Hollow Metal Commercial Door Frames
When you need a heavy-duty door frame for your commercial property, hollow metal door frames are the way to go. Hollow metal door frames are crafted from sheets of steel that are bent to fit a specific profile. Once these metal sheets are properly shaped, they are cold-rolled to a particular thickness, which is referred to as “gauge.”
The thinnest gauge used for hollow metal commercial door frames is 16 gauge, which is roughly 0.053 inches thick. The thickest gauge is 12 gauge or 0.093 inches. A 12 gage hollow metal frame is best suited for use in areas with high abuse potential.
Hollow metal frames are commonly used in government and office buildings, schools, correctional facilities, hospitals, banks, and other buildings in vulnerable areas. Hollow metal door frames have a number of customization options, are used on both the interior and exterior of buildings and have a fire rating of up to 3 hours.