Covering the insulation materials is a door skin. Fiberglass door skins can be made to replicate real wood (which can be stained and finished easily) or come in smooth, paintable surfaces. The fiberglass door skin resists denting, cracking, splitting and splintering. It also resists rust, shrinking or swelling with temperature changes, or warping.
To gain a tight fit with the door, a composite adjustable sill (a component of the Therma-Tru Tru-Defense® system) reduces the destructive effects of water. Adjustability allows for an air-tight seal with the door bottom to prevent moisture damage. The composite materials resist rotting, warpage or splitting to provide long-term durability.
Next on the “tour de’ door” is the kerf-applied dual bulb door bottom on a Therma-Tru fiberglass door. This provides a tight seal by mating with the door’s composite bottom end rails. Another feature of the Tru-Defense system, this component features dual bulbs and dual fins that sit tightly on the sill for improved resistance to air and water infiltration.
Adjustable hinges on the door frame provide horizontal and vertical adjustment allowing for a perfect fit. Foam-filled compression weather stripping surrounds the door frame to form a solid seal against moisture and air infiltration. The hinges are self-aligning for added stability.
Two major components of an entry door are extremely visible at all times --- the locking system and the decorative glass. The multi-point stainless steel locking system offered by Therma-Tru adds security to the door while resisting rust and corrosion. On a shootbolt locking system, three points of locking features with bolts shoot out from the top, bottom and center of the door. A tongue locking system is also available that has a three-point locking features with tongues that come out from the side of the door for a secure fit. Multi-point locking system strike plate packages are available for both versions to add additional stability to the door unit.
Created to reflect the personality of a home, decorative glass packages -- available in a variety of sizes and shapes -- are encased between two panes of tempered glass for energy efficiency and easy cleaning.
For a complete diagram and more information of the components of a fiberglass door, visit http://www.thermatru.com/products/entry/components/index.aspx.
University of San Francisco Embraces Near Field Communications
Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies and the CBORD Group, Inc., the leading provider of campus card and integrated security solutions to colleges and universities, today announced the successful roll-out of near field communication (NFC)-enabled campus card credentials at the University of San Francisco (USF) for door access and spending at laundry terminals. The project’s first phase was recently completed with high acceptance, and further expansion is planned. The USF solution is comprised of the CS Gold® campus card system from CBORD® and Ingersoll Rand’s aptiQmobile™ web-based credential services and multi-technology readers.
In the residence hall included in the pilot, USF uses NFC for door access and laundry payments. Instead of presenting their USF One Cards, participating students use the aptiQmobile application on their personal iPhones to enter the building and pay for laundry using their existing credentials. The NFC credential seamlessly integrates with USF’s CS Gold campus card system from CBORD.
“We want our use of Near Field Communications to enhance the USF One Card experience on many levels, which is why we introduced it for both door access and laundry payment,” said Jason Rossi, Director of One Card and Campus Security Systems, University of San Francisco. “Our students have embraced it, telling us they prefer the convenience of their iPhones to digging for their One Cards. This convenience is important to us, but equally important is the security of using their existing contactless credentials, keeping our transactions secure. The combination makes for a first-rate experience for our students and our staff.”
CS Gold, the one-card system in use at USF, fully supports NFC credentials and seamlessly integrates with the aptiQmobile web service, so the credential download process is easy. Students download the aptiQmobile application from the iPhone App Store to install USF One Card credentials to their phones. To use the credentials, they simply open the app and present the phone to the reader. Access and spending are quick, easy and secure.
Participating students use the aptiQmobile application on their personal iPhones to enter the building and pay for laundry using their existing credentials
Installing a multi-credential reader at every new door provides flexibility for the future, for an easy transition to NFC-enabled smartphones.