Many groundbreaking events happened in 1977. Star Wars broke all box office records, The US space shuttle prototype 'Enterprise' flew for the first time, and Bill Mullet founded ProVia in a small garage in Sugarcreek, Ohio.
41 years later, Bill Mullet’s vision has grown into a 600+ strong team dedicated to growing as a company built on trust by keeping its promises and commitments. With a strong commitment to their customers, employees, and community, ProVia has set an organizational precedent for giving more and never less.
And they’ve kept true to that precedent. ProVia has become known as an industry leader in masterfully crafted windows, doors, siding, and stone. Brennan’s partnership with ProVia means that homeowners across North Texas have an opportunity to enjoy some of the best doors on the market.
We’re taking a look into what makes ProVia a unique company and exploring some of their residential door options. By the end of this article, you’ll see why ProVia’s earned their reputation for Professional-Class Products.
Who is ProVia?
ProVia’s commitment to a higher standard
The very name of this company alludes to their core values. The name ProVia is a blend of “professional” and “via” (meaning way).
The Professional Way means ProVia holds themselves to a higher standard of integrity, accountability, and quality. One of the first glimpses into this company’s focus is the quote from Matthew 5:16, outlining work for the greater glory of God. ProVia’s work is an intense focus on producing Professional-Class Products, and serving in a way that reaches well beyond windows and doors.
Entry, Steel, and Storm Doors
The best of the best
We’re featuring five lines of ProVia entry, steel, and storm doors we carry at Brennan. Not only are these doors beautiful, but they’ve been recognized as some of the best of the best for energy efficiency. Since 2002, ProVia’s engineers have worked in lockstep with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and ENERGY STAR to ensure environmental responsibility in the products they produce. Harkening back to their founder's philosophy of giving more than expected, ProVia works hard to exceed Energy Star certified criteria. Learn more about some of their award-winning products below.
Embarq® Fiberglass Doors
ProVia challenged themselves to develop a new fiberglass entry door and it expanded into a complete philosophy of creating unrivaled efficiency in home building products. They’ve coined this new way of thinking “enVision”. The Embarq® series is their first creation using the enVision philosophy. With enVision, ProVia has created the most energy-efficient entry door system in the U.S. market manufactured by the only door company to win the ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Award for Door Manufacturing (four times!). This innovative fiberglass entry door provides a U-factor of 0.09 - the lowest recorded heat conduction measurement for entry doors in the U.S.
So what makes this series so unique? Four key characteristics:
2.5” Thick Entry Door - 43% thicker than the average fiberglass door (from the standard 13⁄4" to 21⁄2"), the Embarq® series allows for more insulation.
Dual Perimeter Seal - Seals on the door increase the energy efficiency by providing an additional barrier against air leaks around the perimeter of the door.
Custom Bottom Sweep - A thermal barrier to keep out the elements and high (or low) temperatures.
Insulation Channel - A larger energy efficient polyurethane core is placed in the side rails and the header. This feature maximizes your doors insulation power.
In addition to being highly energy-efficient, the Embarq® fiberglass entry door is durable and beautiful, available in 21 styles and feature four sidelite profiles.
The DuraFuse™ Stain Finishing System on this line means hand-applied finish formulated exclusively for the Embarq® line, a two-part UV protective coat, and the custom stains are oven cured twice for added durability.
If you’ve got specific dimensions for your entryway, ProVia is happy to provide custom sizes.
Signet® Fiberglass Doors
This series is notable for its accurate representation of real wood. ProVia boasts the Signet fiberglass door as far superior to traditional fiberglass doors. The hinge and strike stiles are a robust 25⁄8" and 41⁄4" respectively and are dovetailed to the top and bottom rails forming an integrated frame that is strong and durable. Additionally, ProVia’s developed technology to help guard against denting, splitting, cracking and warping.
This beautiful line is available in 29 styles, with five sidelite options, and five woodgrain finishes. Have a taller entryway? The Signet line also features 14 different varieties of 8’ doors.
Staining for this line is also completed using The DuraFuse™ Stain Finishing System. Your door will have added UV protection and twice oven cured staining to ensure its beauty lasts for years to come.
Heritage™ Fiberglass Doors
The Heritage line of fiberglass doors is another choice that combines the classic look of wood with ProVia’s fiberglass technology. These textured doors are constructed with a high-performance, composite material on the bottom rails. This offers excellent rot resistance. This feature paired with ProVia’s durable finishes and anti-warping, denting, and cracking craftsmanship ensures you’ll have a door holds up for the lifetime of your home. This line is also excellent for reducing energy loss due to the polyurethane cores of these entry doors.
The Heritage line offers the most variety of ProVia’s fiberglass doors with 32 style options. Custom 8’ doors are also available. The seven stain finishes below are available and are applied using ProVia’s 5-Step Stain Finishing System. This includes a two-part base priming, color staining, UV protection, and two sessions of oven curing.
Legacy™ Steel Doors
The features in the Legacy™ Steel line add up to a professional-class product. Whether you’re looking for the modern look of smooth steel or the classic look of woodgrain, you’ll find this line offers the elegance, durability, and energy efficiency in line with ProVia’s expertly crafted entry doors. In their tradition of offering more, and never less, ProVia offers custom sizes in ⅛” increments.
The woodgrain offerings of the Legacy™ Steel line feature embossed textures, deep shadow lines accentuating the character of the door's design and rich contouring for depth and artistic character. The steel doors in this series are carefully painted to avoid rusting. Below are a few of the staining options available, you'll notice they are the same as the stain colors available for the Heritage line of fiberglass doors.
Check this out: Look at the transformation on this home featuring ProVia Legacy Steel Doors in Arlington, Texas.
Spectrum™ Storm Doors
A storm door is a great choice for those who want to enjoy fresh air and natural light while keeping the weather out. The Spectrum™ Series brings smooth functionality, beauty, and durability. ProVia’s exclusive top and bottom InVent™ retractable screen system allows you more venting options than ever. ProVia’s confident that their construction will hold up to years worth of rain, hail storms, and normal wear and tear, that’s why they offer a lifetime warranty on these storm doors.
Not only a should a storm door act as a protective barrier to your entry door, but a storm door should also add to the charm of your home. That’s why ProVia’s color and style options in the Spectrum series are so varied. You’ve got plenty of design latitude to ensure your storm door helps enhance your home’s curb appeal. Below are just a few of the styles and colors offered. If you’re feeling especially creative, ProVia’s Inspirations™ art glass can help you create your own masterpiece:
The door to a home provides protection and comfort. Your home deserves a door that’s not only beautiful, durable, and energy efficient, but also one that comes with craftsmanship built with the intent to exceed your expectations.
ProVia’s 40+ years of aiming higher makes them a great choice for your home’s door needs. If you’re interested in learning more about ProVia’s premium entry and storm doors, let Brennan guide you through the best options for your home.
If you aren't familiar with our team, we are a family-owned and operated business located in North Texas. We service the greater Dallas-Metroplex area if you live in our area and are interested in ProVia Doors give us a call at 817-860-9767 for a free, no-pressure, in-home estimate.
For more details on ProVia’s fiberglass, steel, and storm doors, take a look at our selection for ProVia Doors on our website.