Entry Doors are often used to set the tone for a home’s overall aesthetic and add instant curb appeal. With so much emphasis on this opening, it is not surprising that entry door manufacturers offer seemingly endless customization options.
To make shopping for your entry door easier, we have created a glossary of common industry terms.
Overall size and shape:
Single Door – One panel door
Double door – 2 panel doors, can have active/inactive or active/active
Transom – Fixed Window above a door; typically the same width as the door
Sidelite – Small window panel on one or both sides of the door(s), can be solid panel or glass
Active – This panel is operational
Inactive – This panel remains stationary
Solid panel – A door that has no glass inserts; a solid panel of the door material
Glass inserts – A part of the door that is glass, typically can be as much or as little of the door as desired
Muntins – Decorative bars either on the surface of, or between glass panels to create design patterns
Grilles – Scroll work made of metal, either aluminum or iron, that is placed over the door panel for decorative purposes
Fiberglass finish options:
Smooth Finish – smooth fiberglass shell
Woodgrain texture – Fiberglass shell option that simulates the knotting and texture of wood
Privacy Glass – Glass that is made obscure with colors, patterns, or a white interlayer
Dummy hardware – Inoperable hardware installed on an inactive panel for aesthetics only
Try these design options for your own home with the Plastpro ‘Doorability’ stylizer. Simply upload a photo of your home and begin stylizing. http://doorability.plastproinc.com/
To get a quote for your new entry door, call Window & Door Replacement Company at 561-623-8446.