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Hardware Basics

Hardware Basics

Specialty Hardware Basics

Unique applications and “industrial strength” are what distinguish specialty door hardware from standard door hardware. Two elements are significant for these products:

1.   The ability to hold heavier door weight capacities (doors weighing from 200 lbs. to 5,000 lbs.)
2.   The ability to contain larger sized doors (7’ – 24’ tall or higher and 50’ wide or wider).

Specialty Door Hardware Products are fabricated from a heavier gauge of steel for better product quality and longevity. Tighter tolerances are standard, and the finish for both interior and exterior applications is thicker and able to withstand harsh environments.

The content below contains detailed information on hardware for Sliding Doors, Slide-Fold Doors, Swinging Doors and Miscellaneous products.  Special considerations for weight distribution, mounting, and support mechanisms for these doors are outlined here.