Therma-Tru Introduces Classic-Craft® Craftsman Sidelites

Maumee, OHIO, (March 10, 2012) - Capturing the ongoing popularity of the Craftsman style of design, Therma-Tru Corp. has introduced new 12- and 14-inch Craftsman sidelites with nine different glass options to complement Craftsman-style home entryways.

“The Craftsman design has proven to be an enduring favorite with homeowners eager to create arts-and-crafts style features in and on their homes,” says Derek Fielding, senior product manager of doors at Therma-Tru Corp. “Our introduction of the new Craftsman style sidelites allows builders, remodelers and homeowners to create complete entryway systems with distinct Craftsman style features. This is another example of how Therma-Tru offers multiple architecturally-correct door styles and products to match up with the needs of homeowners.”"

Therma-Tru Craftsman style sidelites are available in the Classic-Craft® American Style Collection™ and Classic-Craft® Canvas Collection™ to complement entryway systems in the same Therma-Tru families. The durable fiberglass sidelites feature hand-crafted embossments, rich panel details and architecturally-correct stiles and rails.

The sidelites in the Therma-Tru American-Style Collection feature a fir-grained texture for staining. Those Craftsman style sidelites in the Canvas Collection include a smooth surface for ease of painting to complement home interiors and exteriors. The factory-produced, flush glazed construction of the Classic-Craft Craftsman Sidelites increases durability, strength and moisture resistance of the units.

The Craftsman style sidelites are available with nine different glass options, including decorative Hazleton™, Savannah™, Villager™ and Homeward™ (with brushed nickel and black nickel caming); in Low-E glass; and, in the four privacy glasses of Chord, Chinchilla, Rainglass and Granite.

“These ENERGY STAR® qualified sidelites deliver a cohesive, whole-house fiberglass solution –a premium front entryway, plus patio and garage-to-home – when the new Classic-Craft Craftsman-style entryways are used in a project alongside Craftsman-inspired products in our Fiber-Classic® and Smooth-Star® product lines,” says Fielding. “This is a designer look that we believe will continue in popularity for many years to come.”

Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2012, Therma-Tru is known as the company that engineers its products for high performance as an entire entryway system. During its impressive history, Therma-Tru pioneered the fiberglass entryway system in 1982 with key features such as increased energy efficiency and eye-catching curb appeal elements. In 2007, Therma-Tru launched the Tru-Defense® Door System for entry and patio doors, providing builders and remodelers with advanced engineering to help withstand damaging weather and harsh conditions.*

About Therma-Tru
Therma-Tru 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. The company also offers low-maintenance Fypon urethane and PVC products. Headquartered in Maumee, Ohio, Therma-Tru is part of leading consumer brands company Fortune Brands Inc. (NYSE: FO). For more information, visit, or call (800) 537-8827.

**See for complete details on the Tru-Defense® Door Systems.

ENERGY STAR is a government program that helps consumers protect the environment through superior energy efficiency and is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

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