updated 4/22/2011 1:46:04 PM ET 2011-04-22T17:46:04

MCCLEARY, Wash., April 22, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Simpson® Door Company's wood exterior doors with WaterBarrier® Technology offer the warmth and beauty of wood inside the home, with protection from the elements outside – no matter the exposure. Now, Simpson offers WaterBarrier Technology in dozens of new door designs, from French to panel to decorative entry doors – all with a five-year warranty, with no building overhang required.  Customers can order WaterBarrier within many of Simpson's most popular lines, including the Mastermark® Collection, Craftsman Collection, Builder's Advantage® Series, Artist Collection®, and others. www.simpsondoor.com

"Homeowners don't need to sacrifice the beauty of wood for the performance of a door that will stand up to the weather," says Brad Loveless, Marketing and Product Development Manager for Simpson Door Company.  "The proven WaterBarrier Technology is now available for many door types; you're not limited to only a handful of designs in order to achieve ultimate performance in tough exposures.  People can choose anything from the most traditional to contemporary designs for front entry, side and patio doors."

Simpson WaterBarrier Technology combines a moisture-resistant, medium-density overlay (MDO) with a thermoset acrylic latex primer topcoat and PVC glazing beads on the door's exterior side.  This creates a smooth and durable exterior that resists moisture absorption and is ready to paint, while maintaining the allure of wood on the door's interior side.  Doors with WaterBarrier can be any wood species, and design pressure ratings are available.

WaterBarrier Technology is one of the weather-protective options offered as part of the Simpson Performance Series® family of wood doors.  Simpson also provides UltraBlock® Technology, which incorporates a composite block built into the bottom of the doors' stiles to alleviate buckling, swelling and separation of door components.  UltraBlock provides protection against extreme weather conditions, is available for any 1-¾" thick exterior door, and comes with a five-year limited warranty.   Also for tough exposures, Simpson offers Nantucket® Collection exterior wood doors.  These all-wood doors combine durable, weather-resistant wood species with a modified mortise-and-tenon construction technique for beautiful, long lasting wood doors – backed by a 10-year warranty.

About Simpson Door Company

With nearly a century of experience, product innovation and industry-leading design, Simpson Door Company has become the trusted source for impeccably crafted wood doors. Simpson's comprehensive line of interior and exterior stile and rail doors includes hundreds of standard options from panel to French to decorative entry doors with matching sidelights and transoms. Available in a variety of wood species, sizes and glass options, Simpson provides customers with the door they desire, whether it is a standard design or a one-of-a-kind custom door. To find out more about Simpson doors, visit  simpsondoor.com or call (800)-SIMPSON.

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