Entry Door Care Tips & Manufacturers
Steel, Fiberglass, Composite & Wood Entry Doors Manufacturers
The following is just a partial listing of entry door manufacturers. There are well over 100 that I could have listed! If a door company you are considering is not on the following list do not be discouraged.
- Atrium Door & Window Company
- JELD-WEN Windows & Doors
- Eagle Window & Door, Inc.
- Madawaska Doors, Inc.
- Marvin Windows and Doors
- Peachtree Doors and Windows
- Pease Entry Systems
- Pella Corporation
- Taylor Building Products/Perma-Door
- Simpson Door Company
- The Stanley Works/Door Products Group
- Therma-Tru Doors
- Weather Shield Windows & Doors
- Woodstone Architectural Windows & Doors
Door Care Tips/Literature
The newer doors often have very specific care instructions. There is not a catch-all program that will work for all doors. Because these doors represent a major investment in most cases, take the time to read the care instructions that come with the door.
This is very important with respect to finishing the doors. Some of the newer doors, such as the fiberglass doors, require very specific stains to achieve the best results. These stains are almost always available from the door manufacturer. If your contractor looks puzzled when you bring this to his/her attention, continue to probe.
The care of the newer steel doors that have vinyl finishes is important. The method of cleaning the door is important, as you might harm the vinyl if not careful. Once again, the doors come with specific care instructions, be sure to save this literature and read it.
After deciding upon which door you will choose, ask the supplier for specific care and installation instructions at that time. Read these things before talking to contractors. When interviewing contractors, ask questions to see how familiar they are with that particular door. See if they intend to do some (all) of the things that are required by the manufacturer. If you take the time to do this simple thing, I know you will rapidly find out who not to hire for your door job. I wish you good luck on your entry door project!