What is a Stile and Rail Door?

In the commercial door industry, Stile and Rail Doors are another way of referring to Monumental Doors.  Typically, you see Monumental Doors in high-traffic entrances such as storefronts and public and institutional buildings. Those areas are where doors can take a beating. Restaurants, schools, and arenas are other familiar places where you will see Monumental…Read More»

How to Prep and Install a Hollow Metal Replacement FRP Door

First, it is important to read all instructions before beginning the installation of your Hollow Metal Replacement Door.   This Hardware Prep and Install Guide will help alleviate hardware prep, hardware attachment, and painting problems caused by the most common errors. It references reinforcement locations, finish recommendations and lock pocket details for our Hollow Metal Replacement…Read More»

Project: OneAmerica Tower Cafe Sliding Door System

OneAmerica Tower is a 700,000-square-foot office building that rises 38 stories above downtown Indianapolis, Indiana. Owned by OneAmerica Financial Partners, the building is managed by Cushman & Wakefield. OneAmerica Tower includes leased office space and a nearly unmatched list of onsite amenities, including this Atrium Market Cafe that features one of our Sliding Door Systems.  Sliding…Read More»

How to Measure an Opening for a New Entrance

Measuring an opening for new framing and doors is simple in theory, but it is all too easy to make small and avoidable mistakes that can lead to big headaches later. There are two basic approaches to sizing new entrances: If providing net frame sizes to Special-Lite, it is important to provide tip-to-tip frame dimensions…Read More»