Feather River Doors: Unveiling the Elegance of Simulated Divided Lites


When it comes to infusing your home with character and light while maintaining privacy and energy efficiency, Feather River's Simulated Divided Lites (SDL) doors and sidelites stand out as exemplary choices. This blog delves into the allure of Feather River's SDL offerings, demonstrating how they blend traditional aesthetics with modern performance.

What Makes SDL Doors So Special?

Simulated Divided Lites mimic the classic look of true divided lite doors, where each pane of glass is individually framed in wood. However, SDL doors offer this timeless aesthetic without compromising on the energy efficiency and strength of a single, large pane of glass. This is achieved by applying SDL bars on the exterior and interior of the glass, creating the illusion of individual panes while maintaining a single, insulated glass unit.

Expanded Options: Internal Grille Low-E and Molded SDL Grilles

In our commitment to SDL innovation and customization, Feather River Doors additionally includes Internal Grille Low-E and Molded SDL Grilles. The Internal Grille Low-E option offers enhanced energy efficiency, featuring grilles enclosed within tempered glass panes that reduce heat transfer. This addition helps to ensure homes stay comfortable in any season without sacrificing style.

Molded SDL Grilles further enrich the design possibilities. These grilles are crafted to replicate the look of real divided lites but with the benefits of modern materials. These options allow homeowners to achieve the classic appearance of divided lites with improved functionality and energy efficiency.

Feather River's SDL Collection: A Fusion of Style and Substance

Feather River takes the SDL concept further by incorporating a variety of glass types and privacy ratings, ensuring there's a perfect match for every homeowner's taste and requirements. From the high-privacy options like Cord and Sandstone™ to the clear views provided by Clear glass, the SDL collection offers diversity without compromising on performance.

Energy Efficiency: A Core Consideration

Many doors in the SDL Collection are ENERGY STAR certified, showcasing Feather River's commitment to reducing energy consumption without sacrificing style. The introduction of Internal Grille Low-E glass options further underscores our dedication to energy efficiency, providing an elegant solution for homeowners looking to minimize their environmental impact.

Design Flexibility

Feather River's SDL doors are available in a variety of configurations, including full lite and ¾ lite options, with grille options ranging from 1-1/8" to 5-5/8". This variety ensures that whether your home is modern, traditional, or somewhere in between, there's an SDL door that will enhance its aesthetic and architectural style.

The Bottom Line

Feather River's Simulated Divided Lites doors and sidelites offer an exquisite blend of traditional charm and modern functionality. With their array of glass types, privacy ratings, and ENERGY STAR certification, these doors not only elevate the curb appeal of your home but also enhance its privacy and energy efficiency. Whether you're undertaking a new construction project or looking to upgrade your existing entryway, consider the timeless elegance and contemporary performance of Feather River's SDL, Internal Grille Low-E and Molded SDL Grilles collections for even greater customization and efficiency.

About Feather River Doors

At Feather River Doors we are a team of dedicated professionals who are committed to providing our customers with the highest quality products and exceptional service. Our mission is simple; to create beautiful, functional doors that enhance the look and feel of any home or business. Since 2001, Feather River Doors have sold more than a million doors to satisfied customers throughout the U.S. and are sold through The Home Depot®.

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