Clopay® Craftsman Collection Entry Door Named Best New Product of 2012

Aug 22, 2012

Clopay’s Craftsman Collection fiberglass entry door has been named one of the 101 Best New Products for 2012 by the editors ofProfessional Builder and Professional Remodeler magazines.

Each year, the editors search the building products market for the most innovative new materials, finishes, and systems for residential construction. Products are selected across 16 product categories, including Doors, Decking/Outdoor Living, Home Technology, HVAC, Kitchen & Bath, Siding, Structural, and Windows.

The 101 Best New Product winners are featured in the August issues of the magazines and featured online at

About the Craftsman Collection

Clopay’s Craftsman Collection fiberglass entry door features a straight fir grain and authentic architectural details such as an optional dentil shelf, light frames that are flush to the door and Simulated-Divided-Light (SDL) external grilles on clear glass. 

Three decorative glass designs with complementary sidelites and transoms can be added: Cimarron™ decorative glass, Clarion™ clear glass or Clarion clear glass with Simulated Divided Lite Grilles.  The clear glass is Low E for added energy efficiency.

The doors feature low-maintenance composite jambs, mull posts and brickmould.  Heavy-duty ball-bearing hinges guarantee the door’s durability, longevity, operation and appearance.

Clopay uses a superior quality Q-lon weatherstrip for a tight exterior seal that will last for years. A rot-resistant sill with a composite adjustable threshold fits snugly to the door bottom to protect against water and air infiltration.
The entire door system, including the dentil shelf and SDL grilles, can be factory-finished in any of Clopay’s eight stain colors or seventeen paint colors for a complete, ready-to-install unit. 
Fiberglass is low-maintenance and moisture-resistant, so it won’t peel, shrink, rot, warp, or crack like wood. The texture is so realistic it is difficult to tell it’s not a natural material, even upon close inspection.
“Fiberglass entry doors are an increasingly popular alternative to wood doors that typically don’t hold up to the damaging effects of weather and are not well insulated,” says Pat Lohse, Clopay’s vice president of marketing. “The polyurethane foam core provides five times the insulating value of a wood door, which can lower heating and cooling costs and improve the comfort of a home year round.”

The Craftsman Collection complements Clopay’s Reserve® Collection, Canyon Ridge® Collection, Coachman® Collection and Gallery® Collection garage doors. Clopay is the only garage door manufacturer to offer homeowners, builders and remodelers the option to coordinate the garage door and entry door design.

Clopay fiberglass entry doors are ENERGY STAR® qualified, NFRC certified, and carry a Limited Lifetime warranty. Learn more at /front-door-craftsman.aspx or call 800-225-6729.


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