Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is your lead time?

    Lead time is dependent on backlog. Generally 4-6 weeks is considered standard. However, if you need a door sooner, be sure to ask us about our Quick Ship program.
  2. Is your product suitable for washdown?

    Our fiberglass door line is engineered for washdown applications and rigorous cleanings with corrosive agents.
  3. How does price compare to Hollow Metal Steel doors?

    Price is about 3 times that of steel. However the labor savings over time with virtually no maintenance or costly replacements of the corroded steel products make Fib-R-Dor the material of choice.
  4. How about Stainless Steel?

    Price is about 1/3 less than stainless steel with a more pleasing aesthetic appearance and fiberglass offers greater resistance to many harsh chemicals.
  5. Are they suitable for exterior applications?

    Yes, from Alaska to Puerto Rico.
  6. Are fiberglass frames available?

    Pultruded fiberglass frames, Resin Transfer Molding (RTM) frames and stainless steel frames are available. Pultruded fiberglass frames can be butt mounted or wrapped for most wall conditions, including insulated panel walls. RTM frames due to their solid profile can only be butt mounted. A variety of configurations and mounting options are also available, allowing products to be installed on concrete, brick, block, foam panel, drywall, and tilt-up wall systems.
  7. Can hinge pattern of existing frames be matched?

    Yes, Chase FRP doors machine to custom locations and hinge sizes as required.
  8. What hardware can be supplied with your door?

    Virtually all builder's hardware is compatible with Fib-R-Dor and Fib-R-Lite. For specific out of the ordinary items check with factory.
  9. Do you supply hardware?

    Yes, Chase stocks and supplies hardware when required. When you purchase Fib-R-Dor, the entire door system including the frame and hardware is factory assembled and shipped ready for installation in the opening.
  10. Are labels available to meet fire ratings?

    Yes, Fib-R-Dor and Fib-R-Lite door systems have been tested and approved for both neutral and positive pressure by Intertek Testing Services. All three door systems are available with 20/ 45/ 60 and 90 minute labels by Warnock-Hersey with UBC 7-2-1997 and UL 10c NFPA 252 for positive pressure fire rated doors.
  11. Are labels available for storm rating requirements?

    Yes, Fib-R-Dor and Fib-R-Lite doors have received the Florida Building Code (FBC) approval for installation in high velocity wind zones. All three doors meet and exceed the standards set forth for large missile impact (ASTM-E1886/1996 missile level D), both positive and negative cycle pressure and wind load.
  12. Can your product be painted?

    Yes, our fiberglass doors can be painted. However, the integrally molded gel coat and pigmented factory finish is superior to a painted finish.
  13. Does FRP hold up to extreme temperatures and variations?

    Yes, fiberglass is very stable in extreme temperatures. Variations in temperature from one side of the door to the other can create thermal bowing as recognized by the Door and Hardware Institute as inherent in all materials. However, fiberglass has a history of excellent performance in these environments.

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