Metal Doors &

Hollow Metal Doors

Metal & Security Door Installation and Service

If your entry points are vulnerable, especially at the back of your property, you may benefit from a hollow metal security door that deters unauthorized access with strength. At CLAD, we offer many metal door, also known as steel doors, options to fit a wide range of needs, all from quality manufacturers (such as Steelcraft, Curries and Ceco) that take the security of their doors seriously.

You may also need us to repair your existing metal door. If you see rust, bending, or other signs of damage on your security door, don’t ignore it. Especially in areas that are suffering from increasing crime, clearly damaged metal doors may make your business or property a target for crime. We have seen many poorly maintained steel doors broken open with crowbars.

Our CLAD team finished installing a metal door

Metal Door or Hollow Metal Door?

Metal doors, or steel doors, can include solid steel construction or a combination of steel sheets over a core material.  Commonly used for security purposes, industrial applications, or areas requiring a high level of durability.  Depending on the specific design, solid steel doors may offer better insulation against sound and temperature compared to hollow metal doors.  They are typically heavier due to solid construction.

Hollow metal doors generally refer to doors with a metal shell but may have a hollow space inside. The core of a hollow metal door is often filled with materials like honeycomb or polystyrene to provide insulation and structural support.  Widely used in commercial and industrial settings where a balance of strength, durability, and cost efficiency is desired.  The hollow space may provide less insulation, but it can be filled with materials to enhance thermal and acoustic properties.  These doors are lighter due to the hollow space, making it easier to handle and install.

Why A Steel Door?

Metal doors, or steel doors, offer several benefits to businesses:

  • Security: One of the primary benefits of steel doors is their enhanced security. They are robust and durable, providing a high level of protection against forced entry, vandalism, and burglary.
  • Durability: Steel doors are known for their longevity and resistance to wear and tear. They can withstand harsh weather conditions, making them suitable for both indoor and outdoor use. This durability translates to cost savings over time, as steel doors require less maintenance and have a longer lifespan compared to some other materials.
  • Low Maintenance: Compared to some other materials, steel doors require minimal maintenance. They are resistant to warping, cracking, and pests, reducing the need for frequent repairs or replacements.
  • Cost-Effective: While the upfront cost of steel doors may be higher than some alternatives, their long-term durability and low maintenance requirements often result in cost savings over the life of the door.
  • Customization Options: Steel doors come in a variety of styles and finishes, allowing businesses to choose options that complement their aesthetics and branding. This customization can enhance the overall appearance of the property and create a professional image.
  • Compliance with Regulations: In certain industries or locations, there may be specific building codes and regulations related to security and fire safety. Steel doors are often designed to meet or exceed these standards, ensuring businesses remain in compliance.
A galvanized steel door

A Wide Variety of Metal Doors to Fit Your Specific Needs

Hollow metal doors, or steel doors, come in a few variants, giving you the option to choose the level of protection that your specific property needs:

  • Galvanized Steel: Galvanized steel doors are excellent options for exterior doors, as they are protected from the elements and won’t rust. They’re also ideal for inner doors in corrosive environments, such as certain factories.
  • Steel Stiffened Doors: Doors that are steel stiffened have vertical internal steel bars. This reinforces them from heavy abuse, which is perfect for environments where security is your top concern.
  • Fire Doors: Fire rated doors are designed to limit the spread of fire and smoke, to protect people and your property in the event of fire. Steel doors are an excellent option for this application, as they are non-flammable.
  • Bullet-Resistant Doors: Heavy-duty doors designed to resist ballistics from close range and far away. Bullet resistant frames are also available.

Does your metal door fit your budget and your needs? Find out for free with our complimentary estimates. Plus, our experienced staff will give you the information you need to make the right choice.

Superior Security Door Hardware

A door is only as secure as it’s hardware. The hardware is especially important on metal doors, as those who want to gain access to the door without permission quickly realize they can’t break through the door itself. Don’t let them take advantage of the lock or handle instead.

When installing steel doors, one should consider the surrounding areas of your door. It’s important to use sturdy, non-removable hinges that are tamper-resistant to enhance the door’s overall strength. Heavy-duty strike plates reinforce the area around the door’s lock, making it more resistant to forced entry. Strengthening the door jamb with metal plates can prevent it from being kicked in.

Other considerations include:

  • Metal door frames-The cost of metal door frames can vary depending on factors such as the material used, design, and any additional features (such as fire resistance). In general, they may be more expensive upfront but offer long-term cost-effectiveness due to their durability.
  • Metal door jambs-Metal door jambs contribute to the overall security of a door. They are resistant to forced entry and can provide added protection against break-ins.
  • Security bars or grilles-These bars can be placed across the door to prevent forced entry. Grilles provide an additional layer of protection over windows in the door.
  • Access control systems-A quality access control system can help you avoid break-ins, especially those committed by former staff. It’s quick and simple to deny former staff entry and allow new staff access. We’ll help you install the right system for your needs and budget.

We work with only the best manufacturers to offer secure and durable hardware for your metal security doors.

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Before a metal door replacement for a schoolAfter replacing a metal double door

Work With CLAD

When looking to install a metal door, Commercial Locks And Doors is the company to turn to. Our team of commercial door repair and installation professionals are thoroughly trained and have years of experience.  We can work with new construction or retrofit an existing building.  We have the experience to install metal door frames, doors, and locks, deadbolts and mortise.  We want to help your business to be safe and aesthetically pleasing at the same time.  Give us a call today.

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