Therma-Tru Doors Introduces Its Smooth-Star® Craftsman Style Door Designed to Complement Homes With Popular Craftsman Architecture

Maumee, OHIO, (January 2, 2009) ― Even first-time homeowners can afford a high-style door in one of America’s most popular architectural styles, thanks to the introduction of Therma-Tru’s Smooth-Star craftsman style door, the newest addition to its value-priced Smooth-Star door line.

Featuring the clean, straightforward lines that are the hallmarks of craftsman architecture, the new Therma-Tru Smooth-Star craftsman style door is both classic and modern, adding distinction to other craftsman design details throughout a home. Whether it’s used as a garage-to-house door to accent the home’s architecture or to complement other craftsman style doors from the Therma-Tru Classic-Craft® American Style Collection, the new door provides homeowners with an affordable and architecturally beautiful option.

“Regardless of the homeowners’ remodeling budget, they never lose the desire for a beautiful, welcoming home that has great curb appeal,” says Derek Fielding, Product Manager for Therma-Tru Doors. “Our new Smooth-Star craftsman style door answers the call for an economical door in the well-loved craftsman style. “

Classic Craftsman Details
The Smooth-Star craftsman style door is designed to complement the enduring style of doors in Therma-Tru’s Classic-Craft American Style Collection. Echoing the simplicity, understated and straightforward style found in bungalow homes of the early 1900s, the Smooth-Star craftsman style door includes an optional four block dentil shelf that enhances the style.

Adding to the Smooth-Star door’s distinctive craftsman style is its choice of options that allow homeowners to personalize their door. The doors are offered in the new Brookside glass, a simple arts and crafts design with a soft arc of sea green antique glass nestled in between seeded and double water glass. This new door is also offered in Therma-Tru’s Sedona Art and Saratoga glass designs, plus 2-lite 3-lite, 4-lite and clear low-E glass. Homeowners can create even greater visual impact by adding 10-inch sidelites to the doors available in standard 6’8” and dramatic 8’0” heights and 2/8, 2/10 and 3/0 widths. The doors are also available in an opaque fire-rated version, retaining the craftsman look while providing up to 20 minutes of protection against a spreading fire.

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 door. The 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 Smooth-Star Craftsman Style Door would look on a home, visit www.thermatru.com/doordesigner, 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 www.thermatru.com or call (800) 537-8827.
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