Anatomy of a Fibreglass door

door (dor, dr)

n. 1a. A door is a moveable structure used to open and close off an entrance, typically consisting of a panel that swings on hinges or that slides or rotates inside of a space.

Please roll over each information point to learn more about the anatomy of a fibreglass door.

 
THE DOOR SLAB - detail

A – THE DOOR SLAB
• Premium High Density Stress-Free Fibreglass, the same material used in the automotive and Aero Space industries
• Superior Oak, Mahogany gaining and High Definition Panel Embossments
capture the feel and warmth of real wood, also available in a smooth
surface

B – DECORATIVE GLASS
• Choose from an extensive selection of patterns from 6 of the largest glass manufacturers in Canada
• Tempered glass on the exterior and interior surfaces for added security
• Energy Star Rated
• Fibreglass or composite frames to match the door finish and wood graining

FOAM CORE - detail

C – FOAM CORE
• 100% High Density Foam provides 6 times the insulating values of wood
• Provides superior soundproofing
• CFC free, protects the Ozone Layer
• Will keep your home warm in winter and cool in summer

WOOD STILES & RAILS - detail

D – WOOD STILES & RAILS (SLAB FRAMING)
• Composite top and bottom rails are waterproof to prevent moisture from entering the door case
• Provides excellent structural stability
• Slab stiles are Laminated Veneer Lumber (LVL) on both sides of the
door, LVL is “stress free” and stronger than traditional lumber
• Door stiles are finished with a composite material that is fully
waterproof, twice as strong as wood for secure fastening of hinges and
has a smooth finish

E – WOOD “LOCK BLOCK”
• Laminated Veneer Lumber (LVL)
• Reinforces the area where hardware is installed and prevents “crushing” in that area
• Allows for a full range of locksets, deadbolts and decorative hardware

THE WEATHER-STRIPPING - detail

F – WEATHER-STRIPPING
• Premium Q-Lon Compression weather-stripping at the jambs and head provides the ultimate in weather protection
• Q-Lon non wicking corner pads wrap under the main weather-stripping
to provide a superior barrier to water and air infiltration

THE HINGES - detail

G – HINGES
• Premium Ball Bearing Hinges – no metal to metal contact
• Smooth action through the full swing
• Fastened with “T” Nuts at strategic points for extra strength
• Available in 6 finishes to match most hardware
• Decorative hinge tips available

THE WEATHER-STRIPPING - detail

H – WEATHER-STRIPPING
• Premium Q-Lon Compression weather-stripping at the jambs and head provides the ultimate in weather protection
• Q-Lon Z-Mag magnetic weather-strip ping is available as an option
• Q-Lon non wicking corner pads wrap under the main weather-stripping to
provide a superior barrier to water and air infiltration

FINGER JOINTED PINE DOOR FRAME - detail

I – FINGER JOINTED PINE DOOR FRAME
• All door frames are constructed with continuous heads and sills to prevent leaks and add structural strength
• All door frames are available with exterior pvc cladding either white or pre finished
• Kiln dried Eastern White Canadian Pine, Oak or Composite materials to match door gain pattern
• Will not warp or split
• Available in a prefinished, natural finish, primed or natural ready for staining

ADJUSTABLE SILL - detail

J – ADJUSTABLE SILL
• Low profile, adjustable sill
• Composite substrate…not wood
• Available in mill finish, bronze or bronze-black

FIXED SWEEP - detail

K – FIXED SWEEP
• Attached to the sill of the door slab into factory prepared slots
• The sweep is made of a long lasting, tear resistant rubber
• Ends are sealed to prevent water damage
• No unsightly Vinyl or screws on the face of the door

STEEL SECURITY PLATE - detail

L – STEEL SECURITY PLATE
• 18 gauge steel
• Hardware latch & strike plate are fastened through the frame into the security plate for added strength and peace of mind

FINISHES - detail

M – FINISHES
3 Finishes to choose from:

a – Mahogony
b – Oak
c – Smooth