Fire rated doors are a requirement for some businesses, but if you’re a homeowner, you may be curious about this as well. After all, fire safety is important for both homes and businesses. How can you tell if your door is a fire door?
Determining if Your Front Door is Fire Rated
You can always look for the Underwriters Laboratories (UL) label. Sometimes it’s easy to find, sometimes it can be a bit more tricky. Try looking:
- On the hinge side of the door
- On the top or bottom of the door
- For any raised or textured surfaces (over time, the label may possibly be painted over)
Most manufacturers make fire rated doors—so another option is asking your installer (and looking at the manufacturer’s website)!
Therma-Tru Fire Rated Doors
Overhead Door Co. of Greater Cincinnati installs front entry doors from Therma-Tru, a leading manufacturer in the industry. Their solid panel fiberglass wood edge doors can be ordered as 20-minute fire-rated product, featuring a proprietary cement-based core. The doors are tested to withstand a minimum of 20 minutes of fire exposure at temperatures that reach more than 1,400 degrees Fahrenheit.
Some of the various designs include:
They also offer steel fire rated front doors. Therma-Tru’s TR 12-24 steel edge doors and door systems provide superior protection. They are made with 24-gauge steel edges and tested to withstand at least 90 minutes of fire exposure at temperatures that reach more than 1,700 degrees Farenheit.
Some of the various styles include:
Therma-Tru’s fire rated doors are ideal for front entries and house-to-garage projects. Learn more by visiting their website »
Front Door Installation in Cincinnati
Overhead Door Co. of Greater Cincinnati has the people, knowledge and unparalleled abilities to complete any door package, from single-door projects to large, complex custom orders. Contact our experts to learn more or if you’re ready to install a new fire rated door today!