Crescent Door Works Bags Window & Door Magazine's Crystal Achievement Award

The first product offering of Crescent Door Works, a startup door component developer, has achieved Window & Door Magazine's Crystal Achievement Award for Most Innovative Door Component.

The company got back to the fundamentals of residential home security with its winner, BOSS Jamb Reinforcements - a forced entry resistant hardware system built into exterior vinyl and wood door jambs.

Boss Jambs, strike and hinge components (Credit: Crescent Door Works, LLC)

The door frame components doors that swing from on one side, and lock into on the other are known as jambs, whose connection to a home’s basic security requirements seems very clear. However, the residential exterior jambs delivered by manufacturers today are not needed to fulfill any basic tests of resistance to forced entry.

The FBI's annual Uniform Crime Report shows the U.S. averaged one million forced entry burglaries yearly over the past 5 years. That's a big need and a market opportunity for us, not counting new construction and remodels that will be motivated to look at our product rather than softwood jambs. We're looking forward to welcoming in manufacturing partners and investors interested in scaling the BOSS Jamb system.

Brian Knight, Owner, Crescent Door Works

The main design advantages of the product are the vinyl tube reinforcements and rectangular shaped steel placed in the vulnerable hinge and locking areas, and these are anchored to a home's framing using specialized screws. Since the reinforcements are built inside, as opposed to resting on the surface, the jambs are natural and smooth in appearance. In order to ensure that all hardware stays out of sight, even the screw holes are predrilled behind the weather stripping.

BOSS Jamb Reinforcements surpass the performance needs of the highest grade of resistance to forced entry as explained in the ASTM Standard F476-14.

When we designed the system we were thinking of not just the kicks and blows dealt by a human assault to a door assembly, but even natural events such as high velocity winds. We'll do much more testing in that area as we move forward. Our jambs, we think, will be the performance model all residential jambs follow in the future.

Brian Knight, Owner, Crescent Door Works

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