At Universal Fireproof Door, we specialize in fireproof doors and gates, provide FREE estimates and special discounts.

  • Cellar Doors
  • Frames
  • 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
  • Frame

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.

References

  • 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