There are few things more frustrating than an entry door callback.

What’s the point of failure? The weatherseal? Door bottom? Sill? Something else? Does a warranty apply? Will the component manufacturer blame it on another component? Or the installation?

When you think about it, it’s a wonder all those components work as well as they do. Were they ever independently tested together? Probably not. Yet, you’re betting your reputation and bank account they were. Entry door jobs already have plenty of challenges, like a less than perfect envelope opening. Then the system faces rapid temperature swings. Pounding wind, rain, and sun. You’re dealing with a penetration that endures vastly more use and abuse than any window.

Reduce Risk

With so much at stake, wouldn’t it be simpler if all the components were third-party certified to work together as an integrated unit?

No point of failure worries. No fuss over wall plane imperfections. No worries over air and water leaks or jamb rot or warp. Just an install-and-forget entry door system. Here’s how that scenario might work:

• A single-source manufacturer of all the components you need – sill, astragal, weatherseals, door bottom, continuous headers, sills, mulls, the works.

• All components engineered from the ground up to perform well together.

• All components certified third-party tested and field proven with the documentation to prove it.

• All components work with any door slab the owner chooses, including:

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

There are many fine manufacturers of entry door components. The issue is, not many manufacturers make them all. That leaves you on the hook for picking and choosing components that haven’t been independently tested to work together.

“The real world is not perfect. Every job site is different,” cautions Cheryl Zukowski, director of marketing at Endura, a leading U.S.-based manufacturer of entry door systems. To help contractors reduce risk, Endura offers contractors the Certified Powered By Endura (CPBE) program.

If you’ve seen the Certified Powered By Endura symbol tagged to an entry door system, you know the installation, business, and marketing advantages that represents.

Contractor Simplicity

If not, that tag signifies how many contractors and pre-hung door companies now minimize callbacks, repairs, and diminished margins. The CPBE door system is offered in several configurations, depending on the job requirements. The basic components include Z-Series Sills, Ultimate Astragal, Weatherseals, Door Bottoms, and Continuous Sills, Headers, and One-Piece Mulls.

“Each component is very contractor-friendly,” explains Zukowski, noting how the system anticipates less than ideal installation conditions. Certified testing provides documented evidence the door system can meet local code standards, if required. That, along with the industry’s strongest warranty, serves as a competitive differentiator.

“Contractors looking for ways to provide an even better homeowner experience now have a simpler way to minimize callback risk,” Zukowski says.

Learn more about how to eliminate entry door callback risk with Certified Powered By Endura door systems.