The SL-18 Colonial FRP/Aluminum Hybrid Door combines traditional styling with the advantages of modern engineering and materials to deliver a high-performance and long-life door. It features a remarkable fiberglass face sheet material (AMP) that offers the appearance of a traditional 6-panel colonial style wood door, right down to the realistic oak species wood grain detail.
The poured-in-place polyurethane core of our SL-18 door is not just a passive filler — it’s a functional component that contributes significantly to the durability of Special-Lite FRP/Aluminum Hybrid Doors. After the door has been completely assembled, the core material is injected using our proprietary foam injection technology, ensuring a complete fill. This strong, lightweight, structural polyurethane foam bonds firmly to the rails, stiles, reinforcements and face sheets to transform the door into a solid, completely sealed unit with incredible impact resistance and flexural strength. Our polyurethane foam won’t absorb or be damaged by water.
Made-to-order sizes from a minimum of 30″ x 80″ to a maximum of 48″ x 96″
Manufactured with stiles and rails of extruded 6063-T6 aluminum alloy, sized and configured for maximum strength without unnecessary, non-functional bulk.
Stiles and rails are joined with mitered corners and angle blocks secured by 3/8″ (9.5mm) diameter full-width galvanized steel tie rods.
AMP (acrylic modified polyester) face sheets are .120″ (3mm) thick for durability, and never warp, split, peel, or rot.
Face sheets are secured on all four sides by full-length integral reglets on the edges of the stiles and rails to eliminate troublesome screw-applied capping and form a truly flush door.
Poured-in-place polyurethane core ensures impact resistance, flexural strength, and thermal insulation. In addition, it won’t absorb or be damaged by water.
Choose from a variety of vision lite options, with or without muntins, to satisfy any architectural requirement.
Achieve the rich look of real stained wood with our selection of natural wood stain colors.
The SL-18 features a realistic wood grain appearance without the disadvantages of a real wood door. Since the AMP surfaces cannot rust or rot and the polyurethane foam is impervious to moisture or water, our SL-18 doors provide years of long service life in environments that cause other doors to quickly deteriorate. Building types include educational, municipal, restaurant, retail and religious facilities.