MAUMEE, Ohio (January 20, 2009) — With billions of dollars committed to home remodeling each year, homeowners and builders want fresh options to set themselves apart. Wayne-Dalton and Therma-Tru Doors have renewed a supplier agreement to provide a solution —complementary fiberglass entry and garage doors. Through this relationship, Wayne-Dalton, a worldwide category leader in innovative garage doors and openers for residential and commercial customers, provided the first fiberglass-clad garage door by utilizing a patented wood grain texture developed by Therma-Tru Doors, the nation’s leading manufacturer and most preferred brand of fiberglass and steel exterior door systems.

Utilizing Therma-Tru’s AccuGrainä technology, Wayne-Dalton has created the industry’s first fiberglass-clad garage door, the Model 9800. AccuGrain’s superior, graining process, combined with high-performance garage door construction, produces a realistic, natural-looking wood texture, pattern and appearance. Exclusive hi-definition graining creates the warmth and beauty of real wood with amazing fidelity. 

“Therma-Tru is excited to use our technological capabilities for the manufacturer of beautiful, high-performance fiberglass entry and patio doors to consumers who want those same qualities in their garage doors,” said Sara Theis Alcroft, Therma-Tru’s brand marketing manager. “We are thrilled that we can help Wayne-Dalton offer its customers a rich and detailed fiberglass-clad garage door that is the market’s most realistic compared to wood.”

By integrating a fiberglass surface, consumers benefit from increased energy efficiency and won’t have to deal with the warping, splintering or denting that can happen with wood doors. Since fiberglass doesn’t swell or shrink, the doors virtually eliminate air infiltration problems and offer homeowners increased energy efficiency and curb appeal, as well as unlimited possibilities for styles and finish options. Even more, a recent survey by TNS (formerly NFO WorldGroup) and Therma-Tru found that an enhanced Therma-Tru fiberglass entryway can add as much as $24,000 to a home’s perceived value. This is approximately five times the cost of an entry system.

To complement this investment, Wayne-Dalton’s Model 9800 garage doors are offered in nine factory finishes: oak, walnut, mahogany, green, clay, gray, white, red oak, and Honduran mahogany. The Model 9800 is available in horizontal raised panel, vertical raised panel and horizontal v-groove designs.

“Wayne-Dalton is known as the most innovative garage door company in the industry as we promote the theme of Life’s Front Door™. We are excited to be the first to offer the home owners and builders this unprecedented look in a garage door,” said Jeff Franklin, Wayne-Dalton Executive Vice President, Worldwide Sales Marketing, Distribution & New Business Ventures. “This supplier agreement with Therma-Tru illustrates that updating the exterior of a home and increasing its value can be as easy as replacing an entry and garage door. Just imagine what the combination of a Therma-Tru entry door system coupled with a Wayne-Dalton Model 9800 garage door will do for the value of a home.”

About Therma-Tru
Therma-Tru Doors is the nation’s leading manufacturer and most preferred brand of fiberglass and steel exterior door systems. Founded in 1962, Therma-Tru pioneered the fiberglass entry door industry, and today offers a complete portfolio of entry and patio door system solutions, including decorative glass doorlites, sidelites and transoms, and door components. Therma-Tru, headquartered in Maumee, Ohio, is part of leading consumer brands company Fortune Brands Inc. (NYSE: FO). For more information on Therma-Tru Doors, visit or call (800) 537-8827.

About Wayne-Dalton
For over 50 years, Wayne-Dalton has designed and manufactured a wide array of residential and commercial garage doors and openers to lead the industry in product innovation and service. This approach has propelled the company from its humble Amish roots in Mt. Hope, Ohio, to a world-class leader operating through diverse supply channels. Ten manufacturing facilities, 51 regional operation centers, and over 1,000 independent dealers and retailers, both domestic and international, ensure unmatched distribution coverage. Wayne-Dalton continues to expand its offering into other categories, and offers a complete line of Z-Wave enabled Home Controls and Fabric Shield storm protection products. For information, visit


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