A FEW BASIC DOOR AND SIDE SLABS
A few variations of a Basic Slab
Not all doors are made the same – Look at our differences
There are sill options to meet your desired application. Our sills come with a thick aluminum extrusion and a wood sub-sill. This strong sill gives your door system the base strength required to support the door and glass components. Black anodized sills and wheel chair accessible sills are also available.
The hinge is the only hardware that fastens the door to its post. At Dorplex we use premium ball bearing hinges to allow the door to move more freely through the entrance way. The hinge is fastened to the post using lock nuts. This prevents the door from sagging and thus becoming out of square and difficult to operate. We also offer decorative hinges that will enhance the interior of your entrance way.
The door sweep sits at the bottom of the door and lines up with the sill. Our durable door sweep is made with 5 co-extruded fins to stop cold, wind and rain from entering your home. The sweep has a vinyl cap on the inside to hide the unsightly screws used to fasten the sweep to the door. The sweep is adjustable.
The door light frame will hold the decorative light in place in your door system. Our frame is made of a strong foam PVC material that resists warping. It is made of a non-yellowing material and comes with a screw cap cover to hide the fastening screws. The frame is sealed with three co-extruded seals that do not require sealant which tends to ooze out when heated. Only available on Dorplex exclusive glass designs.
Your quality door system begins with the best quality wood available.We only use pine finger jointed wood with no knots. Our wood is all Canadian home grown lumber.
24 GAUGE STEEL SLAB
At Dorplex we use a premium 24 gauge steel slab that is factory pre-finished to resist rusting. The door slab is filled with a polyurethane insulation that will keep your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer.
The industry has been using vinyl cladding for years. At Dorplex we have developed a laminated vinyl cladding system that is glued to the wood substrate. It will not buckle or warp under intense heat which is a major concern with your typical vinyl cladding.
All our systems come with an 18 gauge steel guardian plate that is fastened to the outside of the door frame. The hardware latch and strike plate are fastened to this plate to reinforce the lock block section of the door. This provides added peace of mind and reduces the occurrence of break-ins.
Our brickmould is very aesthetically pleasing and comes in two different sizes to meet your measurement requirements.
The weatherstripping is inserted into the door post to prevent air infiltration. At Dorplex we use a premium z-mag weatherstripping system that embraces both magnetic and compression technology for a far superior seal.
We offer 24 paint colours to choose from. Our paint is a premium paint that contains a heat reflective pigment that will reduce the surface temperature of the door. If you choose to have your door painted, we will provide you with a touch up bottle to repair minor scratches.
We provide customers with 4 stain colour options. The stain process is highly intricate. It is all done by hand in our staining facility. The end result is a beautiful stain that will compete with any wood door finish.