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Nova is unique in the fiberglass door industry because we work with our customers to provide the specific glass which is required for their individual project.  Options and benefits Nova offers that you cannot find from any other fiberglass door manufacturer include:

Solar Tuning

Nova offers a wide selection of LoE coatings to maximize the energy-efficiency of your home with proper solar tuning. As the fenestration industry continues to move towards standard low solar heat gain products, the building industry is missing an easy opportunity to save significant amounts of energy through solar tuned windows and doors. Each region of the USA has different solar tuning requirements and we will work with each customer to optimally tune their doors based upon their specific climate and exposure.

3.9 MM Glass

Nova offers 3.9 MM glass standard.  3.9 MM glass provides increased strength, security, and sound reduction versus the industry standard of 3.0 MM.

Preserve Film

Preserve film, standard on all Nova doors, provides an end-to-end solution to dirty and marred glass by protecting the glass with a temporary protective film. At the end of a project, just simply remove the Preserve film to show off your perfectly clean doors.

1/4" Tempered

Our competition only offers 1/8″ tempered glass lite thickness  At Nova, we will work with architects and contractors to install the glass required for their specific project including 1/4″ Tempered glass lites which is commonly required on commercial projects.

PVB Laminate Glass

Life can be unpredictable. Everyone is concerned about the safety of homes and families. Unforeseen weather can cause havoc for homeowners. Today’s auto and air traffic mean that the world is an increasingly noisy place.

Laminated glazing can help, offering a level of security and serenity that can’t be realized with ordinary glass. Ordinary annealed glass breaks easily. Tempered glass, while stronger, shatters under a greater impact. But laminated glass is different. If laminated glass is broken, the vinyl interlayer remains in the frame, with glass fragments adhering to the interlayer. This provides a strong barrier against forced entry and cannot be cut from one side only, which renders glass cutters useless.

The world gets noisier every day. Laminated glass is an effective way to reduce unwanted outside noise. This is especially useful in areas near airports, industry, traffic, or wherever unpleasant sounds exist. The American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) developed the sound transmission class rating (STC) to describe the sound isolation performance of materials. A higher STC rating indicates a greater sound dampening effect. Laminated glass increases the STC rating of a door, diminishing unwanted outside noises.

Cardinal LoE-180 delivers excellent cold weather performance – its insulation value (U-factor) is a low 0.26, and with a high solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC) of 0.69, it lets the winter sun’s heat pass into the home. It also blocks 71 percent of the sun’s harmful UV rays. While blocking out the cold and UV rays, it lets the daylight stream in – more light than ordinary low-e glass.

The full-year benefits of LoE-366 can be clearly seen. LoE-366 is formulated to reject solar heat while maintaining attractive visibility. So it keeps the heat out while letting light in. As a matter of fact, LoE-366 glass is our ultimate in performance and clarity among all of Cardinal’s clear coated products. What’s more, LoE-366 provides the ultimate in fading protection. It blocks 95% of the sun’s damaging ultraviolet rays – a leading cause of fading so your furniture, carpets, curtains and wall coverings stay beautiful for years.

Give your Nova door that extra boost of performance with one additional LoE coating on the interior surface of your doors’ glazing. The i89 LoE hard-coat will boost the full-frame energy performance by 0.03 U on average, however there is a slight reduction in condensation resistance.

Decorative Glass

Satin Etch

Cross Reeded

Glue Chip

Narrow Reed


Blinds Between the Glass

Upgrade to our Innovia blinds between the glass which remain virtually dust-free in a sealed LoE insulated glass unit.

Our lift and tilt blinds have a single operator which self-levels and self-tightens during regular operation.

Our blinds between the glass have undergone extensive testing with up to 290,000 operation cycles.