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Endura Products Provide Solutions

Robb Wilson - Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Door Sills, Door Bottoms, Weatherstripping and more! Our line of Endura Product Solutions are just the fit for your next door project.

Door Sills

Problem: Other door sills can chip, rot, rust, and warp. These flaws, in conjunction with their low-profile design and wide sill caps, result in water infiltration which often leads to damage to the structure.

Solution: "Z" Series Sill by Endura Products. We build a better door unit from the ground up, and we begin that process with the "Z-Series" sill from Endura Products. By incorporating composite substrates with synthetic caps and nosings, this sill offers the best possible combination of quality, beauty, and value. The patented High-Dam design offers the best protection on the market against air and water infiltration. These are available in Mill Finish, Bronze, and Bright Brass finishes to match a wide variety of decors and hardware options. The composite wood-grain cap is low-maintenance and can be easily replaced if necessary. And, since no wood is used in the construction of these sills, they're warranted for life against rot. We carry a complete line of these sills in inventory for single, double, and triple units in both Inswing and Outswing models.

Door Bottoms

Problem: Air Infiltration between Door Bottom and Sill. With standard "fin" door bottoms, there is only a thin line of contact between the sill and the fin. As shown below, time and wear can warp the fins, resulting in a loss of contact between the door and sill. On a traditional door bottom with the "fin" or "finger" design, the fins do not create a consistent seal; this allows air and moisture infiltration.

Solution: Leading Edge Bulb Design Door Bottom. The Leading Edge Bulb Design provides a wider, stronger quality seal to keep back air and moisture. A continuous seal forms along the dam, creating maximum area of surface contact between the door and sill. The bulb also retains its shape far longer than a fin design, providing much longer lasting performance.

Door Frame System

Problem: Rotted Exterior Door Frames and Brick Mould. No matter how well a home is built, over time, water and insects will come in contact with standard wood exterior door frames. The natural wicking properties of wood lead to rotting of the door frame and brick mould from the bottom up, which in turn leads to poor performance. These problems can be remedied only with costly repairs.

Solution: Framesaver Door Frames. The composite, waterproof materials at the bottom of the Framesaver frame are impervious to water and insects. Brick Mould. They're fingerjointed onto the wood door frame through Endura's patented Framesaver technology. These frames machine and finish just like wood, and they even include a 90-day primer which allows some delay in painting once the product reaches the jobsite. And, they're guaranteed for life against rot and decay! With Framesaver, you get all the beauty and ease of use of wood without the problems.


Problem: Poor Weatherstripping. Weatherstrip provides the seal at the edge of the door and makes contact with the door when it is closed. In order to function properly, it must be resilient and durable. Weatherstrip with poor memory will crumble, bend, and remain stiff so that it becomes ineffective at preventing air and water leaks.

Solution: Endura Weatherstripping. Endura weatherstrip creates consistent compression every time and provides a long-lasting seal and protection against air and water infiltration.

Three Point Locking System

As technology improves, doors are getting better. For example, for years, maybe forever, the locking mechanism on a door looked something like this Callan lock.

door lock

Now I’m not saying Adam and Eve had one of these. If they did, I guess they could have hidden behind it and not had to wear those awful fig leaves. But I’d wager that from the beginning of doors, there was something on the door, be it a metal stick or whatever, that connected to the wall somehow and kept the door closed.

The basic deadbolt pictured above is simple and genius. It only opens if you have a key, its not easy to reach the strike to pry it open (without a good deal of trouble). And it doesn’t really get in the way of anything. So, most doors have one of these or something very similar.

Now meet the technological advancement:

doorI really am a poor photographer, sorry. This is a three point locking system. There are different manufacturers but this one you can get here at Wilson Lumber is from Endura, it’s called Trilennium. Don’t google it, it’s not in the dictionary, but it probably means super fancy snazzy secure locking system.

There are three reasons why this is a good idea (they’re sales pitch is more than three but in my opinion some are redundant):

  1. Strength – Both the Trilennium locks and the locks on the Andersen doors we carry are made of a one piece I-beam that runs along the edge of the door. This is not only stronger to prevent break-ins, but actually helps maintain the stability of the door slab itself over time. (Boy I hope my Andersen rep doesn’t read this and see me comparing the two, he’ll spend a day in my office telling me why his is better, and it may be.)
  2. User Friendly – A single quarter turn of the knob locks all three deadbolts simultaneously. And it’s just as smooth and easy to unlock… IF, you’re inside the home.
  3. Its great looking – For a couple of reasons. The back plate and sleek design make for a beautiful appearance, but it’s also a deterrent to a would-be criminal. It will take quite a bit more than a credit card or a pocket knife to get into one of these, and you can tell it by looking at it.

Now don’t get me wrong, there’s nothing wrong with the single deadbolt, we sell a ton of them. But if security is just a little more important to you, I’d recommend checking these out.

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