Find out About: Frame Composition
When purchasing a new door system, it’s important to think about more than just the door. There are a variety of things to consider when choosing a frame. Below we will break down the details to help you make a decision based on your needs.
WOOD vs. COMPOSITE
Wood Jamb & Brickmould
- Kiln-dried, primed finger-jointed pine
- An economical, environmentally sustainable choice
- Double primed for quality performance and ease of painting. Surface requires paint on all exposed surfaces.
Composite Jamb & Brickmould
- Textured woodgrain or smooth white pre-pigmented frame components are a blend of PVC and wood fiber composite substrate
- Researched and developed in 2005 for the Canadian climate
- Solid composite provides twice the holding power of wood
- Will not discolour, absorb moisture, splinter, or rot
- Maintenance-free smooth white composite jamb carries a 5 year warranty on finish. Jamb can also be painted to your requirements.
- Woodgrain textured composite components, only available with special order door systems, have a realistic rich appearance requiring staining or painting.
BASIC vs. PREMIUM FRAME CONSTRUCTION
Madero offers two types of frame construction; basic and premium. Each of the frame styles is unique and components carefully chosen to provide the long lasting quality Madero has become known for.
- SnapLock Nailing Fin (Composite only) – incorporating a hinge-style design, Madero’s SnapLock nailing fin lays flat for renovation use or snaps into place for new home construction.
- Dust Pad – applied to the door jamb above the sill, helping to seal door corners from dirt and dust.
- Brickmould – 2” 180 step primed pine or composite brickmould
- Hinges – 4” x 4” ball bearing hinges. Madero’s standard hinge finish is C-2G Zinc Plated, though the finish can be changed based on hardware or glass.
Basic frames are standard on Entry Series exterior door systems.
Premium frames are incorporated into all special order exterior door systems.