Glossary of Entry Door Terms

You may have come across a word or two in your door buying process that needed clarification or explanation. Our A – Z glossary provides a list of Common Entry Door Terms and specialized terminology.

Common Entry Door Terminology

Half-lite glass inserts on entry door

1/2 lite

A ½ lite (or Half-lite) is a single (or dual insulated) glass pane that spans ½ height of the door

3/4 Lite

A ¾ Lite is a glass insert that spans ¾ height of the door

Classic 8 foot tall Double Entry Doors. Installed in Yorba Linda, CA.

Classic 60″x96″ Therma-Tru S891 Fiberglass Double entry door. Saratoga glass with Brushed Nickel caming. Smooth skin, factory painted Cranberry. Emtek Ares hardware in Satin Nickel. Installed in Yorba Linda, CA.

4 Lite

Traditionally 4 lite doors came with 4 separate glass panels. These are known as True Divided lites (TDL).

Contemporary 4 lite doors come with a dual insulated glass sheet divided into 4 Simulated Divided Lites (SDL). Muntins and spacer bars are used aesthetically to to create the illusion of True Divided Lites.

36″ x 80″ Plastpro DRS60 Fiberglass Dutch door. Installed in Costa Mesa, CA.

36″ x 80″ Plastpro DRS60 Fiberglass Dutch door. 4 lite clear glass. Smooth skin, factory painted custom colors. Emtek Baden hardware in Satin Nickel. Installed in Costa Mesa, CA.

9 Lite

A 9 Lite is a door with 9 separate True Divided lite (TDL) glass panels or a dual pane Simulated Divided Lite (SDL) glass insert divided into 9 panels using spacer and muntin bars to create the illusion of True Divided Lites.

Interior view of Double Dutch Doors With Split Finish. Two 34 inch doors with half glass, 9 lite clear dual panes. Plastpro Model DRS40. Copper Creek hardware. Installed in Newport Beach, CA home

Interior view of Double Dutch Doors With Split Finish. Two 34 inch doors with half glass, 9 lite clear dual panes. Plastpro Model DRS40. Copper Creek hardware. Installed in Newport Beach, CA home

Active and Inactive (Dummy) Entry Door Terms. Dutch Door Active Top Leaf, Active Bottom Leaf, Inactive Door, Active hardware - Standard Tubular handleset with thumb latch, Deadbolt (double bore), Dummy Handleset, Dummy Cylinder and Astragal

Active

Active refers to an operable unit. This can be a door (active door leaf), sidelight or hardware. Also refer ‘Inactive’.

Active Hardware

Active Hardware is a functioning hardware set with locking mechanism – also refer inactive hardware and dummy cylinder.

Flat top dummy cylinder on right. Active hardware on Left

Active hardware on Left. Flat top dummy cylinder on right.

Antiqued

Antiqued is an intense form of distressing to make a door look not only aged and worn, but also display an ‘antique’ appearance. Extreme distressing includes hammering. Fiberglass Door Surface that's Antiqued and Distressed.

Astragal

Astragal is a vertical bar which acts as a seal between two doors. Active and Inactive (Dummy) Entry Door Terms. Dutch Door Active Top Leaf, Active Bottom Leaf, Inactive Door, Active hardware - Standard Tubular handleset with thumb latch, Deadbolt (double bore), Dummy Handleset, Dummy Cylinder and Astragal

Backset, Back-set

The distance from the edge of the door to center of the bore hole is called a ‘backset’. The bore hole is where the knob/ lever is installed.

Bottom Plate

See ThresholdSill and threshold in an Entry Door

Brick mould, Brick-mold, Brickmold

Brick Mould (Brickmold or Brick-mold) is a casing used to fit a door into a home or building with a brick exterior.

Came, Caming

Caming is the process of binding pieces of glass together to make a larger glazing panel, for purely decorative purposes. Came is typically made of lead, brass, copper or zinc and usually comes in Black (Patina), Silver or Bronze colors.

Silver Caming and Decorative Glass on Entry Door

Silver Caming and Decorative Glass on Entry Door

Case, Casing

See ‘Trim’.

Caulking

Caulking is the process of sealing joints between door frame and wall.

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Classic Doors

Classic Doors are traditional styled doors with clean and simple lines having rectangular, square-box or arched patterns.

60"x80" Plastpro DRS60 Fiberglass Double door in 5 Ft entrance. Installed in La Verne, CA.

60″x80″ Plastpro DRS60 Fiberglass Double door in 5 Ft entrance. Nouveau glass with Patina caming. Smooth skin, factory painted Cranberry. Copper Creek Heritage hardware in Tuscan Bronze. Installed in La Verne, CA.

Clavos

Clavos are over-sized nail heads used on rustic style doors for decorative purposes. Clavos generally come in square, round and pyramid shapes.Clavos on Door

Colonial

Colonial style is a square type house with the entry door in the front middle of the house. Two windows are placed on either side of the door. The design is associated with the colonial period of the United States.

Composite

Composites are made of different materials (compared to wood). Doors, Frames, Jambs & Trim are now made of composites. Also see ‘Fiberglass’

Contemporary Doors

Contemporary Doors are also known as ‘Modern Doors’, ‘Minimalist Doors’ & ‘Clean Doors’. Contemporary Doors usually painted flush or with long horizontal panels with clean minimalist design.

Modern 60"x80" Therma-Tru S2XR Fiberglass Double entry door. Installed in City of Orange, CA.

Modern 60″x80″ Therma-Tru S2XR Fiberglass Double entry door. ARI 3-Lite Rain glass, Smooth skin, factory painted Engine. Emtek Apollo hardware in Satin Nickel. Installed in Orange, CA.

Cottage

A Cottage is a small, modest cozy old-fashioned house (usually maintained as a holiday home) – typically in a rural area.

Craftsman Doors

Craftsman Doors are single piece doors with clean sharp edges and a dentil shelf. Craftsman doors are also known as Cottage doors, Bungalow doors, Cabin style doors & Arts and Craft doors.

Craftsman 42"x96" Therma-Tru CCA87600XR Fiberglass entry door. Installed in Dana Point, CA.

Craftsman 42″x96″ Therma-Tru CCA87600XR Fiberglass entry door. Rain glass, Fir grain, factory painted Classic White. Emtek Hamden hardware in Oil Rubbed Bronze. Installed in Dana Point, CA.

Deadbolt

A deadbolt is a locking mechanism that can be operated by a key from outside and a thumb turn from inside. Some deadbolts need a key to operate on both sides. A Deadbolt is usually a secondary locking device in addition to the latch bolt. (Also see ‘Double Bore’ & ‘Latch’).Dutch Door Hardware. Deadbolt and latch with key. Dutch Door Slide Bolt, Rabbet cut with weatherstripping and Dutch door shelf.

Decorative Door

Decorative Doors are entry doors with unique designs created using wrought iron (decorative grille) or decorative glass.

Rustic 36"x96" Therma-Tru CCR820537 Fiberglass entry door. Installed in Coto De Caza, CA.

Rustic 36″x96″ Therma-Tru CCR820537 Fiberglass entry door. Augustine glass with wrought iron. Rustic grain, factory stained English Walnut. Installed in Coto De Caza, CA.

Decorative Glass

Decorative Glass refer to glass with unique colors, patterns and designs – made from stained, beveled and textured glass, bonded with caming.See through entry door glass

Dentil Shelf

A Dentil Shelf is a horizontal profile that incorporates square ‘teeth’. Usually applied to the upper intermediate rail of a Craftsman style door. Also known as ‘Dentil Mould’. Dentil Shelf on Craftsman Door

Distressed

Distressed (also known as the ‘Weathered Look’) is a refinishing technique to make a door look aged, weathered and worn. Heavy Distressing includes hand hewing, chiseling & wormholes.Fiberglass Door Surface that's Antiqued and Distressed.

Door Configuration

Door Configuration means the arrangements of different components of a door system within an entryway. Configuration includes door leaves, sidelites and transom.

Craftsman 36"x80" Therma-Tru S608 Fiberglass entry door with sidelights. Installed in Mission Viejo, CA.

Craftsman 36″x80″ Therma-Tru S608 Fiberglass entry door with sidelights. Clear glass, Smooth skin. Door factory painted Cordovan & Classic White sidelights. Copper Creek Heritage hardware in Tuscan Bronze. Installed in Mission Viejo, CA.

Door Frame

A Door Frame is created using the top and side borders of an entryway that supports the door (Jamb) together with the Threshold.

Door Height

Door Height refers to the distance from top to bottom of door. The standard door height is 6′-8″. However, you can find come 7′-0″ and 8 foot tall doors as well.

Door Jamb

Door jamb refer to the side posts and top horizontal frame member of the door. The Jamb along with the Threshold, make up the door frame. Image of Door Jamb

Door Lite

See ‘Lite’. Entry Doorlites (also known as Door lights)

Door Overhang

A Door Overhang is the structure that extends over and protects an entryway. Door Overhang - the structure that extends over the door to protect it.

Door Profile

The outside edge (frame profile), stiles and rails profile (sticking) and panels profile – together form the Door Profile.

Door Size

Door size refers to the width of the door. The standard US residential door size is 36″ x 80″ (91 x 203 cm). Other sizes are 42 inch & 5 foot wide doors.

Door Skin

Door Skin is the outer layer (usually in fiberglass doors) that cover the frame and door slab.Fiberglass door grain options

Door Slab

The Door Slab is  a rectangular slab of wood or fiberglass (without frame, hinges or lockset). Also see ‘Pre-hung door’.

Door Style

Door style refers to a particular form, appearance or character of a door.

Double Bore

A Double Bore is the second hole above the latch handle to house the deadbolt.Double Bore Handle Prep

Double-Glazed

Double Glazed (also known as ‘Dual Glazed’ or ‘Insulated Glazing’) are two glass panes with a space between them filled with a gas, to reduce heat transfer. Also see ‘Low-E Glass’ and ‘Triple Glazed’ glass.Triple-layer Glass for safety

Dummy Cylinder

A Dummy Cylinder (also known as a ‘Blank Mortise’) is a non-hollow, flat top cylinder to block key access to a mortise lockset.

Flat top dummy cylinder on right

Flat top dummy cylinder on right

Dummy Hardware

See ‘Inactive Hardware’.

Dutch Door

A Dutch Door (also known as a ‘Half Door’) refers to type of door split horizontally where the top can be opened independent of the bottom half.

Dutch Door Bolt

A Dutch Door Bolt is a slide bolt to hold both leaves of the Dutch door firmly in place. Dutch Door Bolts usually include some wriggle room to avoid binding.Dutch Bolt to secure the two leaves of Dutch Door

Electronic Lock

An Electronic Lock is a battery powered lockset which can be operated using a keypad.

Emtek EMtouch Electronic Lock installed in Mission Viejo, CA home.

Emtek EMtouch Electronic Lock installed in Mission Viejo, CA home.

Entry Set

An Entry Set (also known as ‘Lock Set’) comprise the access and locking mechanism of a door. Components of an Entry Set include door handles, knobs or levers (both in and outside), latch bolt, deadbolt, strike plate, thumb turn & push button. It may also comprise of Electronic, Smart locks and other trim.

Door Lock Plate Styles

Door Entry Set styles

Fiberglass

Fiberglass is a type of reinforced glass fiber commonly woven into a mat.

Read our Definitive Guide to Fiberglass Entry Doors, here. 

Finish

The protective layer applied to the surface of the door is called a ‘Finish’. The Finish can either be a stain or paint.Front Door Surface for staining or painting

Floor Piece

A transition strip that creates a smooth changeover between exterior threshold and interior floor. Trim is typically fashioned from wood. Also known as Floor Trim.

Wooden Floor Piece (trim) painted black.

 

Wooden Floor Piece (trim) stained to match flooring.

Flush Bolt

A Flush Bolt is a recessed bolts prepped into the edge at the top and bottom of inactive leaf in a double door, to hold it close.

Flush Door

A Flush Door is a door with a flat and plain surface on both sides.

96" Plastpro DRS4180 Fiberglass Dutch door with Doggy Door. Installed in Newport Beach, CA.

96″ Plastpro DRS4180 Fiberglass Dutch door with Doggy Door. Half-lite clear glass, Smooth skin, factory painted White. Installed in Newport Beach, CA.

Frame

See ‘Door Frame’.

French Door

A French Door is a hinged Patio Door with transparent panels.

Full Lite

A Full Lite is a single glass pane that spans the entire height of a door

Full-lite Entry Door

Full-lite Entry Door

Grain

Grain is the direction, texture and pattern of fiber in different wood species.Fiberglass door grain options

Grids

Grids are a network of long, thin, flat pieces of wood or other material that cross each other to form a series of squares or rectangles.Simulated Divided Lites (SDL) Grids on glass

Grille

See ‘Decorative’ Door

36"x96" (8 foot tall) Jeld-Wen A1202 Fiberglass exterior door. Installed in Ladera Ranch, CA.

36″x96″ (8 foot tall) Jeld-Wen A1202 Fiberglass exterior door. Clear glass with wrought iron Mediterranean Grille. Mahogany grain, factory stained Sable. Emtek Greeley hardware in Flat Black. Installed in Ladera Ranch, CA.

Half lite

A Halflite (or Half-lite) is a single glass pane that spans 1/2 height of the door Half-lite glass inserts on entry door

Hand, Handing

Hand (or Handing) describes the swing of the door and where the hinges are placed. The two handing are – Left hand & right hand and determines the type of door hardware set. Also see ‘Swing’.Door handing chart. In-swing and out-swing doors

Handle, Handle set

See ‘Entry Set’.

Emtek Ares Handle Sets installed in Yorba Linda, CA home

Emtek Ares Handle Sets installed in Yorba Linda, CA home

Hanging

Hanging refers to installing the door and jamb.

Hardware

Hardware is the collective term used for Door Knobs, Levers, Locksets and hinges

Hide-a-screen

See Retractable Screen Doors

36"x80" Plastpro DRS2D Fiberglass Dutch entry door. Installed in Anaheim Hills, CA.

36″x80″ Plastpro DRS2D Fiberglass Dutch entry door. Smooth skin, factory painted White. Copper Creek Colonial hardware in Tuscan Bronze. ClearView retractable screen in White. Installed in Anaheim Hills, CA.

Hinges

Hinges are bearings that holds the door to the jamb and allows a limited angle of rotation.

Inactive

Inactive refers to a non-operable unit. This can be a door, sidelight or hardware (dummy hardware). Also see ‘Active’.Active and Inactive (Dummy) Entry Door Terms. Dutch Door Active Top Leaf, Active Bottom Leaf, Inactive Door, Active hardware - Standard Tubular handleset with thumb latch, Deadbolt (double bore), Dummy Handleset, Dummy Cylinder and Astragal

Insulated

Insulated’ means the insulation value of either dual glazed glass or that of a fiberglass door

Jamb

See ‘Door Jamb’.Image of Door Jamb

Electronic Locks and Smart Locks

Keyless Locks

See ‘Electronic locks’.

Knotty Alder

Knotty Alder is an evenly colored, wood species with uniform texture and pronounced grain. The wood is lightweight and moderately durable. Fiberglass Doors come with a Knotty Alder skin option that closely mimics its wood counterpart.

Rustic 60"x96" Jeld-Wen Aurora A1322 Fiberglass Double entry front door. Installed in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA.

Rustic 60″x96″ Jeld-Wen Aurora A1322 Fiberglass Double entry front door. Speakeasy Windows with wrought iron Rustic Grilles. Knotty Alder grain, factory stained Antiqued and Distressed Cherry. Emtek Rectangular Sectional hardware in Flat Black. Installed in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA.

Latch bolt

A Latch-bolt  is a spring-loaded bolt with an angled edge – typically part of a lock set.

Leaded Glass, Lead Glass

Leaded Glass is lead infused glass used as decorative inserts in doors. Also see ‘Decorative Glass’.

Leaf

A Leaf is an individual door in a pair or multiple arrangement of doors. Double Entry Doors Dutch

Level

A level is a device and method used to measure the horizontal plane when installing a door

Lite

Lite (also known as ‘Light’) is a single (double or triple insulated) glass pane inserted in a door. It describes the amount of glass covering in a door. Related terms are Full Lite, 3/4 Lite, Half Lite, Top Lite & 9 Lite. Also see ‘Muntin’.

Interior view of Double Dutch Doors With Split Finish. Two 34 inch doors with half glass, 9 lite clear dual panes. Plastpro Model DRS40. Copper Creek hardware. Installed in Newport Beach, CA home

Interior view of Double Dutch Doors With Split Finish. Two 34 inch doors with half glass, 9 lite clear dual panes. Plastpro Model DRS40. Copper Creek hardware. Installed in Newport Beach, CA home

Lock set, Lock set

See ‘Entry Set’.

Low-E Glass

Low-E Glass is a glazing option made with either a special coating or in combination with a gas fill meant to reduce energy transmission through the glazing modules. Also see ‘Double-Glazed’.

32"x80" Plastpro DRS00 Fiberglass Dutch door. Installed in North Tustin, CA.

32″x80″ Plastpro DRS00 Fiberglass Dutch door. Clear glass, Smooth skin, factory painted Whisper. Emtek Baden hardware in Polished Nickel. ClearView retractable screen in White. Installed in Tustin, CA.

LVL, Laminated veneer lumber

LVL is a composite wood product fabricated using multiple layers of thin wood .

Mahogany

Mahogany is a straight grained, reddish-brown wood species.

Traditional 60"x96" Jeld-Wen A5144 Fiberglass Double entry door. Installed in Coto De Caza, CA.

Traditional 60″x96″ Jeld-Wen A5144 Fiberglass Double entry door. Mahogany grain, factory stained Chappo. Emtek Saratoga hardware in Oil Rubbed Bronze. Installed in Coto De Caza, CA.

Mediterranean Doors

See ‘Rustic Doors’.

Modern Doors

See ‘Contemporary Doors’.

Mortise

A Mortise is a square hole or trough cut into a rail or stile meant to receive a tenon (locking tongue) for a mortise-and-tenon joint.Tubular and Mortise Locksets

Molding

See ‘Trim’.

Mull post

A Mull Post is a sidepiece between the side-lite and door

Mullion

A Mullion is the vertical element that forms a division between door panels.

Multi-Point Hardware

Multi-point Hardware are a factory installed lock set that usually has 3 to 5 points of locking when engaged.

Entry Door installed with 3 point locking system.

Entry Door installed with 3 point locking system.

Muntin

Muntin in a True Divided Lite (TDL) glass insert is a thin strip of wood or metal that separates and holds pieces of glass in a grid system of small panes called “lights” or “lites”.

A Munin in a Simulated Divided Lite (SDL) glass insert is a thin strip of wood or metal adhered to the exterior surface of a double or triple insulated glass pane to simulate the appearance of divided lites. SDL’s also typically contain “Spacer Bars” that separate and strengthen the dual insulated glass panes from within, creating an illusion of true divided lites.

Muntins are also called “muntin bars”, “sash bars” or “glazing bars”.

Muntin and Spacer bars in SDL (Simulated Divided Lite) glass insert.

SDL (Simulated Divided Lite) glass pane with Mutins to simulate grids and spacer bars placed between dual glass panes.

Operable

See ‘Active’.

Door Panel

Panel

A panel is typically thin rectangular piece of wood or glass inserted into a door between the stiles and rails. Also see ‘Raised Panel’.

Patina

Patina is the green, brown or black film formed on the surface of bronze or similar metals due to oxidization.

Patio Door

A Patio Door is a sliding door usually of glass that opens onto the patio, deck or garden. Also known as ‘Sliding Door’.

Pet door, Pet flap, dogie door

Pet Door is a small opening on the door to allow pets to enter and exit the house without human assistance.

New Plastpro smooth fiberglass double Kitchen Door. One half lite, one full lite with doggy door. installed in Chino, CA home

New Plastpro smooth fiberglass double Kitchen Door. One half lite, one full lite with doggy door. installed in Chino, CA home

Plank Door

A Plank Door is typically created with only stiles and rails and have no panels.Rustic front oors beautifully compliment your home’s Tuscan, Southwestern or European-country architecture.

Plumb

Plumb is a method of measuring a door’s vertical alignment

Prehung Door, Pre-Hung Door

A Prehung door is a door already hung within its frame. Also see ‘Door Slab’.

Privacy Glass

Privacy glass is diffused or opaque glass that lets in light (and colors) but blurs out forms.Entry Door Glass Inserts with caming

Rabbet Cut, Rebate, Rabbet Joint

A Rabbet Joint is a a step-shaped recess cut along the edge or in the face of a piece of wood, typically forming a match to the edge or tongue of another piece.Dutch Door Hardware. Deadbolt and latch with key. Dutch Door Slide Bolt, Rabbet cut with weatherstripping and Dutch door shelf.

Rail

A Rail is any horizontal cross section on a door including the top, bottom & middle (lock rail).

Raised Panel

Raised Panel is a type of panel used in a particular design which gives a raised appearance rather than flat. Also see ‘Panel’.

Retractable screen doors

A retractable screen door is a type of screen door where the screen withdraws into the recess of the frame.

Retractable Hide a screen on entry door

Retractable Hide-a-screen on entry door

Rustic Doors

Rustic Doors are also Known as Mediterranean, Old World, Tuscan or Spanish Hacienda Doors. Rustic Doors are heavy set doors which are carved and fretted to look like branches of trees. May have clavos and speakeasy.

Rustic 72"x80" Jeld-Wen Aurora Estate A1202 Fiberglass Double exterior door. Installed in San Clemente ,CA.

Rustic 72″x80″ Jeld-Wen Aurora Estate A1202 Fiberglass Double exterior door. Speakeasy Windows with wrought iron Rustic Grilles. Knotty Alder grain, factory stained Caramel. Emtek Greeley hardware in Flat Black. Installed in San Clemente, CA.

Safety Glass

Safety Glass are glass with additional safety features to make them less likely to break or cause injury.Triple-layer Glass for safety

Screen Door

A screen door is a door with a screen mesh covering an exterior door. Also known as ‘Storm Door’ in cold climates.

Modern 60"x80" Therma-Tru FC1SG Fiberglass Double entry door. Installed in San Clemente, CA.

Modern 60″x80″ Therma-Tru FC1SG Fiberglass Double entry door. Saratoga glass with Brushed Nickel caming. Oak grain, factory painted Classic White. Emtek Lausanne hardware in Polished Chrome. ProVia DuraGuard 097 screens in Snow Mist White. Installed in San Clemente, CA.

SDL, Simulated Divided Light

SDL is a method of creating multiple grid patterns on full sized glass panes to simulate the appearance of true divided lites.Simulated Divided Lites (SDL) Grids on glass

Shaker Style

Shaker Style is a flat panel design with little to no detail – traditionally used in craftsman doors.

Shaker Style Door Profile

Shaker Style Door Profile

Plumb

Plumb is a method of measuring a door’s vertical alignment

Shelf

A Shelf is a flat piece of protruding wood used typically seen on Dutch Doors or Craftsman Doors.Dutch Door Shelf

Shim

The Shim is a thin strip of material used as a wedge or to fill up space.

Sidelights

Sidelights are slim vertical windows that flank the entry door used for aesthetics as well as to let in extra light. Jeld-wen Aurora Fiberglass Entry Door with Sidelights

Sill, Sole

See ‘Threshold’. Sill and threshold in an Entry Door

Single Bore

A Single Bore is a  circular hole bored in a door to place a single latch that is contained within the handle-set and houses the lock. Single bore handle prep

Skin

See ‘Door Skin’.Fiberglass door grain options

Sliding Door

See ‘Patio Door’.

Smart Lock

Smart Locks are a type of electronic locks that can be operated using a smart phone, tablet or Bluetooth key ring.Electronic Locks and Smart Locks

Speakeasy

A Speakeasy is a door viewer that can be looked through to identify visitors, before opening the door. Speakeasies are typically installed in Rustic Style doors..

Entry Door with Speakeasy

Entry Door with Speakeasy

Square, Combination Square

A Square is a tool or method used to measure level & plumbing when installing a door

Stain

Stain is a dye or pigment used for coloring wood.Fiberglass Door Stain Color Swatches

Standard Locks

See ‘Tubular Locks’.Tubular and Mortise Locksets

Sticking

Sticking is a molding profile (bead or border) on the interior edges of the stiles and rails. Sticking creates a decorative frame around each panel.

Stile

Stile is a vertical framing member of a door. Stiles along with Rails and the panel(s) form the door.

Storm Door

See ‘Screen Door’.

Modern 60"x80" Therma-Tru FC1SG Fiberglass Double entry door. Installed in San Clemente, CA.

Modern 60″x80″ Therma-Tru FC1SG Fiberglass Double entry door. Saratoga glass with Brushed Nickel caming. Oak grain, factory painted Classic White. Emtek Lausanne hardware in Polished Chrome. ProVia DuraGuard 097 screens in Snow Mist White. Installed in San Clemente, CA.

Stucco

Stucco is a construction material used as a decorative coating on walls and ceilings.

Swing

Swing is the direction door a opens. The swing types are ‘In-swing’ and ‘out-swing’. Also see ‘Handing’.Door handing chart. In-swing and out-swing doors

Tempered glass

Tempered Glass is a type of safety glass toughened to increase its strength.

Texture

Feel and and appearance of the skin (surface) on a fiberglass door

Threshold

Threshold is a cross piece at the bottom exterior of an entry way – literally meaning to tread or trample upon. Also known as Bottom Plate, Door Sill or Door Sole.Sill and threshold in an Entry Door

Top Lite

Top Lite is a glass insert placed in the top part of the door.

Transom, Transom light

A Transom is a window placed above an entry door.

Transom lite above entry door.

Transom lite above entry door.

Trim

Trim is the  horizontal and vertical molding used on door frame (top and sides) to conceal a gap & blend or contrast with surrounding walls. Also known as ‘Casing’ or ‘Molding’.

Triple Glazed, Triple-layer Glass

Triple Glazed is a panel with 3 layers of glass. A gas is filled between the layers and outer panels coated with low-e. Most leaded glass doors come triple glazed as standard. Also see ‘Double layer’ and ‘Low-e Glass’.Triple-layer Glass for safety

Tubular Locks, Standard Locks

Tubular Locks are most common type of lockets that’s easy to install and fits standard sized bore holes. Most popular are single cylinder & double cylinder locks.

Turnkey

Turnkey is the provision of a complete product and/ or service that’s ready to use..

Warranty

Warranty is a promise by one party to another that specific facts or conditions are true or will happen.

Weatherstrip, Weather-stripping


Weatherstripping is the process or material used in sealing doors from external elements (water, cold/heat, dust). Weather-stripping is also used to keep interior air indoors, to save energy.

Wrought Iron

Wrought Iron is a tough malleable, iron alloy used for ornamental purposes. Wrought Iron is typically used in Decorative Grille Doors.

Rustic 36"x96" Therma-Tru CCR820537 Fiberglass entry door. Installed in Coto De Caza, CA.

Rustic 36″x96″ Therma-Tru CCR820537 Fiberglass entry door. Augustine glass with wrought iron. Rustic grain, factory stained English Walnut. Installed in Coto De Caza, CA.

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