Stainless hollow metal frames are formed of either 16-gauge or 14-gauge in Type 304 or 316 stainless, No. 3, 4, or 2b mill-finish stainless steel. Profiles are brake press formed. We assemble head and jambs with a tab-and-slot arrangement to ensure accurate alignment of miters. We weld all exposed face joints and grind them smooth to produce an invisible joint maintaining the original finish. Continuous inside corner throat weld is available on frames, side lites, borrowed lites and windows.
We provide a minimum of three anchors per jamb. Anchors suit the wall conditions and the requirements of the job, and a floor anchor is provided at the bottom of each jamb. Customers may also order KD Compression Anchor Frames.
We mortise, reinforce, drill and tap the frames for all mortised hardware items. Customers can be assured that all cut-outs will be accurately located and made to fit the specified hardware. Frames are reinforced for surface-applied hardware, with drilling and taping to be done in the field by the contractor. All component parts are stainless steel.
Stainless steel frames are available as standard and custom openings, borrowed lights, side lights and transom frames.