Premdor Inc. of Mississauga, Ontario, introduced a new glass-fiber reinforced plastic front door with a smooth surface, resembling a steel door.
The Artek Series door has skins made of chopped glass fibers and polyester, according to Kenny Imhoff, senior project manager for exterior products.
Premdor buys the FRP door skins from an outside supplier, and assembles the door at its factory in Dickson, Tenn., Imhoff said. He declined to identify the supplier or say how the panels are made.
Premdor adds a core of polyurethane foam insulation.
Artek is a switch from the well-known type of composite door made to look just like a wood door. Premdor already makes that kind of wood look-alike, as well as regular steel entry doors, but Imhoff said a trend has started to supply FRP doors that look like steel.
Premdor also introduced its PremVu Gold Patio Door, made with "glass-reinforced plastic." Imhoff also would not identify the supplier of the door profiles.