Fire Door FAQs - Your Questions Answered by the Experts at Fire Door Kingdom
As the leading supplier of high-quality fire doors, frames, and accessories, Fire Door Kingdom is dedicated to providing our customers with the information they need to maintain safe and compliant buildings. Here are 15 common questions about fire doors:
What is a fire door?
A fire door is a door that has been designed to help prevent the spread of fire between rooms or compartments in a building, providing a safe means of escape in case of a fire.
Do all buildings require fire doors?
Depending on locality, building type or occupancy, fire doors may be required. At Fire Door Kingdom, we can assist you in determining where and when fire doors are necessary.
How do I properly maintain my fire door?
With regular inspections and proper maintenance, you can help ensure that your fire door remains safe and effective. Contact Fire Door Kingdom today for expert guidance on maintaining your fire doors.
What's the difference between a regular door and a fire door?
Fire doors are specially designed to resist the spread of fire and smoke. They are constructed from fire resistant materials and include fire-retardant seals.
Can a fire door be opened in the opposite direction of the traffic flow?
No, all fire doors should be installed to meet the traffic flow on the side as specified in their documentation or building codes.
What is the typical fire rating for a fire door?
Many fire doors have a rating of at least 30 minutes, which means they can withstand high heat and flames for up to 30 minutes.
Can a fire door be painted?
Yes. But the door should not have any airtight thinners or paint sealers. Contact Fire Door Kingdom for expert advice on how to paint your fire door.
Do fire doors require any special hardware?
All hardware should be tested and certified for use on fire doors.
How do I choose the right fire door for my building?
Consult with Fire Door Kingdom experts, who can guide you through the process of choosing the right fire door for your building.
Can a damaged fire door be repaired?
Fire doors cannot be repaired and must be replaced if damaged or if their arrangements are altered.
Can smoke penetrate through a fire door?
Smoke can find its way through gaps around a closed fire door. Make sure to regularly check and maintain door seals and gaskets to prevent potential smoke transmission.
Can I add a window to a fire door?
A glass or any other vision panel in a fire door should be tested and certified as fire-rated.
Have your fire doors been tested?
Yes, all our fire doors have been tested to ensure that they meet the highest safety standards.
Do you offer installation and maintenance services?
No. At Fire Door Kingdom, we can recommend fire door installers that offer comprehensive installation and maintenance services for all our fire doors, frames, and accessories.
Do you offer custom fire door sizes?
Yes, we offer custom sizes to meet your specific requirements. Contact us today to discuss your needs.
At Fire Door Kingdom, we are your trusted experts in fire doors. Contact us for all your fire door needs, including supply, installation, maintenance, and repair.