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How To Replace a Door Closer

How To Replace a Door Closer

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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

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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...
A Labor Day Shout out to our Made in USA Manufacturers

A Labor Day Shout out to our Made in USA Manufacturers

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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...

Shooter, Bomb and Attack Resistant Security Glass Film

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Shooter, Bomb and Attack Resistant Security Glass Film Southeast Architectural Solutions is proud to add Armoured One to our line up of quality manufacturers. I am, however somber at the need for their product. Armoured One is dedicated to one mission, “making schools, colleges, and universities safer against major attacks and shootings.” The Armoured One team is made up of SWAT Team members, elite Military personnel and Federal Agents. They study the history of attacks on schools and use their findings to create new products, training and preparedness plans to help school administrations be proactive against attacks. I will be covering Armoured One’s active shooter training and security assessment services in another post. Feel free to follow the links for more information about...

Special-Lite Wood Grain Fiberglass Doors

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We are proud to introduce you to the Special-Lite Wood Grain Fiberglass Door. You can now get the AF-200 Series All Fiberglass door product with all its corrosion resistant properties in the warm look of natural wood grain. Special-Lite has the perfect solution to the battle between aesthetics and functionality.  Commercial design professionals will love the ability to bring the pleasing warmth of a wood grain door to areas that demand performance.  You truly get the best of both worlds with a beautiful but rugged door. Click on the photo for more information on the Special-Lite Wood Grain Fiberglass Doors product offering.  

Honored & Excited

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A New Season Begins As you may know dormakaba purchased Mesker Openings Group in November. The integration process is in high gear with a strong focus on making sure you are the top priority. To better serve you Wilson Building Solutions is entering a new venture in collaboration with Gomez Architectural Marketing. GAM has been providing MOG service and products in the southern Florida region. Our new company, Southeast Architectural Solutions, is honored to represent dormakaba and MOG products and services in the Florida market, excluding the panhandle west of Tallahassee. As the transition continues we want to ensure you have everything you need to keep your projects moving and your customers satisfied. Please don't hesitate to call if you need assistance.