Case Study: Mission BBQ

A Mission to Build the Brand In the restaurant market, branding is a critical asset. This is especially true for restaurant chains. Here, building construction is heavily connected to the brand identity, even as local variations are permitted. For MISSION BBQ (https://mission-bbq.com/, the brand is reflected in their buildings (such as the corrugated metal awnings),…Read More»

SecureLite Product Overview and Installation

In today’s security-minded world, we often find ourselves torn between the need to protect ourselves and the need to feel totally comfortable in our surroundings. These two needs often meet at the entrance or entry door. Here, there are obvious security measures and door styles which can act as defensive barricades. But we also want…Read More»

Prescott USD Finds a Solution to Break-Ins

Prescott USD finds a solution to frequent break-ins and entrance maintenance headaches with SL-17 FRP doors The Prescott, Arizona Unified School District had high expectations when the exterior doors on Prescott High School were totally replaced by a steel door product featuring a proprietary hardware package that integrates the pull, latch release and push bar…Read More»

How to Refinish Wood Grain Fiberglass Doors

Why Refinish a Wood Grain FRP Door? Every door, even the resilient doors of Special-Lite, need some periodic care to ensure both functional and appearance standards are met. You know that repainting a hollow metal door and refinishing a wood door require different processes. Most of the Special-Lite FRP doors are similar to the metal…Read More»

Case Study: Research Proves Special-Lite Doors Perform

As the Government of Canada’s premier research and technology organization, the National Research Council (NRC) is uniquely qualified to evaluate the merits of any product or technology, and the validity of any claims made about it. With over 50 specialized laboratory, testing, and office buildings to maintain in a sprawling campus in Ottawa, Ontario, they…Read More»

Testing Matters Part 2: Safety and Security

We’ve examined a few of the product-related criteria that you have in mind for your facilities. In particular, we have looked at the role of properly tested products that can lead to your desired outcomes. We are using doors as examples of products that can be rigorously tested. While some of your desired outcomes, such…Read More»

Testing Matters Part 1

In the world of building products, performance testing is common.  For product manufacturers, it can be a time-consuming and costly process.  Why would they choose to undertake it?  More importantly, what is the value in such testing to you? Before we explore these, and related questions, specifically for doors, we need to understand a little…Read More»

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