Fire is a serious threat to any standing property. Whether it’s a residential, commercial, or industrial property, it needs to be properly safeguarded from the jaws of fire. When it comes to safeguarding these areas from fire, there is very little that can be done using ordinary fire extinguishers. Therefore, there is a need to put measures in place to protect your property, its occupants, vital documents, and essentials.
What are these measures that should be put in place?
Well, there are several things that you can do to safeguard the property from being consumed by fire. Put in place smoke sensors and fire alarms. These two will be able to sound an alarm once there are signs of fire on the property. Another effective measure is to put in place fire-rated doors.
What are fire-rated doors?
This is a type of door made using roller shutter made from steel, timber, hard metals, gypsum, or glass. It can withstand fire for a given period which buys some time for fire extinguishers to arrive. It also gives enough time for occupants to leave the building. The most common specification for fire doors (leading to escape routes) are those that can resist a fire for 30 minutes, also called FD30 fire doors. Sometimes higher fire-ratings are necessary to help protect property or assets as well as to protect people.
Benefits Of Fire Rated Doors
Having in place fire-rated doors in your building will save you big time. In most fierce fire accidents, fire-rated doors stand tall and end up saving the day. Some of these key benefits include the following;
Fire-rated doors provide a good atmosphere for the evacuation of occupants in case of a fire breakout. It is made possible by their ability to withstand fire hence providing enough time to safely remove everyone from the burning building.
They can minimize the damage brought by the fire. This is one of the key benefits of installing fire-rated doors, controlling damage. They can achieve this by holding fire, smoke, and toxic gases in one area which in normal circumstances, the fire would spread quickly to every corner of the property.
Fire Rated Doors Are Tough And Rigid. That’s to say they don’t only protect you from fire-related cases, but they can also keep burglars and any potential threat at bay.
Tips Of Installing Fire Rated Steel Doorsets
For the fire-rated doors to function effectively, they need to be properly installed. These types of doors are naturally very heavy. You need a professional installation service for the best results. If you do a DIY installation, make sure there is help around.
Have the correct measurements in place for both the opening and the frame height, depth, and width.