Back Doors


USA: Back Doors: Manufacturers





Back 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.




Jeld Wen. 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. 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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