From expansive outdoor living spaces to cozy indoor caves known as media rooms, lifestyle trends are changing the way people move through their homes. Wide openings to let the outside in are as important as door glass that keeps harmful UV from fading the carpets and upholstery. Meanwhile, the impact of a home's entryway on curb appeal keeps those upgrades important to homeowners. To address this range of needs comes a variety of interior and exterior doors to suit most any home décor.
Jeld-Wen. Updating a 400-year-old tradition, the maker introduces the fiberglass Dutch door. The doors' top and bottom portions operate independently to offer both openness and security. Available in more than 10 wood species, almost any Premium Wood or IWP Custom Wood door can be made into a Dutch style. Beyond entryways, the style is useful for laundry rooms and children's bedrooms. 800.877.9482. www.jeld-wen.com.
Weather Shield. Now available on many of the makers' doors and windows, the Zo-e-shield glazing system improves energy efficiency, enhances comfort levels, and keeps out harmful UV rays. Real Warm Edge spacers, multiple layers of silver, and inert gas-filled air spaces insulate against heat, sound, and condensation. Zo-e-shield is available in three performance levels to meet homeowners' needs. 800.477.6808. www.weathershield.com.
Plastpro Doors. The Distinction Doors Signature Series of fiberglass entry doors has been expanded with the Rustic Collection. The Southwestern-style doors use Hydroshield technology to protect against moisture and water damage and prevent rotting and rusting. The doors feature deep wood graining, with proportionate stile and rail configurations. 800.779.0561. www.distinctiondoors.com.
Woodharbor.Decorative Insert panels for Woodharbor and PrairieLake brand interior doors provide the perfect combination of form and function. Four insert options include a 15-lite V-groove, etched-glass “Pantry,” white marker-board, or black chalkboard (shown). 641.423.0444. www.woodharbor.com.
Therma-Tru. Improve jobsite efficiency and customer satisfaction by taking advantage of FinishRight technology on the Classic-Craft and Fiber-Classic lines. Factory-stained, pre-hung doors are available in five consistent stain colors and have a five-year satisfaction warranty, in addition to the door system's lifetime warranty. 800.537.8827. www.thermatru.com/finishright.
EntryPoint Glass. Help clients create instant curb appeal with EntryPoint decorative doorglass inserts. EntryPoint installers can transform existing doors and add matching sidelites and transoms in about an hour. Glass panels are thermally sealed and come with a limited lifetime warranty, and frames carry a lifetime warranty against yellowing, warping, and splitting. The quick update can increase a home's value by up to 6%, the company says. 888.635.3687. www.entrypointglass.com.
Simpson. Acknowledging the trend for home media spaces, the media room door features a glass design depicting a classic movie camera and director's chair on a dark gray frosted glass background. Available in Douglas fir, western hemlock, American red oak, maple, cherry, and a variety of other species through the maker's custom manufacturing facility. The door is available in 1 3/8- and 1¾-inch thicknesses and can be specified in widths from 24 inches to 40 inches, and three standard heights. 800.952.4057. www.simpsondoor.com.
Kolbe Windows & Doors. For highlighting panoramic views or creating unique room divides, Lift & Slide and folding doors offer innovative hardware and sill designs for expansive, easy-to-operate openings. Lift & Slide door panels can nest behind one another or recess into a pocket to disappear completely. Folding door panels fold back against each other for a clear opening. Both styles are available with energy-efficient glass options, numerous panel configurations, and a broad palette of finishes and interior wood species. 800.955.8177. www.kolbe-kolbe.com.
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