One of the advantage of the Ranch House Door polymer composite based faux wood material is its light weight when compared to real wood and other “fake” or synthetic wood material like fiberglass composite. The weight of a fully faux wood cladded door with overlay is approximately one pound per square foot. Plain faux wood panel cladding without overlay is about 3/4 pound per square foot of applied material. The faux wood panels add less than 50 lbs to a standard 8’x 7’ insulated panel steel garage door. Unlike the heavier wooden door, our faux wood door typically does not require higher horsepower door opener and heavier duty door tracks.
The Elements Collection faux wood material is half-inch thick. The faux wood is then glued glued to a flush (flat) insulated garage door panels made of hot-dipped galvanized steel with two coats of baked-on polyester paint to provide a low-maintenance finish and durability.
The Elements Collection faux wood garage door is built on a two-inch steel back frame using Polystyrene insulation which has an R-Value of 12.5. An optional polyurethane foam core with a higher insulation value of R-19 is also available.
Finish – Paint or Stain Grade
The faux wood can be painted or gel-stain in a variety of colors and finishes.
Wind Load Doors
Wind load doors are manufactured to withstand high wind pressures. The interior door panels (backside) are reinforced with a wind load strut system. Additional door components, such as track, jamb brackets, rollers, hinges are also needed. Please check with a local garage door installer to determine the type of garage door you need for your location. Installation of wind loaded doors is not a DIY project. It requires the expertise of the local garage door installer for proper installation as it can be extremely dangerous if the wrong door is used or installed incorrectly.
Our faux wood material has approximately the same density of White Pine or White Cedar.
|Parallel Compressive Strength||700 lbs. per Square Inch|
|Tensile Strength||600 lbs. per Square Inch|
|Elastic Modulus||5,000 lbs. per Square Inch|
|Shear Strength||320 lbs. per Square Inch|
|Flexural Strength||4,000 lbs. per Square Inch|
|Flexural Modulus||1,000 lbs. per Square Inch|
|K factor||0.22 BTU.In/hr.ft2 ˚F|