Wednesday, February 22, 2012


Our window and door supplier, Astor Windows, installed the three swinging doors today. That's the front door at left. It has an integral side lite. The sliding doors should start going in tomorrow.

The doors are painted aluminum, like the windows, but are made by  PGT (the windows are from CGI). Like the windows, the door frames are sized to fit tightly into the steel subframes. Our installer has been fantastic about accommodating inconsistencies in the steel subframe and making the final installation look perfectly plumb and square.

The side door at the patio, facing the park.

The side door from inside the dining/living room, looking out toward the park.

Each door comes with a required label that indicates its design pressure, or the amount of wind-induced force the door and its glazing can resist during a hurricane. The front door can survive positive and negative pressures of 75 pounds per square foot (that's over 1,500 pounds of pressure on the front door alone).

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