About Our Iron Doors
Iron Doors – click here for a pdf file of our iron door features
Forged from the highest quality materials and hammered by hand, our exquisite entry doors will beautifully enhance the architectural style of any home or business. Our iron doors are fabricated at our facility in Monterrey, Mexico. The scrolled iron is hot forged by hand and brought to life by skilled craftsmen that have years of experience handcrafting each door one scroll at a time.
“Thermal Break Option”
We have designed our iron doors with a thermal break between the exterior and interior edges of the door for optimal performance in hot and cold climates. Our thermal break or thermal barrier is an element of low thermal conductivity that will reduce or prevent the flow of thermal energy between conductive materials.
(Most iron doors are not designed for the northern climate and will be cold to touch in the winter and condensation may form on the inside of your door)
Features Operable Glass
Operable glass opens independently from the door to provide for easy cleaning of the glass, added security, or just to let in the fresh air. We recommend operable glass windows on all doors that have scrolled ironwork to provide for easy cleaning of the glass.
Simulated Divided Light
One piece of fixed glass rests in between each door panel with mullions on both sides of the glass. With simulated divided light doors you see the mullions from both the interior and exterior of the door. Choose raised or flat iron mullions for distinctly different design styles.
Solid Raised Panel Doors
Our exquisite smooth-to-the-touch finish makes a solid raised panel an excellent choice for those who want total privacy or to just make a magnificent statement. Only Doors by Design offers the level of detail necessary to make these exceptional works of art. From integrated hand-forged decorative clavos to raised moldings, curved lines and solid raised panels makes Doors by Design stand apart in the crowd.
We pride ourselves on offering the greatest attention to detail in our workmanship. Mortised designer hinges, raised moldings on the astragal, panels and window frames and the winding vines on our wine cellar doors are just a few of the details that make our doors the most refined in the industry. If you haven’t seen a Doors by Design in person you haven’t experienced the difference our details will make in the appearance of your home.
Building Codes and Certification – Our doors have passed engineering and product testing to certify them for Design Pressure ratings and impact tolerances. Because every door is custom, we will work with the architect or builder to understand the specific structural requirements and building codes required for your area. Commercial and public buildings have their own set of access and structural requirements considered in our design process. We will design the doors to meet your specialized needs.
- Florida Certified – Doors by Design is proud to be Florida Certified. Impact glass, outswing configurations, specialized installation, and engineering certification are just a few of the requirements for the most vulnerable coastal areas.
- Built for Security – Fourteen-gauge steel provides the strength necessary to meet the most rigid hurricane ratings without adding unnecessary weight. Our doors come in a 2-inch or 1.5-inch thickness, and we can help you decide on the right thickness for your project. We have 5/8 inch and 1/2 inch size scrollwork available, and our 1/2″ ball bearing and barrel hinges support the weight of the steel doors and provide for easy operation.
- Built for Comfort – Our doors and frames, including the door panels, are injected with Polyurethane foam and we provide insulated tempered or laminated clear glass, or you can choose from many of our additional glass options. The compression weather stripping on the door and operable window frames provide insulation, and the adjustable thresholds offer the ability to keep your opening weathertight.
- Maintenance-free Beauty – A rust inhibitor and seven-step automotive paint process create a smooth-to-the-touch finish that requires no upkeep.
Installation Instructions- Click here to read our detailed installation instructions.
Known for our smooth to the touch finishes, each door is hand finished by our artisans in Monterrey, Mexico.
Choose from one of our five finishes. These photos give a close representation of the true appearance, however, each door is a unique work of art, and your computer monitor may distort colors. A color sample can be provided prior to placing your order.