Door locks can have over 50 locking functions available that meet any number of situations. There are 5 door lock functions that are essential and that you will see used on 99.999% of all projects. Door Lock Functions Depending on the type of door lock you are working with (i.e. cylindrical, mortise, or exit device), these functions may...
Long ago, in a construction industry not that far away, there was confusion about the countless number of finishes available in the hardware community. In an effort to provide the widest variety of colors and options for Architects, hardware suppliers went to great lengths to create unique finishes. Fortunately, standards were eventually...
Exit devices have been around since the early 1900's after several disastrous events took the lives of hundreds of people trapped inside buildings. Exit devices are now required by code at certain openings based on a room's occupancy type and load. Getting the right exit devices can be critical for life safety. You may have heard an...
Gasketing is another term used for perimeter seals or weatherstripping. But what the heck is it? Gasketing for doors has to do with the seals that are installed around the perimeter of the opening. Doors do not create a perfect seal against the door frame when they are shut. Depending on where the door is located, there may be an...
Steelcraft hollow metal doors are made of a variety of components. One of the most important parts is the core material. Here are 5 of the standard core types used in hollow metal doors: Honeycomb Polystyrene Polyurethane Steel Stiffened Mineral Core Standard Cores 1. Honeycomb Honeycomb cores get their name from the...
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