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Metal End Caps – Why they are important

Metal end caps or top caps are used with mortised flush bolts and Von Duprin CVR hardware and were developed as a response to reports of door failure. After thorough research and additional testing, we found that damage was occurring when force was applied to a door when the top latching hardware had not been…
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Acoustic Seals – What you need to know

When specifying, quoting or ordering Soundwood Acoustical doors, it’s important to pay special attention to the gasket system being supplied with the selected STC door. We have a bulletin on our website that outlines what is provided for each gasket system and the undercut required. More information regarding DHSI seals can also be found at…
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Matching Veneer Leaves within Doors & Panels – A quick refresher

When looking to achieve certain visual effects, it is important to pay special attention to the manner in which the leaves of veneer are matched and assembled within a door or panel. There are two ways in which veneer leaves are matched side to side – Book and Slip. Random matching can also be selected when…
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Your Questions Answered – Frame and Lite Options for Acoustic Doors

This week we are going to step into the world of acoustics. It’s a topic that often confuses many and with so many details involved, it’s important to have a good understanding of how your decisions (STC rating, fire-rating, lites, gaskets, frames) will affect the acoustic performance of the opening. First, let’s discuss the frames….
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