- Laminated doorglass provides protection against damaging wind-borne debris
- Aluminum doorlite frame provides the ultimate durability in extreme weather conditions
- Door panel has an insulated core and 1/8” thick fiberglass door skin in a woodgrain texture
- Heavy-duty stainless steel hinges resist corrosion
- Composite frame system resists rot, decay and insects
- Pre-hung in 4-9/16” composite frame
- Beautiful, even finish in choice of 10 stain finishes and 21 designer paint colors
- Schlage Grade 1 residential single cylinder deadbolt and Grade 2 residential locksets
Opaque Six Panel Doors STORMFORCE Package
STORMFORCE Opaque Impact Rated doors are ideal for coastal areas with the highest exposure to tropical storms and hurricanes. Opaque impact rated doors are also recommended for other areas of the country that experience occasional severe weather conditions.
Severe Weather Glass
Similar to the glass used in car windshields and aircraft windows, this insulating glass features an impact-resistant plastic interlayer bonded between to pieces of glass under heat and pressure. This layer remains adhered to the glass fragments in the event of damage, and resists penetration, even if the glass pane is broken. Severe Weather glass is available on several decorative and non-decorative entry doors and sidelites.
Impact-Resistant Entry Systems
In coastal areas, having the right protection for your home is very important. That’s why the engineering behind the STORMFORCE impact-resistant package for select fiberglass entry doors provides you with peace of mind. With key features like thicker door panel skins, composite frames, rugged hinges and laminated glass, entry systems with STORMFORCE package enhancements can stand up to Mother Nature year after year.
The Importance of Laminated Glass
During a storm, if a building is breached through a broken window or door glass, wind may enter the structure and cause an increase in air pressure. This vacuum effect could lift the roof and collapse the walls. Laminated glass helps to preserve the building envelope, keeping the wind and other elements outside.
Impact-Resistant Laminated Glass
When it comes to impact-resistant doors for coastal areas, the frame system, laminated glass and sealant must work together to resist the catastrophic forces applied during severe weather. Stormforce Fiberglass Entry Systems do just that. Similar to the glass used in car windshields and aircraft windows, the insulating glass features an impact-resistant plastic interlayer that is bonded between two pieces of glass under heat and pressure. The interlayer remains adhered to the glass fragments and resists penetration, even if the glass pane is broken – protecting against flying debris and hurricane-force winds. In addition, laminated glass guards against forced entry – resisting repeated impacts from hammers, bricks or similar weapons. It also helps to control unwanted outside noise from entering the home and filters out 99% of the sun’s most damaging rays that fade carpets and draperies.