Wood vs. Fiberglass Entry Doors

Entry Doors

When looking at Entry Door Systems, there are two primary materials to consider; Fiberglass or Wood.

Along the Jersey Shore into the rollings hills of Northern New Jersey and the bustling streets of Jersey City, Hoboken, and the Five Boros, we see the triple digits of summer and the sub-zero winters – and everything in between. With these major swings in climate, homeowners must be informed in their decision making with an entry door.

Simpson Wood Entry Door

Advantages of Wood

Wood doors can be stained or painted and can be created to almost any design, size, and hold the natural beauty of any wood desirable. Wood is naturally insulative and can provide a tight seal from the outside elements.

Wood doors do require maintenance and most require a sufficient overhang – predicated by the manufacturer. With the proper overhang, most door manufacturers provide 1-year warranties. Maintenance varies greatly on the sun, salt air, and moisture exposure, as well as overall use.

Wood doors can be some of the most durable entry door options – when manufactured correctly. Solid wood doors, for example, can be built to avoid warp, bubbling, or delaminating – common issues of a builder-grade wood door.

Advantages of Fiberglass

Fiberglass can be painted or stained; Most fiberglass entry doors have the option to replicate a woodgrain or a smooth surface. High-quality fiberglass entry doors can match the look, feel, and sound of a wood entry door.

JELD-WEN IWP Aurora Fiberglass Entry Door (A802)

Fiberglass is inherently resistant to rotting, peeling and bubbling. No overhang required to be warrantied – for a lifetime.

Resist dents and scratches that a wood door would incline to. Insulated cores for increased efficiency and air-tightness.

Introducing Sierra Pacific Windows

Sierra Pacific Windows

Sierra Pacific Windows15 Years ago, Atlantic Architectural Millwork was created to provide architects, custom home builders, and discriminating homeowners a source for quality window and door products. With our commitment to providing reliable products for the Jersey Shore, Metro NYC and beyond, we are pleased to announce the addition of Sierra Pacific Windows to our brand offerings.

SierraPacific-Entryway

With 125 combined years in the window and door business, we’re a household name west of the Rockies, and our reputation is quickly making its way across the rest of the country. Who is Sierra Pacific Windows? We’re the company building the most uncompromising windows and doors possible for clients with the highest expectations, a fact we’re proving one beautiful project at a time.

Today, Sierra Pacific products are installed in 30 countries around the globe, with a focus on residential and light commercial construction in North America. The company supports more than 600 dealers, distributors and company stores across the country, with three manufacturing plants strategically located to deliver your order when you need it.

– Sierra Pacific

Speak to your sales consultant for any details about Sierra Pacific Windows and Doors and their full product line.

Career Opportunity: Sales Support and Business Development

Career Opportunities

Start your career in the building industry, where you will be working with the industry’s premier manufacturers to provide solutions to builders, architects, and homeowners. Willing to train the right, highly motivated individual, with a positive attitude.

Recent college grads with little experience in the industry welcome to apply. Area of trade includes the Jersey Shore, Metro NYC, and surrounding areas.

Compensation and benefits are commensurate with the contribution to the growth of the company.

Qualifications:

  • Excellent Communication Skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Time Management skills
  • Willingness to learn
  • Proficiency in Microsoft programs

Please send resumes to careers@aamwindows.com

Three Collections, One Simplified Approach; MARVIN

Atlantic Architectural Millwork, Marvin Windows and Doors

The same Marvin products, one simplified approach of three collections. The Marvin Windows and Doors brand has evolved and has now become one brand: MARVIN.

“That’s why we’re changing how we organize our products to make them easier to find and select. Our windows and doors haven’t changed, but we’ve combined Marvin Windows and Doors and Integrity Windows and Doors products under one brand: Marvin. We’ll soon launch a new website, and you’ll also start seeing our new logo and visual expression on all our materials and experiences.”  – Marvin

The three collections of Marvin will be organized as;

Signature Collection (Previously known as Marvin Windows and Doors)

Featuring the Ultimate and Modern product lines, the Marvin Signature Collection offers the broadest range of product types, sizes, configurations, and design options. Every detail is considered, delivering the highest level of architectural correctness and unrivaled appeal.

Elevate Collection (Previously known as Integrity Wood-Ultrex®)

The Elevate Collection is thoughtfully designed to offer specifically-chosen features and options to help make your vision a reality. Warm wood interiors with strong, durable Ultrex fiberglass exteriors provide the ideal combination of beauty and strength.

Essential Collection (Previously known as Integrity All-Ultrex®)

The Essential Collection makes it easy to achieve design and quality with clean lines, streamlined options, and powerful performance. Strong, durable Ultrex fiberglass exteriors and interiors mean windows and doors that are virtually maintenance-free.

Introducing Brombal

Brombal

Brombal LogoAtlantic Architectural Millwork and Prince Window & Door have a progressive approach to contemporary designs and high-performance products, representing only reputable, quality brands.
Developing a tradition of artisanship and excellence for over half a century, we Introduce Brombal, of Italy, the World’s first Luxury, Thermally-Broken Steel Window and Door to our brand offerings. Continue reading …

Introducing Pirnar

Pirnar Doors

No other entrance is trimmed with such innovative forms. They seize the attention with their different surface levels as well as with their astonishingly clean and perfect smoothness. Every handle is a masterpiece of its own, at night arousing more sighs of admiration as it lights up. Continue reading …

Progress at Studio Fenster und Türen, Introducing Harman Fensterbau

Harman Fensterbau, Studio Fenster und Türen