Commercial Door Options
If you are in the market for a new door for your business, there are many options for you to choose from. Please review our section under residential doors to get a brief description of the following types of doors:
- Steel – hollow metal and insulated
Fire Rated Doors
Are you concerned about fire safety for your business? The purpose of a fire door is to compartmentalize a building and prevent the spread of smoke and flames. Fire doors are an important part of a building’s passive fire protection system, and doors in a means of egress provide life safety by allowing people to exit quickly when necessary.
Fire rated doors may include hollow metal doors, laminated doors and wood veneer doors. These doors are labeled fire rated doors because of specific hardware (which allows it to be labeled a fire rated door). Hollow metal doors may be fire rated and come with a specific type of door and frame system.
The National Fire Protection Association ((NFPA) Hazard Identification System has always required fire door assemblies to be properly maintained. Due to improper modifications and lack of maintenance, the condition of many existing fire doors has rendered them unable to perform in the event of a fire. A fire door blocked open with a wood wedge cannot stop the spread of smoke and flames, and damaged latches that have been removed instead of replaced could allow the door to be forced open by the pressure of a fire.