Key Messages January 2009 Therma-Tru’s Red Door Promise The Therma-Tru Red Door Promise is our commitment to always make a great entrance. We will inspire confidence during your home enhancement process by ensuring reliability and simplicity with beautiful, easy-to-install entry door products. As the inventors of the fiberglass door, we believe we are uniquely qualified to make this promise. In fact, we believe that because of this promise, choosing Therma-Tru can help make the home enhancement process easy. Why Therma-Tru? Founded in 1962, Therma-Tru pioneered the fiberglass entry door category over 25 years ago, and continues to lead the industry in innovation. The most preferred brand of exterior doors by builders and remodelers for 10 years running. Widest selection of door styles and decorative glass options with full- system warranties. We work closely with an industry-leading national network of fabricators to deliver custom solutions and reliable performance to homeowners. Why Fiberglass? Therma-Tru works with fiberglass because we discovered that it combined the best characteristics of wood and steel—design and performance—and took them a step beyond. Today, nearly one out of five entry doors sold are fiberglass. Therma-Tru’s fiberglass doors offer thousands of beautiful design options, including multiple glass designs, sidelites, transoms, wood grains and architectural styles. A fiberglass door also offers plenty of strength, as it is made from a material that will not dent or ding like a steel door, nor will it warp, split, crack or rot like wood. It is perfectly suited to provide homes with both weather resistance and security, without ever losing its curb appeal. Therma-Tru is dedicated to excellence in the manufacture of fiberglass doors, because we believe it allows us to create the best possible door systems. Durability Fiberglass doors won’t dent, rot or rust Withstands wide temperature ranges and weather elements such as strong winds, high-humidity and frequent rain. Beauty Our grained doors are made to look and feel like real wood Beautiful decorative glass patterns to accent your home and personal style Matching hinges and sills with selected glass caming Low maintenance Durable fiberglass construction requires less maintenance than wood or steel doors Fiberglass can be cleaned with soap and water, and can be painted or stained like a wood door using Therma-Tru’s patented finishing system available in many colors. Energy Efficiency Solid foam core offers five times the insulation value of wood Triple pane insulated tempered safety glass Compression weather-stripping seals the door tightly The Therma-Tru® Door System Therma-Tru provides more than just a door. A full Therma-Tru door system enhances entryway performance better than materials from multiple sources. The systems are designed to work as a unit for optimal performance and seamless beauty. We design the door along with the frame, jamb, hinges, lock and hardware to create a unified whole. Working together, these components f orm a seal that provides the best defense against elements, keeping out hard weather, wind and rain. A Therma-Tru door system also helps to enhance security, with a locking system engineered to keep homeowners safe. And by keeping heating and air conditioning sealed in the house, it provides a valuable boost to home energy efficiency. AccuGrain™ Technology Therma-Tru’s patented AccuGrain™ Technology gives our top-of-the-line Classic-Craft® fiberglass door systems an accurate representation of every detail of the grains, texture and feel of premium woods. Well engineered construction and a Limited Lifetime Warranty make our Classic-Craft brand a first-class selection. ENERGY STAR® Homeowners want more than a beautiful entryway—they want energy efficiency. That’s exactly what Therma-Tru entry and patio door systems offer, in any region or climate zone. In fact, most Therma-Tru products are ENERGY STAR® qualified. Here are just some of the features that help our doors earn their ENERGY STAR® rating: A polyurethane foam core. Therma-Tru fiberglass doors offer five times the insulation of wood due to their solid polyurethane foam core, which is ozone-friendly CFC-free. This essentially creates an energy efficient envelope for the home, stabilizing the interior temperatures and therefore decreasing energy costs. In fact, the R-value (measure of thermal resistance) of a Therma-Tru fiberglass door is almost as insulating as the wall of an average home. Energy-efficient glass. All of the decorative glass in our doors, sidelites and transoms is sealed between two panes of tempered glass. This important design feature contributes to the excellent thermal properties necessary to qualify for ENERGY STAR® Complete systems. Therma-Tru doors are designed as complete systems with components that work together. This ensures a very tight seal and provides additional energy savings. Green Building The industry is still working on a widely-accepted standard on how to validate building products and the entire building envelope as environmentally-friendly. Because of the inherent energy efficient and durable qualities of Therma-Tru door systems, the doors qualify for points towards certified green building depending on which standard the builder uses. LEED. For the LEED green building standard, Therma-Tru doors can contribute points in the Energy category with our ENERGY STAR qualified products, in the Materials category for our recycled content and certified renewable wood and composite materials, and in the Innovation and Design category for the longevity and warranty of our products and because our door systems have been tested for air, water and structural performance. NAHB National Green Building Standard. Therma-Tru doors can help contribute up to 128 points in three sections. Our products apply to the Resource Efficiency section by requiring no additional finish, using recycled content and containing fewer resources than traditional products such as wood. Therma-Tru products also apply to the Energy Efficiency section by helping to meet or exceed required energy codes, and being part of an onsite third-party inspection to confirm installation of energy- related features and ensure doors are flashed, caulked and sealed properly. Lastly, our products contribute to the Indoor Environmental Quality section if the door between the garage and living area is sealed tightly. Green Globes. Therma-Tru doors can contribute up to 100 points for Energy Performance, 114 points for Reduced Energy Demand, 20 points for Thermal Comfort and 30 points for Acoustical Comfort. Regardless how you define ―green,‖ there are several sustainable attributes of Therma-Tru’s products and practices that can apply to a variety of green building standards. Energy Efficiency. Therma-Tru’s fiberglass entry door systems are ENERGY STAR qualified and NFRC Certified helping homeowners protect the environment through superior energy efficiency. Durability. Purchasing a premium product ensures long-term durability and reduces the frequency of replacement. Alternative to real wood. Perhaps the most compelling reason fiberglass can be considered green is that it serves as an alternative to fine-grain wood. Therma-Tru’s proprietary AccuGrain™ Technology captures the detail of genuine high-end wood doors without harvesting endangered wood species like Honduran Mahogany. Use of Recycled materials. Therma-Tru uses a variety of recycled products in our doors including recycled wood chips, diapers and plastic bottles in its composite wood end rails and sill substrates – materials in the bottom and top of the door. In addition, the wood products such as stiles and end rails that are used in the door systems come from managed forests. Low VOC emissions. Therma-Tru’s new Same-Day™ stain kit produces 30 percent less VOC emissions (volatile organic compounds) than its original stain kit. In addition, Same-Day stain includes advanced composite resins made from renewable resources. Superior Sound Insulation. Therma-Tru doors not only provide superior thermal insulation, they also insulate against noise pollution and improve acoustical comfort inside the home. This is commonly measured by Sound Transmission Class (STC) ratings, which is the ability a product can block sound. The higher the number, the better the sound insulation. Curb Appeal and Perceived Value Therma-Tru commissioned the National Home Valuation Study™, conducted by TNS, an independent research organization, which found that an enhanced entryway with a Therma-Tru door system with decorative glass, sidelites and transom can increase a home's perceived value by up to 6 percent—as much as $24,800, almost five times the cost of the door system. Moderately priced homes in the study saw an increase in their perceived value by up to 4.1 percent. An enhanced entryway positively influences the selling price of a home. Door Designer Therma-Tru’s online Door Designer is the perfect interactive design tool to help you visualize the possibilities of a beautiful, new Therma-Tru entryway to your home. Once you’ve selected a style of house, the Door Designer generates recommended door styles that match the selected house or you can browse through the various styles to find exactly what you want. Then, customize the entryway be selecting additional door styles, product lines, or door glass and sidelite options. Safety & Security Multi-Point Locking Systems. The Home Safety Council reports that unlocked or improperly locked doors and windows are responsible for nearly half of all home break-ins. Therma-Tru’s Multi-Point Locking System enhances security because the lock engages the frame at several points, rather than only at the strike plate. It also keeps the door panel seated squarely in the frame, ensuring proper alignment and weather sealing even if the house settles. Home Safety Council Awards. In 2006, Therma-Tru was awarded the Home Safety Council Commendation Award for Product Innovation for Consumer Safety. Awarded for its patented security strike plate, the 20- gauge steel component addresses the weaknesses in a typical door system with significant resistance to forced entry. In 2005, Therma-Tru received the same award for its Classic-Craft fiberglass door system because of its outstanding performance in harsh weather conditions. Therma-Tru fiberglass door systems are more resistant to forced entry than wood doors and offer an adjustable security strike plate that withstands 450 pounds of force. Therma-Tru offers a line of impact rated entry products, including the Lip- Lite Impact Rated Glass, Internal Blinds and Opaque Impact Rated Doors to give homeowners more protection against severe storm damage, including heavy winds, rain and flying debris and break-ins, while maintaining the curb appeal of the home. o Opaque Impact Rated Doors. These doors are ideal for coastal areas that face tropical storms and hurricanes. These doors have the highest structural ratings and patent pending designs, which include a steel plate underneath the skin for added strength and rigidity against hurricane force winds. Depending on the architectural style of the home, builders, remodelers and homeowners can select from a range of looks within the Classic- Craft® Rustic, Oak and Mahogany Collections or from its other Fiber-Classic and Smooth-Star lines. Two of the leading concerns homeowners have about decorative glass are related to security and privacy. Homeowners can rest assured that both of these concerns are addressed with Therma-Tru’s impact rated glass options and internal blinds. o Impact Rated Glass. This glass been approved for installation in areas with the most stringent building codes and is available in clear, grilles between glass (GBG) and Low-E for improved energy efficiency. o Internal blinds. For instant privacy and easy-to-operate mechanism, Therma-Tru brings internal blinds to its Fiber-Classic entry and patio line. Because the blinds are between the panes of glass, homeowners won’t have to contend with dust or damage. The blinds are fully adjustable to let the desired amount of light in or can be closed completely for ultimate privacy. Products: Same-Day™ stain Developed for fiberglass doors, Therma-Tru’s Same-Day stain dries in just one day compared to the 48-hour dry time recommended for traditional stains. Backed by a 5-year satisfaction warranty to ensure a durable finish and curb appeal that lasts. Long-lasting with a gloss that resists chalking Available in seven colors Colorfast — it won't fade, bleach or yellow Long-lasting with a gloss that resists chalking Water-based with an environmentally friendly topcoat Easy to make lighter or darker Easy to maintain by simply reapplying topcoat May be purchased in gallon, quart or 8-fl.oz. sizes. The topcoat is also offered in a gallon-sized container. Fiberglass Door Systems: Tru-Defense® Systems Available for all Therma-Tru fiberglass doors, Tru-Defense door systems are the standard in high performance. Designed to work together, the system will protect homes from severe weather. Therma-Tru stands squarely behind the Tru-Defense Door Systems, and now offers homeowners reimbursement up to $2,000 should water infiltrate into the home. Homeowners can be confident that a Therma-Tru entry or patio door with the Tru-Defense door system will stand up to driving winds and rain. The components of a Tru-Defense door system offer features that counter inclement weather throughout the year. A High Dam Sill with composite construction and counter sunk screws provides flush contact with the door bottom to seal out air and water. The Door Bottom Sweep has dual bulbs with dual fins that sit tightly on the sill to prevent air and water infiltration, and a Rain Deflector repels water away from all sealing components. Therma-Tru offers three fiberglass entry door lines to ensure performance and style at every price point: Classic-Craft®, Fiber-Classic® and Smooth-Star®. Classic-Craft® American Style Collection™ The simple look of vertical grains and Craftsman styling 2 1/2" of height trimmability without rerailing Solid wood edges and sturdy full-length lock stile Flush-glazed glass assembled directly into the door panel Solid polyurethane foam core with five times the insulating value of wood Can be stained or painted, just like a wood door An optional multi-point locking system for enhanced security A full system limited lifetime warranty Classic-Craft® Mahogany Collection™ The look of authentic mahogany grain 2 1/2" of height trimmability without rerailing Solid wood edges and sturdy full-length lock stile Solid polyurethane foam core with five times the insulating value of wood Can be stained or painted, just like a wood door An optional multi-point locking system for enhanced security A full system limited lifetime warranty Classic-Craft® Rustic Collection™ The look of authentic wood grain 2 1/2" of height trimmability without rerailing Solid wood edges and sturdy full-length lock stile New sidelite glass textures coordinate with door glass and allow light in without compromising privacy Add authentic styling with decorative clavos and strap hinges Solid polyurethane foam core with five times the insulating value of wood Can be stained or painted, just like a wood door An optional multi-point locking system for enhanced security A full system limited lifetime warranty Classic-Craft® Oak Collection™ The look of authentic oak grain 2 1/2" of height trimmability without rerailing Solid wood edges and sturdy full-length lock stile Solid polyurethane foam core with five times the insulating value of wood Can be stained or painted, just like a wood door An optional multi-point locking system for enhanced security A full system limited lifetime warranty Fiber-Classic® The look and feel of real wood Select styles available in embossed or raised panels A solid polyurethane foam core with five times the insulating value of wood Can be stained or painted, just like a wood door An optional multi-point locking system for enhanced security A full system limited lifetime warranty Smooth-Star® A smooth, paintable surface Crisp stile and rail lines comparable to a wood door Durable fiberglass that won’t dent, ding or rust Select styles available in embossed or raised panels A solid polyurethane foam core with five times the insulating value of wood An optional multi-point locking system for enhanced security A full system 20-year limited warranty Steel Door Systems: Therma-Tru offers three steel door collections: ProEdge™, Profiles™ and Traditions. Pro-Edge™ and Profiles Beautiful, high-definition panel embossment for a rich and distinctive look 24-gauge steel skins, primed white and ready-to-paint Solid polyurethane foam core is almost double the R-Value of polystyrene core steel doors Durable BTS doorlite frames that won’t warp or turn yellow Pro-Edge™ Durable steel edge construction Advanced composite lock reinforcement Adjustable hinge plate for ideal fit and seal between door and frame Slide-on bottom sweep (screwless attachment) for weather protection 90-minute positive pressure fire rating on solid panel doors without glass A full system 15-year limited warranty Profiles Wood edge construction Rot-resistant composite top and bottom rails Solid wood lock block for reinforcement 20-minute positive pressure fire rating on solid panel doors without glass Select styles and glass available impact rated A full system 10-year limited warranty Traditions 25-gauge steel skins, primed white and ready-to-paint Solid polyurethane foam core offering double the R-Value of polystyrene core Rot-resistant composite top and bottom rails Solid wood lock block for reinforcement 20-minute positive pressure fire rating on opaque doors without glass Select styles and glass available impact rated Five-year limited warranty on door systems and 10-year limited warranty on glass Patio Door Systems: Fiber-Classic® Hinged Patio Doors Captures the look of natural oak grain Won’t crack, split or rot like wood High Heat Composite Frames are rot and moisture resistant Four factory finish exterior colors to choose from: White, Almond, Stone and Bronze Standard flush-glazed Low-E insulated glass reduces transfer of heat and cold High Performance adjustable sill offers superior protection from air and water infiltration Smooth-Star® Hinged Patio Doors Smooth surface with crisp stile and rail lines Won’t ding, dent or rust like steel High Heat Composite Frames are rot and moisture resistant Four factory finish exterior colors to choose from: White, Almond, Stone and Bronze Standard flush-glazed Low-E insulated glass reduces transfer of heat and cold High Performance adjustable sill offers superior protection from air and water infiltration PDF Hinged Patio Doors Smooth fiberglass surface for lasting durability Won’t ding, dent or rust like steel Standard security features panel lock and deadbolt prep with an adjustable security strike that withstands 450 lbs of force High Performance adjustable sill offers superior protection from air and water infiltration Fiber-Classic® Sliding Patio Doors Captures the look of natural oak grain Won’t crack, split or rot like wood Pultruded fiberglass frame and sill resist moisture and warping Four factory finish exterior colors to choose from: White, Almond, Stone and Bronze Standard flush-glazed Low-E insulated glass reduces transfer of heat and cold Multi-point locking system increases security and adds beauty Spring-loaded foot bolt locks into sill to add greater security Smooth-Star® Sliding Patio Doors Smooth surface with crisp stile and rail lines Won’t ding, dent or rust like steel Pultruded fiberglass frame and sill resist moisture and warping Four factory finish exterior colors to choose from: White, Almond, Stone and Bronze Standard flush-glazed Low-E insulated glass reduces transfer of heat and cold Multi-point locking system increases security and adds beauty Spring-loaded foot bolt locks into sill to add greater security Slim-Line Sliding Patio Doors Slim profile for a wider glass viewing area Frame and Sash are constructed of incredibly strong and durable pultruded fiberglass Four factory finish exterior colors to choose from: White, Almond, Stone and Bronze Standard 1‖ Low-E insulated glass reduces transfer of heat and cold Secure keyed dual-point locking system is tamper-proof Spring-loaded foot bolt locks into sill to add greater security SPD Sliding Patio Doors PVC frame and sash for low maintenance 7/8‖ Insulated glass for energy efficiency Twin point locking system offers security Fire-rated entry doors: To protect your family against a fire, homeowners can select a Therma- Tru fire-rated steel door for up to 90 minutes of protection and up to 20 minutes with Therma-Tru’s fire-rated fiberglass doors. These doors offer peace of mind and the confidence of knowing that you and your family has time and protection before a fire might spread. Therma-Tru’s fire-rated doors offer the same great looks and designs that our doors are known for.