How Much Do Commercial Metal Doors Cost?
In this guide we explain in detail the average price for commercial metal doors.
Hollow Metal Door Cost
A hollow metal door is a type of metal door constructed from steel with an insulated core, either polystyrene foam or cardboard honeycomb. Hollow metal doors are used on commercial buildings as rear exit doors, fire doors, security doors, and more. A typical non fire rated hollow metal door with an 18 gauge steel door and 16 gauge steel frame from a good and reputable manufacturer such as Patriot Hollow Metal Door Company will range from $1200 to $2400. With that being said, this price is based on a true commercial hollow metal door that would be installed in any kind of commercial building. The price is including the standard options which should be used on all commercial hollow metal doors including hinge reinforcement, lock reinforcement, door closer reinforcement, top and bottom caps, baked primer, galvannealed steel, etc.
We reiterate that the $1200 to $2400 price is the going rate for commercial grade hollow metal doors. With that being said, you may think, "Hey! I've seen hollow metal doors cheaper than that!" The short answer to that is you are not comparing apples to apples. There are many residential grade hollow metal doors which are commonly purchased, unbeknownst to the buyer that they are not purchasing a true commercial hollow metal door. Inexpensive hollow metal doors feature a much thinner gauge metal such as 24, 22, or even 20 gauge. The thinner gauge metal will dent much easier and will not provide the security that an 18 gauge commercial hollow metal door will. Similarly, the residential grade doors often use a lower grade insulation core, if the door is even insulated. Many lower grade hollow metal doors are not galvannealed, so when placed on the exterior of a building they rust and deteriorate very quickly. When shopping for a hollow metal door, the thing you have to realize is that there are so many options available such as the gauge, the reinforcements, the galvannealed metal, the primer, etc. All these options can quickly convolute what you are buying and what you actually need. That is why it is extremely important to purchase hollow metal doors from a true commercial door company like Door Closers USA. Purchasing from specialized company in the commercial door industry is a much better choice than a general big box retailer. At Door Closers USA, we understand what a "common or normal" hollow metal door package requires, and as a result we sell complete packages, so you don't have to worry about what your getting. We've been in the commercial door industry for a combined 100+ years and we know what type of commercial doors are used in architectural building plans. You don't want to be the contractor or building owner who purchased $550 hollow metal doors, installed them, and when the building inspector comes by you are trying to determine:
- Is this fire rated? Where is the label?
- Is this 18 gauge steel? The door is so light.
- Is this galvannealed steel? It looks like the door is rusting.
- Are the doors primered, so they can accept paint?
- Do I have door closer reinforcement? It looks like the door closer screws are tearing off the metal.
- Why is my door sagging already? Don't tell me we didn't get hinge reinforcements?
- This door is brand new. Why are there so many dents in it already.
- This is a metal door for security. Why does it feel so flimsy?
What's worse, is by going with the lower quality door, you will actually spend more money in the long run, due to the constant repairs, which will eventually lead you to having to replace the door and frame. At the end of the day, try to focus on the reason why you are buying a commercial hollow metal door. Most likely you are needing the door for your commercial building. You want a door that provides security. Many commercial buildings hold millions of dollars of merchandise or goods. So why would you risk your building's security by saving a couple of hundreds of dollars for a lower quality door!
If you are in need of high quality hollow metal doors, then purchase Patriot hollow metal doors. Patriot doors are manufactured in the USA to the highest quality standards. These doors are trusted by contractors and building owners nationwide. Order today and receive FREE freight.
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