Which Type Of Door Frame Is Best?
In this guide we explain what type of door frame is best for commercial buildings. A commercial building differs greatly from residential home due to many factors including the amount of foot traffic entering or exiting the building or the amount of abuse the door way may experience. For example, with a front entrance door to a gym, you would expect much more foot traffic from all of the gym members as well as much more abuse to the doors from gym member carrying sports bags and equipment through the front entry way, in comparison to the front door of your home.
Steel Frames Vs Wood Frames
The best door frame for commercial buildings a steel door frame. Steel door frames are used in commercial buildings 99% of the time. They are typically manufactured from 16 gauge steel and primered gray. Building owners or maintenance crews may paint them a specific color such as black or brown, once they have been installed. Steel door frames are primarily used because they are heavy duty and hold up well in any type of commercial building or door location. Wood door frames are sometimes used, but have much less security than steel door frames. Steel door frames are often used with both commercial steel doors or wood doors for this reason.
Benefits of Steel Door Frames
Suitable For All Weather
High quality steel door frames are galvannealed and primered, allowing them to be used for interior or exterior door applications. The galvannealed metal and primer allow the door frame to not rust when installed on the exterior wall of a building exposed to rain. Unlike wood door frames, which can only be used on the interior of a building, since rain will eventually rot the wood. It’s best to always verify that your steel frame is galvannealed, as many imported steel frames do not come galvannealed causing them to rust if installed on an exterior wall. If you are ever in need of a galvannealed commercial steel door frame, we recommend Patriot steel door frames.
The standard steel door frame is manufactured from 16 gauge steel, however 14 gauge steel can be used if the application calls for it. Likewise, 18 gauge steel frames are often used on low traffic residential door applications.
Compatible With All Commercial Wood or Steel Door Brands
The Patriot hollow metal door brand manufactures steel door frames that can be used on all brands of commercial wood or steel doors. Patriot door frames can be manufactured to specific hardware locations (hinge and strike) to match your existing steel door manufacturer or wood door manufacturer.
Steel door frames are the best solution for commercial buildings. When you need a steel door frame we recommend Patriot hollow metal doors. Our Patriot door frames are high quality and manufactured in the USA. They are heavy duty and used in commercial buildings nationwide. Order today and receive FREE freight.
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