Glass Acts: Sleek and Stylish Interior Wood Doors With Decorative Glass Are All The Rage
JELD-WEN’s new Authentic Wood Door line features rich looks, trendy glass and quick shipping
February 07, 2012
KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – For a true style statement, homeowners are adding a touch of glass to their wood doors this year, even taking it inside.
JELD-WEN, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of reliable windows and doors, recently introduced its new Authentic Wood Door line featuring interior and exterior models accented with a beautiful lineup of decorative glass options that can turn ordinary doors into stylish works of art. The new line is available with multiple panel designs, a host of rich wood species and an advanced engineered core for superior performance.
“Entry doors with glass are fairly common in homes today, but we are seeing a trend toward utilizing decorative glass for interior doors as well because homeowners are craving more natural light in their living spaces,” said Derek Brosterhous, director of product marketing for JELD-WEN® doors. “In addition to providing added light throughout the home, glass allows more creativity in unexpected places—like bedrooms and even bathrooms—without busting a budget.”
Using a variety of glass and design mediums—such as 3-D cast glass, textured glass, v-groove glass and screen printing—homeowners have the flexibility to customize the look of their doors and dress up any room in the house. One of the most popular new glass doors, according to Brosterhous, is a kitchen pantry door that features actual recipes etched into the glass pane.
Engineered construction improves door performance
The most common misconception homeowners have when it comes to wood doors is that solid wood construction provides better performance. While this traditional manufacturing method makes a beautiful door, it is more susceptible to movement due to changes in atmospheric conditions, which can cause warping and splitting issues over time.
The new JELD-WEN® Authentic Wood line takes a different approach to construction and utilizes an engineered core beneath a premium veneer. This process results in door parts that are better suited to combat atmospheric changes and ultimately creates a better performing door. By utilizing this method, JELD-WEN is able to offer an industry-leading, five-year warranty.
Interior models include panel doors, (all-panel or with decorative glass), bifolds, French doors and louvers. Exterior applications come in decorative entrance, side/utility and Patio doors. JELD-WEN Authentic Wood doors can also accentuate any architectural style—from Craftsman to Prairie, Colonial to Contemporary.
In addition to longevity, Authentic Wood doors are also fast to market. Based on 20 years of research on regional design and species preferences, JELD-WEN is stocking the most popular wood door designs locally and can usually ship orders within 48 hours, the fastest lead time in the industry.
“Speed and quality are everything when it comes to ordering doors, and our vast knowledge of regional preferences means we know what homeowners are looking for,” said Brosterhous. “Whether building new or updating an existing home, it’s a real advantage to know that you can have new wood doors in a matter of days.”
Beauty of Wood
Exterior doors come in four species—including JELD-WEN’s proprietary AuraLast® wood. AuraLast is a water-based, vacuum-pressure process that protects the wood all the way to the core against wood rot, water saturation and termites.
The JELD-WEN Authentic Wood door line is available nationwide through the Home Depot and select local dealers.
For more than 50 years, JELD-WEN has built its reputation as one of the world’s most reliable manufacturers of windows and doors. Today the company offers a full breadth of stylish windows and doors, and has earned numerous awards and endorsements for dependability, innovation and excellence. With a strong commitment to sustainability, JELD-WEN also is a recognized leader in manufacturing energy efficient products – providing solutions that deliver exceptional value for builders, architects and homeowners all over the globe. JELD-WEN has been an ENERGY STAR Partner since 1998. For more information about JELD-WEN, or to find a dealer, visit www.jeld-wen.com or call 800-877-9482.