Anatomy of a Door
A door system is not just a slab or panel; it includes the structural elements that support and increase the longevity of your door. Scroll down to learn about the components that should be used in any door you are considering for your home.
1. Brick Mould
Brick mould is an exterior piece of trim that seals the frame and provides air tightness and a finished look.
The sill is the threshold of the door system – the part that you step on.
Made from wood or a composite material, the jamb is the main support piece for the door system. It’s used to attach the door system to your home.
1. Lock Block
The lock block is a piece of wood on the inside of the door panel that is used when installing door hardware. It provides support for the handle and deadbolt and resistance to attempted forced entry.
Centennial door panels are filled with polyurethane foam to provide insulation, strength, and sound deadening. This is the same insulating material that you find in refrigerators.
The skin is the exterior part of the door panel and is either fibreglass or steel. Fibreglass skins have woodgrain textures and steel skins are smooth.
4. Stiles and Rails
Stiles and rails are the internal frame of the panel.
A. Stiles are the vertical sides.
B. Rails are the top and bottom.
Hinges attach the door panel to the jamb and allow the door to open and close. Centennial only uses premium ball-bearing hinges ensuring smooth and long lasting function.
2. Handle and Lock-set
The handle and lock-set are the tools that securely lock the door system. Choose from handles, levers, and knobs in a variety of styles and colours.
1. Frame weather stripping
Attached to the frame this weather stripping seals the door to the jamb when the door is closed.
2. Door Sweep
The sweep is made from flexible rubber and seals the bottom of the door panel to the sill.
Customize your door by adding plain or decorative glass to your door system.
1. Glass above the door system is called a transom.
2. Glass built into the door panel is called a doorlite.
3. Glass beside the door panel is called a sidelite.