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Article written and submitted by ETO Doors.

Construction will always have the classic doors: flush doors, three panels, one-lites, but every so often, manufacturers release new lines to keep up with the changing designs within architecture and interior design. Here are three companies shaking things up in the door market this year:

1. SIMPSON DOORS – THE ARTIST COLLECTION. Simpson has entered the modern door business with their new collection revealed only a few months ago. The line is complete with solid and lite (window) doors which come in a variety of sizes. The line was designed by James L. Cutler, founding partner of Cutler Anderson Architects will be offered by Simpson for a limited time. As with most wood doors, the customer will finish and stain the doors to their liking, but should follow Simpson or hire a trusted carpenter to complete your doors.

2. PLASTPRO STEEL DOORS- Plastpro has introduced a line of steel doors that come complete with a five-year warranty. Each of the doors within the Plastpro line comes with an automatic 20 minute fire rating, as well as having Energy Star rating, thus qualifying for the U.S. government tax credit program. The doors come with the signature Plastpro composite BTHP frame. And while not new, Plastpro continues to be a leader in the fiberglass door manufacturing.

3. THERMA-TRU DOORS – Canvas Collection in 6’8 and 8’0 sizes. The Canvas Collection was made to replicate the look and sound of wood doors. The Canvas Collection was named by Consumer Digest a Best Buy for fiberglass entry doors, and the increased size availability only increases the usability of this door. In addition, the Canvas Collection is Energy Star rated and likely qualifies for the U.S. government tax credit options for door and window replacement.

When selecting a door remember to pick a material that will work with your climate. Most doors require a covering or awning and shouldn’t be exposed to direct sunlight. Each manufacturer will have specific instructions on the care and cleaning of the doors, so be sure to consult the instructions found with your door for future reference. For more doors, hardware, and other door accessories, go to www.etodoors.com.

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