Therma-Tru Doors Introduces STC Rated Lites and Additional Tru-Defense® Warranty

Maumee, OHIO, (January 20, 2009) ― A beautiful door can add a welcoming feel to any home, but it takes the right entry or patio door to perform reliably in harsh wet weather, reduce outside noise, and withstand high traffic from family and pets. Therma-Tru’s high-quality materials withstand heat, rain and cold, and effectively reduce noise, combining advanced engineering and Therma-Tru’s trademark ingenuity. Now, Therma-Tru offers homeowners, builders and remodelers a solution to damaging weather, harsh conditions and noisy settings with an improved Tru-Defense Door Systems warranty and Noise Reduction Lites. These additions to Therma-Tru’s fiberglass doors offer high performance without sacrificing beautiful style or peace of mind.

Quieter Homes With New Noise Reduction Lites
Therma-Tru’s Noise Reduction Lites offer a competitively priced option for multi-use, urban in-fill projects located near sources of noise pollution. Boasting a Sound Transmission Class (STC) rating of 38, these lites are among the highest rated in the marketplace by providing as much as a 50 percent improvement in noise reduction over standard residential lites. A STC rating provides a standard, industry-accepted method for comparing the sound reduction effectiveness of various lites. These lites offer added security from forced entry with laminated glass surrounded by a standard lip-lite frame.

The Noise Reduction Lites are available for door width sizes: 2’6”, 2’8”, 2’10” and 3’0”, and for both 6’8” or 8’0” door heights with full view glass. These Noise Reduction Lites are shop assembled and field serviceable.

Added Water Damage Reimbursement: Tru-Defense Door Systems Warranty  
Tru-Defense Door Systems are the standard in high performance. Designed to work together, the system will protect homes from severe weather.

Therma-Tru stands squarely behind the Tru-Defense Door Systems, and now offers homeowners reimbursement up to $2,000 should water infiltrate into the home. Homeowners can be confident that a Therma-Tru entry or patio door with the Tru-Defense door system will stand up to driving winds and water.

Tru-Defense Door Systems’ components offer features that counter inclement weather throughout the year. A High Dam Sill with composite construction and counter sunk screws provides flush contact with the door bottom to seal out air and water. The Door Bottom Sweep has dual bulbs with dual fins that sit tightly on the sill to prevent air and water infiltration, and a Rain Deflector repels water away from all sealing components on Tru-Defense Patio Door Systems.

All Therma-Tru fiberglass door systems provide the rich look of wood but won’t rot, crack or split like wood doors or dent, rust or corrode like steel doors. At a time when energy-efficiency and cost-savings are foremost in consumers’ minds, Therma-Tru door systems offer important benefits to homeowners. The company’s fiberglass doors are ENERGY STAR qualified and provide five times the insulation of a wood doorThe doors also are certified by the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC), helping homeowners save money on energy costs and protect the environment through superior energy efficiency. In fact, the average R-value (measure of thermal resistance) of a Therma-Tru fiberglass door is almost as insulating as the wall of an average home.

To see how Therma-Tru’s doors would look on a home, visit, for the company’s interactive Door Designer tool.

About Therma-Tru
Therma-Tru Doors is the nation’s leading manufacturer and most preferred brand of fiberglass and steel exterior door systems. Founded in 1962, Therma-Tru pioneered the fiberglass entry door industry, and today offers a complete portfolio of entry and patio door system solutions, including decorative glass doorlites, sidelites and transoms, and door components. Therma-Tru, headquartered in Maumee, Ohio, is part of leading consumer brands company Fortune Brands Inc. (NYSE: FO). For more information on Therma-Tru Doors, visit or call (800) 537-8827.

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