What contractor doesn’t have an opinion about building products? It’s tough to fault any contractor’s favorite building product or material without independent test data.

Consider entry door components, for example. There are many fine companies that make sills, astragals, weatherseals, door bottoms (sweeps), headers, multi-point latches, and mulls. You probably stock components from several leading manufacturers.

Just one thing, though:

How can a contractor be certain all those parts and pieces play well together? Was the sill from Company A tested with the door bottom from Company B? Not likely.

There’s a performance risk pairing components from different vendors. That risks callbacks for air and water leaks or a rotted or warped jamb.

1 + 1 = 3

A better approach might be to install tested, field-proven components from the same manufacturer. The idea of a family of components all sharing the same engineering DNA is a good way to mitigate installation risk.

For example, Endura makes all the components for entry door systems. The power of that engineering and manufacturing coordination is the plus-factor that occurs when components work together.

Think 1 + 1 = 3.

Tested Performance

That’s the value-added difference that entry-door-component customer Steven Bayer depends on. Bayer and his family runs Minnesota-based Bayer Built Woodworks, a 40-year-old family business. The company’s Acclimated Entry Systems exterior door product line is distributed through independent lumberyards and building supply centers within an eight-state region in the upper Midwest.

“Our door slabs need to perform in a harsh climate zone. The door components need to as well,” explains Bayer. “Anyone can put a door unit together, but what about the performance data to back that unit? Our trade partners need that insight to confidently sell through to their customers.”

Certified Powered By Endura

Bayer says he has visited the Endura Fenestration Test Lab numerous times. Bayer and his product development team test his doors’ performance using gauntlet of testing equipment, replicating extremes in rollover, operation cycles, temperature, UV exposure, salt spray, wind, and rain until the performance satisfies National Accreditation & Management Institute (NAMI) standards.

“Our distribution network knows we’ve done our homework. They see the Certified Powered By Endura tag on our doors. That seal of approval means only performance-tested components are used,” he says.

All Brand Versatility

Contractors looking for a value-added marketing differentiator have a proven solution in Certified Powered By Endura components. The Endura system and the limited lifetime warranty that comes with can be applied to virtually any door slab a homeowner chooses, including products from:

  • Masonite
  • Jeld-Wen
  • Stanley
  • Therma-Tru
  • Pella
  • Marvin
  • Plastpro
  • Sierra Pacific
  • Milgard
  • You name it

For Bayer, the key word in outfitting any entry door system is simplicity.

“The Certified Powered By Endura program keeps it simple,” he affirms. “Yes, we gain performance data our trade partners need along with the industry’s strongest warranty. But we also gain the peace of mind of a single source supplier.

“They make every entry door component we need. That simplifies our exterior pre-hanging process.”

Learn more about how the Certified Powered By Endura door system program can help multiply sales and profits.