Hansen Forge Finishes
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Finish Groups: Anodized Powder Coat | Premium | Overlays | Plated | Louvers
Aluminum Doors Only
Anodized finishes are created through an electrochemical process that actually alters the physical properties of the aluminum, so it will never crack, chip or peal. This creates an extremely durable heat resistant finish that is highly scratch resistant and will maintain it's original luster over time. Excellent for aluminum fireplace doors.
Powder Coat Finishes
Aluminum and Steel Doors
Powder coat finishes are applied electrostatically, and are then cured buy heat. This type of finishing process is superior to high temperature paint because it forms a hard coating over the metal that is highly impervious to heat and will not rust. The process is precisely formulated and produces very consistent results with fewer imperfections. It is also the least expensive finishing process, although it has limitations and cannot replicate the more expensive artistic finishes that are hand crafted.
Steel Doors & Aluminum Doors
Premium finishes are either hand crafted or must go through multiple steps to be applied. Because these are hand applied the finishes are not as consistent and each product will have slight variations from another. If you are looking for a more consistent finish we recommend you stick with the powder coat or anodized finishes. Stainless steel is included in this group just because the cost is the same as other premium finishes.
Steel Doors Only
Overlays are plated sheet metal that can be used to wrap around some of our doors. Whenver you see overlay as an option, these are the finishes they are avilable in.
Flat Steel Plated Doors
Our plated flat steel doors come in these high quality plated finishes that are enamel coated so they never need to be polished. Plated finishes are not recommended coastal locations or areas with high moisture content.
These are standard louver designs that can be incorporated in our ZC Retrim doors. These can be used at the top and bottom of a door for heat circulating fireplaces or for decorative purposes on doors where you want a wider frame. They can also be added to the sides in some applications. Custom patterns are also possible if proper artwork is provided. Louvers are available in all powder coat and premium finishes. Plated finishes are limited to certain styles. Louver Style 1510 Louver Style 1511 Louver Style 1514 Louver Style 1515 Louver Style 1517 Louver Style 1518 Louver Style 1520 Louver Style 1523 Louver Style 1524 Louver Style 1001