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Side-by-Side Comparison

BP Advantage

Aluminum Alloy

Aluminum Alloy

 High tensile strength at 38 ksi and double the rigidity of standard alloy.

Competitors' Disadvantage

Aluminum Alloy

Aluminum Alloy

 Standard (6063) Aluminum Alloy: Much weaker and 1/2 the tensile strength of BP – Aluminum Alloy.

BP Advantage

Mullions

 Narrow Intermediate Mullions: Cleaner architectural lines, showing more glass and less structure.

Competitors' Disadvantage

Mullions

 Wide Intermediate Mullions: Shows less glass, more frame, and is visually less appealing (See above, marked by arrows).

BP Advantage

Wall Thickness

 Heavier Wall Thickness: Allows for more weight and wider glass panels, with little to no deflection. (Ex. Our door has 250 lbs of aluminum vs. a competitor’s 100 lbs.

Competitors' Disadvantage

Wall Thickness

 Thinner Wall Thickness: Causes major vertical and horizontal deflection, which requires unsightly struts that can be seen through the glass.

BP Advantage

Manufacturing Speed

 Factory Direct Manufacturing Speed: By strictly focusing on Glass Garage Doors and Entry Doors, our manufacturing time is the best in the industry.

Competitors' Disadvantage

Manufacturing Speed

 Not Factory Direct: Orders are placed through a distributor, and can take 6-10 weeks.

BP Advantage

Installation

 Factory Direct Installation (CA, AZ, NV, FL & Optional in all other states): A factory specified installation produces a smoother and longer lasting garage door.

Competitors' Disadvantage

Installation

 Not Factory Installation: An installer other than the factory may not have the expertise or take the time needed to meet a factory specified installation.

BP Advantage

Customization

 Customization: Our customers can request specific panel sizes, quantities, height of each section, tapered bottom / top sections, and reveal of frame around the door.

Competitors' Disadvantage

Customization

 Limited Customization: Our competitors are not set up to accommodate customers’ special requests.

BP Advantage

Entry Doors

 Complementing Entry Doors: We can manufacture Entry Doors and Side Gates with single or multiple glass panels to match your Glass Garage Door. Custom Lock hardware can also be acommodated.

Competitors' Disadvantage

Entry Doors

 No Complementing Entry Doors: Our competitors are not set up to accommodate customers’ special requests.

BP Advantage

Hinges

 Stainless Steel 11-gauge Hinges: Laser cut, heavy duty hinges for an extra clean Architectural finish.

Competitors' Disadvantage

Hinges

 Standard Mild Steel Hinges: Thinner 14 to 18 gauge galvanized hinges are weaker, may break under typical glass weights, and require constant lubrication.

BP Advantage

Rollers

 Stainless Steel Rollers: Heavy Duty, sealed, water resistant rollers of 500lb load capacity each, with no lubrication required.

Competitors' Disadvantage

Rollers

 Standard Metal or Nylon Rollers: 50lb. load capacity each, non sealed, and require constant lubrication.

BP Advantage

Springs

 Zinc Plated or Stainless Steel Springs: Rust resistant and do not require lubrication.

Competitors' Disadvantage

Springs

 Standard Springs: Raw oil tempered springs rust and require constant lubrication.

BP Advantage

Struts

 Concealed Stiffening Struts: Stronger, lighter, and are hidden as part of the door rail, which won’t be seen from the outside.

Competitors' Disadvantage

Struts

 Standard Metal Struts: Weak, heavy, surface mounted, and can be seen through glass. (See above, marked by arrows).

BP Advantage

Colors

 Custom Glass and Frame Colors: Over 200 types of custom glass, powder coated colors, and panels to choose from.

Competitors' Disadvantage

Colors

 Limited Glass and Color Options: A few standard glazing types and color options.

BP Advantage

Weather Stripping

 Architectural Weather Stripping: Made from 3 part extruded aluminum, commercial Santoprene, and installed with concealed fasteners.

Competitors' Disadvantage

Weather Stripping

 Typical Residential Weather Stripping: Made entirely of poor quality vinyl with exposed nails which rust.

BP Advantage

Sections

 Custom Tapered Sections: Top and/or bottom sections/panels for out of square driveways and openings. (See picture gallery)

Competitors' Disadvantage

Sections

 Standard Rectangular Sections: May otherwise leave large gaps at the floor and header.

BP Advantage

Hardware

 Commercial Duty Hardware: High capacity, long lasting, with minimum lubrication or service required.

Competitors' Disadvantage

Hardware

 Standard Residential Hardware: Low capacity , which wears out quickly; requiring constant lubrication, and costly service calls.

BP Advantage

Operation Sound

 Extremely Quiet Operation: Due to the use of premium components, noise-causing friction is dramaticaly reduced.

Competitors' Disadvantage

Operation Sound

 Typical Noisy Operation: Attributed to cheap components, and out of square track; which cause friction and costly repairs.

BP Advantage

Why Us

 What Makes bp The Best Glass Door: In addition to the reasons above, proprietary fabrication methods and classified materials have been incorporated to produce our highly regarded glass doors.

Competitors' Disadvantage

Why Us

 Why Others Can’t Compare: Manufacturers that mass-produce a wide variety of other types of doors are catering to a less discriminating market. In most cases, quality is compromised for quantity.