ProVia® Custom Entry Doors Featured On A&E’s “Flipping Boston”
Boston Marathon bombing survivor’s home is remodeled and includes ADA-compliant ProVia Legacy™ Steel Entry Doors.
SUGARCREEK, Ohio, September 5, 2014 – Custom entry doors by ProVia®, a leader in exterior building products, are featured in a new episode of the national A&E Network’s “Flipping Boston” program, scheduled to air September 6, 2014 at 11 a.m. EST. The show portrays the remodel of a Boston Marathon survivor’s home, which includes installation of ADA-compliant ProVia Legacy™ 20-Gauge Steel Entry Doors. ProVia’s unique abilities for customization enabled them to build entry doors that comply with the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). ProVia dealer Coastal Windows & Exteriors, of Beverly MA, is also featured in the episode with owner Stephanie Vanderbilt playing a starring role.
ProVia Custom Entry Doors – Adaptable for Special Requirements
The custom entry doors for this home will aid in everyday function and address requirements for proper door width, thresholds, and ADA ease-of-use specifications for wheelchair accessibility. ProVia customized these doors as follows:
- The ADA’s Accessibility Guidelines specify that doors must have minimum clear opening of 32 inches with the door open at 90 degrees. The ProVia steel entry doors for this home have a clear width of 36 inches.
- People who use wheelchairs for mobility need to be able to roll smoothly in and out of the home. The ProVia steel entry doors for this home have an ADA compliant threshold that is no more than ½ inch high.
- The ADA specifies that door hardware needs to have a shape that is easy to grasp with one hand. It should not require tight grasping or twisting of the wrist to operate. The lever handles on these ProVia steel entry doors are easy to operate, and can even be opened using an elbow.
“When we learned about this project, we knew we could easily fulfill this homeowner’s unique needs,” says Joe Klink, director of corporate relations for ProVia. “Customization is what we do every day, and it’s rewarding to be able to step in and provide ADA-compliant doors for these very deserving people.”
“For me, the highlight of this experience was being able to help improve the life of a Boston Marathon bombing victim,” says Stephanie Vanderbilt, owner of Coastal Windows & Exteriors. “Something like that just hits home for any Bostonian.”
Headquartered in Sugarcreek, Ohio, ProVia is a leading manufacturer of professional-class entry doors, storm doors, patio doors, windows, vinyl siding and manufactured stone veneer. The professional-class designation reflects the company’s high level of quality, service and customization. ProVia has been an ENERGY STAR® Partner with the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy since 2002, and is the only door manufacturer that has ever received any ENERGY STAR award for door manufacturing. The company has won the prestigious ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year award for Door Manufacturing four times, and the ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence award four times. ProVia employs approximately 550 people at its headquarters and manufacturing facilities in Sugarcreek, Walnut Creek, Baltic and Zanesville, Ohio, and Booneville, Miss. For more information, visit www.provia.com.
About Coastal Windows & Exteriors
Coastal Windows & Exteriors Inc. is a woman- owned exterior home improvement company operated by a husband and wife team that has a commitment to making the process of having new home improvement products enjoyable with a strong focus on customer education. All of their Windows, Roofing, Siding and Entry Doors have a Life Time Warranty backed up by licensed and bonded installation. All of their Energy Efficient Green Products meet or exceed ENERGY STAR® Requirements. Their absolute commitment to the highest ethical standards means they refuse to engage in high pressure sales and always put customer education first.
About Flipping Boston
In the show, professional house flippers Peter Souhleris and Dave Seymour gamble on a strategy to give them an edge in the tough real estate market. They design high end and they flip fast. There’s never a dull moment when Peter’s attention to detail gets in the way of Dave’s need for speed. But the end results prove that this duo is on the top of their game. But the real question is, will there be a jackpot for them at the end of each flip? Learn more and view past episodes at aetv.com/flipping-boston.