Strength is the hallmark of new exterior doors on the market. Fiberglass continues to gain popularity, offering a tough front with a low-maintenance wood look. Other features for entry and patio doors include impact resistance and tight seals to keep out the elements. But don't let a tough exterior fool you — these doors have brawn and beauty.
Peachtree Doors and Windows.
A wide range of entry-door options is available in the maker's new fiberglass collections: the Mahogany Collection, the Rustic Collection, and the Oak & Smooth Collection. Plank-style doors in the Rustic Collection have a fir-grain texture and several one- or two-panel design options. Homeowners choosing Mahogany or Oak & Smooth Collection doors can take advantage of elaborate glazing options, choosing from eight decorative glass patterns and five caming options, including the maker's Design-Lite acrylic caming. All entry-door systems feature the maker's continuous frame system with a pultruded, high-strength fiberglass sill that contains no wood. 800.732.2499. www.peachtreedoor.com.
United Window & Door.
The Series 1200 French slider patio door is constructed of vinyl for worry-free use and low maintenance. Sash rolling rails provide smooth operation of the door's steel-reinforced sashes, while a standard four-point locking system with a keylock ensures security. A pocket sill prevents air and water infiltration. The door is available with a continuous head and sill of up to 16 feet to easily accommodate long-span applications. Energy-efficient low-E argon tempered insulated glass on all units can be modified with custom grid configurations. 800.848.4550. www.unitedwindowmfg.com.
Available on the Performance Series door line, Water-Barrier technology offers superior durability and resistance to moisture absorption, according to the manufacturer. The technology combines a one-piece medium density overlay (MDO) with a PVC glazing bead on the outside of the door. The MDO features a thermoset acrylic latex primer topcoat that provides a superior base for applying water or alkyd-based paints, the maker says. 800.746.7766. www.simpsondoor.com.
Marvin Windows & Doors.
The Integrity by Marvin Wood-Ultrex Impact product line includes outswing doors, double-hung and casement windows, and direct-glaze shapes, all Wind Zone 3-rated for use in counties requiring up to 140 mph wind protection. The Impact products achieve their wind zone rating without adding unsightly reinforcements to windows and doors, maintaining a clean aesthetic. The pultruded-fiberglass Ultrex material is eight times stronger than vinyl and twice as strong as steel, the maker says, and stands up to coastal conditions. 888.537.7828. www.integritywindows.com.
MW Windows & Doors.
The Jefferson Series of wood windows and patio doors offers natural wood beauty, easy installation, and enhanced performance not typically found in wood windows. Four window series are available to meet builders' and remodelers' needs in any type of installation. Prominent features among the series include some cellular PVC components for durability and low maintenance, warm-edge insulated glass, and easy-tilt sashes. Additionally, Jefferson Series patio doors are available in sliding, French sliding, and hinged styles. Energy-saving glazing options throughout the product line include low-E, tint, low-E/argon, low-E/tint, and tempered. 800.999.8400. www.mwwindows.com.
Get the look of wood without the maintenance by installing a fiberglass door system from Martindale. Custom made for each installation, doors feature compression weather stripping for an airtight seal against drafts and moisture. Frame members are kiln-dried and finger-jointed to minimize warping, and an injected solid polyurethane foam core provides insulation. A three-point locking system offers security for the doors, which can be sized up to 42 inches wide and 8 feet high. 800.298.0832. www.martindale.com.
Two new standard glass styles are available to accent entry doors. Catalina falls into the Old World style and has a bronze vein finish, while Monterey (shown) is a Craftsman design with a satin nickel finish. Both styles come in five sizes including sidelites and transoms. 800.253.3900. www.odl.com.
Components of the Tru-Defense system are designed to work together to protect homes from severe weather. Independently tested, the entry and patio doors have an air, water, and structural performance rating of DP-40 or higher. To prevent air and water infiltration, the doors feature profiled sills with composite construction and countersunk screws to provide flush contact with the door bottom, a bottom sweep with dual fins, and specialized corner seal pads. Several door sizes and configurations are available. 800.537.8827. www.therma-tru.com.
For more product information, visit ebuild.com, Hanley Wood's interactive product catalog.