Category: Commercial doors

Windows with a Solar Heat-Gain Coefficient can help reduce the heating and cooling costs of your office building

How a Window’s Solar Heat-Gain Coefficient (SHGC) Can Impact Your Business’s Energy Bill

Chances are, if you’ve shopped for windows, you’ve seen the terms U-Value and R-Value. Yet, there’s a term that’s just as significant that’s not as well understood – it’s solar heat-gain coefficient (SHGC). Expressed as a value between 0 and 1, SHGC is the amount of solar radiation that passes through the window’s glazing. Simply […]

There are many differences between using Curtain Walls or Window Walls in the construction of office buildings

Curtain Walls vs Window Walls: Key Differences

In commercial construction, glass is a versatile design element. It can serve decorative and functional purposes, and glass exterior facades are one of the most popular elements in modern mid- and high-rise design.  Builders have numerous options for integrating glass into exterior walls, but two of the most common are curtain walls and window walls. […]

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Commercial Door Hardware List: Commonly Used Door Components

Commercial doors are often sold “unfinished” and without hardware, like locking systems, door closers, handles, and knobs. For example, many commercial doors ship with a bore hole and a cross bore, which is a pre-drilled hole that accommodates a locking system and handle. As a result, the installer must buy hardware separately. Since doors are […]

August 27, 2015 Commercial doors
Building Codes can influence what the proper size of your storefront entrance will be.

Commercial Door Dimensions: What Is the Average Size of a Commercial Door?

Building codes set maximum and minimum heights and widths for commercial doors. These standard commercial door dimensions, dictated by these codes, ensure that doors allow occupants to enter and exit freely during an emergency. Builders must adhere to these codes for the structure to be deemed safe and ready for occupancy. In the United States, […]

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Securing Your Commercial Property’s Windows and Doors during Hurricane Season

The Atlantic Hurricane Season officially started on June 1 and will end on November 30. During hurricane season, your property’s windows and doors are especially susceptible to wind and flood damage. Wind sends debris into windows and siding, resulting in broken glass and damage to the façade of buildings. Wind damage is the number 1 […]

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Securing Your Business’s Building

A business is an investment and protecting that investment is vital to you and your employees’ survival. Your building is the container of your business and an unsecure building means an unsecure business, especially if you have sensitive financial information in that building. Larger buildings, such as those owned by corporations, have very secure buildings. […]

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5 Apartment Building Renovations Ideas

As an apartment manager or apartment owner, you understand that the quality of living in your apartment is just as important as the cost. If your apartment building looks like it needs renovations from the outside, you’ll be less likely to attract new tenants. Most tenants start with the cost of the apartment as their […]

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Tips for Securing Your Commercial Doors

Business owners have a myriad of security options for protecting their properties. Alarm systems, security cameras, and flood lights are all pushed as potential crime deterrents. Yet, even the best alarm won’t stop a criminal if your business’s external doors aren’t properly secured. Inferior commercial doors do not contain security protections, like solid hardware, top-graded […]

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Choosing Commercial Window Frames: What You Need to Know

All windows are made of glass and, regardless of your frame, you can use whichever type of glass you want. However, your choice of frame can determine the lifespan, security, aesthetics, and the overall energy efficiency of your windows and building. During new construction projects, for example, without proper communication, the exterior windows, walls, and […]

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