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Aluminum Entrance Doors, Fiberglass Reinforced Polyester (FRP) Doors, Aluminum and Fiberglass Door Frames, and Interior Aluminum Products

Special-Lite has 40+ years of experience manufacturing high quality, eco-friendly, commercial aluminum doors and door frames. We founded the Fiberglass (FRP) Door, on an aluminum chassis, in 1983. Manufacturing quality commercial architectural doors and frames that withstand energetic use and the harshest environments remains our purpose. The SL-17 FRP Door is the perfect illustration of our expertise in the commercial door manufacturing arena.

Aluminum Entrance Doors

Our aluminum entrance doors set the standard for high performance: Our aluminum entrance doors are namely the SL-14 (Aluminum Medium Stile Door), the SL-15 (Wide Stile Monumental Door), the SL-16 (Aluminum Flush Door) and the NuPlank Door (Aluminum Plank Door). Our aluminum metal doors are manufactured using 100% recycled aluminum, which makes them eco-friendly.

Fiberglass (FRP) Door

FRP Infographic

- This is a Fiberglass Reinforced Polyester (FRP) Door enveloped in an Aluminum or Fiberglass (FRP) Door Frame. It is made for exterior openings that experience a high level of exploitation such as academic institutions, hospitals, industrial places, and public buildings.

Special-Lite Reinforced Fiberglass (FRP) Doors can easily operate in high traffic and even environmentally challenged locations! That is the reason why Special-Lite is the largest volume producer of FRP doors in the United States. We have two different construction types of our Fiberglass Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Doors, namely the FRP Aluminum Doors and the Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic (FRP) Entry Doors.

(FRP) Aluminum Doors (sometimes called FRP/Aluminum Hybrid)

Special-Lite continues making great strides in perfecting our made to order FRP Aluminum door system. The FRP face sheets are rabbeted and secured to an aluminum chassis. The aluminum tube frame has a mitered tie rod corner construction, made from galvanized steel. A poured-in-place urethane core firmly bonds to all components inside the door. Advantages of owning one of our FRP Aluminum Door models are many, including light in weight for ease of installation. A lighter weight entry door is also gentler on your hardware.

We currently have many models of this standard door available to meet your design, performance and functionality needs:

The SL-17 FRP Aluminum Door is our most conventional FRP Aluminum Door. Initially introduced into the market as the School Door, this door stands up to challenging environments. Most doors fail with constant high levels of abuse and high volume traffic, but not this door. The SL-17’s face sheet is SpecLite3® pebble grain FRP (Fiberglass Reinforced Polyester). SpecLite3® FRP is long lasting and durable with 12 through colors available, it therefore never needs painting.

We construct the SL-20 FRP Aluminum Door as robust as the SL-17 FRP Door, but with a softer, smoother appearance. This door has exterior grade sandstone texture that is available in 9 colors.
The SL-18 AMP (Acrylic Modified Polyester) Colonial Door is a traditional 6-panel style door. This door has the appearance of a traditional colonial style wood door, right down to the realistic oak grain detail. The SL-19 (Acrylic Modified Polyester) Wood Grain Door projects the rich, warm appearance of a traditional flush wood door. The SL-19-1 FRP-Wood Grain Door has a contemporary appearance.

The BasiX Door is for use as a replacement door. Available in 4 standard sizes to replace rusted or deteriorating standard steel door or hollow metal door openings.
We reinforce the FRP Aluminum Doors for hardware attachment and ship prepped for hardware. You also have the choice to request that we factory install your equipment, no charge. Favorite hardware items for doors are Special-Lite flush pulls, continuous gear hinges, and SL-301 Adjustable Door Bottoms.

Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic (FRP) Entry Doors

Our 100% whole Fiberglass Doors are available in two different manufacturing processes to meet your needs.
  • The pultruded AF-100 Fiberglass (FRP) Door is resistant to warping, fading or cracking. These doors are completely sealed against moisture for ease of cleaning and sterilization. The pultrusion process, utilizing a high glass content, guarantees that our fiberglass doors are the best when it comes to strength and quality.
    They will never succumb to rust. This hermetically sealed door is the perfect choice for laboratories or sterile facilities such as restaurants, food processing, hospitals and water treatment facilities. The AF-100 FRP Door is the only door manufactured using the pultrusion process in an industry-exclusive technique originally pioneered by Universal Pultrusions, LLC.

  • We construct our Composite Fiberglass Flush Doors with pultruded fiberglass interior framing and factory bonded FRP face sheets for durability. We have four Composite Fiberglass Door models. All four models have the same design but offer a broad range of door face textures.
    The AF-100 FRP Door is smooth in texture, the AF-200 FRP Door is also smooth in texture, the AF-217 FRP Door has a pebble grain texture, and the AF-220 FRP Door has a sandstone texture.
Our doors have amazing thermal performance, especially when installed in our thermally broken framing. If you need Hurricane or HVHZ doors, most of these models, with minute manufacturing changes, have FBC (Florida Building Code), Miami-Dade County, or TDI (Texas Department of Insurance) approvals – contact Special-Lite for more information. Also, for up to 90-minute fire door locations, we have ‘matching’ door products.

Special-Lite's entrance doors meet or exceed the needs of architects, engineers, owners, dealers, designers, and contractors. Our doors are the perfect fit for your commercial, governmental, educational, industrial, recreational, or transportation demands. Why would you need any other door?

Aluminum and Fiberglass Door Frames

We also have a large selection of aluminum door frames and pultruded fiberglass door frames.

Interior Products

Omega is our Type II Interior Aluminum Framing that allows daylight to filter through your office partitions. The aluminum and glass partitions are modern, clean, and quick to install.

The SLI Interior Aluminum Framed Doors adds privacy to the Omega Office Glass Partition Walls or any central location for a 1-3/4” door. You can choose narrow, medium or wide stile models.

The Fiberglass (FRP) Bathroom Partition System is ideal for educational, industrial, and commercial locations. Designed to take punishment and hard use but be easy to clean. Special-Lite is a manufacturer and also an innovator.

Aluminum and FRP Entrance Doors

Since 1971 Special-Lite has engineered and manufactured custom fabricated commercial aluminum entrance door systems and architectural product solutions. For over 40 years Architects, General Contractors, and Facility Managers have relied on Special-Lite for quality engineered, high-performance entrance systems, designed to hold up under extreme use and abuse, delivering the lowest total life cycle cost.

Special-Lite is recognized for its expertise in the processing and production of aluminum and FRP entrance doors and door frames. Our comprehensive product portfolio has solved a broad set of needs in both standard and custom applications for interior and exterior entrance door requirements. From our heavy duty commercial aluminum entrance doors and interior glass framing systems, our industry leading fiberglass flush door family of products, to our interior aluminum glass office fronts, we offer an extensive best-in-class product offering.

Our standard and custom products support most any building type, with special expertise in educational, governmental, healthcare, food/chemical/pharmaceutical production, retail, commercial office space, and or large event or sports venues.

Special-Lite offers a wide variety of products to solve your door entrance challenges.

Monumental Stile and Rail Doors
Aluminum and FRP Doors
Fiberglass Entry Doors
FRP Doors
Fire Rated Doors
Aluminum, All Fiberglass and Fire Rated Frames
Restroom Partitions
Office Aluminum Door Frame Products
Interior Aluminum Door Frames and Glass Office Partitions

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