Steel Outperforms Other Materials for Metal Doors & Frames
There are many factors to consider when choosing from the variety of commercial doors for sale in today’s market.
For 40 years, our company has manufactured quality metal doors and frames, including commercial storefront doors, commercial steel entry doors, and virtually any other doors your project requires.
While National Custom Hollow Metal Doors and Frames’ curriculum vitae speaks for itself, we’d like to expand on the use of steel in commercial door manufacturing. There are many benefits of choosing steel for your next building project.
The Hollow Metal Manufacturers Association outlines the advantages of steel over other materials.
1 Steel lasts longer, requires fewer repairs, and is much stronger than other materials. Because steel doors are hung in steel frames, they provide a better level of support and security than materials like wood.
2 Steel’s natural strength outperforms other materials on several levels, including security, fire rating, sound reduction, vandal resistance, sanitation, and more.
3 In demanding environments, hollow metal is superior to wood, aluminum, and fiberglass. Although sometimes those materials integrate special cores or other techniques, the effort isn’t enough to match the performance and longevity of hollow metal.
4 The low total cost of ownership is an advantageous byproduct. When properly installed and maintained, our doors often last 30 years or longer. And they can be inexpensively repaired in the field, while wood and aluminum doors have to be replaced.
5 Although wood often is selected due to its aesthetic appeal, today’s steel doors and frames offer tons of options. Modern stainless steel, vibrant colored finishes, and even faux finishes are among the many choices available. The versatility of modern metal doors and frames is sure to satisfy the visual design requirements of your project.
6 Another little-known fact: Steel doors and frames are about as “green” as they come, as steel is the most recycled material in North America.
We know our metal doors and frames are sure to meet your expectations, and we look forward to discussing your project needs. So call us at 1-800-334-3070 to get started, or click here for more information.