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Fire-Rated Metal Door
Fire rated steel doors ;play a vital role in keeping people safe and minimizing property damage during a fire. Labeled fire doors control the spread of fire and smoke for up to 3 hours. Metal fire doors are an economical alternative to wood fire doors when more than a 20-minute rating is required. Steel is the sole door material to deliver a 3-hour fire rating.
Fire-Rated Steel Doors for Commercial & Industrial Applications
Tudor is an authorized WHI fire-labeled shop (Warnock Hersey / Intertek), enabling us to modify, re-certify and label fire-rated doors and frames. And we are certified by UL to cut, re-certify and label fire-rated glazing materials. Our facility undergoes routine inspections to verify that modifications are done in compliance with the requirements of the Intertek and UL specification listings. All material is tested in accordance with NFPA codes and standards.
Steel Fire Proof Door
Steel Fire Proof Doors ;and frames play a critical role in keeping people safe and minimizing property damage. Doors play a very important role in the fire resistance of a building; they allow people to evacuate safely from a building along with limiting the spread of fire and smoke to other areas. Fire doors must meet the requirements of the International Building Code and International Fire Code, as well as the NFPA 80 Standard for Fire Doors and Other Opening Protectives. Fire ratings range from 20 minutes to 3 hours. Hollow metal is the only door material widely available with a 3-hour label.
Steelcraft’s fire rating capabilities include the use of ceramic glass and special glazing compounds. The following link will take you to Technical Glass Product's FireLite? fire-rated glass technical data specifications, which list all of the maximum size limitations along with fire ratings.
The Essential Information About Emergency Exit Doors
In an emergency, it's critical that people can evacuate the building quickly and safely.
Normal entry (and exit) doors are not usually designed for a large number of people to try and exit all at once, which could spell disaster in an emergency situation.
A large number of people trying to escape out of one small exit point at the same time is dangerous; people risk being trampled or otherwise injured, by not being able to evacuate the building in time.
There are three primary types of emergency exit doors
These doors are made of material that is fire resistant and enters into fireproof tunnels or stairways.
The frame is also made from fire-resistant steel, affording a safe escape route when faced with fire.
You’ve no doubt seen these doors when you visit a Shopping Centre or other public place.
They’re clearly marked with those instantly recognizable green and white ‘EXIT’ signs and are in easily accessible places for a quick exit when needed.
If an exit door doesn’t lead to a fireproof stairwell or tunnel, it does not need to have a steel frame or be made of fire-resistant material.
Path of travel doors
These are the doors in escape walkways that lead to (or are between) an exit or fire doors.
3 Benefits of Steel Doors in Industrial & Commercial Use
1. Many qualities of steel doors make them appealing to industrial engineers and commercial architects.
Steel Doors Provide Long-Term Value
Steel provides the best long-term value for doors, whether you’re looking for the entire door or just the frame.
The initial cost of a steel door is often less than the cost of a fiberglass one, however, steel doors can sometimes cost more than similar wooden doors.
Wooden doors may offer opportunities for a handsome, customized, natural look, but ones featuring intricate design or high-quality wood quickly become expensive, often becoming more expensive than an equivalent steel door.
REPAIR & MAINTENANCE
Many engineers and architects feel that they can save money by purchasing wooden doors when in reality they’re sacrificing cost-effectiveness. Since wood absorbs moisture easily, it can peel, bubble, warp, twist, & bow. Replacing or repairing these damaged doors can be extremely expensive.
If you’re looking for long-term value, metal doors are key, routinely lasting 30 years (or more) with proper care. If they do happen to need maintenance or repairs, costs are often much lower than repair costs for similar wooden doors.