USA: Front Doors: Front Door Manufacturers
ABOUT FRONT DOORS
Front Doors are usually classified in manufacturers' literature as exterior doors. They are most commonly made of wood, but may also be made of fiberglass or steel. A very wide range of custom-made front door designs is available, to give a completely individual appearance to the home. Many front doors incorporated glazed central or side panels, with leading and beveled or colored glass. They are available as standard items; some suppliers also provide custom front doors. Front doors can incorporate concealed multi-bolt locking systems.
LEADING USA MANUFACTURERS
The leading manufacturers, described below, have comprehensive websites, with information on all aspects, including online catalogs, specifications, colours and materials, and care and maintenance.
Marvin. Marvin, a family-owned company founded in 1912 and based in Warroad, Minnesota, is a leading manufacturer of custom wooden front entry doors. It supplies Low-E glass on its full product range, and also offers a commercial-grade aluminium clad finish on all its products. It has plants in Minnesota, North Dakota, Virginia, and San Pedro Sula, Honduras. Marvin offers seven ranges of front entry door, with a wide variety of glazing options. Entry doors are available in Mahogany, Honduran Cedar, Oak, Cherry, and Walnut. Its entry doors have a concealed multi-point locking system. There is a choice of five factory applied finishes, and choice of plain, decorative, and patterned glass. Hand forged iron grilles and accessories are available, with an option of custom hand carving. Marvin front doors are certified to StormPlus and WDMA Structural and Impact Standards.
Masonite. Masonite has been making exterior and interior doors, including front entry doors, for more than 80 years. It has its HQ in Tampa, Florida, and has more than thirteen thousand employees around the world. The section of its website dealing with entry doors is organized into the following parts: Fiberglass Doors, Steel Doors, Patio Door Systems, Royal Mahogany Entry Systems, Finishing Instructions, Adjustable Steel Door Frames, Specialty Glass, and Technical Specifications. The Masonite website also provides information on locations of Masonite dealers, and ordering product information. The Masonite website enables customers to search the range of door types by Door Style, Glass Design, Finish, Fire & Impact Rating, and Door Height. The Masonite website also contains sections on Product Performance, Technical Manuals, Energy Efficiency, and Coastal Information.
Sculptural Glass Doors. Sculptural Glass Doors, which operates from Bellingham, Washington, USA, is a cooperation between three companies which make a unique type of double-skinned decorative glass door. The array of curved forms within the glass produces a very unusual visual effect, increased strength, and better thermal and sound insulation. Sculptural Glass Doors was is run by Bill McColl, whose McColl Studio developed the ClearCast glass technique, and designs the shapes for all the sculptural glass doors. Garibaldi Glass Industries Inc tempers the ClearCast glass and hand makes each glass door panel into a tempered, insulated unit at their plant in Burnaby, British Columbia. NorthStar Woodworks is an experienced maker of crafted millwork; they assemble the ClearCast glass design into hand made wooden doors.
Therma-Tru. Therma-Tru, based in Maumee, Ohio, is a leading maker of fiberglass and steel front entry doors. It was founded in 1962, and is a member of the Fortune Brands group. Therma-Tru supplies: Fiberglass Doors, Steel Fire & Light Commercial Doors, and Light Commercial & Multi-Family Doors. Therma-Tru Fiberglass Entry Doors are available in a range of grained wood-look finishes, and in smooth colors. The American Style Collection is intended to complement the wide porches and low-pitched roofs of Arts & Crafts, Bungalow, and Cottage style homes. The Therma-Tru door range gives an authentic wood grain look using AccuGrain technology. This is a door casting process that uses multiple dies, based on actual wood samples, to produce a variety of graining types. Therma-Tru offers ten door styles and seven glass options.
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