Hurricane Entry Doors

All Donatello doors provide effective protection against extreme storm damage, strong winds and debris impact. The only required modification is the addition of HVHZ certified laminated glass, instead of our dual pane glass with argon gap. You can have exactly the same elegant designs and your required architectural look without compromising on safety. We build both home entry doors and commercial entry doors to the required HVHZ standard.

High Velocity Hurricane Zone Iron Doors for Florida, Louisiana, Texas, Georgia and South Carolina

In August 2013 we achieved product approval from the Florida department of Business & Professional Regulation for supply of Swinging Exterior Door Assembles into HVHZ areas. Our contract with the Quality Assurance entity, the National Accreditation & Management Institute (NAMI), expired in December 2016 and so our certification is not current.

ALTHOUGH OUR CERTIFICATION IS EXPIRED, it is still possible to gain local approval from your building department based on the tests completed. We will work with your local engineer to provide the required engineering data for certification.

Our HVHZ testing data includes a structural design pressure test of 105 pounds per square foot (psf), for winds up to 160 mph and impacts by both large and small debris. Doors were subjected to three impacts by a 2X4 wooden stud travelling at 50 ft/sec, followed by rapidly changing positive and negative pressures up to 70 psf.

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If you require Hurricane impact doors, please contact us to find out more.

Testing Standards:

  • TAS201-94

  • TAS202-94

  • TAS203-94

  • ASTM E330-02

  • ASTM E1886-05

  • ASTM E1996-09

Atlantic hurricanes are cyclones that form in the North Atlantic Ocean, usually in the summer or fall. Hurricanes are classified in intensity using the Saffir–Simpson hurricane scale (SSHS) for short. There are five categories, distinguished by the intensities of their sustained winds.
On average, in the North Atlantic basin, 11.3 named storms occur each season, with an average of 6.2 becoming hurricanes and 2.3 becoming major hurricanes (Category 3 or greater). Hurricane activity usually peaks in the early part of September.

Our rated Hurricane Doors are built with special steel and materials to offer highest security in all these severe weather conditions and yet these are easy to operate.

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CAT Winds & Effects Surge
1 74-95 mph 4-5 ft
No real damage to building structures. Damage primarily to unanchored mobile homes, shrubbery, and trees. Also, some coastal flooding and minor pier damage.
2 96-110 mph 6-8 ft
Some roofing material, door, and window damage. Considerable damage to vegetation, mobile homes, etc. Flooding damages piers and small craft in unprotected moorings may break their moorings.
3 111-130 mph 9-12 ft
Some structural damage to small residences and utility buildings, with a minor amount of curtainwall failures. Mobile homes are destroyed. Flooding near the coast destroys smaller structures with larger structures damaged by floating debris. Terrain may be flooded well inland.
4 131-155 mph h 13-18 ft
More extensive curtainwall failures with some complete roof structure failure on small residences. Major erosion of beach areas. Terrain may be flooded well inland.
5 155 mph+ 18 ft +
Complete roof failure on many residences and industrial buildings. Some complete building failures with small utility buildings blown over or away. Flooding causes major damage to lower floors of all structures near the shoreline. Massive evacuation of residential areas may be required.

See Stock Doors

Single Entry Doors and Double Entry Doors always in stock and ready for immediate shipment!

Dorothy Wannamaker

I just have to write and say how impressed I am with the quality and craftsmanship of your home doors. We chose the Siena double entry door with transom and I can’t get over how beautiful it is and how solid it is in every way. I’m also thrilled that I was able to purchase this door at half the price I would have paid had I bought it elsewhere. Thank you for living up to your claims.

Peter Holder

As a contractor I’ve had the opportunity now to do business with Donatello Doors 3 times this year and I must say, they have provided top customer service and delivered premium quality products at a significant savings. In all cases, my client’s were thrilled with the finished product.

Stan Livingston

Living on top of a mountain in rural Idaho, I’ve had some challenges building my dream home. Donatello Doors, I have to say, is one of the few companies that did what they said they were going to do and didn’t keep revising their price – upward. Thanks for a great door at a great price.

Mr. & Mrs. David Jensen

We had ordered a door with another online company and waited 8 weeks before we were informed that there had been an error in our paperwork and the door hadn’t even been ordered. We were furious and switched our purchase to Donatello Doors. There we were able to get confirmation every step of the way and our door was delivered in record time. I really appreciate the courtesy and care that your company demonstrated.

Mr. Henry Parker

It’s rare that you get such personalized service as I was afforded with Donatello Doors. I hesitated to buy home doors online, but I got far better customer service than I was able to get at my local big box retailer. I’ve had my door now for almost a year and I don’t know which pleases me more – how impressive it is or how much I saved by buying online.

John Arnold

I had been looking for new custom home doors for my vacation home up in Tahoe and the prices I’d been quoted were more than double what I ended up paying by buying online. I got the home doors I wanted (the Venezia pattern) faster than my local contractor would have been able to get the doors he was used to buying. I’m very satisfied with my purchase.

Ms. F. Nielson

I bought the Napoli door with side panels and I found the process amazingly simple. I was able to get all my questions answered and when the door was installed it was even more beautiful than the photos had led me to believe. I’m very happy I found your company.

D&N Vanderkwaak

When we contacted Donatello Doors, they immediately responded and helped us through the process. We received the door on the date that they promised. The quality and workmanship of the door is great. The Contractor was able to install it and there were no dimension conflicts. We are very happy overall with the final product.

Lee Hansen

I just had my new Donatello door installed. This door is beyond my expectations. It’s absolutely beautiful. I can’t believe the difference it has made to the first impressions of our house. Well worth the wait. Thanks again for everything. Regards,

Rhonda Miller

Our door has just been installed and we absolutely LOVE it. It certainly adds a beautiful accent to the front of our home!

Tracy Brown

Our door just arrived and it is fabulous, absolutely outstanding I am so excited – it is just gorgeous. I can’t begin to rave about your company enough.

Jack Ilenstine

I would like to say we couldn’t have had a better experience than we had with Donatello Door Co. The doors were delivered on time and in great condition and they are beautiful. We had one small problem with one door and had to replace the glass. Your customer service handled the problem “immediately”. Wow were we surprised with the response we received. If we ever bought another special door we wouldn’t go any other place.

Tony and Carmela Cuzzetto

We have nothing but praise for the product we purchased from you. Your professionalism with this product and service was exceptional from start to finish. Your instructions were very easy to understand and simple to install and level out the door.

Kristin Van Der Geest

Thank you so much. Your beautifully-crafted doors have completely transformed our house. It is the first thing people remark on when they visit. I would also like to have one installed on the back of our house.

Jennifer Langstaff

I wanted to tell you that my husband was duly impressed with our new doors and the quality of them. He even called your company to let you know how much we liked them. We were nervous ordering online for such a big purchase, but the doors are beautiful and well made.

Brian & Melissa Gibbs

I want to thank you for your prompt return phone calls & email responses concerning our door’s delivery status. The door was delivered in a very timely matter as promised, even considering a delay with U.S. Customs. I appreciate you following up on a minor damaged part during the delivery, as well. We love our wrought iron door & it is always the focal point of the front of our house & quite the conversation piece, as well. Thank you for delivering a quality door at a fraction of the cost of local retailers.

Brian Durnin

Our door is great! Its made extremely well and it was very easy to install. Dealing with your customer service was also a pleasure. It was a great all around experience. Thanks,

Rita Bishop

We love our Donatello door – it is beautiful and we get daily compliments on it.

SGT Dustin S. Frederick

I purchased an 8ft arched double door and the overall quality is like no other. I considered buying a similar door at lowes but it was the same price as the door I purchased from you and would require regular maintenance of the wood – this door is maintenance free. I love being able to open the glass to let the spring air flow in while still being able to lock my door to keep my kids safe. I could go on but the bottom line is I love my door.

Creighton & Debbie Belt

We worked with Kirsten for several weeks designing a 12 foot high x 8 foot wide entry door system for the custom home we are building in New Orleans. The design & engineering team at Donatello doors was very helpful and professional. The quality of the door/workmanship is second to none. We have had several compliments on the door – and the house is still 4-5 months from being completed. Donatello Doors are highly dedicated professionals making sure you get the door you want, that you are completely happy with it, and you get it at a more than fair price. If you buy a door anywhere else, you’re making a mistake !!!

Vicky Sokol

When I began my search for a company to create the look of our custom iron front doors, I had no idea what type of company I would intrust my time and money with to complete my purchase. Thankfully, with the excellent communication via email and phone I received from Kirsten, our doors arrived on time, in excellent condition and were designed exactly how we wanted. Donatello Doors are an excellent company, providing high quality goods and services. They truly make for an excellent on line business experience.I can not thank you enough for your professionalism.

Christine & Gary Dowell

As the owner/builders of our home I can say your customer service was wonderful during the entire process. We love our door and your price was very reasonable. We show the door to everyone who stops by to see the house.

Tim Mistry

Our door came yesterday and the installation was today. I literally can’t express how pleased I am with your product and service. Our door is simply incredible. It completes the look of our home and exudes elegance. The build quality is far above my expectation. It was much easier than expected to install. I wanted to pass this on to express my gratitude. Thanks for over-delivering, thanks for the excellent service and for an amazingly high quality product.

Anna Rumore

My door was installed today. I can’t begin to explain to you the feeling I had when I drove up into my circular driveway, parked in front of the door, and just stared at it !! After I got over the Awe I backed up, got out of the car and stared a little more !! lol My door is beyond my wildest dreams, its gorgeous, elegant, impressive, and well made. I cannot thank you enough !

Jason Barr

THANK YOU SO MUCH for being the type of business committed to your clients enjoying a lifetime of satisfaction with your fine product!

Stan Young

I will have to admit that I was wary at first as buying an expensive door on-line, that you have not seen in person, is a somewhat of a leap of faith. However, The Donatello Doors website was much more detailed than the rest. More importantly, the Donattello team was great. They answered all my questions and worked carefully with me to help me craft my door. The door itself is great. It is a high quality, heavy door that looks just like the CAD drawings. Thank you Donatello!

Dorothy Wannamaker

I just have to write and say how impressed I am with the quality and craftsmanship of your home doors. We chose the Siena double entry door with transom and I can’t get over how beautiful it is and how solid it is in every way. I’m also thrilled that I was able to purchase this door at half the price I would have paid had I bought it elsewhere. Thank you for living up to your claims.

Peter Holder

As a contractor I’ve had the opportunity now to do business with Donatello Doors 3 times this year and I must say, they have provided top customer service and delivered premium quality products at a significant savings. In all cases, my client’s were thrilled with the finished product.

Stan Livingston

Living on top of a mountain in rural Idaho, I’ve had some challenges building my dream home. Donatello Doors, I have to say, is one of the few companies that did what they said they were going to do and didn’t keep revising their price – upward. Thanks for a great door at a great price.

Mr. & Mrs. David Jensen

We had ordered a door with another online company and waited 8 weeks before we were informed that there had been an error in our paperwork and the door hadn’t even been ordered. We were furious and switched our purchase to Donatello Doors. There we were able to get confirmation every step of the way and our door was delivered in record time. I really appreciate the courtesy and care that your company demonstrated.

Mr. Henry Parker

It’s rare that you get such personalized service as I was afforded with Donatello Doors. I hesitated to buy home doors online, but I got far better customer service than I was able to get at my local big box retailer. I’ve had my door now for almost a year and I don’t know which pleases me more – how impressive it is or how much I saved by buying online.

John Arnold

I had been looking for new custom home doors for my vacation home up in Tahoe and the prices I’d been quoted were more than double what I ended up paying by buying online. I got the home doors I wanted (the Venezia pattern) faster than my local contractor would have been able to get the doors he was used to buying. I’m very satisfied with my purchase.

Ms. F. Nielson

I bought the Napoli door with side panels and I found the process amazingly simple. I was able to get all my questions answered and when the door was installed it was even more beautiful than the photos had led me to believe. I’m very happy I found your company.

D&N Vanderkwaak

When we contacted Donatello Doors, they immediately responded and helped us through the process. We received the door on the date that they promised. The quality and workmanship of the door is great. The Contractor was able to install it and there were no dimension conflicts. We are very happy overall with the final product.

Lee Hansen

I just had my new Donatello door installed. This door is beyond my expectations. It’s absolutely beautiful. I can’t believe the difference it has made to the first impressions of our house. Well worth the wait. Thanks again for everything. Regards,

Rhonda Miller

Our door has just been installed and we absolutely LOVE it. It certainly adds a beautiful accent to the front of our home!

Tracy Brown

Our door just arrived and it is fabulous, absolutely outstanding I am so excited – it is just gorgeous. I can’t begin to rave about your company enough.

Jack Ilenstine

I would like to say we couldn’t have had a better experience than we had with Donatello Door Co. The doors were delivered on time and in great condition and they are beautiful. We had one small problem with one door and had to replace the glass. Your customer service handled the problem “immediately”. Wow were we surprised with the response we received. If we ever bought another special door we wouldn’t go any other place.

Tony and Carmela Cuzzetto

We have nothing but praise for the product we purchased from you. Your professionalism with this product and service was exceptional from start to finish. Your instructions were very easy to understand and simple to install and level out the door.

Kristin Van Der Geest

Thank you so much. Your beautifully-crafted doors have completely transformed our house. It is the first thing people remark on when they visit. I would also like to have one installed on the back of our house.

Jennifer Langstaff

I wanted to tell you that my husband was duly impressed with our new doors and the quality of them. He even called your company to let you know how much we liked them. We were nervous ordering online for such a big purchase, but the doors are beautiful and well made.

Brian & Melissa Gibbs

I want to thank you for your prompt return phone calls & email responses concerning our door’s delivery status. The door was delivered in a very timely matter as promised, even considering a delay with U.S. Customs. I appreciate you following up on a minor damaged part during the delivery, as well. We love our wrought iron door & it is always the focal point of the front of our house & quite the conversation piece, as well. Thank you for delivering a quality door at a fraction of the cost of local retailers.

Brian Durnin

Our door is great! Its made extremely well and it was very easy to install. Dealing with your customer service was also a pleasure. It was a great all around experience. Thanks,

Rita Bishop

We love our Donatello door – it is beautiful and we get daily compliments on it.

SGT Dustin S. Frederick

I purchased an 8ft arched double door and the overall quality is like no other. I considered buying a similar door at lowes but it was the same price as the door I purchased from you and would require regular maintenance of the wood – this door is maintenance free. I love being able to open the glass to let the spring air flow in while still being able to lock my door to keep my kids safe. I could go on but the bottom line is I love my door.

Creighton & Debbie Belt

We worked with Kirsten for several weeks designing a 12 foot high x 8 foot wide entry door system for the custom home we are building in New Orleans. The design & engineering team at Donatello doors was very helpful and professional. The quality of the door/workmanship is second to none. We have had several compliments on the door – and the house is still 4-5 months from being completed. Donatello Doors are highly dedicated professionals making sure you get the door you want, that you are completely happy with it, and you get it at a more than fair price. If you buy a door anywhere else, you’re making a mistake !!!

Vicky Sokol

When I began my search for a company to create the look of our custom iron front doors, I had no idea what type of company I would intrust my time and money with to complete my purchase. Thankfully, with the excellent communication via email and phone I received from Kirsten, our doors arrived on time, in excellent condition and were designed exactly how we wanted. Donatello Doors are an excellent company, providing high quality goods and services. They truly make for an excellent on line business experience.I can not thank you enough for your professionalism.

Christine & Gary Dowell

As the owner/builders of our home I can say your customer service was wonderful during the entire process. We love our door and your price was very reasonable. We show the door to everyone who stops by to see the house.

Tim Mistry

Our door came yesterday and the installation was today. I literally can’t express how pleased I am with your product and service. Our door is simply incredible. It completes the look of our home and exudes elegance. The build quality is far above my expectation. It was much easier than expected to install. I wanted to pass this on to express my gratitude. Thanks for over-delivering, thanks for the excellent service and for an amazingly high quality product.

Anna Rumore

My door was installed today. I can’t begin to explain to you the feeling I had when I drove up into my circular driveway, parked in front of the door, and just stared at it !! After I got over the Awe I backed up, got out of the car and stared a little more !! lol My door is beyond my wildest dreams, its gorgeous, elegant, impressive, and well made. I cannot thank you enough !

Jason Barr

THANK YOU SO MUCH for being the type of business committed to your clients enjoying a lifetime of satisfaction with your fine product!

Stan Young

I will have to admit that I was wary at first as buying an expensive door on-line, that you have not seen in person, is a somewhat of a leap of faith. However, The Donatello Doors website was much more detailed than the rest. More importantly, the Donattello team was great. They answered all my questions and worked carefully with me to help me craft my door. The door itself is great. It is a high quality, heavy door that looks just like the CAD drawings. Thank you Donatello!