All Door Hardware is NOT Created Equal

The sheer number of broken lever sets we’ve come across over the years is mind boggling. The funny thing is this can be one of the easiest issues to address when it comes to your locking hardware! The first step is troubleshooting – in order to determine if the issue is with the hardware itself, […]

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Gate Hardware- Things Your Architect Doesn’t Know

Get excited – today we’re going to talk about gate hardware.  While you may think it’s as easy as slapping a lock on a gate to control access to restricted areas, it’s actually not that simple – all sorts of codes apply.  I usually consult (read: annoy) one of our Specification Consultants when I’m writing […]

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Mortise vs. Cylindrical Locks – What’s the Difference?

We partner with a plethora of industries ranging from restaurant and retail to pharmacies and medical facilities, and our customers’ knowledge of door and lock hardware varies as much as their industry focus’. Not everyone is understands the different types of locks and their applications, and when we are performing a specification analysis with our […]

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Caution! High Winds!

Today’s guest post is by Rob Owen, Director – National Accounts, Architectural Door & Hardware Solutions In just the last ten years the United States has experienced numerous hurricanes that have inflicted loss of life and property damage in excess of $200 billion. In response to these tragedies, many coastal regions are now adopting strict […]

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