3 Impact Door Design Trends
Explore the latest design trends for impact doors, from one-of-a-kind door styles to interesting placements in coastal homes.
October 3, 2022
In many coastal regions, local hurricane-related building codes require homes and businesses to be built with impact doors. But these code restrictions do not mean you have to sacrifice large sizes or custom design opportunities. With the right product, it’s possible to meet the stringent impact code requirements and have a door that reflects your unique design preferences. In this article, we explore three trends in impact door design. But first:
What is an Impact Door?
The main difference between a standard door and an impact door is that impact doors are built with strong, durable frames made from a highly resilient material like extruded aluminum and feature panes of glass that are both tempered and laminated. Other names for impact doors include high-impact, impact-resistant, hurricane-rated, and hurricane-resistant doors. While the names may differ, these doors share the common goal of protecting homes, businesses, and people from the devastating effects of high winds and airborne debris generated by tropical storms and hurricanes.
Integrating this unique door in different spaces throughout the home is a growing trend. Pivot doors are starting to show up as statement-piece entry doors. They also appear as interesting passages on the interior of a home, as a grand gesture. Finally, some homeowners are integrating pivot doors in patio design on the back of a home. Because pivot doors lend themselves to a variety of applications, they are receiving increased attention as a versatile element in residential design.