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Door Clear Opening Width - House of Doors - Roanoke, VA is here to help

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Clear opening width for doors can be confusing, House of Doors - Roanoke, VA is here to sort it out for you. The requirements listed below can be found in the International Building Code (IBC), the International Fire Code (ifc), ICC A117.1, NFPA 101 - Life Safety Code and the 2010 ADA Standard for Accessible Design. Minimum clear opening width applies to both doors in an accessible route but also openings in the means of egress

Highlights of clear opening requirements:
-Typically doors must provide a minimum of 32" of clear opening width.
-Clear opening width is measured between the face of the door and the stop on the strike leg of the frame when the door is opened to 90 degrees.
-Swing clear hinges may be able to be used to increase the clear opening width by relocating the pivot point of the opening.
-A pair of doors must have at least one leaf that provides 32" of clear opening width when measure from the face of the open door to the edge of the inactive leaf in the clo…

Geared Aluminum Continuous Hinge - Recommended by House of Doors - Roanoke, VA 540-765-2173

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House of Doors - Roanoke, VA recommends the use of geared aluminum continuous hinges.
Geared aluminum continuous hinges are a secure and long-term solution for high-traffic commercial door openings, they reduce maintenance cost while outperforming traditional butt hinges in schools, offices, airports, storefront, hotels and public and industrial buildings!
It has been proven that a continuous geared aluminum hinge may last 50+ years and require little to no maintenance, saving you SUBSTANTIALLY over the life of the assembly
Geared aluminum continuous hinges have been proven to last over 25,000,000 cycles and are available to hold doors up to 1,000lbs
Geared aluminum continuous hinges have a proud history beginning in 1963 with Austin Baer, anMIT-trained engineer, who earned a patent for his design of hinge leaves with intermeshed gears. In 1968, he earned a second patent for addingthrust bearingsto the original design. All geared hinges today are based on this design, which distributes th…

House of Doors - Roanoke, VA 540-765-2173 www.HouseOfDoors-Salem.com : Line Card

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House of Doors - Roanoke, VA is proud to sell, offer service (repair) and install the following commercial door, frame, hardware, toilet partition, toilet accessory and specialty product manufacturers: 

Hinges:
Hager / Roton
Select
Ives
McKinney
Bommer
Markar
Soss
Design

Lock and Latchsets:
Schlage
Falcon
Sargent
Yale
Corbin Russwin
Best
Glynn Johnson
Design
Arrow
Hager
Cal-Royal
Dorma

Exit Devices and Accessories:
Von Duprin
Monarch
Dor-O-Matic
Sargent
Corbin Russwin
Yale
Detex
Adams Rite
Design
Hager
Cal-Royal
Dorma
Jackson

Closers / Overhead Stops and Holders:
LCN
Dor-O-Matic
Sargent
Norton
Rixson
Yale
Corbin Russwin
Glynn Johnson
Design
Hager
Dorma
Cal Royal

ADA Low Energy Automatic Door Operators and Accessories:
LCN
MS Sedco
Gyro Tech - Nabco Entrance Systems

Flat Goods / Trim Accessories:
Ives
Rockwood
Don - Jo
Design
Hager
Cal-Royal

Thresholds and Gasketing:
National Guard
Pemko
Reese
Design
Hager
Cal-Royal

Electric Strikes and Accessories:
Von Duprin
HES
Folger Adams

Access Control an…

House of Doors - Roanoke, VA: What we do

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House of Doors - Roanoke, VA offers a wide range of services for all of your commercial door, frame and hardware needs including but not limited to sales, service (repair) and installation of the following: 
Hollow Metal Doors Hollow Metal Frames Hollow Metal Borrowed Lites (Windows) Custom Hollow Metal Doors Custom Hollow Metal Frames Custom Hollow Metal Sidelite Frames Custom Hollow Metal Borrowed Lites (Windows) Custom Fiberglass Doors Fiberglass Doors FRP Doors FRP Frames Aluminum Doors Aluminum Frames Stainless Steel Doors Stainless Steel Frames Architectural Flush Wood Doors Stile and Rail Wood Doors Prehung Wood Doors In House Custom Wood Door Machining Metal Vision Kits Wood Vision Kits Glass Commercial Door Hardware ADA Low Energy Automatic Door Operators Electronic Access Control Keying Toilet Accessories Toilet Partitions Steel Access Panels
Fire Extinguishers Fire Extinguisher Cabinets Door Specific Fasteners Field Survey/Measurement  Of Your Existing Material To Ensure Accuracy Yearly Fire and Egress Door…

ADA lever handle lock and latchsets from House of Doors - Roanoke,VA 540-765-2173

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ADA is a familiar acronym for American Disabilities Act that was passed by the United States Congress in 1990 and amended in 2008.  Section 4.13.9 of the act addresses door hardware and states "Handles, pulls latches, locks and other operating devices on accessible doors shall have a shape that is easy to grasp with one hand and does not require tight grasping, tight pinching or twisting of the wrist to operate." House of Doors - Roanoke, VA is your one stop shop for all ADA lever handle locksets, exit devices, pulls and all other ADA approved door hardware. Contact us today for more information.

Who's Who at The House of Doors - Roanoke, VA www.houseofdoors-salem.com - Zach Patrick

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Who's Who at The House of Doors - Roanoke, VAName: Zach Patrick Job Description: Zach is the installation and service manager for House of Doors - Roanoke, VA. His duties are far reaching and can be summed up best in his own words ... "Whatever is needed to produce the best possible product for the customer in a timely fashion" Experience in the commercial door, frame and hardware industry: 7 years 


Don't break the bank! - Contact House of Doors - Roanoke, VA 540-765-2173

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Don't want to break the bank?  No problem!  House of Doors - Roanoke, VA offers field verification to ensure proper replacement or repair of your commercial doors, frames and hardware at the most reasonable price possible.
The below picture shows a before and after of a pair of hollow metal doors that had been hit by a truck at The University of Virginia's College at Wise. House of Doors - Roanoke, VA supplied and installed 1 new Mesker brand hollow metal door and a full surface continuous hinge while reusing the remainder of the customers materials. Contact House of Doors - Roanoke, VAto see how we can help you. 
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House of Doors - Roanoke, VA ..... Happy Birthday to us!

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So what do Dolly Parton, Paula Deen, Edgar Allen Poe, Thomas Kinkade, Robert E. Lee, and The House of Doors - Roanoke, VA all have in common?...  We all share a birthday... Yippee Ki-Yay!!!  On January 19th 2014 House of Doors - Roanoke, VA will begin our 6th year providing Southwestern Virginia including the Roanoke and New River Valleys with sales, service ( repair ), and installation of commercial doors, frames and hardware . Thank you to everyone for your continued support and business! 
a little history ......
A Family Tradition
House of Doors was last incorporated in 1974 to provide and install custom stile and rail wood doors to the residents of the Washington DC Metropolitan area as well as the federal government.
In the early 1990's House of Doors, Inc dove head first into the world of providing and installing architectural hollow metal and wood doors, hollow metal frames and finished architectural hardware to the commercial, industrial and governmental sectors. In recent years…

House of Doors - Roanoke, VA is your source for MS Sedco brand products.

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Are you looking for MS Sedco brand ClearPath wireless actuators, hardwired actuators, bollard post, "touchless" infrared door switch actuators, keyswitch actuators or door decals for you ADA low energy door operators? House of Doors - Roanoke, VA has you you covered.  Contact us today for pricing and availability.

Annual inspections for swinging fire rated doors are required by the State of Virginia Fire Prevention Code

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As a reminder annual inspections for swinging fire rated doors are required by the State of Virginia Fire Prevention Code in accordance with National Fire Protection Association 80 2007 edition.
The picture shows a before and after of a fire rated door assembly that was not up to code. New Mesker brand fire rated hollow metal doors, National Guard Products brand metal fire rated vision kits with UL etched fire rated wire glass, ball bearing hinges, surface mounted doors closers, wall mounted electromagnetic door holders and fire rated surface vertical rod exit devices less bottom rods supplied and installed by House of Doors - Roanoke, VA to bring the existing opening up to code. 
Contact House of Doors - Roanoke, VA or our sister company Accuwrite Door Inspections LLC for more details to ensure that your commercial building meets code.



Commercial door closer need to be replaced? Contact House of Doors - Roanoke, VA

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Commercial door closer need to be replaced? House of Doors - Roanoke, VA provides a full line of commercial door closers from multiple manufacturers including LCN brand by Allegion, Sargent brand by Assa Abloy, Norton brand by Assa Abloy, Falcon brand by Allegion, Design Hardware brand, Corbin Russwin brand by Assa Abloy, Rixson by Assa Abloy + many more! Contact House of Doors - Roanoke, VA today for all of your commercial door, frame and hardware needs.

House of Doors - Roanoke, VA provides custom hollow metal doors for your commercial building needs

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Are you looking for a custom hollow metal door for your commercial building needs?
House of Doors - Roanoke, VA provides custom hollow metal doors in industry leading turn around times.
The picture shows a Mesker brand hollow metal door that was shop modified to 4'0 x 10'0 in house for General Motors.
Contact us today to see what we can do for you

House of Doors - Roanoke, VA is your ADA Low Energy Door Operator Source. 540-765-2173

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Looking for ADA Low Energy Automatic Door Operators?

House of Doors - Roanoke, VA offers multiple manufacturers as well as a wide range of options. Please feel free to contact us today to set up an appointment for us to field verify your existing conditions and help you select the operator that will best suite your needs. Installation is available.

Broken commercial door? Contact House of Doors - Roanoke, VA 540-765-2173

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Are your storefront aluminum glass door giving you problems? 
No worries contact House of Doors - Roanoke, VA today. 
House of Doors - Roanoke, VA recommends the use of geared aluminum continuous hinges.
Geared aluminum continuous hinges are a secure and long-term solution for high-traffic commercial door openings, they reduce maintenance cost while outperforming traditional butt hinges in schools, offices, airports, storefront, hotels and public and industrial buildings!
It has been proven that a continuous geared aluminum hinge may last 50+ years and require little to no maintenance, saving you SUBSTANTIALLY over the life of the assembly
Geared aluminum continuous hinges have been proven to last over 25,000,000 cycles and are available to hold doors up to 1,000lbs
House of Doors - Roanoke, VA is fully stocked with a wide variety and multiple finishes of aluminum geared continuous hinges to meet your demanding needs. Contact us to today to see how a aluminum geared continuous hinge c…

Is your back door rusted? Call House of Doors - Roanoke, VA 540-765-2173

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Any chance at your commercial building do you have .....

A door that slams?... or doesn't shut at all?  A lock or latchset that is not a commercial grade?.... or the lever is sagging? A door that drags?.... or rubs? Maybe you have a hinge reinforcement broken?... or missing? Perhaps a few missing fasteners for your closer?.. or hinges?... or kickplate?... or? Some toilet partitions that are missing a piece?... or two..or more? Is your ADA low energy door operator not working?... or not there at all?  Does your door need to be repaired? 
Does your door need adjustment?  Does your door need to be replaced? Simple fix?.... complicated?.... not sure? 

House of Doors- Roanoke, VA is simply acall away

Does your door need repair? Does your door need adjustment? Does your door need to be replaced? Contact House of Doors - Roanoke, VA today.  

House of Doors - Roanoke, VA has metal vision kits and glass in stock.

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Looking for a metal vision kit for your door? Looking for 1/4" clear safety tempered glass? Or maybe you are looking for 1/4" UL etched fire resistant diamond wire glass? 
House of Doors - Roanoke, VA has you covered.  House of Doors - Roanoke, VA has in stock National Guard Products brand metal vision kits for use in commercial doors in multiple standard sizes. Clear safety tempered glass and UL etched fire resistant wire glass is stocked in accommodating sizes. Insulated glass, Polycarbonate as well as fire protective safety ceramic glass is available as well.
Contact House of Doors - Roanoke, VA today to see how we can serve all of your vision kit and glass needs.  

House of Doors - Roanoke, VA Geared Aluminum Continuous Hinges

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Does your door sag? Does your door rub? Is your door difficult to open due to hinge binding? Are your pivots worn out? Does your door drag? 
House of Doors - Roanoke, VA has the solution for you:
Geared aluminum continuous hinges are a secure and long-term solution for high-traffic commercial door openings, they reduce maintenance cost while outperforming traditional butt hinges in schools, offices, airports, storefront, hotels and public and industrial buildings!


It has been proven that a continuous geared aluminum hinge may last 50+ years and require little to no maintenance, saving you SUBSTANTIALLY over the life of the assembly

Geared aluminum continuous hinges have been proven to last over 25,000,000 cycles and are available to hold doors up to 1,000lbs
House of Doors - Roanoke, VA is fully stocked with a wide variety and multiple finishes of aluminum geared continuous hinges to meet your demanding needs. Contact us to today to see how a aluminum geared continuous hinge can help yo…