Apex Doors, LLC - Frames, Doors, Hardware, Bathroom Partitions & Accessories
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October 2013

Hollow Metal Frames

Hollow Metal Frames:  http://www.apexdoors.net/
 
This image shows the correct way to install a welded hollow metal frame. Many installers use the welded on spreader bar to hold the opening width but that spreader bar even though it is close to the opening width is just for shipping purposes and you really need to use a Jig similar to the wooden one in the picture for 100% accuracy. Hollow Metal Frame Installation is the backbone to all material such as hinges, doors, closers, latch sets to work at optimum efficiency which makes your $$$$$ go farther.

Dutch Door Opening

Dutch Door Opening: http://www.apexdoors.net/
 
 Dutch Door Material: Hollow Metal Frames, Hollow Metal Door or Wood Door with Shelf & Finish Hardware:
 
(1)-Hollow Metal Dutch Door Frame 3070 5 7/8 knock down drywall
(1)-Hollow Metal Dutch Door 3070 flush 161 18ga. with single side shelf
(4)-Hinges ball bearing
(1)-Cylindrical lockset *keyed with security latch guard
(1)-Dutch door bolt
(1)-Wall or floor stop
 
*This type door opening is perfect for Day Care Providers, Pharmacy Distribution & Kitchens.

Block Wall Door Opening

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Existing Wall New Exterior Door Opening:    http://www.apexdoors.net/
 
Material:   Block Wall
(1)-Hollow metal frame 3070 5 3/4 Welded 4" head EWA LH or RH
(1)-Hollow metal door 3070 flush 161 LH or RH
(3)-Hinges ball bearing non removable pin
(1)-Closer
(1)-Panic device with keyed lever trim handle
(1)-Threshold, wetherstrip & sweep
 
*This is the most common type of exterior door opening requested and depending on what type wall you have the only difference in material required is the header of the frame. In the above material list we have a  4" head which would go with an 8" block wall to course out with the joint & if you have a brick wall you would use a 2" header. Now all we have to do is cut a rough opening in the block wall to accept the welded frame and anchor in place by using the existing wall anchor bolts. Once the frames is plumb & square and the opening caulked it's time to hinge, hang & hardware. Now you have a satisfied Fire Marshal and a safe working environment. Apex Doors, this is what we do!!!!

Wood Doors: Birch Veneer

Solid Core Wood Doors with Birch Veneer:   http://www.apexdoors.net/
 
The most commonly used solid core wood door veneer in commercail construciton interior wood doors is the Rotary Cut Natural Birch. The Birch veneeer is the most cost efficient fine-grain nautural looking veneer with a perfect surface for either painting or applying a stain finish. This door is great when working with end users who can't make up their mind whether they want to stain or paint their doors so in those cases go ahead and buy the hollow metal frames, hings and hang the doors and until they make a decision, you are that much closer to your completion date. One of Apex Doors Moto is Hinge, Hang, Hardware, Invoice and on to the next door adventure.

Stainless Steel Toilet Partitions

 
Floor Mounted / Overhead Brace
Stainless Steel Partitions
*Perfect partions to prevent rust which adds to longevity of material.
 

Apex Doors Commerical Sales

Hollow Metal Doors:  Steelcraft, Ceco, Curries, Republic, Amweld,
Wood Doors:  VT Industries, Marshfiled, Mohawk,
Finish Hardware: Hager, Ives, Rockwood, National Guard, Schlage, Von Duprin, Detex, Corbin Russin, Yale
Bathroom Partitions: Bobrick, American Sanitary, Comtech, Santana, Hiney Hiders,
Bathroom Accessories: Bobrick, ASI, Franklin Brass, Bradley,
Installation: Hollow Metal Frames, Hollow Metal Doors, Finish Hardware, Bathroom Partitions & Accessories

Door Handing Chart

One of the most important tools in ordering hollow metal frames, hollow metal doors & wood doors. This chart can save hundreds of thounds of dollars in simple mistakes made day in and day out. http://www.apexdoors.net/

Eliason Double Swinging Doors

Eliason Traffic Doors:  http://www.eliasoncorp.com
 
Eliason Double Acting Traffice Doors from Light/Medium Duty to High Impact Applications
 

HMF Express Ordering Forms

Hollow Metal Frame & Hollow Metal Door Order Forms from HMF Express  http://www.hmfexpress.com/
 
The best hollow metal frame & hollow metal door ordering sheets I've come across in this industry!!!!
 

Door Handing Chart

In regards to ordering hollow metal frames, hollow metal doors and wood doors handing is everything. In architectural commercial construction most consumers know Right and Left hand door swings but if you have a vision kit or are using a mortise lock just using a simple LH or RH will place a prep on the wrong side of the door ruining and costing you the consumer $$$$ that can eat up any profit of savings you may have anticipated. A mistake that otherwise could have been used towards a family vacation or a golf trip with friends.