Insights and expertise for doors and frames
Aug
15
2018

Every year, more building owners opt to “go green” as a way to save money and contribute to a healthier environment. Many sustainability standards and indices have come along, but how do you know which ones are the most important ones for your building project? Energy efficiency, recycled content, what happens at the end of …

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Jul
20
2016

Thanks to smartphones and tablets, videos have become the primary message sender for information.  You can learn how to do almost anything with online videos.  I recently searched YouTube to install a new ceiling fan, check the fuses in my car, and even make a breakfast casserole for my family.  The Steel Door Institute (SDI) …

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Oct
28
2014

Hello and welcome to our Halloween edition of Dave’s Door Blog.

Most of the people I know in the door and hardware industry are strong-willed and are rarely scared of anything. But one simple term used in wood door specifications will strike fear in the most seasoned door person. NATURAL BIRCH! Those two simple words …

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Sep
7
2014

In future installments on this blog, I will be talking about troubleshooting doors and frames. Common problems associated with door openings require shims to be installed in the correct place to solve the issue.

This video will cover the basics of shimming a door and the effect it has on the opening.   Future articles and …

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Aug
13
2014

With the severe tornadoes experienced throughout the Midwest and Southeastern parts of the United States in the last few years, there has been much focus on tornado shelters.  The doors, frames and hardware supplied for public buildings are required to be tested and certified as a tornado shelter opening under the ICC 500 guidelines.  No …

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