The Bilco Company has done such a good job marketing that their brand name has become synonymous with basement doors, the way Kleenex has taken over the word tissue.
Bilco has been the go-to brand for basement egress doors for over ninety years. They’re best known for their Classic Series. Made of heavy-duty steel with concealed hinges and a slide bolt lock from the inside, the Classic fits the needs of most homes.
Bilco’s Classic Doors come either primed or powder coated. Powder coating is a factory-applied polyester resin that provides a durable weather-resistant coating with a decorative finish. It’s currently available in white, sandstone, brick, black, and green.
However, if you only purchased a primed door, you’ll need to be sure to finish your Bilco door with exterior grade alkyd enamel paint products within forty-five(45) days of your installation. Just a quart of paint will do! The benefits of a primed door allow you to choose any color your heart desires!