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Side-by-Side Comparison

bp Advantage

Competitors' Disadvantage

Aluminum Alloy

Aluminum Alloy

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

Aluminum Alloy

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

Mullions

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

Mullions

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

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.

Wall Thickness

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

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.

Manufacturing Speed

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

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.

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.

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.

Customization

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

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.

Entry Doors

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

Hinges

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

Hinges

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

Rollers

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

Rollers

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

Springs

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

Springs

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

Struts

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

Struts

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

Colors

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

Colors

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

Weather Stripping

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

Weather Stripping

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

Sections

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

Sections

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

Hardware

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

Hardware

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

Operation Sound

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

Operation Sound

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

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.

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.