Aluminum-clad doors are wood doors that have a high-quality coating on the exterior. They offer the traditional look of wood with the strength of extruded aluminum. They provide excellent structural integrity for a lifetime of dependable performance. The extruded aluminum frame protects the wood window from harsh weather and damage from insects and decay. Extruded aluminum is used on window and door exteriors to provide additional protection and minimize maintenance compared to an all-wood door. Extruded aluminum is used for cladding because of its strength and weather resistance. It’s important to remember that clad doors are
different from products that have all-aluminum frames, which are typically less energy-efficient. A significant benefit of extruded aluminum on the exteriors of doors is their low maintenance durability that doesn’t require repainting during the product’s lifetime.
The Marvin® materials difference: extruded aluminum
Marvin’s extruded aluminum meets the highest American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) 2605 standard, which requires 10 years of color retention and chalk resistance. We also offer a 20-year warranty on clad finish against loss of adhesion, chalking, or fading.*
Marvin’s aluminum cladding goes through a five-step pre-treatment process, which promotes excellent adhesion of the factory-applied, 70% PVDF fluoropolymer paint finish. Thanks to precision cutting and fabrication processes, extruded aluminum can also fit a range of profile widths, including applications that call for extremely wide casing profiles or historic profiles.
*Loss of adhesion is covered for 10 years in coastal applications.
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