Store Front Doors

Store Front Doors

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A good store front should be eye-catching to the people walking on the outside but should also represent the interior and feel of the store from within. In today’s world, people are very visual and are bombarded with advertisements all the time – this makes them complacent to visual stimuli. Nevertheless, they still perceive on a subconscious level all that they see. This is why a well-designed store front is a critical part of any business. It is what sets the tone for the customer’s visit and what helps catch customer attention. When used correctly, your storefront can be a powerful tool for your business. When creating a store front, take into account the interior design of the store and make sure to set the right tone in order to attract the right type of customers. Choice of material is also a very important part. Each material has different connotations and feel to it. Steel is cold and wood is warm. Glass can send a “clean” message while steel has a more industrial feel to it. Also, play with combinations of materials which can create a strong impression and a unique result. Additionally, choose if you want a store front that is “see through” so the interior of the store plays a role, or opaque, and therefore standalone. All these choices will influence and shape the first contact the customer has with your business. We supply and install any type of storefront including:

  • Wood store front doors
  • Glass store front doors
  • Steel and metal store front doors
  • Custom made store front doors
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To get some inspiration we recommend you follow these links to see some interesting examples and design tips:

Some practical tips we have gathered that can set your store front apart:
Less Is More

The simpler your design, the better. Because we are all bombarded with visual advertisement, we tend to ignore visual clutter whenever we can. Too much can make people walk by without taking notice to your business. A well-designed entrance can ofter be a great attention grabber.

Choose Good Materials

If you use cheap materials, it will show and might send the wrong message. They also tend to break down easily and not withstand harsh weather conditions. Your business might look bad thus discouraging customers.

Night Time Security and Visibility

Visibility into the business at night encourages night-time shopping and more dynamic daytime customers. But, it also creates a security concern as your store is less protected. There are great security solutions for this such as a roll-down with an open-grid grill. We are happy to help you make these choices.

Know Your Supplier

Choosing the right contractor is both about having the best professional skill set and knowledge of zoning regulation.

Maintenence

Proper maintenance can help your bottom line by reducing future expenses of broken down parts.

Be Mindful of Your Surroundings

When thinking about your entrance, take into account the building, the shops next to you, the street and any other visual cue in your immediate vicinity. This will help you stand out from other stores while blending in with the street. Remember that you are part of a larger area that the customer is exposed to.

Make It Easy To See Into The Store

Help your customer understand what you are about and what your business’ value is. What types of products or services do you provide? Your store front should invite the customer into the store and set the right expectations.

Lighting

Use lighting in the exterior and interior parts of the store front to catch the eye and direct it to the items you want emphasized. In the night-time, lighting can be a very powerful tool.

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Commercial Fire Rated Doors

Commercial Fire Rated Doors

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Commercial fire doors are used in locations, facilities, or building that are required to have an officially listed fire door by regulation. The fire door will be installed in an officially sanctioned and listed fire wall. Fire doors have unique links that automatically release thus closing the door when the temperature next to it reaches 165F or 73C. in addition, other sensors connected to the building alarm system, such as smoke, heat, and fire detectors can trigger the door. Commercial fire doors are critical for fire protection safety. Fire can spread quickly in certain environments, particularly inside office building and industrial complexes. This is why choice of quality materials is important. This will ensure not only increased safety for staff, but also reduced property damage in the case of a fire.

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Selecting the right fire rated door and frame includes the following:
  1. Choosing the right fire rated door start with the wall where it will be installed – or its fire rating classifications. The fire rating of the door is set by the fire rating of its wall.
  2. Fire rated doors are divided into groups according to the amount of time the door can withstand exposure to heat and fire conditions in a test environment.
  3. Walls that separate different structures or divide large areas into smaller ones usually need a 2 or 3 hour fire rated door and the wall will usually have a 4 hour rating.
  4. Door with fire rating of about 1-0.5 hours are needed in 2 hour rated walls and are mostly used in stairwells or similar closed spaces. In addition, these are required in exterior walls that are exposed to the risk of outside fire.
  5. Doors with fire rating of 45 minutes hours are used in walls with 1 hour rating in corridors and room separations. In addition, these can be installed in exterior walls where the risk of outside fire in medium. If the risk is high, than a higher fire rating is needed.
  6. Door which are rated 20 minutes are used with walls of 1 hour rating in corridors and other location where smoke is the major factor to be controlled for.

For more information about steel fire door standards, please visit: https://www.steeldoor.org/res/118.pdf

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Steel And Metal Doors

Steel And Metal Doors

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In this section, we will provide useful information to help you choose the right steel or metal door. Whether you are a commercial entity/business owner, or a homeowner, steel doors offer some important advantages which we will explore in this section. Steel doors are manufactured to meet the most rigid architectural demands to withstand different challenges. But, first thing is first: what is steel? Steel is an alloy (combination of elements) of iron with carbon and sometimes combined with other elements as well, which is used as a structural and fabricating material for many industrial needs making it one of the most used materials in the world – and for a good reason. Steel is used to create everything from household appliances to multi-story building. Steel doors are preferred by commercial and business owners as well as homeowners for many reasons. Steel doors are also used in both interior and exterior locations.

Steel Doors Security

Steel doors are recognized for their superior security benefits. If security is a concern for you, steel doors are a logical choice as they can be manufactured with interlocking spot welded steel stiffeners. In addition, the doors edges will be welded continuously for the entire length which will lead to increased strength. The material itself offers the most in terms of security – it can’t be easily broken and can resist intense heat for a long period of time.

Steel security door

Steel Doors Design

Steel doors have a customizable design: they are easy to paint according to need and surrounding color schemes and they come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and combinations of wood, glass and other materials. For any location, you can find the right steel door to match it. In addition, steel doors can come with decorative panels and profiles.

Steel Doors Sturdiness and Maintenance

Steel and metal doors are highly resistant to all weather and won’t shrink or swell. Many materials are sensitive to humidity and heat changes. Steel doors can hold for many years thanks to a strong construction and the characteristics of the material. Metal alloys such as steel, are usually rust resistant and can withstand all climates. Because of this resistance, maintenance for steel doors is minimal making it a top choice for businesses and commercial complexes.

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Steel Doors Insulation Factor

Steel doors create a good insulation for two important factors: temperature and sound. Temperature insulation helps in keeping temperatures in a controlled state as needed and make any complex more energy efficient as the temperature control system need less energy to maintain balance and are not put off balance by outside conditions. Noise insulation is also a key benefit of steel doors. This can be important in many locations such as industrial complexes where noise needs to be kept in, but also office buildings and residential locations, where noise needs to be kept out. Most locations are not isolated from their surroundings. This makes steel doors a good choice.

Fire Rated Steel Doors

Steel and metal doors can be fire rated, which is important for many businesses and industrial complexes. Some location are mandated by regulation to have a fire rated doors and walls. To learn more about fire rated doors click here.

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Steel and Metal Door Installation

Steel doors usually come ready made with knob and lock holes and sockets, making installation fast and simple.

Hollow Metal Doors

Hollow metal door are made of strong, reinforces steel sheets. In addition, the door voids are filled with insulation materials. There are different standards for these doors but the most common on is 1 and ¾ inch thick. The door come painted with a prime layer, usually gray. This prime layer finish is ready to be painted on if needed.

What makes hollow metal doors unique? First, they are more durable, stronger and tougher. Second, they are easier to maintain than doors made from other materials such as aluminum or wood. Door cost is higher but the overall price of owning such a door is lower – this is known as “total cost of ownership” – the price of not only buying the door and installing it, but also maintaining it over time and its expected lifetime.

Galvanneal Steel Doors

What is Galvanneal steel vs. what is galvanized steel? Galvanizing steel s the process of applying a protective zinc coating to steel or iron to prevent rusting by exposure to oxygen. Galvanneal steel, is basically galvanized steel that is also has a heat treated coating (a process called annealing). Galvanneal steel production is based on galvanized steel. Once galvanized steel is created it is goes through an annealing process in a different furnace. There, a zinc-iron alloy (composite) is coated onto the steel. This gives the door a matte appearance coating, which is very hard. This coating, which provides protection from corrosion, allows the door to be painted and more easily welded. To paint the door, all that is needed is to wipe down the surface. There is no need for prime painting before the finish painting. One of the most common uses of Galvanneal steel is in the Automobile industry and construction industry. In construction its main uses are in roofing, ceiling systems, and corner molding.

The main benefits of Galvanneal steel are:

  1. Longer product lifetime
  2. Minimal maintenance throughout product lifetime
  3. Lower initial product costs
  4. Highly resistant to corrosion
  5. Easily painted on

If you want to learn more about Galvanneal steel click the link. To learn more about Annealing click this link.

Galvanneal steel

Stainless Steel Doors

Stainless steel is an alloy (composite of more than one type of steel) with at least 10.5% chromium in it. This makes the steel resistant to rust, corrosion, and stains from water. This resistance is not full as corrosion will occur in extreme environments. But compared to other types of steel, it will defiantly hold for longer and corrosion will take longer.

Stainless steel is used when both the properties of the steel and the resistance against corrosion are required. This can be in any location with high salinity or low air circulation. For example, pools, plants, hospitals, storage areas, and laboratories.

To learn more about stainless steel doors follow this link.

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How to choose the right steel door for you?

Choosing the right door is a combination of many criteria.

  1. Frequency of use
  2. Amount of possible abuse
  3. Price
  4. Lifetime and maintenance
  5. Durability and Endurance
  6. Air-circulation
  7. Salinity in environment
  8. Regional building codes
  9. Insulation for heat and sound
  10. Appearance
  11. Security
Main Cons for Steel Doors
  1. Weather resistance is lower than in wood or fiberglass doors
  2. Harder to fix scratches and dents
  3. Rust might occur in bruises if not taken care of

Here are some useful links from the steel door institute with technical information and guides:

  1. For information and technical documentation about steel doors
  2. Information about steel door selection
  3. Information about steel door installation
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Residential and Garage Doors

Residential and Garage Doors

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Choosing a door for your home is a big decision. It sets the tone for your entire house. That’s why choosing the right front door for your home is an art. The door should fit the front of the house and it’s interior. We can help you make this choice by listening to your needs and giving the best advice. We offer all types of doors, styles and types to best match your home’s design and feel. There are many options to choose from, we believe in “the right door for the right house”. We provide and end-2-end service – from making the best choice and installation to post-job service and warranty. Everything you need in one place.

Our service comes with an extensive post job warranty, for both doors and installation. Call us now to get a quote for your job: (303) 500-8966

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