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Masonite HD Steel Doors

When durability and cost savings are your top priority, HD steel doors are a great option. With a pre-applied primer, the doors are ready to paint in the color of your choice. Available in a wide range of profiles, sizes, glass and fire ratings, HD steel doors are perfect for front door or house-to-garage applications.

Hardware

Knowing your opening condition, frame type and door, now you’re ready to choose hardware. Consider the frequency of use, along with regulatory requirements. BWI Commercial offers a variety of options to complement commercial doors, whether it’s made of hollow metal or wood.  

BWI Commercial offers quality locksets, door closers, exit devices, and hinges. We feature Design Hardware for a complete solution to your commercial door hardware needs.  

What is there to know about commercial door hardware?  

At BWI, our expert team has the knowledge to suggest the commercial door hardware solutions that will keep your doors opening smoothly and closing and locking securely, for years to come. To learn more about our commercial door hardware devices and the Design Hardware Line, contact your BWI Commercial representative, or visit www.designhardware.net.

Hardware Applied Services

At BWI Commercial, we understand that though jobs vary, start and end, all share three key components: people, time, and money. Our hardware applied services are designed to keep your projects on schedule, reduce your shipping and labor costs, and provide an efficient and turnkey solution for your opening needs.  

Free delivery to 13 states on BWI Trucks. Consolidated delivery of doors and hardware. Reduce the amount of time to complete the installation of each opening. Our professional staff installs the hardware and packages the units for delivery, minimizing the risk of damage during shipping. 

Accessories

Protecting your door will sustain its longevity and appearance. BWI stocks all the products you need to keep doors looking new and functioning properly throughout years of use, along with everything.  

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Hollow Core Interior Doors

For spaces where sound is not an issue, benefit from our cost-effective hollow core doors. Choose from standard flush or molded styles in 12+ designs, all primed and ready to paint.  Hollow core doors carry a 5-year warranty.

Interior Molded Door Catalog

Masonite Solid Core Doors

Masonite solid core doors are engineered with solid material all the way through to help make your home quieter and more enjoyable.  When the sounds of working, learning, and playing collide, take control and create quieter spaces that work for everyone.

  • More sound reduction than hollow core doors.  Masonite Solid Core Doors contain 70% more sound dampening material. 
  • Enhanced durability to withstand dents and dings
  • Heavy swing with quality you can feel

Interior Molded Door Catalog

Masonite Solid Core Doors

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Masonite Interior Wood Doors

Masonite Wood Interior Doors give you the versatility of choosing a solid wood door ready for paint or stain.  Stain-ready doors give a warm look and show off the natural grain patterns of the wood species.  Wood doors are a great option when you want the versatility of a natural wood door and the sound control of a solid door. 

Wood Door Catalog

Masonite Solid Core Doors

How to Build Your Commercial Opening

DETERMINE YOUR OPENING CONDITIONS 

Fire Ratings and Application

The first step in filling your commercial opening is to determine the opening condition. What is your wall condition (this will determine fire ratings for exterior, interior, corridor, etc.)? What is your wall construction (steel stud, wood stud, block)? What is your rough opening to determine your door and frame sizes? The answers to these questions will lead you to selecting your commercial door and frame.  

Fire doors and their respective frames and hardware are rated by the amount of time, in minutes or hours, that a door can withstand the heat and pressure of a fire in test conditions. Laws and regulations can vary greatly between states, cities, townships and municipalities. We recommend that you check with all regulating authorities to ensure the door units you order and install comply with all applicable laws.  

Positive Pressure (UL 10c) Fire Doors  

The WDMA (Window and Door Manufacturers Association) separates positive pressure fire-rated doors into two categories. Both Category “A” and Category “B” doors make use of intumescent seals. These materials expand when heated, creating a tight seal and filling in gaps around the door. This expansion helps prevent the spread of fire and super-heated gasses from escaping the opening.  

Category “A”- Wood Doors  

Category “A” doors have intumescent seals and/or gasketing built into the structure of the door.  Although typically they do not require additional sealing between the door and frame in some cases they may require a smoke seal or additional gaskets.  

Category “B”- Wood or Hollow Metal Doors  

Category “B” doors are neutral pressure doors that require an additional intumescent strip and/or gasket kit applied to the frame to provide an intumescent seal. Because fire regulations can vary greatly, some areas will also require an intumescent strip as part of the door’s edge. Please discuss your needs with your BWI Commercial Representative and we will be happy to add these additonal gaskets and or intumescent strips to your order. They can be applied according to the enclosed instructions by the installer in the field.  

Smoke Seal Labels

Some doors, regardless of pressure requirements, may also require a smoke seal (‘’S”) label. This label indicates that the installer is required to apply a category “H” gasket to the frame. If you are in need of a (“S”) label let your BWI Commercial representative know and we’ll get you what you need.  

Self-Closing

Fire doors must self-close and latch. This is accomplished using a door closer or self-closing hinges. Not a problem, we’ve got you covered. See page 8 and 9 for our hardware offerings.  

Self-Latching

Fire doors must have a labeled automatic latching device to engage the strike. Locksets with a latch bolt or a panic device with a latch bolt are required. Deadbolts can’t be used in place of a latch bolt, but can be used to add additional security to an opening with a latch bolt, except on egress doors.  

Door Unit vs Wall Fire Ratings  

Commercial codes typically require that door units be rated for three-fourths of the rating of the surrounding wall. So if you have a 4 hour rated wall use a 3 hour rated door; a 2 hour rated wall use a 90 minute rated door; and a 1 hour rated wall use a 45 minute rated door.  

Adding a Lite to a Fire-Rated Door  

Vision lites can be added to fire doors provided certain requirements are met. The cutout must be done in an authorized labeling shop. The products used i.e. glass, lite kit and glazing material are all approved fire rated products. The size limitations of a lite is determined by the hourly rating and glass type used.  

Drywall Frames

BWI Commercial offers Mesker Door Drywall Hollow Metal Frames. For easy installation in drywall applications, BWI Commercial offers Mesker Door Drywall Hollow Metal Frames. For easy installation in drywall applications, the Mesker Door Drywall Frame is furnished knock down and designed to be pressure-fitted to the wall (installed over the drywall after the wall has been constructed). Provided with compression anchors for easy installation, the drywall frame is available in standard 16 gauge, primed, and using cold rolled steel. Drywall frames are manufactured with die-mitered corners and corner tabs for proper reinforcement and alignment. BWI Commercial Mesker Drywall Frames are fire rated up to 90 minutes in compliance with FM, Intertek, and UL. In addition to the standard stock offerings, BWI Commercial can also supply drywall frames in multiple profiles, jamb depths, gauges, and with various hardware preparations. Contact your BWI Commercial team for additional details on our drywall frame offering and options.