Impact doors offer homeowners many advantages and are extremely useful when paired with impact windows. Many popular impact window manufacturers also offer impact doors for private and commercial use as well. Here is a brief overview of the most popular impact door brands and their manufacturers.
Most Popular Impact Door Brands
PGT offers impact doors that are stylish, energy efficient, and modern. Working with building officials in Miami-Dade, their products meet local requirements across the southern gulf. Their options include aluminum sliding glass doors, aluminum or vinyl French doors, and aluminum cabana doors. With various styles and finishes, PGT doors work in nearly any home design, includingcontemporary decorating styles.
CGI is located in Florida and manufactures their products to meet impact and pressure requirements. Their doors include French doors, entrance doors, and sliding glass door designs. Product lines such as 450 give a more modern look and feel, while the Estate line is noted for its luxury. CGI’s various lines offer several customization options such as finishes, glass colors, and design choices.
Mr. Glass is well recognized in the industry for their windows and doors and sells their products to both residential and business customers. Their door products include commercial doors, French doors, and sliding glass doors. Mr. Glass doors are certified for both small and large missile impact, and their doors meet HVHZ testing requirements.
Eco specializes in impact resistant doors, windows, and even garage doors, using multi-layered glass with a PVB interlayer. Energy efficient and with several different options for colors, frames, and patterns available Eco offers impact doors in French, Bi-fold, sliding, and garage door designs.
Therma Tru makes use of impact resistant glass in many of their window and door offerings. Impact resistant models are available in their Classic-Craft, Fiber-Classic, Pulse, Smooth-Star, Profiles, and Traditional product lines. In addition to meeting Wind Borne Debris Regions (WBDR) & High Velocity Hurricane Zones (HVHZ) codes, many Therma Tru products are also Energy Star certified.
Masonite offers impact-resistant fiberglass doors under the brand name Storm Guard. These doors meet strict HVHZ and WBD certification, andare available with real wood texture appearances suitable for staining. In addition to storm resistance, these doors resist water damage, rotting, and other types of damage. Not to mention, Masonite Hurricane-Lite™ frames resemble traditional door frames while still meeting impact requirements and building codes.
Plastpro offers their Impact Series in a variety of door designs and finishes. Wood Grain, smooth, and rustic product lines are available with and without glass. Their doors are noted for resistance to moisture and energy efficiency. Their Impact line adds flying object resistance to it’s list of features.
Impact windows are often used by homeowners in hurricane zones to protect their property from severe weather. The durability, long warranties, soundproofing, convenience over shutters, and energy efficiency these windows offer means you’ll even see them used outside of hurricane zones as well. Impact doors offer these same advantages; when paired with their window counterparts, help keep your home safe and beautiful.
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