Steel door features

DECORATIVE GLASS

Decorative Glass

The Old World charm of leaded glass is now available for your Entrance Door System. Chose from an extensive collection commercially made inserts or design your own that will be a handmade, one-of-a-kind, the choice is yours. All decorative glass units are TRIPLE -GLAZED with the inner section being the Decorative Glass Panel and the outer two pieces of glass being tempered for security and safety.

Handcrafted, using solid metal caming and hand soldered at the joints, ensures the panels will be strong and withstand daily use for the life of the door.

Premium Art Glass and select bevels are all hand cut, fabricated and fitted to make our Decorative Panels come to life and replicate the designs of “days gone by”.  Slight imperfections, lines and bubbles are normal in most Art Glass as they were original leaded glass windows.

There is also a selection of contemporary and modern as well as Wrought Iron designs available in this book.

CAMING

Caming Options

Hand soldered metals in 3 finishes, see product pages for availability.

Brass Caming

Subtle gloss finish that defines luxury and style

Patina Caming

Black satin finish offers a rustic or antique
look to your home

Zinc Caming

Brushed chrome appearance brings a contemporary look to your entrance

SILL

The Sill

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All Gladstone Custom Door Systems are constructed using a continuous, Adjustable Sill. These sills are made to meet and exceed the requirements for our harsh Canadian climate while giving the homeowner the choice of finishes such as mill finish, bronze or black on the exterior and four interior finishes of black, tan and two wood grain choices.

With the Gladstone Adjustable Sill you will get the best combination of performance, technology and value.

COMPOSITE SUBSTRATE

No more stuck doors or drafts because the Z-Series Sill substrate material is a waterproof composite that won’t rack, warp or rot… ever! The substrate is not affected by moisture and will not rot like wood

COMPOSITE CAP & NOISING

Extruded cap and nosing finishes provide resistance to wear and discoloration and offer a unique aesthetic appeal. The synthetic material used in the cap and nosing prevent warping, rotting and wear.

SEALED ADJUSTMENT SCREWS

Dirt and water can get into the exposed screws of other adjustable sills. Patented sealing plugs hide unsightly screws and keep water and dirt away from the adjustment mechanism, maintaining adjustability of the sill cap over time.

NARROW CAP

Because of the narrow threshold cap, the drip edge on the door bottom deflects water a full 1/4” inch front of the cap, protecting against air and water infiltration.

HIGH DAM, INTEGRATED SEAL

A dual durometer cap seal overlaps the high dam. Both combine to provide a barrier to air and moisture even in the most extreme weather conditions.

SWEEP

THE SWEEP

Gladstone Custom Door systems incorporate a fixed sweep system that fits into, factory prepared slots in the bottom of the door slab. The Leading Edge Bulb Design of the Fixed Sweep provides a wider stronger quality seal to keep back air and water. With the bulb design, a continuous seal forms along the sill dam, creating a maximum area of surface contact between the bottom of the door and the sill. The bulb design also retains its shape far longer than fin systems providing long lasting superior performance.

SEALING SYSTEM

Q-LON COMPRESSION SEALING SYSTEM
(Q-LON “Z-MAG” OPTIONAL)

Gladstone Custom Door Systems are manufactured using only the most advanced weather seals available. Q-Lon is the ultimate material for sealing entry door systems. Q-Lon is a urethane foam, wrapped in a virtually indestructible outer skin that stands up to constant temperature and compression changes. As doors expand and contract Q-Lon doors seals will take as much as 5/16” movement of a door away from the seal.

Q-Lon Compression Weather-stripping is standard on all Gladstone Custom Doors and provides a long-lasting seal and protection against air and water infiltration.
Q-Lon “Z-Mag” Magnetic Weather-Stripping is available as on option for Steel Entry Door Systems.

WEATHERING SYSTEM

The ultimate weathering system

It takes more than one part to make a system

PART 1 : SIMPLE SOLUTION CORNER SEAL

Increased air-pressure on the exterior of the door system can alllow water to flow up the interior of the weather-strip system. The Simple Solution Corner Pad blocks water under severe wind conditions and the result is an improved door system that will not leak. The Crucial Corner is the most common place for water infiltration. The raised corner of the Simple Solution Corner pad tucks in behind the weather-strip to stop water from travelling up the interior channel of the weather-strip. Weather-stripping material and position-ing are crucial to to avoid pinching and to provide maximum contact with the door slab. All Gladstone doors use Q-Lon non-wicking weather-stripping components.

PART 2 : “LEADING EDGE” FIXED SWEEP

The “LEADING EDGE SWEEP” (illustration 1) provides a wider, stronger quality seal to keep back water and air. With a unique bulb design, a continuous seal forms along the sill dam, creating maximum area of surface contact between the door and the sill.The “LEADING EDGE SWEEP” incorporate dual durometer extrusions and a top quality design criteria to offer a superior barrier to air and water infiltration. The “LEADING EDGE SWEEP” is designed to retain it’s shape and maintain a tight contact with the sill for the life of the door.

Traditional “FIN” sweeps (illustration 2) only provides a very thin contact area with the door sill and have a tendency to ware over constant use.

PART 3 : CONTINUOUS FRAME SILL & HEAD

Gladstone Custom Door Systems are manufactured using continuous frame heads and frame sills, this manufacturing process produces a leak free sill system and an extremely strong frame system. The common practice with many manufacturers is to join “boxes” consisting of the door and sidelites, manufactured as separate components to form the final finished system. This practice depends on caulking to seal the “boxes” at the sill and over time the caulking may fail and allow water to penetrate the joint.

PART 4 : HIDDEN DETAILS

  • Frame assembly with “deep thread” wood screws not staples
  • Closed cell foam gaskets at the frame sill corners to prevent water and air leaks
  • All joints are sealed with Silicone caulking