handle a brightly colored door, so stepping out of your comfort zone with a jewel tone is a great way to add a pop of color. (Remember that dark doors can get very hot in southern climates!) You don’t even have to take your door off its hinges to paint it, just be sure to protect your floors and tape the material. And if you’re replacing a door, Masonite offers prefinished doors in a wide range of colors.
  3. Upgrade your hardware and facilities: Replacing your door hardware and updating your light fixtures is another way to improve your home’s exterior presence. Whether you opt for a new metallic finish or upgrade to a smart lock, your door hardware should complement the architecture of the home. House numbers are also an opportunity to add a decorative touch. They should be installed in a highly visible location other than directly on your door. Adding an oversized light fixture is not only trendy, but also draws attention to your front door and creates a more inviting space. Just make sure the metal finishes on all hardware and fixtures match!
  4. Give it a cleaning: Most people don’t think about washing their front door, but a dirty door doesn’t create a good first impression. Meanwhile, clean a door is easy and will help extend the longevity of your front door and keep it looking fresh. Wash your front door with light pressure to prevent cleaning agents from seeping in for long periods of time. Don’t forget the frame! The frequency of cleaning required will largely depend on environmental factors.
  5. Replace it: In some cases, it’s just time for a new, better performing front door. Installing a new front door is easier than you think and can be done in a day with a qualified contractor or as a DIY project. Not only does it provide a fresh new look to boost your curb appeal, but a new front door can also make a huge impact inside your home by letting in more light and keeping the elements out.

“In addition to making their front entrance look good, it’s important for homeowners to monitor whether their front door is functioning as it should,” says Jennifer Renaud, Marketing Manager, Masonite. should be assessed for damage and other signs that it may be time to replace a new one. The Masonite Performance door system is a great option for those who want to improve the look of their front door, make their home more energy efficient and keep their family comfortable.”

The Masonite Performance Door System is 64% more air and water resistant than the leading competitor, based on certified third-party testing. It features the company’s industry-leading 4-point performance seal to provide unparalleled protection against the elements. The system is offered with all Masonite exterior fiberglass doors, which are available in a variety of styles, colors and finishes, including several glass options.

The Masonite “New Quality, Upgrade” contest will run from 12:01 a.m. EST on August 10, 2022 to 11:59 p.m. EST on September 11, 2022, exclusively through This site. One Grand Prize winner will receive a new Masonite Performance door system of their choice with installation, a front entrance makeover virtual consultation by designer John Gidding, and a gift card to complete the makeover. Nine first place winners will receive a new Masonite Performance door system of their choice and an installation allowance. Winners will be announced on or around September 19, 2022.



NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. New Grade, Upgrade Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) is sponsored by Masonite Corporation, 1242 E. 5th Ave., Tampa, FL 33605. Sweepstakes begins at 12:01 a.m. EST on 8/10/22 and ends at 11:59 p.m. /22 The Sweepstakes is open only to persons who, at the time of entry, are 21 years of age or older and legal residents of the 48 contiguous states of the U.S. Odds of being selected for a prize depend on the number total eligible entries.


Masonite International Corporation is a world leader in the design, manufacture, marketing and distribution of interior and exterior doors for the new construction and repair, renovation and remodeling sectors of the residential construction markets. residential and non-residential buildings. Since 1925, Masonite has been offering customers innovative products and superior service at compelling values. Masonite currently serves more than 7,000 customers worldwide. Additional information about Masonite is available at masonite.com.


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