Doors & Frames

Hollow Metal • Wood • FRP • Aluminum

Hollow Metal Doors

Metal Doors from APVHollow metal doors provide the broadest range of options at the most cost effective pricing.  Many custom shapes, sizes, and ratings may only be possible with hollow metal available in cold-rolled, galvanealed, and stainless steel.  Factory glazing and factory finishing save time and alleviate field coordination issues.  Consider hollow metal doors the solution for:

  • Fire Ratings
  • Sound Ratings
  • Bullet Resistance
  • Lead Lined & RF Shielding
  • Thermally Improved Energy Efficiency
  • Severe Weather Protection

Manufacturers:  Curries, HMF, Metal Products, Steelcraft, SMP, Overly, Krieger, Concept

Hollow Metal Frames

Hollow metal frames are the most common choice for wood and metal doors. A large inventory of profiles and jamb depths and our fabrication shop allow us to get frames on site quickly to maintain tight construction schedules. Drywall frames designed to be installed after walls are constructed allow further flexibility in maintaining project construction progress. Sidelight and transom door frames and borrowed light frames can be designed in most any configuration and unlike aluminum and other materials that may be available in limited profiles and jamb depths, hollow metal can be custom formed in nearly unlimited shapes and sizes.  Quick-ship options are available for custom sizes and profiles.

Manufacturers:  Curries, HMF, Metal Products, Steelcraft, SMP, Overly, Krieger, Concept

Wood Doors

Wood Doors from APVFlush wood doors and stile and rail wood doors offer unlimited design possibilities. Nothing matches the warmth and beauty of wood. Special requirements such as acoustical ratings, lead lining, and even bullet resistance do not eliminate the option of wood. Wood doors are specifically designed to meet the particular demands of:

  • Behavioral Health
  • Medical
  • Education
  • Hospitality
  • Theaters

Manufacturers: Algoma, Eggers, Graham, Harring, Maiman, Marshfield, Masonite, Mohawk, VT Industries

Wood Frames

Wood jambs are available in a variety of solid wood and wood veneers to match door faces. Wood frames factory constructed, machined, and finished will enhance the beauty and performance of architectural grade wood doors. Wood jambs are available as non-rated, 20- or 45-minute solid lumber or up to 90-minute in veneered frames. Veneered wood frames are available with an acoustical STC sound test report up to STC 45.

Manufacturers: Algoma, Eggers, Harring, Maiman, Marshfield, VT Industries

FRP Doors

FRP Doors from APVFRP doors provide the best service life for high abuse and harsh environments. FRP is extremely strong and resist water and chemicals. FRP doors weigh less than doors made of other materials. Less door mass not only means reduced wear and tear on hardware and framing for longer entrance system life, but reduced opening effort as well. Graffiti removal from FRP with cleaning products eliminates the need to repaint or replace a door. In most every application we can provide an FRP door construction to outperform any other material at:

  • High Traffic Entrances
  • Water Treatment Facilities
  • Clean Rooms
  • Wet Areas
  • Swimming Pool Areas

Manufacturers:  Corrim, Curries, Special-Lite, Tiger

FRP Frames

FRP frames are dimensionally and aesthetically equiva- lent to hollow metal products, but offer superior performance, durability and longevity. FRP frames are constructed with heavy walled fiberglass profiles with bonded fiberglass reinforcements for hardware where required. Similar to hollow metal frames, FRP jambs are available with a standard 5-3/4″ double rabbet profile with 2″ face or an optional 4″ face head. Frames are available in many standard colors or can be color-matched to a custom color. Frames can be primed for field painting. Fiberglass centerposts, mullions and thresholds are also available.

Manufacturers:  Chem-Pruf, Corrim, Special-Lite, Tiger

Aluminum Doors

Aluminum Doors from APVAluminum doors from Special-Lite are constructed with tie-rod corner joinery to provide exceptional durability. Glass lights and custom muntins provide limitless design options. Six anodized finishes or custom matched Kynar® paint finishes enable creation of the “perfect entry”. Optional integral recessed pulls increase safety and security and factory hardware installation is warranted for 10 years!

Monumental stile & rail aluminum doors are available in either wide 4-3/4″ stiles or medium 3-1/2″ stiles. 21⁄2″, 4″, 61⁄2″ and 8″ wide mid-rails can be positioned horizontally or vertically and specified in contrasting finishes to create a unique look. A 12″ high mid-panel can be fabricated with any available door face sheet material, finish and texture options and even prepped to allow for installation of low-profile proximity card readers inside the mid-panel. Internal mounting keeps the reader out of sight, out of the weather, and out of the reach of vandals.

Aluminum Flush Doors provide an attractive, easy-care option for applications where reduced glass area is desired, but only moderate abuse tolerance is required. Urethane foam injected after a door Flush Aluminum Doors from APVis completely assembled provides a strong, lightweight, structural core bonded firmly to the rails, stiles, reinforcements and face sheets transforming the door into a solid, completely sealed unit with incredible flexural strength. Aluminum doors can handle challenging environmental conditions such as high humidity or corrosive chemicals making them an ideal choice for water treatment plants and industrial facilities. Excellent design flexibility and an elegant, contemporary look make them well-suited for commercial and educational facility applications subjected to moderate to heavy traffic.

Manufacturer:  Special-Lite

Aluminum Frames

Special-Lite aluminum frame frame extrusions are 6063-T6 aluminum alloy with 1/8″ (3.2mm) minimum wall thickness for strength and durability. Highly durable anodized and painted finishes make entrances look like new for years with only routine cleaning with mild soap and water.

  • Thermally Broken Framing will provide the best thermal performance in a high performance commercial frame available in a 2” x 4-1/2” or 2” x 6” frame.
  • Flush Glazed Tube Framing can be used where slimmer sight lines or better thermal performance are important and are available in a 1-3/4″ x 4-1/2″, 2” x 4-1/2” or 2” x 6” frame.
  • Tube Frames with Applied Stops are the best choice for heavy-duty applications. They offer a degree of adjustability that provides a tighter fit and better weather sealing in irregular openings. Tube frames are available with 5/8″, 1″, 1-3/4″, and 2″ faces in numerous jamb depths.
  • Retrofit Framing (Insert Framing & Capping) provides a fast, economical way to complete building renovations when replacing doors but not framing. Special-Lite Insert Frames and Capping enhance the appearance and functionality of any entrance while minimizing disruptions in your operations.

Manufacturer:  Special-Lite