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MCCLEARY, Wash., April 7, 2015 - Simpson Door Company has expanded its WaterBarrier® technology to be available for virtually any of its door designs, including ones with raised or flat panels, ovolo or shaker profiles and divided lites. With advances in its production capabilities, the company now offers the water-resistive technology for more than 100 additional popular door and sidelight designs in its Mastermark® Collection, Craftsman Collection, Builders Advantage® Series and contemporary and traditional product lines.

"WaterBarrier technology has been a popular upgrade for our most requested French and sash doors over the past seven years," said Brad Loveless, Simpson marketing and product development manager. "Given customer demand, we now offer WaterBarrier technology on virtually any exterior door. So if you have an opening—whether it is the front, side or back of the house—that will be exposed to the elements, you can still have a long-lasting, warrantied, beautiful wood door, no matter the design or size."

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 retaining the look of wood inside the home. Doors with WaterBarrier technology can be any wood species, design or shape, which is something molded or extruded materials cannot match.

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