Easy access, aesthetic value, and longevity may come to mind when selecting doors for a newly built commercial structure. Architectural-engineered doors and accessories are items that have been thoroughly tested for their functionality and cosmetic values.
The Properties Of A Door
The design of a door and the components that are used to operate it are important. First, an architect may check the weather rating and resistance level of the materials that are being used to design a door. A door should be solid and heavy enough to provide a sound barrier. A door, however, should not be too heavy. If a door that was heavy was hung on subpar hinge materials, the hinge assembly would not be able to adequately handle the weight of a door.
Engineered products are tested, to determine measurement, material, and weight variables. Some engineered products may be more suitable for use in hazardous areas. For instance, a fire or hurricane-rated door may be essential if a business is prone to dangerous weather events. These types of doors can withstand harsh impacts and may be resilient to smoke and flames.
Automatic And Swinging Doors
The type of setting where a door will be used and the number of people who will need to access an entryway may influence whether an automatic or swinging door will be suitable for use. A frameless model or a glass-cased door that is designed to open automatically will provide a convenient way for those with handicaps to enter a building. Although an automatic door may look simplistic in design, there may be many mechanics involved in designing this type of entryway.
An architectural-engineered product will need to be designed first. This will involve deciding where the mechanical components will be located on or in a door. Some doors may require the use of a button system. This type of door is an automatic model but will rely upon external mechanics, as well as internal ones. A sleek style door that contains complex technology can greatly improve the value of a new commercial building.
A door that lacks a frame will require less maintenance than a bulky door style that contains a frame and many other external components. The hardware that is used on a door is essential. If a door is designed to swing open, the structure should contain a knob or lever that is placed in an area where it can easily be accessed. For more information on architectural engineered products such as doors, contact a manufacturing representative today.