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What Is The Thickness Of Hollow Metal Doors?

In this informative article we explore the door thickness of a hollow metal door. Hollow metal doors, or steel doors, are primarily used for commercial exterior doors. A standard commercial hollow metal door is 1-3/4” thick. Some homes have residential grade hollow metal doors used as the side entry door into the garage. Residential grade hollow metal doors are 1-3/8” thick.

How Does The Door Thickness Effect Price

In general 1-3/8" thick hollow metal doors are used on extreme light duty applications such as residential or home doors. As a result, these doors are generally about 25% of the total price of a commercial grade hollow metal door. Commercial grade hollow metal doors are all 1-3/4" thick. With the extra material and heavier duty construction, 1-3/4" commercial hollow metal doors are more expensive than residential 1-3/8" thick hollow metal doors.



Can I Use A Residential Steel Door In A Commercial Application

Everyone wants to save money. With the 1-3/8" residential steel doors being cheaper in price than commercial grade hollow metal doors, you may ask yourself, "Can I use a residential steel door in my commercial building?." The short answer is we would not recommend it. Steel doors are used for security purposes. Putting a residential grade door in your commercial building will not provide the level security that a commercial grade hollow metal door would. Also, residential hollow metal doors are designed for extreme light duty applications, not commercial applications that receive much more foot traffic. Lastly, the lighter gauge steel construction of the residential grade hollow metal doors, means that they can dent or puncture much easier than a commercial grade hollow metal door.

Conclusion

All commercial hollow metal doors are 1-3/4” thick, while residential hollow metal doors are 1-3/8” thick. If you need commercial hollow metal doors, we recommend Patriot hollow metal doors. Patriot hollow metal doors are manufactured in the USA and are of the highest quality. Order today and receive FREE shipping.



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