JELD-WEN, the world’s leading manufacturer of windows and doors, takes beauty and performance a step further with the introduction of JELD-WEN® IWP® Aurora™ composite frames, providing for the first time a complete Aurora entry system that exudes the beauty of wood with unmatched durability from the door to its frame.
IWP Aurora composite frames are engineered using the same high-end construction technology as JELD-WEN IWP Aurora Custom Fiberglass doors, which are supported by years of proprietary research and development, promising custom-designed beauty with maintenance-free appeal.
“By combining beautiful, durable doors with frames created for the same resiliency, homeowners now have the benefit of an entry system that will withstand the tests of time and extreme weather, with the beauty and charm of wood,” said Shane Meisel, JELD-WEN product marketing manager. “Together, JELD-WEN IWP Aurora doors and frames are the perfect choice for homeowners who prefer the look of wood, but live in areas with extreme heat or moisture, and in high-wind-speed construction zones.”
Designed from a single pour casting, Aurora composite frames are impervious to moisture and will not absorb water, eliminating any chance of rot, decay, swelling or delamination. The frames are also twice as resistant to fracture along the grain and have 10 times the nail- and screw-holding power of wood, providing increased security, durability and assurance of a consistent fit over time.
The JELD-WEN IWP Aurora composite frame single- and double-door systems have passed the tests required for hurricane approval, including structural loadings, impact, and cycling for DP +50/-50 ratings. The passing of these tests qualifies the Aurora composite frame systems for construction in Florida, Texas, and other regions with impact-resistance and structural wind load codes.
Together, the composite frames and the already hurricane-approved JELD-WEN IWP Aurora Custom Fiberglass doors create a complete, hurricane-rated, non-wood entry system.
Aurora composite frames are offered as a standard option with JELD-WEN IWP Aurora doors and are available to match all Aurora door wood species (oak, mahogany, knotty alder and paint surface).