Where can I get this front door?

kfhlMarch 25, 2012

Hi. I know this is a really simple front door, but I can't seem to find one like it.

I am looking for a 3'X7' door with side lights and a transom - should be 8' total.

It must meet impact requirements for FL code.

Thanks for your help.

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It reminds me of the front and side doors that we put in this house. Ours is painted, but you could get get it unfinished and stain it. If I remember right, I had a hard time finding this door as well. Finally found it at Kolbe & Kolbe.

Hope this helps.

    Bookmark   March 26, 2012 at 11:21AM
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Thanks for the information. I will check it out.

    Bookmark   March 26, 2012 at 12:44PM
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It might help you to know that the door you pictured is sometimes referred to as a "half-lite" door (because the glass section takes up approximately half of the door) but is also sometimes called a 9-lite door because the glass is divided into 9 sections by grills.

Unfortunately, "9-lite door" is also sometimes used to describe doors with a Prairie-lite pattern regardless of whether the glass is half-lite, 3/4 lite, 2/3rd lite, or full lite. The sidelites you show are usually called 3-lite sidelites but are sometimes also just called half-lite sidelites.

Confusing isn't it? Which of course makes internet searching really difficult!

I did find a place where you can get the door and sidelites you pictured in solid wood but they don't seem to sell transoms. The link is below. Whoever is supplying your windows might be able to supply you with a 5 lite-transom window to go above the doors.

Good luck.

Here is a link that might be useful: door and sidelites

    Bookmark   March 26, 2012 at 5:54PM
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Brosco has a door like this in their catalog. The one in the link is pine; they have it in other woods, too. Brosco can be ordered from HD and other suppliers.

Here is a link that might be useful: Brosco 9-light door -- bottom left row

    Bookmark   March 26, 2012 at 7:26PM
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bevangel & Chibimimi - Thanks so much for the information and suggestions. I will definitely look them up.
I have also found that I can get a similar look in Pella & Andersen with impact so that will be my fallback.

    Bookmark   March 27, 2012 at 1:04PM
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Therma tru or jeld wen?

    Bookmark   April 1, 2012 at 4:38PM
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Thanks Kamkar2006 - I did not find what I was looking for with thermatru or jeldwyn, but they did have similar doors.

    Bookmark   April 2, 2012 at 11:38AM
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