Doors are usually classified in manufacturers catalogs as exterior doors. They
are most commonly made of wood, but may also be made of fiberglass or steel.
Security is an important consideration in choosing a back door, and steel is a
particularly secure solution. Back doors may have clear or leaded glass insert
panels, which are usually double or triple glazed to reduce heat loss. The
leading manufacturers, described below the panel of sponsored links, have
comprehensive websites, with information on all aspects, including online
catalogs, specifications, colours and materials, and care and maintenance.
LEADING USA MANUFACTURERS
Jeld Wen began in 1960 as a small Oregon millwork plant with fifteen staff. It
is now a leading door and window manufacturer, with more than 20,000 employees
worldwide. Its range of doors includes wood and molded wood fiber interior
doors, and wood, steel and fiberglass exterior doors. Jeld Wen wood external
doors are available in mahogany, walnut, oak, hemlock, poplar, hickory, maple,
pine, alder, cherry and fir. Steel doors are available in 24 or 25 gauge
galvanized steel, with fire ratings up to 90 minutes and custom-fitted
polystyrene insulating core.
Simpson Back Doors. Founded in 1890,
Simpson is one of the oldest forest product companies in the Pacific Northwest.
Its converting facilities are in Tacoma and Southwest Washington. It subsidiary
Simpson Door Company manufactures a wide range of exterior and interior wooden
doors. Its exterior doors include: Mastermark Collection, American Red Oak,
Mahogany Collection, Performance Series, and Craftsman Collection. Simpson also
supplies wrought iron doors and impact-resistant doors. Glazed leaded inserts
are tripled glazed to reduce heat loss.
Masonite has been manufacturing exterior and interior doors, including doors for
back entrances, for more than 80 years. It has its headquarters in Tampa,
Florida, and has more than 13,000 employees worldwide. The section of its
website dealing with external doors is organized into the following parts:
Fiberglass Entry Doors, Steel Entry Doors, Patio Door Systems, Finishing
Instruction, Adjustable Steel Door Frames, Royal Mahogany Entry Systems,
Specialty Glass, and Technical Specifications. There are also sections dealing
with Dealer Locator, and with Literature Requests.
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