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8'0" (Two 48 Inch Doors) Door Width

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Determine Which Activation Accessories You Need

We offer a variety of compatible activation accessories with all our door openers. The most common door opener activation accessory is a wireless handicap push button. These are probably what you would need the majority of the time. However, we also offer weatherproof wireless activation buttons and even touchless activation buttons for restroom/cleanroom applications. The available compatible activation accessories are offered as options within each product page.

Other Things To Consider:
Price: Although it is tempting to go with an inexpensive door opener, what we've found over the years is that those door openers tend to actually cost more money for the lifetime of the door. For example, the least expensive door opener typically uses outsource parts that do not last. After a week of operation the door opener fails. Since the door opener is an import, there are no parts available for it. So instead of purchasing parts to fix it, you are forced to purchase a whole new unit, now making the entire purchase way more expensive then purchasing the right unit in the first place.

UL Listed: Door Closers USA Blackhawk and Defender door openers are UL Listed meaning they have been tested by Underwriters Labaratories. Why does this matter? Cheaper alternative door openers do not have this testing completed meaning they do not meet the reliabilty and durability specifications that our door openers have passed. This testing certification is no easy feat to pass, and we have done it because our products are built to last and meant to install in commercial buildings. Also an FYI, if you plan to install the door opener in a commercial building, a UL listing is typically mandatory and is the first thing the building inspector will look for. We recommend buying the right door opener to begin with so you are not having remove the lesser door opener from your builiding when the inspector flags it.

Fire Rating: Most commercial doors that are automated are fire rated. Our door openers have passed the testing are fire rated compliant. Why does this matter? The construction of both the Blackhawk and Defender door openers are designed with closing springs, so that if the power goes in out in the case of a fire, our door openers will still close the door. Lesser door openers with no fire rating compliance do not have a built in spring. In the case of a fire, the door will remain in the same position it was when the power goes out. Again, if you are planning on on installing this door opener in a commercial building, we recommend the Blackhawk and Defender door openers because they can be installed on essentially any commercial door opening and we have all the certifications. Do not risk a cheaper alternative, which can be dangerous if installed in commercial buildings because they have not passed any of the proper testing.

Have Questions? Contact Customer Service Today

If you have any questions contact customer service. If your application is unique, send us a picture of your door and application and we will offer you the products that we recommend.

Have Questions? Contact Customer Service Today

If you have any questions contact customer service. If your application is unique, send us a picture of your door and application and we will offer you the products that we recommend.
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