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HMI Door Price

Posted by jabek (My Page) on
Sun, Jul 21, 13 at 13:01

Received a quote for an HMI Door.
Standard 36 inch with no side lite.

2200 dollars for 20 guage steel and a very small rectangular glass at the top of door. I am also getting an upgraded handle for the outside with a standard lever and dead bolt on the inside.
The HMI door was more expensive than the Therma Tru i was shown by another company but the HMI Door seemed much more solid and had some nice security options which the thermatru clearly lacked.
Am I ok with this pricing?


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RE: HMI Door Price

$2200 for an HMI door is definitely within range. They make an excellent door and as you mentioned, their door has outstanding security features.
As far as ThermaTru steel doors, they are flimsy to say the least. Thats why thermaTru is cheaper. They only use 25 guage steel, some can be 24 guage but thats still too thin. JeldWin also make a flimsy/ low quality steel door .
HMI uses 20 guage steel. Remember, unlike other building materials, with steel, the LOWER the guage, the thicker/ stronger it is. you want at least 22 guage with a steel door. HMI also offer a textured steel door which is a nice feature in that it renders a wood grain finish that can be stained painted. I order all my steel door textured as the " textured process" adds even more rigidity to the door. Both ThermaTru and JeldWin DO NOT offer textured steel.

The edging of the ThermaTru steel door is wood which isnt very durable for the edge of the door. HMI uses an all steel edge with a built in thermal break to prevent " thermal bridging" ( thermal conduction).HMI also reinforces the inner part of the door as well as insulate the inner core.
Be sure your contractor rips the door down to the studs( new construction) opposed to just changing the slab.

This post was edited by mmarse1 on Sun, Jul 21, 13 at 14:07


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RE: HMI Door Price

That is cheap in our market and below what we would probably sell that unit at.

The HMI door is supremely over built...which is good for you.

The owner is a stickler for overdoing things which I appreciate.


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