Eliason Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How does price compare to Hollow Metal Steel doors?
A: 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 Fiber-Flex the door of choice.
Q: How are doors and frames quoted?
A: Doors are quoted using nominal sizes. Actual doors are fabricated to exact order sizes using the frame openings, hardware clearances and specific engineering requirements. Frames are quoted based on the lineal footage of the framing sections and assembly joints.
Q: Can hinge pattern of existing frames be matched?
A: Yes, our Fiber-Flex doors are machine to custom locations and hinge sizes as required.
Q: Are they suitable for exterior applications?
A: Yes, from Alaska to Puerto Rico. However, we do recommend lighter colors for exterior applications when the Hexpin or Pebble Grain finish is desired.
Q: What hardware can be supplied with your door?
A: Hardware preparations can be either reinforced only, prep by templates or prep and install. However, virtually all builder's hardware is compatible with the Fiber-Flex door. For specific out of the ordinary items check with factory.
Q: Are labels available to meet fire ratings?
A: The Fiber-Flex FRP-PBG-LBL fire-rated doors are available as singles or pairs up to 4'-0" x 8'-0" per door leaf. Doors are 1 3/4" thickness. Fire rated to 1-1/2 hour. Tested for positive pressure, hose stream and 250 degree temperature rise.
Q: Can your product be painted?
A: Yes, our fiberglass doors can be painted. Painted Materials for aluminum or FRP should be mentioned at time of quote request. Please note that painted materials and FRP colors can vary slightly from lot to lot.
Q: How often is Fiber-Flex tested with GreenGuard?
A: Fiber-Flex is tested quarterly to ensure air quality emissions are safe for Children, Schools and other Institutions.
Q: Does FRP hold up to extreme temperatures and variations?
A: 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.
Q:What is the difference between Heavy Duty Wide Stile Flush Door and the Standard Duty Narrow Stile Door?
Q:How does our FRP Pebble Grain and Hexpin materials hold up against UV rays for fading?
A:Our FRP Pebble Grain and Hexpin materials are constructed from a premium greenhouse resin that is acrylically modified in its backbone. They are pigmented throughout and are produced with a tough resin rich surface, providing many years of service. Built to last as long as the life of the door, environmental factors should still be taken into consideration.
Q:What protective finish is on the wood grain FRP material to protect against scratching?
A:A base coat of a single component pigmented product is applied, followed by an acrylic glaze, which is lastly followed by 3 coats of a clear finish. This top clear finish is an exterior grade acrylic product with UV absorbers. The door will not “fade” like other typical solvent borne finishes, but will only lose some depth of color, as seen with any finished item that is in sustained UV exposure. These additional layers of clear finish will help aid in protection of the door panel.