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Euro Technology Front Doors FAQ
What is Euro Technology?
Euro Technology is the name we use for the advanced engineering and construction method we use in our wood exterior doors. Our unique construction technology allows us to provide our customers a warranted wood door that doesn’t need an overhang or an expensive multi-point lock system, something our competitors still require. Also, our Euro Technology uses a unique sandwich design that combines engineered hardwood stiles and rails with top-of-the-line, mahogany veneer panels and insulating core, giving you a distinct, warranted product.
Why should I use Euro Technology?
Because we use Euro Technology, Glenview Doors offers the best wood entry door line on the market. Due to our innovative technology, the warranty for our doors does not require an overhang or an expensive multi-point lock system.
Also, due to our sandwich design, Glenview Doors delivers exceptional thermal performance and overall product durability. Unlike traditional doors, Glenview Doors made with Euro Technology resist the common door issues like warping, splitting, and cracking.
At 2 ¾”, our door slabs are roughly double the thickness of the typical solid wood options. This, combined with our Euro Technology, allows us to deliver our customers a superior quality, elegant wood product that arrives pre-hung, pre-finished, and with an excellent warranty. Whether you are looking for a modern door or a classic door, Glenview Doors and our large in stock availability are sure to have you covered.
If you can get an energy efficient, cost saving, weather resistant, superior quality door at a similar cost to that of our competitors, then the better question would be why wouldn’t you use Euro Technology?
Where can I buy a Glenview Doors door with Euro Technology?
Do You Sell Modern Front Doors?
Designed in Europe, the Glenview Doors Modern Collection of front doors reflects the skills of fine artisans combined with the latest technology. You will find countless options for customization, ranging from custom veneers, such as American Walnut Wood, Oak Wood, and Wenge Wood, to elements, such as distinctive stainless and glass designs. The Modern Collection of front doors enhances the beauty of the wood, showcasing the individual style of a modern home.
Pivot Doors FAQ
How is a Pivot door different from a traditional door?
A Pivot door is different from traditional doors in one crucial way. The hinge is offset from the doorframe, which permits it to be larger than a door with a normal hinge. The hinge is set on the bottom and top of the frame using pins, and the door rotates around it. While the width of the entrance is only as wide as the distance between the hinge and the jamb, it has the illusion of being much bigger due to the side of the door that is on the other side of the hinge. Also, Pivot doors work very well in transitional, modern, and contemporary architectural styles because of their special hinge system that differentiates itself from the crowd. It contributes to the flow of sleek, contemporary homes.
What are double rabbeted jambs and how do they make our Pivot doors better?
Pivot doors have some inherent flaws due to the way the hinge system works. They don’t have as much insulation because more space is needed around the frame for the door to open and close. While most companies do not have a fix for this, we have a double rabbeted jamb system that reduces the airflow on the side of the frame. It allows the gap between the slab and frame to the side of the frame to be smaller, improving insulation greatly.
What are the benefits of multipoint locks on our Pivot doors?
Multipoint locks serve the purpose of increasing insulation, increasing security, and reducing warping. As the name suggests, multipoint locks are implemented at several points instead of just one. While this provides multiple benefits, what is most important here is warping since Pivot doors are bigger and therefore more susceptible to deformation. The multiple locking points allow the door to be more anchored and greatly reduce warping compared to regular locks.
Aluminum Shield Wood Doors FAQ
What is an Aluminum Shield?
No matter the quality of your wood door, the inherent nature of wood makes it susceptible to the elements. An aluminum shield (or aluminum cladding) is a metallic layer of protection on the exterior of a wood door that provides protection from the elements and makes any modern home entrance stand out. Our unique aluminum “shield” technology differs from typical aluminum cladding as our aluminum shield never actually touches the wood veneer directly, as doing so would interrupt vapor diffusion. The shield is what makes the door so weather resistant and low maintenance.
Why Aluminum Shield Door and Not Just a Wood Door?
Truly high-quality wooden doors, especially those equipped with our unique Euro Technology, are both gorgeous and weather-resistant — so go with the Aluminum Shield Front Door Collection? Well, beyond the superior weather resistance and low maintenance offered by our Aluminum Shield doors, our Aluminum Shield Collection offers a wide variety of new aesthetics that simply cannot be found elsewhere. The cool and sleek aluminum shield exterior beautifully contrasts the elegant and smooth wood interior, creating a modern entrance like no other. Put simply, it’s a gorgeous modern solution to a classic problem
How Does The Aluminum Shield Work?
Unlike the cladding on most aluminum clad doors, our aluminum shields never actually touch the wood veneer of the door. This allows for necessary vapor diffusion that typical aluminum clad doors interfere with. This exterior metallic layer guards the door from harsh weather conditions and, when combined with our unique Euro Technology, helps to form one of the most durable and secure front doors on the market.