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Providing A Fire Exit Door In The Home

Every homeowner will be confounded with the issue of fire when not careful. A fire accident is obviously one of the worst things that can happen to a house. If you have built your home without a fire exit door, you can do some improvement and install them in strategic locations. These types of doors will slow down the spread of fire and will permit localized fire for a few minutes. In addition to that, fire service can rescue a home better when there is a fire door installed because the structure won’t be damaged quickly.

Ratings for fire proof door range from 30, 60 to 120 minutes, but for homes, it can be at least 30 minutes. How does this work? A fire rating of 30 minutes will contain the smoke and fire from spreading into the other areas of the house and will restrain the flames in less than 30 minutes.

Fire doors for houses can be made of wood or fiberglass and laid with a metal core. They will need hinges with ball bearings that can withstand high temperature as high as 800°C. The hinge will ensure the integrity of the door leaf so that it can close automatically and seal smoke and fire from coming through within indicated periods.

During a fire alarm or a power interruption, these doors can immediately shut. They may be tied to the fire alarm system in the home but they should be maintained well to make sure that they still automatically close with no hassle in case of fire emergency.

Think about a fire that can happen when there’s only the nanny left in your home. This can put your family’s safety at risk, as well as the imminent damage to your home which took so long to complete. Admit that reality that it is expensive to construct a house nowadays. If you had integrated a standard fire proof door, you will be less troubled because you can be sure that fire can be contained for about half an hour and the people you left at home can still escape.

How do you identify a fire door? You will be able to find fire door sets are certified with their own seal of guarantee to perform in the indicated length of time such as 30, 60 or 120 minutes. They have labels that will tell about the manufacturer, manufacture date and fire rating. These labels can be found at the door’s top edge and likewise at the plugs in the door jamb.

While it is expensive than ordinary doors you use for exits, it can be more costly when you lose your property or the lives of people you love. The installation of a fire exit door can add to your peace of mind and there would be no chance of blaming yourself that you did not give the crucial provisions in keeping your house fire-safe.

If you are thinking on giving your home an upgrade with a fire graded exit door, you are definitely on the right track in securing your family and your property. 



Scanline Fire Doors is fully licensed and insured to perform fire door inspections which are compulsory in Queensland. They must be inspected and maintained in accordance with AS1851, Part 17-2005 and therefore the Queensland Building Fire Safety Regulation 2008.

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