Austin Fire Doors
Fires can rapidly spread throughout your property, destroying everything in their paths. In fact, fires caused an estimated $12.5 billion in damage in 2009 alone. Fortunately, there are several things that you can do to protect your business from the ravages of fire. One important goal is to protect the spread of blazes with the help of strong, dependable fire doors.
Fire doors are a passive method to stop the spread of fire from room to room. Installing a fire door is quick and easy, yet it can protect you against a deadly blaze. For more information regarding the installation and testing of fire doors, please contact an Austin fire door specialist from Cowart Door Systems today at (512) 459-3467.
How Fire Doors Work
Fire doors are composed of fire-resistant or fireproof materials that stop or at least greatly hinder the spread of fire. Because the door remains closed during a fire, it prevents sparks or burning particles from flying through the air into another room. Special seals around the door also stop a fire from eating through an item in or around the door, such as going through the carpet underneath a door. They can be made to many different specifications, such as closing automatically during a fire, or always remaining closed.
Fire Door Testing
As with other fire protection systems, fire doors must be tested regularly to ensure their integrity. This testing includes:
- Checking for carpet, wires, or other items running under the door
- Looking for items that could block the door or prop it open
- Making sure the system for closing and/or locking the fire door is in place
- Determining the flammability rating of your fire door
Of course, sometimes fire testing requires controlled burns in carefully regulated facilities. These tests can assure you of the quality of our Austin fire doors before you choose the best door for your needs.
At Cowart Door Systems, we understand how devastating a fire can be on your business. Thus, we want to help protect you and your future by helping you install and test your fire doors. To learn more about our Austin fire door testing, please contact an experienced Austin fire door expert from Cowart Door Systems at (512) 459-3467 today.