Finishes and Options
Big City's Classic Entry Door design ideas include options for finishes and other features that make creating the perfect front or back entry perfect. Talk with us about frame options like our classic wood frame. You can go with:
- Pine framing that composed of solid finger joined sections
- Solid oak, including white oak
- Solid Mahogany
Ask us about the options for an external vinyl wrap finish. You can choose options like:
- The exterior color or stain of your choice paired with unfinished finger joined pine
- Your choice of exterior stain or color paired with an interior wrap in white
- Matching exterior and interior wraps are available as well as contrasting stains or colors
Would you prefer a door system made using composite wood? We have contemporary as well as classic entrance doors in Ottawa made of composite in your choice of grain. Consider choices like:
- Solid Finger Joined Pine Wood Frame
- Solid White Oak Wood Frame
- Solid Mahogany Wood Frame
- Exterior Vinyl Wrap Finish (Interior finger joined pine wood – unfinished)
- Exterior Vinyl Wrap Finish (Interior vinyl wrap – white finish)
- Composite Frame available with
- Solid Oak or Mahogany grain
Your Options for Hardware and Locking Systems
Big City's Classic custom front entry doors as well as rear or side entry doors are equipped with the best in hardware and locking systems. Our recommendation is to choose our automatic multipoint lock.
A. Salem Grip Set
This locking system is inspired by technology developed in Europe and adapted for a North American setting. When you close the door, the upper and lower latches engage at once. Measuring ¾" (20mm), these latches provide instant security.
Turn the door knob once you are inside and the 1"deadbolt is set. Inserting the key from outside will also trigger the deadbolt. If the two latches are not already engaged, they also lock. The result is a three-deadbolt system designed to provide more security. This lock also maximizes weather sealing and can even reduce warping over the years.
You have finish options for the locking system, also known as a Salem Grip Set. Choose from the following:
- Polished Brass
- Antique Brass
- Dark Bronze
- Satin Nickel
B. Lever Set Handles
If the Salem Grip Set doesn't have the look you want, consider a lever handle set. A favorite with many styles of classic entry doors, you still get to enjoy the same security and other benefits provided by the Salem Grip. The difference is the appearance of your locks.
A lever set works for more than classic front doors. You can also use matching sets for back doors, French doors or patio swing doors. You also get to choose between the same finishes found with the Salem Grip system.
The Lever Set handles which are designed for use on Front doors, French doors or Patio Swing doors are available in various series and in Antique Brass, Polished Brass, Dark Bronze and Satin Nickel finishes.
Hardware Colour Options
Additional Sill Options
Big City includes ball bearing hinges on all our doors. That's because this hinge design offers a combination of durability, reliable function and a bit of elegance to any door.
D. Glass Solutions
At Big City, we strive to provide the best elements for all of our Classic custom front entry doors. That includes offering glass options that are attractive, sturdy, and functional. They are also energy efficient. Our recommendation is our LoĒ-180™ glass.
This glass offers excellent performance in all seasons, but particularly during the cooler months. The LoĒ-180™ glass reduces heat loss through the glass while also directing the flow of heat back into the home. At the same time, heat generated by direct sunlight does pass through the glass. Thanks to this combination, it's easier to control the indoor temperature and humidity level.
E. Options for Sills
Sills are also important when choosing Classic front doors and the accompanying systems. Choose from:
Z Series Aluminum with a mill finish. This option also comes with an adjustable cap paired with a composite substrate
Color options for the finish include brass, satin nickel, and dark bronze.
F. Divided Lights and Grilles
Big City is one of the top exterior door companies because we offer so many options with door frames. Our range of grilles and divided light designs is a prime example. Along with adding visual interest to the front entry or any other exterior door framing, they are easy to maintain.
We recommend considering our Simulated Divided Lite (SDL) options for that something extra. The grilles provide the appearance of a series of hand-crafted window panes. Only you will know that the frame includes a sole glass unit. Applied to the exterior of the glass, the grilles are available in a variety of patterns, colors, and sizes. Need help choosing the grille design that's right for your home? Our team can assist you in finding the one that looks just right.
We also offer an option known as interior grilles. With this choice, you get grilles that are inside the glass proper. Choose from a variety of styles and colors to ensure the grilles fit right in with the general design of your home. A perk of this choice is that the grilles require no maintenance. All you have to do is clean the glass and the grilles will look new for decades.
All of our grille and divide light options come with several choices of glass. Go with beveled, grooved, leaded, or tinted glass. If it works with your home design, we have it available.
Talk with the team at Big City today about our Classic wooden door designs and all the features that you can mix and match. Whether you are looking for a basic standard door or a custom design, rest assured we have what you need.
All Big City products can be customized to meet your exact application requirements with our extensive accessory options that are factory applied and fully integrated into your doors. The possibilities are endless with either standard or custom interior and exterior accessories and are fully functional for your application to add detail to your doors.
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