22-gauge steel door: Thicker steel skin than general market standards (24- or 26-gauge) providing maximum robustness. Door slab assembled with a moisture- and decay-resistant composite bottom rail. Vinyl edge cap on both the handle and hinge sides of the door to protect the door slab’s wood stiles.
State-of-the-art assembling: 1 ½ in. finger jointed pine door frame assembled with screws at the head and sill levels to increase solidity. Ball-bearing hinges to reduce friction and achieve a smoother door operation. Reinforcement of top hinge screw on door frame for a more effective and durable opening cycle as well as to prevent sagging. Double weatherstripping system for maximum airtightness and top-quality adjustable bottom weatherstrip with no visible screws.
Exclusive high-performance environmentally friendly paint: More resistant to scratches and corrosion due to acids, salt, or other chemical products. Easy clean-up: dust and dirt do not stick to our paint’s smooth surface. 27 different standard colours available. Possibility of creating custom colours matching samples provided.
Additional features: 12 in. security bar providing extra protection against breaking and entering. Glass mouldings in extruded aluminium outside & PVC inside that will not warp, even when painted dark and exposed to direct sunlight for long periods of time. Anodized aluminium sills available in silver or black.
Design freedom: Classic or contemporary look, or hybrid design (completely different exterior and interior looks). Various finishes available: steel, fiberglass, or wood finish on steel (with factory-applied stain or varnish). Hundreds of different door and door glass models to choose from. Large selection of decorative applied mouldings and factory-installed handlesets. Custom manufacturing is Portatec’s speciality!
Wide variety of value-added options: High-performance operating post (astragal) for double doors or doors with sidelites; extruded aluminium door frame cladding; venting sidelites; granite sills; and plenty more accessories to choose from!