At Universal Fireproof Door, we specialize in fireproof doors and gates, provide FREE estimates and special discounts.
- Cellar Doors
- Hollow Metal Doors
- Iron Gates/Window Guards
- Kalamein Doors
- Locksmith Service
- Aluminum Doors
- Garage Doors
- Inurance Offered!
- Stainless Steel Specialist
- Steel Fire Doors
- And Much More!
We offer tremendous stock and custom sizes:
- Apartment Entry Units
- Boiler Room & Basement Units, All Sizes
- Entry Garage Doors
We Can Beat Any Price!
We are licensed and insured and provide emergency services.
U.L., N.Y.C., M.E.A. & Fire Dept., Approved - H.I.C. License # 0924234
Universal Fireproof Door Co., Inc. Door Selection
Determine the appropriate building code. Check & fulfill the fire insurance company’s requirement for the specific building.
Suggested procedures for the selection of fire doors and frames - Basic fire door requirements
- A fire door must have a label attached.
- A fire door must have either an attached or an embossed label.
- A fire door must be self latching.
- A fire door must be self closing.
- If a fire door is held open, it must be equipped with a listed heat responsive device, fusible link or a smoke detection device.
- A fire door must be free of any obstructions which could prevent it from operating properly, i.e., wedge door stops chains, hookbacks, etc. Only listed fire door hardware shall be used.
- A fire door must have steel bearing-type hinges. (Exceptions: Non-bearing plain steel hinges may be used if they are part of a listed assembly.)
- Doors swinging in pairs that require astragals shall have at least one overlapping astragal. Pairs of doors within a means of egress shall not be equipped with an astragal that inhibits the free use of either leaf. A coordinator or open-back strike should be used to ensure proper closing.
- Fire doors with glass lights
- Fire doors with fusible link louvers:
- The glass frame and glazing bead must be metal.
- The glass must be labeled wire glass not less than ¼” thick or as permitted by the labeling agency.
- Only listed louvers can be used.
- Louvers can be furnished in 1 - ¾” thick doors with a 1 - ½” or a ¾” - hour (no louver and glass light combinations are permitted.)
- Maximum louver size is 24” x 24”.
- Louvers are not permitted to be installed in doors with fire exit hardware or in stairwells.
- For maximum fire protection, Standard Number 80 of the National Fire Protection Association should be used for an installation guide.
- Purchase doors from a recognized, responsible manufacturer whose fire doors and frames are produced to conform to Fire Door Procedures and are subject to periodic inspections.
- NFPA 80-1999 “Standard for Fire Doors and Fire Windows”
- NFPA 252-1995 “Standard Methods of Fire Tests of Door Assemblies”
- Underwriters Laboratories Standard for Safety UL10B “Fire Tests of Door Assemblies”
- Underwriters Laboratories Standard for Safety UL10C “ Positive Fire Tests of Door Assemblies"
- Uniform Building Code Standard 7-2 “Fire Tests of Door Assemblies”
- International Building Code 2000