Exterior door made of fibreglass with decorative glass insert
Glassdoor inserts are only used for fibreglass exterior doors. Plastpro brand fibreglass doors are high-quality anti-rust door panels for hanging doors, so they are ideal for cost-effective home decoration. The manufacturing method of the inner door is different: the glass is already in the door during manufacture. The outer door is filled with polyurethane, it is solid instead of hollow and has a different decorative contour. These profiles provide 2-8 embedded door panels for customers to choose from.
The insert is inserted into the door after manufacture and is usually combined with a solid flat door with no molded panel. This keeps the inset frame close to the board. Manufacturers usually cut a hole in the glass to the standard size for the current blade size.
Flush glass exterior door glass door
External fibreglass doors can be fabricated to accommodate removable glass inserts or with non-removable flat glass panels. The difference is that the molded-in glass panel is made as a glass component and then sealed in the door during the manufacturing process and cannot be disassembled, which is not a good feature in our opinion.
The movable option is recommended for many reasons:
1. Choose multiple options. You can order transparent or structured, decorative or solid colours! The flat glaze usually only becomes clear and pure.
2. Selection of impact on hurricanes. Flush fibreglass glass doors with glass are not impact resistant. The removable insert undergoes standard tempering or hurricane impacts. To be prepared for storms, it is therefore recommended to perform glazing on the removable inserts available in the hurricane impact option.
3. High-cost performance. If the glass breaks, the glass can be replaced without replacing the door. The decorative removable glass door insert has a thickness of 1 inch and provides better thermal insulation due to the larger air space. The size of the flat glass door is only 1/2 inch.
How to fix the insert on the door?
The glass door insert frame fixes the glass in the door and secures it with a 1/2 “overlap around the cut-out area where the insert fits in the door. This is the main part between the glass door insert and the flat glass fibre door the difference.
The frame adjusts the thickness of the glass and keeps the glass in the frame while the glass is held in the door. The insert can be a sealed insulation unit with a total thickness of 1 “or 1/2”. The 1/2 “thickness can only be found on standard hardened transparent door glass units. The total thickness of any decorative, textured, or micro blinds is 1”.
The standard hardened frame uses pressure-sensitive aggressive adhesive, which is applied to the perimeter of the frame on the glass and the glass on the door at the factory. This also prevents the ingress of water.
Hurricane impact glass door inserts are particularly robust and can achieve the approved hurricane impact rating of glass doors. They must also withstand the additional weight of the impact glass. The agreement is that the total thickness of the glass is 1 inch. The frame is screwed together with plugs to cover the screw holes. In addition, they use the factory-applied aggressive adhesive to attach the glass to the door frame and the door frame to the door.
If you are looking for a decorative glass etching door that is approved by the state of Florida, contact Terry, she is located just outside of Tampa, Florida at the Wesley Chapel