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Door Hardware Specification Review: A Walk Through

Have you ever sat down and looked at your door hardware specification? Fascinating stuff, isn’t it? (Can you sense my sarcasm?) But, if you grabbed a pot of coffee and poured over your specs, my guess is you would notice a few things that needed improvement. We find multiple issues on every review we perform. […]

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Door Hardware Specification: Reduce Your Budget

Is your door hardware specification budget something you have ever scrutinized? What if I told you that the average hardware budget we see on specifications is around $15,000 per building; does that make you want to give it a good once-over? Our team of door and hardware specialists review specifications on a regular basis and […]

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How to Increase Security Without Depleting Your Wallet

You want to increase security. Does that mean you should expect a higher price tag? Not necessarily.  And this goes for both home security and commercial security! There are many options available for those who want to increase security but not drain their bank account to do so. Increasing security doesn’t always have to include […]

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Don’t Get Left Out in the Cold: Winterize Your Hardware!

Winterize your hardware, I say? Yup. Your car isn’t the only item that needs a little extra TLC in the winter to keep it in good working condition for the warmer months. Ice, snow, & cold can wreak havoc on your hardware, but don’t worry; there are lots of simple things you can do to […]

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New Lock Trends for 2015

Doors and locks used to be thought of as somewhat stagnant, but that has been changing rapidly over the last decade and 2015 will be no exception.  It seems that the industry is constantly coming out with new and innovative products that are helping consumers increase product longevity and allowing them to accomplish more with […]

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Choosing the Right Door Material For Your Facility

When selecting doors for your facilities, do you take into account the types of materials used in their manufacturing?  Depending on if you’re choosing a door that will be faced with the harsh elements of the outdoors or if you’re simply looking for an interior door that will handle a lot of foot traffic, the […]

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Mythbusters – Door Opening Techniques

According to the movies, should you ever need to break into a building (and you don’t have your trusty bobby pins handy) all you need is your foot. Sure – Hollywood makes it seem like getting into any room is as simple as kicking down a door. Or, if you’re in law enforcement, simply ramming […]

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Doors and Hardware: Increasing Their Longevity

Do you know how much of your annual budget is dedicated to doors and hardware, especially locking hardware? While it may not be one of your big ticket items, it’s still an easy area to reduce spend. With the amount of abuse back doors can take, it’s no surprise that we are commonly asked: “What […]

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How Do I Keep My Lever From Breaking?

Lever sets are one of the most utilized parts on any door, exposing them to more wear and tear than average. Understandably, they’re going to break from time to time. However, we were asked: “How do I keep my lever from breaking?” Lever Breaks: The Causes Abuse There are various things that can cause your […]

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Door Materials – 5 Types & Their Pros & Cons

You may think that a door is a door, but I’m here to tell you that there are a lot of different types of doors, and they all serve a different purpose.  If you use the wrong door for the wrong application, you, my friend, will have some maintenance issues on your hands. Let’s walk […]

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