The Difference in Reinforcement: Hurricane Doors
When you are building or renovating in coastal areas, it should come as no surprise that the labeling standards for stainless steel doors and frames also include hurricane reinforcement. These standards typically include a steel-stiffened core, 16 or 14 gauge stainless or galvanized steel, and properly anchored frames. The standards can vary with each community, so be sure to check with the local building codes before starting any project.
At National Custom Hollow Metal, our team of door and frame experts can build custom DEFENDDOOR stainless steel doors and frames that meet all necessary hurricane labeling requirements, and we can ship them to you in days, not weeks.
Doors can be manufactured to your specifications in any size up to 5’X12’, and are available in 16, 14, or 12 gauge thickness in either 304 or 316 #4 finish. Each door is internally reinforced with continuous 16 gauge stainless steel channels which span the entire height of the door on both the hinge and lock stiles, and across the top and the bottom. Each stainless steel door frame is available in any size up to 10’X12’ in 16-gauge or 14-gauge Type 304 or 316 stainless, with a minimum of three anchors per jamb. We also mortise, reinforce, drill, and tap the frames for all mortised hardware.
Custom doors from NCHM are durable, easy to maintain, and surprisingly affordable. Each door and frame is built to your specifications, and your satisfaction is always guaranteed. In fact, the only thing standard at NCHM is quality craftsmanship and lightning fast turnaround. For more information, give us a call at (800) 334-3070 or click here, and and let us know what we can build for you!