A door isn’t one single product, but a kit of parts working together. In this product feature, we present some innovative components, including a sleek handle, Victorian-inspired glass, an ADA-compliant sill, and greener skins, cores, and trim. — Rita Catinella Orrell


Greener skin
Jeld-Wen claims to be the first window and door manufacturer to offer all of its interior molded door skins with no-added formaldehyde (NAF), meeting the most stringent formaldehyde requirements in the nation. While some manufacturers eliminate only urea formaldehyde, Jeld-Wen has eliminated all forms of added formaldehyde for its door skins. The company’s wood composite garage door skins are also NAF surfaces. Jeld-Wen, Klamath Falls, Ore. www.jeld-wen.com

[Reader Service: July 2009 #209]


Crafty contents
Craftmaster Green doors from CMI come with a standard hollow core construction or a solid GreenLite fiberboard door core. The rigid, lightweight core provides the properties of a solid wood door and is made from SFI-certified wood. The doors made with the solid core contain a minimum of 65 percent by weight, preconsumer-recycled content, while the hollow core doors contain a minimum of 50 percent by weight preconsumer content. All versions have no added urea formaldehyde. CMI, Chicago. www.cmicompany.com

[Reader Service: July 2009 #208]


ADA-compliant sills
Wausau’s terrace doors now offer low-profile sills on both in-swing and out-swing models for improved accessibility. The components will meet ADA accessibility criteria as per Fair Housing Act Regulations 24 CFR 100.205 Chapter 4, “Thresholds and Accessibility Routes at Exterior Doors.” When improved accessibility is required, Wausau’s extruded aluminum sill with ribbed insert fits its single-leaf and French double-leaf, project-out and project-in doors. Wausau Window and Wall System, Wausau, Wis. www.wausawindow.com

[Reader Service: July 2009 #211]

Sliding doors
TerraSpan lift and slide doors match Kolbe & Kolbe’s full line of premium, aluminum-clad wood windows and doors. The doors can incorporate up to 10 panels per unit with a 12' maximum panel height. Each panel is 21⁄4'' thick, requiring minimum space when open — either by nesting behind one another or recessing into a pocket. A range of sustainably harvested wood species can be chosen for the interior trim. Kolbe & Kolbe Millwork Co., Wausau, Wis. www.kolbe-kolbe.com

[Reader Service: July 2009 #210]