Why Do You Need A Good Quality Fire Door For Your Business
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All major buildings have fire doors, and they’re there for a purpose! You’re mistaken if you believe your commercial facility doesn’t require fire doors. Ohio has a higher than average rate of fire-related injuries and deaths than the rest of the country. This is why it’s essential to get the best fire protection gates available.

Here are some reasons why you should have a heavy-duty fire door for your business.

Don’t Skimp On Safety

It’s essential to stay ethical to get ahead of the competition. You need to make sure the location of your facility is safe for your employees and customers. However, safety is not just about protection from criminals, but also protection against hazards such as a fire.

If you do not provide the relevant parties with this protection, you can be held liable in case of an unforeseen fire incident. This is especially true if you haven’t invested a suitable amount of money in high-quality fire doors.

Insurance Benefits  

Businesses have to be evaluated and inspected by insurance personnel for you to get insurance coverage. This includes an on-site evaluation. So, if an insurance inspector comes to your office space and sees a lack of safety precautions such as fire doors, you might be denied coverage entirely or given an expensive deal.

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Legal Requirement

Many fire legislations, including Ohio’s, require businesses to install adequate fire protection safety measures. This includes alarms, extinguishers, and of course, fire doors. If you do not follow these guidelines, you can be reported and fined heavily.

Therefore, fire doors are often a non-optional part of creating a space for your business. Some fire codes even discuss the details of how fire doors should be placed and installed, so make sure to consult your local fire legislation.

Slows Fire

Fire doors can help prevent the spread of fire and therefore lessen damage and save lives in case of such an incident. Fire doors are built with a strong frame that is sometimes covered with fire-resistant glass to keep it more secure.

Also, a mechanism called an intumescent seal is fitted in a fire door so that it expands to seal the gaps between the door and frame at high temperatures. These features allow fire doors to protect one part of a building from a fire in another section.

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At Darkinson Doors, we have the best fire doors for your business. With 70 years of experience in providing businesses with A-grade industrial doors, commercial doors, and gate operators in Toledo, we are the leading gate designers and manufacturers in Toledo. We also offer  residential doors and scissor gates.

Contact us today to find out more!

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