Your home for Division 8 products, services and solutions

What’s New

How To Replace a Door Closer

How To Replace a Door Closer

News, Product News
How to Replace a Door Closer Need to know how to replace a door closer quickly and cost effectively? Design Hardware’s 316R series closer makes replacing a door closer a breeze.  First the Closer  The 316R is a heavy duty door closer that meets ANSI A156.4 Grade 1 standards. It has a rack and pinion design and a cast aluminum body. It is a non-handed closer with adjustable spring power from size 1-6.    The 316R has a UL Listing “A” label and can be installed onto a 3 hour fire rated door. It also meets ADA, Americans with Disabilities Act, requirements.   This closer has independent latch and sweep speed controls, as well as back check. The valve are staked to prevent backing valves out too far.   As a standard, it comes packed with all screws and brackets for regular, top...
Fire Door Inspection Solutions

Fire Door Inspection Solutions

Fire Door Solutions, News, Product News
Fire Door Inspection  Solutions As fire door inspections become more prevalent, facilities are looking for easy fire door inspection solutions. The clearance or gap that exists between the door and frame is one of the checklist items on a fire door inspection. According to NFPA80, Section 6.3.17 and Section 4.8.4.1, the gap between the door and frame or between two leaves of a pair of doors cannot exceed ⅛", the gap between the bottom of the door and floor cannot exceed ¾". Generally, if an opening exceeds these measurements, sometimes even by 1/16", the opening will fail the inspection and is required to be fixed within 60 days. This can be a costly and stressful situation. One possible cause of an improper gap is sagging hinges. Most commercial doors are hung on 3 or 4 butt hin...
DHI conNextions Virtual Event Oct 21-22

DHI conNextions Virtual Event Oct 21-22

Industry News
DHI conNextions Virtual Event Oct 21-22       Southeast Architectural Solutions is looking forward to connecting with the wonderful people and companies of the architectural openings industry at the DHI conNextions Virtual Event Oct 21-22. Although it will be very different than an in-person conference, we are excited to attend. From the conNextions website here are a few of the highlights you can expect from attending this virtual event.  Two days of cutting-edge, virtual education! Select from over 20 DHI CEP-certified sessions across 4 education topic tracks. Engage in live Q&A and live panel discussions with industry thought-leaders and your peers from across the country. On-Demand is now included with your purchase of a 2-day ...
A Labor Day Shout Out to our Made in USA Manufacturers

A Labor Day Shout Out to our Made in USA Manufacturers

Industry News
A Labor Day Shout Out to Our Made in USA Manufacturers! As we get ready to celebrate Labor Day and pay tribute to the achievements and contributions of our great American workers I wanted to give a shout out to the companies that we represent that manufacture products right here in the USA.  If you'd rather see a video of this post, find it here on LinkedIn. Mesker, a dormakaba brand, manufactures hollow metal doors and frames in Huntsville, Alabama as well as various service centers throughout the US. Oshkosh strives to be America’s premier architectural door crafter where every door is made with pride in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Special-Lite, manufactures superior fiberglass doors and interior aluminum frames in two locations in Michigan and one in Arkansas.  Select Products m...
Galvanized VS Galvannealed

Galvanized VS Galvannealed

Education
Galvanized vs Galvannealed When specifying doors that are to be exposed to corrosive environments it is important to know all the options available. Steel doors offer high performance and longevity. In most applications standard cold rolled steel, coated with rust inhibiting primer, will hold up well. When extra protection is needed galvanized steel is a consideration. The steel door industry offers A40, A60 and G90 as typical options. For harsher conditions you may consider fiberglass which I will cover via a separate post. Here is a brief explanation of some of the processes and terminology to assist you in selecting the best product for your application. A60 vs G90, That is the Question The most common specified are A60 and G90. To understand the difference let’s start with ...
Special-Lite Introduces FireSafe20

Special-Lite Introduces FireSafe20

Product News
Special-Lite Introduces New FireSafe20 - Fiberglass 20 minute fire rated Special-Lite's new FireSafe20 provides a 20 minute fire rated door that complements not only the current fire-rated offerings but also the growing Special-Lite interior architectural product line. Fire doors are a vital part of a building’s passive fire protection system. When properly installed and maintained, they will help to compartmentalize a building to protect occupants and property from the spread of smoke, flames, and aid in providing a safe means of egress during a fire. Purchasing your fire-rated doors and framing from one vendor can minimize costs and shorten lead time. Our 20-Minute doors round out our fire-rated product offerings to allow you to order from one manufacturer. More durable than wood,...
Reese Product Announcement

Reese Product Announcement

Product News
SAVE TIME WITH TEK SCREWS After speaking with customers it became clear that pre-drilling holes to install weatherstripping was not a good use of your time! Now all you need to do is request TEK screws to receive them at no additional cost. You do need to request them. If you do not specify you want them, your order will be shipped with regular sheet metal screws. Reminder NOT to use the TEK screws on wood doors. The wings on the self-drilling TEK screws will ream the hole larger than the threads and will not engage wood. For more information shoot me an email at amanda@southeastarchitecturalsolutions.com  
Mesker Hollow Metal Doors and Frames

Mesker Hollow Metal Doors and Frames

Manufacturers
Mesker Hollow Metal Doors and Frames Established in 1864, Mesker Door offers the pinnacle of innovation, craftsmanship and quality for hollow metal doors and frames todays for the commercial, industrial and institutional construction markets. With thousands of quality products, Mesker focuses on speed to market, offers unparalleled customer service, and has become one of the most recognizable steel door companies in the world.
Design Hardware

Design Hardware

Manufacturers
Design Hardware offers a full line of commercial architectural grade door hardware. Design Hardware delivers outstanding field performance with the highest quality commercial door hardware. The emphasis on precision and an endless selection of quality products sets Design Hardware apart from the competition. Our focus on speed to market, combined with an unparalleled customer service team, Design Hardware offers customers what they need, when they need it.
Special-Lite FRP Doors

Special-Lite FRP Doors

Manufacturers
Special-Lite Special-Lite is the leader in FRP Doors & Entryways. The Special-Lite approach to manufacturing is unique to the industry.  They combine the best aspects of traditional hands-on craftsmanship, innovative design, and advanced technology to make the toughest, longest-lasting doors possible. The high quality of their doors, framing, and restroom partitions is the result of the individual craftsmanship, attention to detail, and a personal commitment to quality that is simply not possible with mechanized, high-volume manufacturing.