FRAME COMPONENTS

Fiberglass Door Frames

Our 4 9/16″ and 6 9/16″ fiberglass door frames have identical dimensions to standard door frames.  An 11/16″ fiberglass jamb extension is available to make the door frames have an overall frame depth of 5 1/4″ and 7 1/4″.  The wood backer is treated with a water based wood preservative and provides additional rigidity and screw retention.  All components are exclusively painted with TruCoat, a high-performance paint coating for fiberglass pultrusions and fiberglass door slabs.  

High Performance Fiberglass Sill

Measuring only 1 3/8″ tall, our fiberglass door sill helps us achieve a higher design pressure rating while also improving the energy efficiency.  The bumper sill design eliminates any need for door sweeps which makes the operation of your doors incredibly smooth and quiet.  The design also makes installation simpler because there is a greater tolerance for error. Click here to see a video demonstrating the integral weep system.

Fiberglass Exterior Trim

Our fiberglass exterior trim is available in three distinct profiles.

1 1/2″ Contemporary – Minimalist look for modern designs.

2″ Colonial – Classic colonial brickmould profile.

3 1/2″ Craftsman – Simulates 1×4 trim that is often used on craftsman style homes.

By installing fiberglass exterior trim on your fiberglass door frames with your fiberglass door slabs, you ensure perfect color matches between all components while eliminating any variances in expansion and contraction.  All profiles are fastened together with glass filled nylon corner keys and stainless steel #8 panhead screws which hold the miters tight and true.

 

Fiberglass French Door Astragal

Our fiberglass astragal greatly improves the energy efficiency of your french doors by reducing thermal bridging that occurs with aluminum astragals.  When paired with our high-performance door sill, you can confidently install French doors without worrying about them leaking water.  Installed on each astragal are a top and bottom Neoprene gasket, QLon weatherstrip and two solid brass flip bolts.

Fiberglass Simulated Divided Lites

Installing PVC or aluminum SDLs on fiberglass door slabs never made any sense to us, so we decided to develop our own in fiberglass.  With PVC and aluminum SDLs there are significant differences in color, paint adhesion, heat buildup and rates of expansion and contraction between the SDLs and the fiberglass door slab.  Our fiberglass SDLs eliminate all of these issues.  The SDLs are available in 3 1/2″ and 1 1/4″ wide profiles.  All grille patterns are milled on our Newport half lap milling machine.

Fiberglass Mull Post

Our 2 1/2″ fiberglass mull post allows for beautiful, energy-efficient sidelites and transoms.  The mull post is installed with two self locating nylon glass filled shear blocks that ensure a strong and precise installation.  To further enhance energy efficiency, the exterior cavity is filled with foam insulation.  The interior cavity is filled with a molded block to help with screw retention for hinges and strike plates.