ETI manufactures impact-resistant doors from a heavy gauge aluminum alloy. We use 7/16″ thick laminated and heat strengthened glass for the panels. Together, these materials survive many brute-force stresses, such as wind-whipped hurricane debris and attempts at forced entry.
The strength of the materials in our doors allows us to offer larger sizes than other manufacturers.
Superior Materials and Engineering
The material and design technology behind our impact doors arose originally in Italy. Over the decades, ETI has refined our products to perform in the demanding environment of South Florida. As you know the occasional hurricane and tropical storm is part of the Florida lifestyle.
Impact doors prepare your home or business to withstand Category 5 winds. Our products hold impressive performance ratings for:
- Water resistance
- Wind load pressures
- Forced entry test
With our hurricane doors, you are ready 365 days a year, whether you are home or out of town.
Their heavy-duty construction and weather resistance also makes them great at keeping out high temperatures unwanted noise and intrusion.
You also retain the ability to enter and exit your home instead of covering entrances with metal shutters or plywood during a storm..
Impact Door Types
No compromises in appearance are necessary to enjoy the security that comes from hurricane doors.
Our showroom features:
- Sliding Glass Doors
- French Doors
- Custom colors, finishes
Frame and Glass Color Options
Our factory has versatile capabilities when you desire a certain look for your home. Standard color choices for the frames are white and bronze, but feel free to request a custom color. As for the glass panels, you can get them in clear, gray, bronze, green, Low E, and obscure for privacy while still allowing light infiltration.
- Multi-point locks
- European tandem rollers (for sliding glass doors)
- European-style powder coated handle
- European manufactured hinges
- Hidden door Hold opens
- Multiple Handle Options
- Double weather stripping
- Stainless steel assembly screws
- Operable sidelights
- Retractable screens
Hurricane Impact Doors
Max size 39 x 96 – Design pressure +85, -115
Max size 74 x 96 – Design pressure +75, -75
Single French Door
Max size 42 x 96 – Design pressure +100, -140
Entry doors come in a variety of materials and design options.
- Fiberglass or Solid wood with customized impact glass that can also be tinted or etched for privacy.
The more secure doors have a three point locking system that has a center dead bolt and locking pins into the frame top and bottom.
Double French Door
Max size 76 x 96 – Design pressure +75, -75
French Door is an Industry term that generally refers to a swing door. The colonials or grids can be applied in a number of ways or not at all. There are vast differences in design and construction depending on the manufacturer. Things to watch for include three point locks, weather stripping, size of the threshold and frame.
Sliding Glass Door
Max size 192 x 108 – Design pressure
Sliding Patio doors offer the largest panel widths and are more economical than filling the same space with a French door. Most sliding patio door frames now resemble the look of a french door. The premier brands offer 3″ nylon composite rollers with a sealed bearing as well as a raised dual track system for ease of use and cleaning. These brands also have better screens, weather stripping and screw covers for a finished look.
Be aware of the size of the sill risers that are part of the door frame they can be up to 3″ on some models and are considered a trip hazard by most homeowners there are ways of making these not so noticeable which includes lowering the height of the concrete sill the door rests on.