Unprotected Doorway Unprotected Doorways provide no protection from the weather. The overhang of these units either do not exist or only come out a small distance. If the height of the unit is 10 feet, then the overhang will come out less than half of the height. The smaller overhang provides less protection for the top of the door creating a need for a more durable overall door. Most homes have at least one unprotected doorway so it’s important to choose a door with the best durability level to provide maximum protection from the elements.
Exposure and Durability Once you understand the protection level of your doorway, use the chart below to know which durability will work best in your doorway. Throughout the catalog, the doors are labeled as good durability, better durability, or best durability to help you choose a door that will work in your exposure type but also last a lifetime. For more about durability, see page 7.