Road Trip 2017: LaForce Projects Across the Country

Road Trip 2017, Stop 7: Catholic Memorial High School in Wisconsin

LaForce handles construction projects across the country!
In this special series, we’re exploring 12 such projects.

We handle large and small projects within a wide variety of industries, including education. At Catholic Memorial High School in Waukesha, WI, Dylan Watkins (Building Products Consultant) assisted in the below-pictured door replacement. The objective was to re-use as much of the existing materials as possible, while still improving the appearance and functionality of the door.

Exterior wood doors require frequent maintenance. Therefore, Dylan advised the school to replace the damaged, worn, and fading wood doors with Special-Lite woodgrain FRP doors. These doors feature a realistic wood grain appearance without the disadvantages of a real wood door on a building’s exterior. This particular FRP door features an acrylic-modified polyester (AMP) surface. A benefit to this type of door is that it will never warp, split, peel, or rot and it has excellent rust resistance. In addition, since saving money for the customer was a priority, we re-used the existing wood frames, exit devices, closers, and electric strikes.

Other recently completed door upgrades for schools can be found here and here, and more information about our retrofit capabilities can be found in this link. You may also contact LaForce with any questions! Follow us on LinkedIn for more project photos and updates.

LaForce at Catholic Memorial High School before and after

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