Why Do We Need Fire Rated Doors?

When it comes to fire safety and building to code, it may seem as though entrances and exits are minimal to the bigger picture. However, means of egress to your occupants are imperative to feeling confident about protection in the event of an extreme situation such as a structure fire. Additionally, the doors and frames…Read More»

Why FRP?

In 1981 Special-Lite pioneered FRP face sheets in response to the need for a scratch and dent resistant door. Initially targeted at schools looking to avoid ongoing door replacements and time-intensive maintenance, this unique product has slowly proven its reliability in a variety of market applications for commercial builds and construction projects.

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»

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»