Anatomy of a Steel 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 steel door.

 
THE DOOR SLAB - detail

A – THE DOOR SLAB
• 24 Gauge Hot Dipped G-40 galvanized steel
• Factory pre-finished (white) to resist rusting
• J-Bend edges for a stronger structure and better looking finish

DECORATIVE GLASS - detail

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
• PVC frames, will not turn yellow and will not peel when factory painted

FOAM CORE - detail

C – FOAM CORE
• Solid Urethane foam core
• HCFC 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)
• Kiln dried Eastern White Pine
• Provides excellent structural stability
• Separates the steel skins to provide a positive thermal break

WOOD "LOCK BLOCK" - detail

E – WOOD “LOCK BLOCK”
• Full 12″ wood “LOCK BLOCK”
• Reinforces the area where hardware is installed and prevents “crushing” in that area
• Allows for a full range of locksets, dead bolts 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 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

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
• Will not warp or split
• Available in a natural finish or primed, ready for painting

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