Classic French and Hinged Patio doors are custom built specifically for your home or commercial building. The unique combination of quality, style, and energy efficiency results in the most elegant, longest lasting, and smoothest operating doors available. All Classic French and Hinged Patio doors are available in custom sizes as well as standard sizes. Together, these features make Classic French and Hinged Patio doors the premium choice for all of your residential and commercial projects.
Exterior: Classic French and Hinged Patio doors and are constructed with a heavy gauge extruded aluminum exterior. The clad extrusion is an integral part of the door and not just a cosmetic cover, as with most other door brands. Unlike vinyl or roll-form (sheet aluminum) exteriors, Classic’s extruded aluminum exterior provides the strongest, longest lasting, and most durable barrier against the weather, cracking, and denting. The extrusion is fitted to the frame and panel with mitered corners and secured with stainless steel screws.
Frame: Classic French and Hinged Patio door frames are constructed from preservative-treated, clear-jointed pine. Cladded wood surfaces are primer painted to provide a superior water-repelling surface. Basic unit wall thickness is 4-9/16 inches with a 1-1/4 inch exterior projection from the nailing flange surface for a total overall thickness of 5-13/16″. Exterior extruded aluminum jamb extenders are available to accommodate up to 6-9/16 inch wall thickness. This allows for our French and Hinged Patio door panels to open flat against the interior wall. Doors from most other manufacturers don’t open flat to the interior wall because they, put the jamb extenders on the interior of the door frame. Many of our French and Hinged Patio doors have the same frame dimensions as our Sliding Patio doors, which allows you to mix and match any Classic doors in any room.
Panels: Classic French and Hinged Patio door panels are constructed with preservative-treated, clear pine wood. The French style door panel rails and stiles are 4 inches wide to match our French Sliding Patio doors. Cladded wood surfaces are primer painted to provide a superior water-repelling surface. The corners are secured with heavy dowel pins and glued to provide superior strength and squareness to the panel for long-term stability, strength, and optimal door operation.
Glazing/Glass: Classic French and Hinged Patio doors are standard glazed with an energy efficient, double pane (minimum 3/4 inch thick), tempered insulating glass unit. With a minimum thickness of 1/8 inch, the extra thick glass panes provide maximum strength, noise reduction, and the longest life for the insulating glass unit. This provides an ideal combination of energy efficiency, durability, and long life. The Low-E glass units are filled with argon gas and come standard on all Classic doors. These high performance glass units substantially reduce the number of sun rays that enter your home or building, thus reducing fading on your furniture and paint. All insulating glass units are sealed against the aluminum extrusion of the panel with a very strong glazing tape and then secured in place with a removable, interior wood stop. The removable wood stop allows the insulating glass unit to be easily replaced from the interior of the door. This will result in tremendous dollar savings should the glass ever be damaged or need to be replaced in the future. Most other door companies require the entire panel or entire door be replaced and refinished in order to replace the glass.
Hardware: Classic French and Hinged Patio doors come standard with adjustable door hinges, which allow adjustments to be made after the door is installed. Multi-point latching hardware latches the door at the top, center, and bottom of the door panel. This provides maximum compression of the door weatherstripping for optimal protection against air and water infiltration. The handle sets and hinges are available in a variety of different color finishes.
Weatherstripping: Classic French and Hinged Patio doors incorporate an advanced weatherstripping system that provides you with a long-lasting, air-tight seal against air and water infiltration. Our door frames are weatherstripped on all sides, unlike most other window manufacturers that do not weatherstrip the door’s sill. The weatherstrip consists of an interior foam that prevents the weatherstrip from flattening out and allowing air and water leakage. The foam is wrapped with a resilient exterior covering to prevent the weatherstrip from rotting or becoming brittle with age. The benefit of our unique weatherstripping system is maximum energy efficiency for your French and Hinged Patio doors.
Screens: Hinged Patio doors come standard with a sliding screen. The screen is made with a heavy duty, aluminum extruded frame and charcoal colored mesh. French doors have an optional screen available. Screens colors match the exterior color of the door.
Note: All specifications are for standard products only. Any changes to standard products will change the specifications.