Brickmould: J-channel vs Flange

 

Brickmold is a casing for exterior doors. It abuts the building’s exterior facing material and serves as a barrier between the siding and the frame.

Brickmould with Flange

Brickmould with a flange allows for easy flashing and moisture protection. After installing the unit, you can nail through the flanges as a temporary hold then place flashing tape followed by the exterior material over the flange creating a good weather seal.

Brickmould with J-Channel

Brickmould with a j-channel hides the cut edge of exterior material and takes the place of a separate j-channel around the brickmould. Using brickmould with a j-channel also allows the exterior material to expand and contract.

Patio Screens

Patio Units include 2 or 3 doors where only one of the panels is active. Many patio units also feature a screen door allowing the active panel to be open for a breeze but keeps out the bugs.

Screen Size
Traditional patio screens have a 3″ aluminum frame around the mesh screen. Slim patio screens have a 2″ aluminum frame around the mesh screen.

Standard-Hung
Patio screens have wheels in both the top and bottom of the door. This allows them to slide along the track at the top and the groove in the sill.

Top-Hung
A standard hung patio screen is inserted into adapters with premium rollers for a smoother slide, however the screen must be shorter to fit the opening.

Reeb stocks the traditional 3″ framed patio screen as a top-hung option, and stocks the slim 2″ framed patio screen as a standard-hung option.


Unit Considerations

The size of the jamb matters when it comes to the track used with the patio screen.

When using a 4-9/16″ jamb depth, the screen track is applied on the underside of the brickmould.

A 6-9/16″ patio jamb is machined with a recessed dado to attach the screen track.

Patio units also use a different mullpost than a standard unit.

A standard mullpost is 3-9/16″ meaning the edge of the mullpost sits back from the edge of the sill. If this size mullpost was used, there would be a gap between the edge of the mullpost and the screen.

A patio mullpost is 4-3/8″ sitting out closer to the edge of the sill. When the screen door is closed, the weatherstrip on the screen will connect with the patio mullpost sealing the unit from bugs.

Patio units need a patio sill for the screen.

A composite adjustable sill used with a non-patio unit has a flat aluminum approach.

A composite adjustable sill used with a patio unit includes a notch on the aluminum approach which connects with the wheels at the bottom of the screen to help it slide.


Hinge Location – Reeb Specification

Below are the hinge location for various hinge and door sizes. All hinge locations are given from the top of the door to the top of the hinge. All bore locations are on center from the top of the door

6/8 and 7/0 Doors

8/0 Doors

1-3/8″ Thick Doors with 3-1/2″ Hinges
Height 1st Hinge 2nd Hinge 3rd Hinge 4th Hinge Bore
6/8 8-5/8″ 37-7/8″ 67-1/8″ N/A 44″
7/0 8-5/8″ 37-7/8″ 67-1/8″ N/A 48″
8/0 5-1/2″ 31″ 56-1/2″ 82″ 60″

1-3/4″ Thick Doors with 4″ Hinges
Height 1st Hinge 2nd Hinge 3rd Hinge 4th Hinge Bore
6/8 8-3/8″ 37-5/8″ 66-7/8″ N/A 44″
7/0 8-3/8″ 37-5/8″ 66-7/8″ N/A 48″
8/0 5-1/4″ 30-3/4″ 56-1/4″ 81-3/4″ 60″

1-3/4″ Thick Doors with 4-1/2″ Hinges
Height 1st Hinge 2nd Hinge 3rd Hinge 4th Hinge Bore
6/8 8-1/8″ 37-3/8″ 66-5/8″ N/A 44″
7/0 8-1/8″ 37-3/8″ 66-5/8″ N/A 48″
8/0 5″ 30-1/2″ 56″ 81-1/2″ 60″

1-3/4″ Thick Doors with 5″ Hinges
Height 1st Hinge 2nd Hinge 3rd Hinge 4th Hinge Bore
6/8 7-7/8″ 37-1/8″ 66-3/8″ N/A 44″
7/0 7-7/8″ 37-1/8″ 66-3/8″ N/A 48″
8/0 4-3/4″ 30″ 55-1/2″ 81″ 60″

Storm Door Ready Units

Installing a storm door on an entryway adds comfort and security to any home. To properly install the door, a secondary frame is needed. For a single door unit, this is created by the reveal between the brickmould and the jamb meaning the unit doesn’t need any alteration. After following the provided instructions, the door is ready to use.

A door with sidelites may require some additional parts and pieces to install a storm door. The best way to tell this is by looking at the mullpost, or the piece between the sidelite and the front door. Most sidelite units are installed with a standard mullpost which sits back from the edge of the jamb not giving the storm door enough clearance to close. In this case, a storm door adapter must be added to extend the mullpost to the edge of the jamb. This creates the proper frame for the storm door to have the clearance necessary.

Some sidelite units use a storm door ready mullpost meaning it is a one-piece mullpost that sticks out to the edge of the jamb. This makes the unit storm door ready.

Some sidelite units are also built as a boxed unit, meaning each sidelite and the door have individual frame systems around them. Every boxed until is storm door ready.

Note: The boxed unit shown does not have any exterior casing applied leaving a large space between the sills. After the unit is installed, the casing will be applied by the installer covering those gaps and creating a beautiful unit.

Storm doors are popular because they allow extra light and ventilation into the house. The glass helps fight against harsh weather while the screen keeps the bugs out and your pets in. From traditional to modern, storm doors create an inviting entrance, add value, and reflect your unique lifestyle.


SDL and GBG Options

Simulated Divided Lites (SDL)

SDL bars can be applied to certain door styles to give the appearance of a divided lite door. Wood-grained or smooth SDL bars are adhered to both the interior and exterior panes of tempered glass.

Therma-Tru

Type Code CAD Beauty
CCA
1-5/8″
Colonial
SDL
CCV
1-5/8″
Flat
SDL
FC or SS
1-1/8″
Colonial
SDL
SS
1-1/8″
Flat
SDLF1
FC or SS
3-1/2″
Flat
SDLF2
CCA
4-3/8″
Flat
SDLF3
CCA
5-5/8″
Flat
SDLF4
CCA
4-3/8″ and
5-5/8″
Flat
SDLF5
CCM
1-5/8″
Flat
SDLF6

The addition of “LE” to a code means that the glass is Low-E.


Simpson

Type Code CAD Beauty
Fir
7/8″
Colonial
By Model
Sapele Mahogany
7/8″
Colonial
By Model
Red Oak
7/8″
Colonial
By Model

RSP Vinyl

Type Code CAD Beauty
FC
7/8″
Colonial
XWXHFO782
SS
7/8″
Colonial
XWXHFW782
FC
1-1/4″
Colonial
XWXHFO1142
SS
1-1/4″
Colonial
XWXHFW1142

RSP Aluminum

Type CAD Beauty
FC
1-1/8″
Colonial
SS
1-1/8″
Colonial
FC
1-1/8″
Flat
SS
1-1/8″
Flat

Grilles-between-the-Glass (GBG)

GBGs are included between two tempered panes of glass. They give a divided appearance while allowing easy cleaning of the glass.

Therma-Tru

Type Code CAD Beauty
7/8″
Flat
White
GBGFW
7/8″
Flat
Bronze
GBGFB
7/8″
Flat
Almond
GBGFA
7/8″
Flat
Black
GBGFK
7/8″
Contour
White
GBGCW
7/8″
Contour
Black
GBGCK

2022 New Products

Therma-Tru

Classic Craft Mahogany-grained 3/4 lite flush-glazed doors bring an updated look to virtually any home. Classic Craft Walnut doors feature a horizontal grain with natural movement accented by delicate arches and cathedrals.

Shaker-style Fiber-Classic and Smooth-Star Craftsman doors and sidelites are available with flush-glazed Saratoga decorative glass. A myriad of other craftsman lites are now available with a modern appeal due to the flat frame. The popular Shaker-style look expands to include 7’0” heights, bringing this on-trend design to more homes and feature an elevated bottom rail for ADA applications.


White Pine

Our offering of white pine doors is discontinued. If the customer wants a panel door, please refer them to our Ponderosa Pine Doors. If the customer wants a clear glass door, please refer them to our Ponderosa Pine Doors. If the customer wants a frit glass door, please inform them we are replacing the white pine with plantation pine frit glass doors which will arrive later this year.


Pinless Nantucket

Simpson has launched a new option of a Pinless Nantucket door. These doors have the same stile-and-rail construction, but use a taller, grooved tenon that grips the mortise pocket.

With this joinery method, the door looks like a normal door but has the same performance as a Nantucket door. It maintains a 10-year warranty with no overhang required. Reeb will be adding 6 Pinless Nantucket doors along with their accompanying sidelites into stock.


Removing Black Tape on Flush-Glazed Doors

Flush-glazed doors have the glass built directly into the door with a high-performance dual adhesive weather seal. Also included is a black tape around the edge of the glass which provides a clean sight line and prevents finish weep. Once you finish your door, you can remove this black tape.

First, you want to grab a pair of gloves for safety. Using a sharp tool, cut through the tape along the edge of the glass.

Once all the tape has been cut, peel the tape away from glass. Finally, clean off any remaining tape residue with adhesive remover. Of course, you will want to repeat on the other side.

One last piece of advice – take your time when cutting the black tape. If you rush this step, you could see jagged edges. Once the tape is fully removed, it is time to install the door and enjoy your new entryway.


2g: Special Order Update

The Special Order category in 2g is a great way to order completely custom products. However, sometimes only a portion of a unit needs to be custom – not the entire unit. 2g now has the ability to specify the special request at the end of the unit configuration. A new field has been added next to the Label box in the Custom Fields section where you can turn any configured item into a special request.


Configure an item from any Product Category.

Locate the “Make a Special Request” box and select “Yes”. Then click the Blue checkmark to enable the Special Order process. There is always the option to go back and select “No” if a special order request is not desired.

After choosing “Yes” a new question will appear where you can specify the special request. Fill in the answer and save the item.

The item is now marked as a special item that can be Sent for Review, if the user has the proper permissions.

Once a Reeb CSR reviews and quotes the item, the item will be returned and will look like a regular special order item. This request can now be accepted or additional changes can be made.


Special Order Update FAQs

  • The new Special Order option is available for all products.
  • The new Special Order option “takes over” the originally configured item.
  • Users will still need to have permission to send for Special Order Review.
  • Once an item is sent for review and returned, the item will look like a regular Special Order item.
  • Both the old and new Special Order options are available to use as desired.
  • The new Special Order option eliminates the need to delete the original item before submission.
  • The Project History will contain the details of the original unit.

Flat Casing Joints

Flat casing can be applied in two ways – with a mitre joint or with a butt joint.

Mitre Joint



A mitre joint is when the head and leg pieces of casing meet at a 45 degree angle.

Butt Joint



A butt joint is when the head and leg pieces of casing meet at a 90 degree angle.


Mira-Tec Flat Casing

Made from the patented TEC™ process, MiraTEC Treated Exterior Composite trim combines the eye-catching beauty of authentic woodgrain with the long-lasting performance of an engineered product. Because it is not hardboard, MiraTEC trim will not delaminate. It is also moisture, rot and termite resistant, and is backed by a 50-year limited warranty.

Mira-Tec is a primed exterior composite casing that is grained on one side and smooth on the other. It comes in long lengths and is cut for application to our units. It can be applied either textured side out or smooth side out. The grained side of the material resembles that of the rough side of a raw cedar plank.

For more information about Mira-Tec click here.