Choosing the right door lock for your business or home can be stressful. At Park Avenue locks, we strive to make it as easy as possible by breaking down your options and offering a wide selection to fit your style.
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Choosing the right door closer to your door is extremely important. Because there are plenty of choices to choose from when purchasing your door closer supply, getting the right closer to fit your door needs, can be challenging.
So we’ve put together inhere a short guide, to help you make the right choice for your door closer.
1. CONSIDERING THE TYPE OF DOOR
Is the door internal or external? Is it opening outward or inward?
If the doors are External, they have not fired doors, and these doors do not need an electromagnetic door closer.
For doors that are opening inward and outward, some closers can be model-specific also angle brackets may often be required.
2. CONSIDERING THE AVAILABLE SPACE
Measure the height and width of the framing and the door.
· The power size of the closer is Depending on the door weight. For optimal performance choose a closer with a larger power size for heavier doors.
· A concealed door closer may be required when dealing with extremely narrow door frames.
Another important issue to consider is the user type. For i.e. if the door is being used mostly by elderly and less abled peoples, you may consider a more delayed close to allow them ample time to pass through the doors.
Generally, Hospitals, schools, and shopping centers are considered high usage doors, due to the high volume and frequent usage, and they would require Door Closers that are designed for the High category.
3. SIZING THE FORCE REQUIRED FOR DOOR CLOSER
The heavier and larger the door is, the more door force will be required for the door closer.
Many door closers come with options of