ENERGY Performance Ratings

GlassCraft Entry Doors have been evaluated for Energy Star compliance and certified by the National Fenestration Council (NFRC) and the National Accreditation and Management Institute (NAMI).

Look for the U-Factor and Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC) when making a buying decision. The U-Factor measures the rate of heat transfer and tells you how well the window insulates. The lower the U-Factor, the better the insulation. The Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC) tells you how well the product blocks heat caused by sunlight. The lower the SHGC, the less solar heat the door transmits. For more information about the NFRC label, click here.


GlassCraft DecoGlass Art Glass Series Energy Testing

DecoGlass Window/Art Glass Series

GlassCraft DecoGlass Wood Door Energy Testing

Wood Door

GlassCraft DecoGlass Fiberglass Door Energy Testing

Fiberglass Door

GlassCraft DecoGlass Image Series Energy Testing

DecoGlass Window/Image Series

GlassCraft DecoGlass Wood Sidelite Energy Testing

Wood Sidelite

GlassCraft DecoGlass Transom Energy Testing

DecoGlass Window/Half Circle Transom

GlassCraft DecoGlass Wood Transom Energy Testing

Wood Transom

GlassCraft DecoGlass TDL Wood Door Energy Testing

TDL Wood Door



Windstorm Performance Ratings

GlassCraft Entry Doors have been tested for compliance and are approved for installation in those catastrophe areas along the Florida and Texas Coast, when installed as specified in the International Residential Code (IRC) and the International Building Code (IBC). Click on the links below for more information on the Approval Reports from the Florida Building Commission, and excellent windstorm ratings with the Texas Dept. of Insurance (TDI).


GlassCraft Buffalo Forge Windstorm RatingFiberglass Entry Doors GlassCraft DecoGlass/Art Glass Windows Windstorm Rating TDL Mahogany & Knotty Alder GlassCraft TDL Wood Door Windstorm Rating Buffalo Forge Steel Classic Doors
GlassCraft Wood Single Door Windstorm Rating DecoGlass Window/Art Glass Series Fixed Windows
GlassCraft Wood Single Door Windstorm Rating Portobello Mahogany & Estancia Knotty Alder Single Doors w/ & w/o Sidelites & Transoms GlassCraft TDL Wood Door Windstorm Rating Buffalo Forge ThermaPlus Steel Doors
 
GlassCraft Wood Single Door Windstorm Rating Portobello Mahogany & Estancia Knotty Alder Double Doors w/ & w/o Transoms    



Impact
Performance Ratings

TDI (Texas Department of Insurance):

GlassCraft Fiberglass Entry Doors have been tested for compliance and are approved for installation in those catastrophe areas along the Texas Coast. Click on the link below for more information on the Approval Reports from the Texas Department of Insurance (TDI). As of 9-2014, TDI requires doors to be windborne debris resistant or impact approved for Inland 1 and Seaward Zones. For details, check TDI's Catastrophe Zone Map or the windspeed links below.

GlassCraft Fiberglass Door Impact Rating TDI Approvals - Fiberglass Doors        
           

FLORIDA:

Qualifying FiberCraft entry doors are impact rated. Click here for the Florida approvals
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Impact Design Pressure Rating by State (click on the state map for more details on specific counties and windspeed)

 

Texas
Louisiana
Mississippi
Alabama
Florida
Georgia
South Carolina
North Carolina
Virginia
Maryland
Delaware
New Jersey
New York

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


How to Calculate Your Required DP Ratings

Step 1

Choose the Zone. Zone 4 is the center of the wall, and Zone 5 is within 4 feet of the corner.

 

Step 2

Choose the size of the unit. A 23 square foot specimen would be tested to the 20 square foot pressure. An 18 square foot specimen would be tested to the 10 square foot pressure, etc., as described in the building code.

 

Step 3

Choose your roof height and exposure. Roof height is dimension h in the diagram, and is taken from a point between the eve and the peak of the roof. Typically, exposure B is 120 mph or less, and exposure C is 130 mph or more.

 

 

 

 





Texas wind speed and building requirements Texas Windspeed Louisiana Windspeed Florida Windspeed