Oct 15, 2020

The benefits of using Beacon's pre-installation seem obvious to most construction industry experts. You get a product that is prepared as much as possible for quick finishing on the job site to finalize the install. Onsite install time is reduced dramatically, by over 75% in many cases! That means a door that used to take 1 hour to...

Sep 16, 2020
Rim x Rim Exit Device

Commercial doors can be provided as single door openings or as a pair of doors, also called double doors. Double doors can have some unique commercial door hardware items that aren't used for single door openings. The 5 types of commercial door hardware we will be discussing in this blog post are: Flush Bolts Coordinators ...

Aug 18, 2020
HD Threshold

Saddle thresholds for commercial doors are a type of commercial door hardware that runs the width of the door and is mounted on the floor. A saddle threshold sits on the floor underneath the door when the door is closed. Saddle thresholds get their name from their similar look to a horse saddle when viewing a cross section of the door...

Jul 20, 2020

A very common question is what is a door closer? A door closer, very simply, is a type of hardware that is used to close a door either mechanically or automatically. Door Closers Most of the time, when we think of a door closer in the commercial door business, we think of a surface mounted door closer that is installed to the door...

Apr 3, 2020

Here is a list of helpful terms and abbreviation meanings used in the Commercial Door and Hardware industry. This is by no means a complete list (there are terms people even make up on the fly!) but it contains a lot of the most commonly used words and phrases you'll hear. Now you can be an expert and not only talk the talk, but also walk...

Mar 19, 2020

Allegion and other door hardware manufacturers offer door hardware (that is manually operated by hand) with optional finishes that are antimicrobial. What does Antimicrobial mean? According to Allegion's website: "The antimicrobial coating [on door hardware] is specially formulated to inhibit the growth of bacteria by interrupting cell...

Feb 19, 2020

Steelcraft is a manufacturer of hollow metal door and frame solutions. Beacon Commercial Door & Lock serves as a regional distributor of Steelcraft products here in the Mountain West. There are various styles and options available from Steelcraft and these different hollow metal door series are summarized in this...

Jan 8, 2020

Beacon Commercial Door & Lock continues to innovate the way we supply commercial doors and hardware for our customers. Pre-installation is a service offered by Beacon Commercial Door & Lock as an innovative way to provide doors and hardware on a commercial project. We recently completed a project that showcases the quality and...

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...

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