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American Legends

Classic, durable, and affordable!

Fimbel American Legends collection doors can be found on garages of old-fashioned neighborhoods and new developments alike. With head-turning curb appeal, they provide extraordinary beauty, require low maintenance, and deliver a terrific return-on-investment.

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Fimbel FootnoteTM
Precision FitTM
Saltwater SafeTM
Worry Free Low-MaintenanceTM

Here’s what makes the American Legends line so unique compared to other similarly priced doors on the market. Our doors feature:

Beautiful Smooth Finish, NO Stamped Fake Woodgrain. The single largest difference between the American Legends and all the competition is the lack of the awful fake woodgrain our competitors stamp into the face and overlays of their doors. Fimbel door sections are clad with a vinyl film and our overlays are smooth PVC. Here’s why:

  1. It prevents rust.
  2. The doors have the look of a real wood door that has been painted white, and
  3. Using our advanced manufacturing methods, we deliver this value at a competitive price.

Big and Beautiful 30” Top Section with Glass. Most of the other products are only available with a 24” top. Our door appears more like a traditional carriage door with the large glass. It is also available with a 24” top if that is what is preferred.

Durable Solid One Piece Grille. Most of the other doors offer a snap in grille. This means the window is a large opening and then a plastic piece for the muttons (grids that make the windows) is inserted. Those plastic grille inserts can break, crack or fall out. If they don’t have an insert, then they most likely have seams that weaken the structure and open it up to expansion and contraction.

Solid PVC Overlays. Fimbel overlays are solid PVC with a coped edge for detail. Many of the other doors offer hollow overlays. As the door opens you can see they are light and hollow.

Precision Design — Need a New section? No problem! Folks accidentally drive into their garage doors all the time. Snow plows also collide with doors quite often here in the Northeast winters. While other manufacturers will make you replace the entire door, or a large part of it often sending you decorative elements featuring double-sided tape that is temporary at best — Fimbel’s precision construction makes it easy to replace just the damaged section that we manufacture to all the original specifications and your door will line up like new.

Paint Options. American Legends doors can be left unfinished, factory finished, or field finished with AST DIY Paint Kits or white exterior latex. Exposure restrictions must be followed with any color other than white. The Paintable Upgrade is not necessary with the American Legends.

  • The Standard White Door can be left unfinished, factory finished, or painted in the field, but MUST ALWAYS BE PAINTED WHITE
  • The Paintable Upgrade Door can be left unfinished, factory finished in any color that follows exposure restrictions for that color or field finished with AST DIY Paint Kits in any color.

Saltwater Safe — and warrantied! Fimbel doors are made for the shore! Thanks to the vinyl coating and overlays, being close to the ocean will not void your warranty or offer a reduced warranty.

Collection Models

  • Edison

    Edison

  • Bell

    Bell

  • Ford

    Ford

  • Lindbergh

    Lindbergh

  • Franklin

    Franklin

  • McCormick

    McCormick

  • Revere

    Revere

  • Ross

    Ross

  • Carver

    Carver

  • Vanderbelt

    Vanderbelt

  • Wright

    Wright

  • Armstrong

    Armstrong

  • Oakley

    Oakley

  • Hancock

    Hancock


    Recommended for these tough environments:

    Coastal Locations
    Flood Prone Locations
    High Wind
    Rated upto +/-30 PSF in single widths
    Northern Exposure
    Fine in any color
    Southern Exposure
    No dark colors
    Eastern Exposure
    Fine in any color -SE
    Western Exposure
    No dark colors

    Available Door Types:

    Classic Swing Carriage House
    Overhead Carriage House
    Overhead

    Available Design Features:

    Sections
    4
    V Groove
    BeadBoard
    Design carved into a solid 3/4” high-impact PVC face
    Design carved into a solid 3/8” high-impact PVC face
    Raised Panel
    Flush Panels
    Vinyl Overlays
    No Embossed "fake" Woodgrain

    Factory Finishing Options*:

    • White

      White

    • Antique Parchment

      Antique Parchment

    • Porcelain Kahaki

      Porcelain Kahaki

    • Sandal Wood

      Sandal Wood

    • Canvas

      Canvas

    • Classic Cream

      Classic Cream

    • Ivory

      Ivory

    • Wicker

      Wicker

    • Nautical Gray

      Nautical Gray

    • Cascade Blue

      Cascade Blue

    • Dove Gray

      Dove Gray

    • Gray

      Gray

    • Cadet Gray

      Cadet Gray

    • Cashmere

      Cashmere

    • Sandtone

      Sandtone

    • Prairie Grass

      Prairie Grass

    • Terratone

      Terratone

    • Bahama Brown

      Bahama Brown

    • Bronze

      Bronze

    • Black

      Black

    • Hampton Sage

      Hampton Sage

    • Evergreen

      Evergreen

    • Wineberry

      Wineberry


      DIY Finishing Options*:

      • Prairie Grass

        Prairie Grass

      • Cashmere

        Cashmere

      • Gray

        Gray

      • Dove Gray

        Dove Gray

      • Nautical Gray

        Nautical Gray

      • Wicker

        Wicker

      • Ivory

        Ivory

      • Classic Cream

        Classic Cream

      • Canvas

        Canvas

      • Sandal Wood

        Sandal Wood

      • Porcelain Kahaki

        Porcelain Kahaki

      • Antique Parchment

        Antique Parchment

      • Antique White

        Antique White

      • White

        White

        • *Custom Colors Available
        • For specific questions about Fimbel Factory Finishes or DIY Finishing options please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

        One Piece Grille Construction:

        Glazed Grille Section Options


        Traditional
        Traditional Standard One piece vinyl grill
        One piece vinyl grille with painted white aluminium frame:
        • Standard
        • 1” vertical muntins across entire grille
        Euro
        Euro Optional One piece vinyl grille

        One piece vinyl grille with painted white aluminium frame:

        • Optional
        • 3 1/2" vertical muntin in center of bay, balance 1”

        Grille Profile


        C-Grille
        C-Grille
        One piece vinyl grille with painted white aluminium frame:
        • Standard
        V-Grille
        V-Grille

        One piece vinyl grille with painted white aluminium frame:

        • Optional

        Radius Grille Options


        Square
        Square
        One piece vinyl grille with painted white aluminium frame:
        • Square Lites
        Arch
        Arch

        One piece vinyl grille with painted white aluminium frame:

        • Three point Circular Arch Spanning 1-3 Bays
        Dual Arch
        Dual Arch

        One piece vinyl grille with painted white aluminium frame:

        • Dual three point circular arches spanning 1-3 bays
        Full Arch
        Full Arch

        One piece vinyl grille with painted white aluminium frame:

        • Three point circular arch spanning 4 bays
        Custom Elliptical and Template Arch
        Custom Elliptical and Template Arch

        One piece vinyl grille with painted white aluminium frame:

        • Multiple point Eliptical Arch and custom tops to fit your opening

        Lite Quantity Options:

        • TAx312

          TAx312

          TSx312

          TSx312

          TAx314

          TAx314

          TFx314

          TFx314

        • TAx322

          TAx322

          TSx322

          TSx322

          TAx324

          TAx324

          TFx324

          TFx324

        • TAx412

          TAx412

          TSx412

          TSx412

          TAx414

          TAx414

          TFx414

          TFx414

        • TAx422

          TAx422

          TSx422

          TSx422

          TAx424

          TAx424

          TFx424

          TFx424

        • EAx412

          EAx412

          ESx412

          ESx412

          EAx414

          EAx414

          EFx414

          EFx414

        • EAx422

          EAx422

          ESx422

          ESx422

          EAx424

          EAx424

          EFx424

          EFx424

        Specifications:

        Construction

        Solid vinyl grille and overlays, vinyl clad steel face
        Painted aluminum glass section frame, and powder coated steel end and center stiles.

        Available Heights

        Any size in 1” increments

        Available Widths

        8' ,9', 10', 16', and 18'

        Thickness

        2 1/2"

        R Value

        13.12

        Fastening Points

        White powder coated steel end and center stiles.

        Section Joints

        Interlocking tongue & groove vinyl-clad steel

        Interior Face

        High impact pre-finished white interior cover

        Exterior Face

        20 guage vinyl-clad steel face with solid PVC overlays

        Bottom Astragal

        Heavy Duty: Seals the bottom of the door and keeps water and debris from coming under the door. Our heavy duty Astragal lasts longer.

        Recyclability

        90-95% of the components used to make the door are recyclable.

        Maintenance:

        For doors WITHOUT a factory painted finish:

        General Cleaning

        • Use warm water and mild handwashing dish soap. Mr. Clean Erasers also work very well.
        • The door surface can be wiped with isopropyl or denatured alcohol to remove any soap, cleaner residue, or dust.

        Stubborn Stains

        • For more stubborn situations, Soft Scrub, Clorox Cleanup or Clorox Outdoors can be used. Mr. Clean Erasers also work very well.
        • The door surface can be wiped with isopropyl or denatured alcohol to remove any soap, cleaner residue, or dust.

        Really tough stains

        • For really tough stains on the solid vinyl overlays and grille (face of glass top section) you can use 220 grit sandpaper to lightly sand the effected area. Make sure to go with the grain in the material and try to only sand the effected area.

        Dents, dings, and deep scratches

        • Contact your dealer.

        DO NOT

        • DO NOT use solutions containing acid or solvents like MEK, acetone, or Toluene.
        • DO NOT use Simple Green, as it may yellow the face of your door.
        • DO NOT use a power washer to remove dirt or stains from the door.

        For doors WITH a factory painted finish.

        DO NOT

        • DO NOT ATTEMPT TO CLEAN THE FINISH FOR AT LEAST THIRTY DAYS AFTER INSTALLATION.
        • Hose all loose dirt off the door.
        • DO NOT use a power washer to remove dirt or stains from the door. Do not clean in direct sunlight.
        • Apply mild hand dishwashing detergents such as Dawn or Joy to the wet door surface using a very wet sponge or a very soft bristled brush. We do not recommend using Windex directly on the face of the door.
        • Rinse thoroughly with water.
        • Let dry.
        • DO NOT void your warranty! Consult the factory if these methods do not produce the desired result.

        Warranty

        Door Warranty

        • Limited lifetime against rotting, rusting through, water absorption, and termite infestation.
        • Against most everything else:
          • 15 years for white,
          • 10 years for colors other than white.
        • For more details download the Warranty Document here.

        Finishing Warranty