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Special-Lite – Custom Quality Aluminum FRP Doors, Fiberglass FRP Doors and Frames

Special-Lite has been providing High-Quality commercial exterior and interior flush aluminum doors, fiberglass FRP doors, aluminum FRP doors and frames for over 40 years. As the original innovators of FRP Flush Aluminum Doors; We pride ourselves in manufacturing quality commercial architectural doors and frames that withstand the harshest environments. The SL-17 FRP Door is the perfect illustration of our expertise in the commercial door manufacturing circle.

Aluminum Doors

Our Aluminum Doors have set the standard for superior craftsmanship, and they comprise of the following doors: SL-14 Narrow Stile and Rail Door, SL-15 Wide Stile and Rail Door, SL-16 Aluminum Flush Door and the Aluminum Plank Door.

Aluminum FRP Flush Doors

As the innovators of the Aluminum FRP Flush Doors, we have continued to make great strides in perfecting our Flush Aluminum FRP Doors. The SL-17 FRP Aluminum Entry Door is one of our most popular doors. Initially introduced into the market as the School Door, this door has stood up to the challenge of environments with a high level of abuse. Among the advantages of owning this door is the fact that is lightweight and installation is quick and easy. It has a long lasting durable Pebble Grain Finish and a Wood Grain Finish among the many finishes we provide, meaning that there is no need ever to paint the door. It comes with an available factory installed continuous hinge or a flush pull. This door is also fire rated for up to 90 minutes. Among the other perks that come with this door, include a very good thermal rating and an impeccable hurricane rating for this door that in turn mitigates the deleterious effects of hurricanes. It therefore begs the question, "Why would you want any other door?" In addition to that, the door has the option of being installed with aluminum louvers, lites, and mullions.

Fiberglass FRP Doors

Our FRP Fiberglass Doors undergo a pultrusion process which renders the doors immune to warping, fading or cracking. The pultrusion process guarantees that our fiberglass doors are second to none when it comes to strength and quality. They will never succumb to rust and being hermetically sealed; they are the perfect choice for laboratories or sterile facilities such as restaurants and hospitals. In addition to that our doors are impervious to graffiti since they will wipe clean and this can be a great asset for schools or public places that experience a high degree of abuse. The AF-100 Door is the only door manufactured using the pultrusion process in an industry-exclusive technique originally pioneered by Universal Pultrusions, LLC. Special-Lite® All-Fiberglass Composite Flush Doors include four models constructed with pultruded FRP stiles and rails and factory bonded face sheets for durability. All models are identical except for the FRP face sheet texture: AF-100 smooth, AF-217 pebble grain, AF-220 sandstone-textured and coming soon - a wood grain option.

Our different doors all facilitate, meet or exceed the demands of architects, engineers, owners, dealers, designers, and contractors. Our doors are the perfect fit for your commercial, governmental, educational, industrial, recreational, or transportation demands. We pride ourselves here at Special-Lite not only as manufacturers but also innovators.


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Interior Aluminum Flush Doors & Frames

Aluminum and Fiberglass Entrances & Framing Products

Since 1971 Special-Lite has engineered and manufactured custom fabricated commercial entrance 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 entrances, 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 fiberglass (FRP) doors and framing. Our comprehensive product portfolio has solved a broad set of needs in both standard and custom applications for interior and exterior requirements. From our heavy-duty commercial exterior aluminum doors and interior glass framing, 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 entrance challenges.

Monumental Stile and Rail Entrances
Aluminum Flush Doors
All Fiberglass Flush Doors
FRP Aluminum Hybrid Flush Doors
Fire-Rated Doors
Aluminum, All Fiberglass and Fire-Rated Frames
Restroom Partitions
Office Aluminum Door Frame Products
Interior Aluminum Framing and Glass Office Fronts

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Aluminum Flush Entrances

Manage facilities strategically


Today’s facility managers have a growing list of expectations for architectural and building entry products. Facility entrance security, durability, and energy efficiency are important factors when choosing entrance products. Find a custom solution by Special-Lite® to solve your maintenance issues.

  • Environments that are wet, encounter chemicals, located in a hurricane zone or are subject to high traffic are no problem for Special-Lite.
  • Proximity card readers can be installed inside door for discreet access control and added security.
  • Custom door designs deliver a brand and familiarity for your company.
  • Quality products reduce the cost of maintenance and demands on your time.
  • Reduce and limit energy loss with aluminum entrances and aluminum door frames.
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FRP Aluminum Entrance

Form Follows Function = Function Follows Form


Should you really have to choose between form or function? Determining entrance solutions that support the integrity of the building and the customer’s performance needs should require no compromise.

Special-Lite’s building entry solutions which include entry doors, hardware, lite kits, glazing and partition systems are built to your custom designs and help to create some of the most magnificent and secure buildings and landmarks.

  • Design custom aluminum entrances and fiberglass entrances to complement architectural design.
  • Choose from a variety of entrance textures and colors.
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FRP Aluminum Flush Doors being used at a Restaurant

Your reputation is important to us!


Special-Lite® values our partnership with you and respects your entrance knowledge in providing the best product to your customer. As a manufacturer of quality engineered entrance products, we will enhance your vendor partnerships and services.

Special-Lite has been a leader in delivering engineered products and exemplary customer service for over 40 years. We will never take for granted being the most asked for products for building entry solutions and architectural partition systems. Our products are designed for the high cycle, high corrosive and high abuse environments you encounter in such buildings as:

  • Educational
  • Institutional
  • Restaurant and Retail
  • Office
  • R&D
  • Industrial
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Aluminum FRP School Door

Synthesizing a construction project is tough work!


A General Contractor or Construction Manager must have numerous skills to bring a project to completion on time and within budget. In addition, your obligation does not stop there. General Contractors’ obligations continue to the property owner for a minimum of one year covering workmanship and materials.

When using Special-Lite® products you can rest assured that you will not have to worry about added time and money dealing with substandard products. Your outstanding performance will saturate the entire construction team with honor. Our goal is to assist you in providing a well-engineered, long life Special-Lite product that includes:

  • Entrance systems (doors, hardware, frames, lite kits).
  • Toilet Partition Systems.
Special-Lite will endeavor to bring remarkable elements to your construction team:
  • Superior engineered products.
  • On-time shipments.
  • Products that meet your design AND performance needs.
  • Solid customer support.
  • Trustworthy product warranties.
  • 40+ years of manufacturing excellence.
  • Extraordinary partnership reputation.

We invite you to ask for Special-Lite products and enjoy the experience!

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Project Profiles

Special-Lite gets standing ovation at Bravo Restaurant in Kalamazoo Michigan

Bravo Restaurant

uses SL-19 AMP Wood Grain Flush Doors for the warm appearance of wood without the upkeep of real wood
SL-17 FRP Flush Door is the door of choice for this LEED certified High Schoool

Whitmore Lake High School

uses the SL-17 Pebble Grain FRP Door, a.k.a. “The School Door,” as their door of choice for LEED® Certification.
SL-17 FRP Door Door at Newark Unified School District

Newark Unified School District

turned to the SL-17 Pebble Grain FRP Door to cut back on maintenance costs involved with previous hollow metal doors.
SL-17 Flush Doors used in a Prescott USD

Prescott High School

found a solution to frequent break-ins and maintenance headaches by replacing their doors with the SL-17 Pebble Grain FRP Door.