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Basement Doors

Basement doors are ideal for access to basement storage areas and for moving large items into finished basement areas. The wide opening allows storage items such as deck and patio furniture, and large items such as pool tables and furniture, to be easily moved in and out of a basement. Doors meet IRC 2018 building code requirements for emergency egress in finished basement living areas and feature weather resistant construction.

classic series

Steel Sided


  • Patented gas spring lift assistance for improved operation
  • Baked-on Sherwin Williams primer provides durable base for finish paint
  • Slide bolt locking mechanism (optional keyed lock kit available)
  • Flanged construction and J-channel header shed water and prevent binding due to ice and snow, permitting all-season use

classic series

Type BR Sloped Wall Door

New Design! Features gas spring lift assistance and an easy to install design.


  • Heavy-duty steel construction
  • Designed with a flat frame for ease of installation
  • Gas spring operators and supplemental coil springs counter-balance the door leaves for easy, one-hand operation
  • Baked-on Sherwin Williams primer provides durable base for finish paint
  • Flanged construction and J-channel header shed water and prevent binding due to ice and snow, permitting all-season use
  • Available in three standard sizes and extension panels and foundation plate are available to accommodate virtually any areaway dimension

Available with a Powder Coat Paint Finish

BILCO Classic Series steel basement doors are now offered with a factory-applied polyester powder coat finish. The polyester resin provides a durable, weather-resistant coating. Cured at higher temperatures than most wet coatings, the result is a tougher and chip-resistant coating, providing both a decorative and protective finish.

Powder coated basement doors can be ordered with a keyed lock kit. Doors are prepunched with lock kit mounting holes for easy installation.

Color Choices

Ultra Series


  • Corrosion-resistant high-density, polyethylene construction
  • Simulated wood design
  • Pleasing driftwood color
  • Will not rust and never needs painting
  • Interchangeable side panel inserts allow homeowners to add light and/or ventilation to their basement areaway
  • Motion dampers provided for safe and controlled door operation
  • Slide bolt locking mechanism

Basement Accessory Products

Keyed Lock Kit

With a BILCO basement door lock, a simple turn of the key opens the door from the outside, providing convenient access to basement storage areas, workshops, playrooms and utility rooms. The lock kit is designed for homeowner installation and is supplied with a template and complete instructions for quick, easy installation. Watch our on-line installation video.

Foundation Plates

Used in both new and retrofit applications, foundation plates improve an areaway’s appearance, cover rough masonry, reduce the inside areaway width, or provide side support in corner installations. Formed plates are constructed of prime-painted steel and are available with an optional powder-coat paint finish (see available colors on page 2). Foundation plates are 72” in length and are available in 5”, 8”, 11” and 14” widths.

Stair Stringers

Stringers are available for all size BILCO basement doors. Constructed of heavy gauge galvanized steel, stringers are ideal for replacing existing wooden basement steps. The removable tread design allows bulky items to be easily moved into the basement for storage.

Weather Strip Kit - NEW

BILCO’s new weather strip kit is easy to install and includes a series of gaskets specifically designed to seal the intricate shape and areas of a basement door. The kit is supplied with complete installation instructions and the only tools required are tin snips or large scissors. Simply trim the materials as instructed to match your specific door model (possibly even other brands of steel basement doors) and enjoy your well-sealed areaway. Watch our on-line installation video.

Get started on a free quote right now or talk to one of our specialists about your upcoming project. The Northside Company can be reached by phone at 585-381-1050 or by email through our contact form.

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