Welcome in these Door Terms
Your entry door is the first impression any visitor sees when they visit your home. There's no better way to beautify the focal point of your home, than by creating a well designed entryway. An energy efficient entryway will deliver years of savings while complimenting the beauty of your home. When it comes to designing a door style to your taste and budget, let's get familiar with some common entry system terms.
Brickmould: decorative molding surrounding the exterior of the door frame.
Caming: metal separator that holds individual pieces of decorative glass in place. Caming is offered in Brass, Dark Patina, Nickel, and Satin Nickel.
Door Panel: the actual door itself. In combination with the frame, creates the entryway for home.
Frame: the outside edge of the door unit surrounding the door panel. Composed of the jambs, head and sill; the frame creates the boundary of the door and works with the door panel to ensure a tight, weatherproofed home.
Head: horizontal piece forming the side of the door frame, ensures a tight fit for the door.
Hinges: metal plates and ins that allow the door to swing out or in.
Jamb: an upright piece forming the side of the door frame, ensures a tight fit for the door.
Mull Post: structural post between the sidelite and the door.
Sidelite: glass decorative accessory placed next to a door for ornamentations and to allow light to pass through.
Sill: the bottom composite member of the door frame. Composed of two pieces; the threshold and the subsill. Works to keep weather (air and water) infiltration to a minimum.
rotects the jamb from the hardware latch. Covers the latch and deadbolt.
decorative glass piece placed above the door to accent the style & appearance of the door.
flexible material surrounding door panel to protect your home from air infiltration. Should be tight enough to create a seal when the door is closed.
Could your home's entry use benefit from a new look and energy efficiency? Let our Design Consultants provide you ideas and samples to create your dream entryway. Majors Home Improvement offers free quotes for entry doors to integrate with your home's look and feel and your budget.
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