Could you have an award-winning door in your entryway and not even know it? Absolutely, and the door manufacturers who created it deserve the accolades they’ve earned for making doors that are interesting, innovative and energy efficient.
Believe or not, door manufacturers have their award ceremonies, too. Here are some of the award-winning door manufacturers you should get to know before shopping for your next door purchase. They all have proven to excel in various categories. They are impressive leaders in the field of door manufacturers out to impress and make a difference.
Andersen Windows And Doors
Among the door manufacturers with high rankings for energy efficiency, Andersen Windows and Doors is one of them. This company has received the Energy Star Sustained Excellence Award, from the US Environmental Protection Agency, for excellence and leadership in earth-friendly door and window construction. This award is only one of many green and sustainable accolades and certifications received by this company. They have also earned awards, coveted by all door manufacturers, from the US Green Building Council, the National Fenestration Rating Council, and The Nature Conservancy.
Masonite International Corp.
The Lemieux Torrefied Door Collection from Masonite International Corp. won Window & Door’s technology award category of “Most Innovative Door Award” for 2013, for large door manufacturers. It’s common practice in today’s world for door manufacturers, large or small, to consistently attempt to update their wood treatment techniques for better longevity and sustainability. Masonite International Corp. certainly got it right with this series of beautiful home entry doors. Their torrefaction process (where wood is heated slowly over time) employs a natural, chemical-free wood treatment. These doors, made of solid wood, are extremely durable against the elements and have stunning wood grain detailing in wood varieties like fir, poplar and Aspen. With a 20-year guarantee against damage like warping and rotting, Masonite International Corp. has become a company that other door manufacturers can look up to.
Another winner among door manufacturers recognized by Window & Door is MGM Industries, who took home the 2013 “Most Innovative Door Award” for small/medium door manufacturers. MGM Industries’ Series 900 Four-Track Sliding Door is definitely an incredible innovation in sliding glass door design. A slim line four-track sliding glass door like this one greatly expands the door length capacity. Door manufacturers often face challenges making glass doors energy efficient, but MGM Industries made the grade. The Series 900 door stands up against the notoriously high winds and even storm conditions of coastal communities.
In the sea of fiberglass door manufacturers, Therma-Tru is getting award attention from various home improvement magazines. Therma-Tru’s Vented Sidelite door design was selected as one of the Top 101 New Products from Professional Builder magazine. Their fiberglass door systems are created with innovative venting and come with decorative glass options, too. Therma-Tru was also selected by Door & Window Manufacturer Magazine as its #3 spot in a list of Top Door Manufacturers for 2013. Their innovative door systems come with complete and continuous components that are tested to work beautifully together.
Door & Window Manufacturer Magazine named Woodgrain Doors their #2 winner in their Top Door Manufacturers list for North America (Masonite was #1). This millwork company in Utah offers a selection of durable wood and fiberboard doors with beautiful natural wood grain design. They specialize in pine interior doors, plus many other wood species. Woodgrain Doors is known for very high quality raw materials and make manufacturing improvements a top priority.
Proof That Door Manufacturers Keep Improving Year After Year
The competition between today’s door manufacturers is definitely getting tough, as each company works to outdo even their own innovations. The fact that more and more coveted awards and seals of approval are being bestowed on door manufacturers every year is a very good sign for this industry’s growth and improvement. This is also great news for consumers, because the quality of door construction, materials and style varieties keeps getting better and better, too.