ODL, Inc. (ODL), a leading building products supplier of decorative and clear doorglass and entry treatments, introduces ZEEL™, the next advancement in doorglass frame offerings.
A sleek, versatile frame designed to be stained or painted, ZEEL blends seamlessly into the entry door to allow doorglass to take center stage. The clean, low-profile look offers a stylish alternative to flush glazed doors while providing the benefits of a frame system.
ZEEL is the result of extensive market research conducted by ODL that revealed a gap in the doorglass frame market and a need for a sleeker, more streamlined option. To fill that void, ODL spent years developing ZEEL, a next generation doorglass frame designed for today’s homeowners.
In addition to incorporating the flat-profile design overwhelmingly requested by homeowners and builders, ZEEL also boasts several technology advancements including:
- An innovative clip system that eliminates the need for unsightly screws and reduces installation time
- FiberMate Plus™, ODL’s recently-developed doorglass frame material made with a higher percentage of fiberglass to increase durability and reduce water-seeping
- The ability to replace just the doorglass and frame in the event of damage, as opposed to the entire door as is the case with other doorframes
- The use of Resolve®sealant, a clean thermoset foam seal, to achieve high-quality applications and long-term performance
"At ODL we follow the adage that innovation comes from looking at an old idea and focusing on the details. While we design all of our products with our customers in mind, it was customer feedback that served as the catalyst for ZEEL,” says Lou Ann Schafer, ODL product manager. “Named after ODL’s birthplace, Zeeland, Michigan, ZEEL is the culmination of decades of innovation from our product and production teams and we’re incredibly proud to reveal our best doorglass frame yet.”
ZEEL doorglass frames are available in five sizes - 22 x 64, 7 x 64, 22 x 36, 8 x 36, 22 x 17 - and can be used in conjunction with most doorglass, including the clear and decorative options offered by ODL. This line of doorglass frames is also the first to feature ODL’s proprietary PC/ABS blend for increased durability and comes untreated so that it can be stained or painted to perfectly match the entry to the home.