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SL-17® FRP Pebble Grain Aluminum Hybrid Door



SL-17 FRP Door

If only I could sit across from you and tell you about the SL-17 FRP Door!

The SL-17 FRP Door on an Aluminum or Fiberglass Door Frame System is Special-Lite’s most popular product, which comes as no surprise because it solves door maintenance and standard door replacement problems for educational facility managers – just like it was designed to do in 1983!

The SL-17 FRP Door has SpecLite3® fiberglass reinforced polyester face sheets on an aluminum chassis, tie-rod corner construction, and a poured-in-place urethane foam core. Special-Lite introduced this FRP door.

Students are rough on doors. They are full of energy, in a hurry and most times have their hands full of books, sporting equipment, or their phones. Furthermore, when students walk up to an entrance, one hard yank on the pull will throw the door open hard and wide-open so they can walk through without touching the door again. But worse yet, when they leave the school, add speed to the scenario! School doors get hard forearm slams, swinging gym bags or book bags, and sometimes feet kicking the exit devices. What power! What force! You need a door that takes such punishment. The SL-17 is that door!

If you have not installed the SL-17 FRP Door in your building, you should. In fact, your first installation should be in the entrance system that experiences a high level of abuse. Many educational facility managers, when asked the right questions, know where they should try the SL-17 FRP Door first. Where is your biggest door headache? Is this the door that needs weekly hardware adjustments? What about the door you are constantly repainting because of dirt and graffiti? Or, is it the door that always looks like its 20 years old or plagued with rust? Yes – THAT entrance. If you are curious, the most common type of opening in school districts is the middle school gym door, to the exterior of the building. The SL-17 FRP Door is guaranteed to last, and the hardware installed by us survive for ten years! Just imagine the long life on the SL-17 FRP Entrance on all your hallways!

Why is the SL-17 FRP Door such an over performer? The easy answer is: due to design, modern materials, craftsmanship, and pride. Take a look at our sales sheet or technical information available in the above Tabs.

Finally, it is almost impossible to talk to you about the SL-17 Aluminum Flush Door without telling you that Special-Lite (both our privately-held USA corporation AND our team of workers) put their pride into every door we make.

Also, facilities using the SL-17 FRP Flush Door requested Special-Lite for products that would match in aesthetics and performance. Over the last 30+ years we added them - take a look:

Building Applications

For problem entrances or challenging environments, you can’t beat the super strong SL-17® FRP Entrance Door. It is the informed choice for K-12 schools, public buildings, sports complexes, water and wastewater treatment facilities, and other applications that quickly damage or even destroy lesser doors.

Our SL-17 FRP Door has passed a host of other industry standard tests as well, including the ASTM F1642-04 blast test and Florida’s TAS/201/202/203 tests for hurricane-rating.

Maximum door size: 72" x 144" (without seam), 72" x 210" (with seam). 

Our SL-17 Door is available in assorted colors