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Do they make: Exterior Fiberglass door with solid wood core?


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09-26-12, 08:41 AM   #1  
Do they make: Exterior Fiberglass door with solid wood core?

Do they make exterior fiberglass doors with 100% solid wood core? In other words, a solid wood door with a fiberglass shell? We are needing a door that is strong enough to handle a commercial application, but need to durability of fiberglass.

I know they make doors that have areas of reinforcement for things like the door locks and hinges, but we want to put a door closer on the top and are afraid there won't be anything strong enough to attach to.

 
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09-26-12, 09:42 AM   #2  
I've never heard of one...but my vendors were all for residential pretty much. Even the steel solid core doors were not wood, but a cement like product...those were for the higher fire rating.


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09-26-12, 10:06 AM   #3  
Thanks for the reply. Has anyone heard of door closers causing problems in commercial applications? Seems like there needs to be some sort of reinforcement at the top.

 
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09-26-12, 10:24 AM   #4  
Sorry, all of the heavy duty doors we have are either metal or solid wood; I know you're aware you're looking for something out of the ordinary.

 
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09-26-12, 12:04 PM   #5  
Heavy duty door closers are normally through bolted aren't they? Depending on your mounting...you'd probably hit solid wood at the edge using screws....but maybe not a bit further in.

Carriage bolts and acorn nuts can make it look clean if that's needed. Aluminum plates on both sides would provide extra reinforcement if needed.


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