Innovation in glass production is always happening at Dorplex. Our SDL framing techniques have made larger panes of glass that are energy efficiency a possibilitySimulated Divided Lites are made from a single large pane of glass. The SDL entry systems have a service grid that is welded over the exterior, which comes with a multitude of benefits. If you’re looking for a sturdy and aesthetically appealing entry system, an SDL system may be for you.


SDL Systems have a highly-rated thermal performance

Due to its single-pane build, the SDL system has a higher NFRC (National Fenestration Rating Council) compared to other multiple joint frames. This means that the pane is effective for keeping your home cool in the summer and warm in the winter without sacrificing aesthetics.

SDL Systems Are Easier To Maintain

Simulated divided-lite windows have just one piece of glass with removable muntins attached to both the interior and exterior of the glass, usually with a strong adhesive called VBH tape. Because the grilles are removable, simulated divided-lite windows are extremely easy to clean.


SDL Systems have a Unique And Aesthetically Appealing Appearance

The interior beauty ring is welded with a matching grid pattern, which gives the appearance of a true divided lite glass, creating the illusion of individual panels without sacrificing energy efficiency, and without creating extra maintenance for your home. 

If you’re looking for an intricate and efficient entry system for your home, contact us to find out more about Simulated Divided Lites!