The expert lock and door hardware technicians at Nonstop Locksmith and Security Solutions specialize in the installation of fire rated hollow metal doors, as well as continuous hinge doors – both aspects of door security infrastructure that can add major benefits to the level of your residential or commercial safety. Here’s a guide to some of these excellent benefits, and the process of having one of the Nonstop Locksmith and Security Solutions experts install fire rated hollow metal doors and continuous hinge doors at your property.
Hollow Metal Door Construction
Hollow metal doors are made of galvanized steel – steel that’s been covered in a galvanized coating in a process called annealment, which heats up the metal and cools it slowly, allowing it to be painted easily. Then, the steel doors are cut to manufacturing size through a shearing process, and taken to a punch press. This tool created precision cuts within the door, after which it is brought to a forming press which manipulates the edges of the hollow metal doors by bending their metal on a hard edge; and a process called Press Breaking ensures that each door’s edge is precisely tight and sharp, allowing it to fit perfectly within a hollow metal frame. Then, the closer, hinge, and lock reinforcements in the door’s body are attached through welding – and a core is placed inside the door to provide durability, soundproofing, energy efficient insulation, and plain hard security. Three types of door cores are commonly used today: ‘Honeycomb’ core, polystyrene cores, and steel stiffened doors. Due to the demand for energy efficient construction materials, polystyrene doors have become the most popular option today. Polystyrene is quiet and lightweight, insulated fantastically, and is the most common core material used in fire rated hollow metal doors – as it can withstand even extreme temperatures, while stopping the spread of flame.
Benefits of Hollow Metal Doors
These doors last longer than others, are more sturdy, provide superior security, and need repairs less often than other doors. By choosing to install a hollow metal door, you are ensuring that you will save money in the future and won’t need to keep replacing your doors. There’s tons of aesthetic options available for hollow metal doors, from boldly colored finishes to a classic stainless steel appearance – and they’re super easy to clean with just a wet cloth! They absorb and disperse impacts, lessening the potential for denting, cracking, or even break ins. They offer the best balance of security, durability, and budget practicality for any residential, commercial, or institutional environment.
Heavy duty continuous hinges help doors and door hardware maintain durability by effectively distributing weight evenly as well as minimizing stress. They are available in a wide variety of finishes, and are made of materials ranging from steel and stainless steel to aluminium. They are built intentionally to withstand wear and tear as well as extreme weather conditions. They offer the advantage of keeping doors and door frames in perfect alignment, with even distribution of the entire load of the door. They help dissipate the pressure associated with regular use that can degrade door hardware or it’s alignment over time by applying uniform strength across the entire length of the door, and ensures a smooth pivoting opening and closing action.
Other Advantages of Continuous Hinges:
- They are much quieter than typical hinges.
- They are easily installed on any existing door or door frame.
- They last much longer than regular hinges.
- They ensure that there is uniformly successful alignment/operation of any weight and size of door.
- They cannot be pried off, and thus provide heightened security.
- They ensure privacy in offices, filing rooms, or other security sensitive locations as they make it impossible to peep into the room between the hamb and the door.
- They offer a fantastic, budget-friendly alternative to traditional hinges due to their durability – essentially, they will require repair operations much less often.