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Corten Steel cladding was used for the interior and exterior skins of this double pivot door. The composition of Corten has been engineered to mitigate the need for maintenance and painting. The unique quality, of Corten steel, is that the patina (rust) itself becomes the protective coating that continues to regenerate itself. The nature of regular steel is to rust. Corten skins do not have rust on them initially. The Corten must be exposed to the natural elements to create the rust patina. Corten front doors will complement homes that use Corten on other architectural features of the home.
This pair of modern front doors have door lites. Door lites add interest, to the door, and allow additional light to enter the home. Modern Steel Doors uses a proprietary method of door lite construction that eliminates the need for exterior door lite framing. There is a clean transition from the Corten to the glass.
The door pulls are square, in shape, and finished in Brushed Stainless Steel. The length of the square door pulls matches the length of the door lites. Consider that the Corten will eventually rust when deciding on the type of door pulls. A finish may look good next to the unrusted Corten and not as good when after the Corten has rusted. It is better to have pulls that may not match initially in order to have the pulls match the rusted Corten later.
Sidelites were used on both the active and inactive sides of the double front doors. The glass in the sidelights matches the glass used in the door lites. Clear Low E glass was used for all four glass units. The intention is for the clear glass to disappear next to the Corten cladding.
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