Impact-Rated Entry Doors for Clients Throughout the Charleston, SC Area

MW Millworks is pleased to offer custom IMPACT-rated entry doors that have been NAMI Certified and tested to the most stringent CAT5 Miami-Dade standards. We are local to Charleston, SC and have been supplying Charleston’s elite builders, contractors and lumberyards superior-quality custom millwork products at an extraordinary value since the early 1990’s. We manufacture IMPACT-rated entry doors using precision CNC machinery at our modern, state-of-the-art facility in North Charleston. Contact our shop today to learn more about our custom wood doors or to start your project! 

Products sold as Impact-resistant comply with the Dade & Broward County Building Code requirements and the SBCCI Standard for Impact-resistant products (at specific test pressures). These requirements are designed to measure the performance of the glass and frame when struck with windblown debris and varying wind pressures. To pass these tests, the products must resist penetration from a length of 2×4 framing lumber weighing 9 pounds fired twice from an air cannon at a speed of 34 miles per hour. After receiving the impacts, the product is subjected to push and pull forces at variable cycles to simulate both the strong positive winds and negative pressures of a hurricane. The products undergo 9,000 inward and outward wind pressure cycles every 1-3 seconds over an extended period. Impact-resistant products may get damaged during a tropical storm or hurricane. The Impact Resistance of the products does not imply that the products will not suffer damage or glass breakage during a tropical storm or hurricane.

Our superb craftsmanship as well as a strong dedication to customer service before, during and after the sale sets us apart from our competition, and most importantly we offer competitive pricing and we will meet your custom millwork needs at faster-than-industry-standard lead times.

              • Single or Bi-Hinge Door Units with or without Sidelites and Transoms
              • Jamb thickness of 1” to provide additional strength and wind resistance to the entire Unit
              • Inswing or Outswing Doors using a Wood or Endura Aluminum Sill
              • Hoppe 5-Point Locking System or Double Bore Lock w/ Ives Surface Bolts
              • 1-1/16” Impact IG or 9/16” Impact Laminated Monolithic Glass using Sentryglas interlayer
              • Door Slabs max. width 3’6”, max height 8’0”
              • Overall Door Units with Sidelites & Transoms up to 152-1/2” wide x 135-1/2” high.
              • Sapele Mahogany or any other exterior-grade Species

Our Impact Doors Were Built To Brace For Impact

By definition, an impact door is supposed to be able to withstand heavy amounts of pressure and force. And many do… at least to a degree.

But the difference between an MW Millworks impact door and others is that we make it a point to build our doors specifically to be able to withstand the sheer fury of hurricanes. For good measure, we then engineer a test: we ship our doors down to the lumber yards of Miami, Florida, and place them into the paths of gale-force winds. That’s right, we personally pit our doors up against the strongest forces that Mother Nature could possibly have to offer, and we won’t ever sell a door that hasn’t passed these tests. If a door can stand the pressure of the strongest hurricane-force winds, it can withstand anything- and it can last for a very long time.

Whenever we sell a door, or a certain order of doors, to a client, we are able to rest easy, because we know that we have just provided that client with a door that is going to provide tremendous value over a long period of time. There is no substitute.

IMPACT Missile Test