Oct 14, 2019

With Halloween approaching, we want to provide some helpful tips about door security and convenience. This blog post covers some of the trade-offs that can be made when choosing door hardware that is used for door security. It can be spooky to have your security compromised without warning. We want to help prevent this wherever and...

Sep 23, 2019

Door sweeps are installed surface mounted at the bottom of the door to seal the gap between the floor and the bottom of the door. Depending on the undercut of the door, you will need to make sure your door sweep covers the gap completely. Door sweeps are often supplied with thresholds and the sweep will seal the gap between the bottom of...

Sep 3, 2019

Commercial Stile and Rail wood doors are available in many design options. There are some typical designs that most manufacturers offer and then there are custom options that require a little more coordination. Just because something can be drawn does not mean it can be fabricated. Keep this in mind as you determine the look you want for...

Aug 21, 2019

Protection plates are surface-mounted to the face of a door so that it will protect the face of the door from damage, dirt, or chemicals. A protection plate are available in a range of dimensions. Selecting the right size is made easier by breaking down the range of sizes to 4 basic types of protection plates. Mop Plates Kick...

Aug 5, 2019

Commercial door stops come in many variations. However, one of the most common type of door stop used is the wall stop. A wall stop is mounted to the wall at the height needed to come into contact with the lever or trim on the door. Because the lever on the door comes into contact with the wall mounted door stop there is something very...

Jul 22, 2019

Door handling tools are available for purchase to assist you in transporting and distributing doors throughout your project. We offer door totes and door lifters made by Major Manufacturing, Inc. Save time and save your back! Additional tools are available if needed such as templates for prepping doors and installing hardware as well as...

Jul 9, 2019

Cylinders are made so that only a unique key design can operate the locking function of the cylinder. This unique key design is the cross-sectional shape or configuration applied lengthwise to a key blade. If you look at a key straight on, you will see its unique shape. This shape is often referred to as the keyway or key section....

Jun 17, 2019

Beacon Commercial Door & Lock is not just another door supplier. We have been in the business of commercial doors, frames, and hardware for over 52 years. Having recently joined forces with Rex Williams: Division 10 Specialties, we have become an even greater company that is capable of meeting your needs better than anyone. Here are a...

May 28, 2019
Hollow Metal Frame Gage Post

What is the gage for hollow metal frames? The gage of metal is just referring to the thickness of the metal sheets used to fabricate the frame or door. Gage was a term used prior to 1970, but it is no longer used by ASTM or ANSI. Since the term is still commonly used in vocabulary today, it is often a common reference people use to...

May 14, 2019
Cover page bbq vendors

We want to thank our customers who were able to attend our annual customer appreciation barbecue! We also want to thank our sponsor vendors who supported this event. Our vendors included: DormaKaba, Allegion, Serenity Door Systems, Safebolt, and Masonite Doors. They provided wonderful training and excellent product demonstrations...

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