Consultation

  • Need assistance determining specifications for your project? Looking for help figuring out a solution for a complex door opening? SFLAD INC Specialists has the technical expertise you need on staff.

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  • With a proven track record that includes the inspection and repair of thousands of doors and frames one of Sflad Specialists’ will be able to assist you!

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  • Accessible doors welcome everyone – and they’re required by law. We can help get your business or building ADA compliant.

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  • CONSULTATION

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  • American Disability Act compliance (ADA)

  • Fire code compliance consultations
    Certified architectural hardware consultants
    Specification and plan review

  • Standard for smoke door assemblies and other opening protectives

  • Miami-Dade County compliance (NOA)

  • Florida Building Code compliance (FBC)

  • American National Standards Institute / State Disability Insurance ANSI / SDI 

  • FIRE DOORS INSPECTION

  • Fire Doors Must be Maintained for Optimal Safety

  • Fire doors are fundamental to a building’s safety , yet their care and maintenance is often overlooked. Annual inspection is extremely important (it’s mandated, in fact) because any minor defect pertaining to the door, hardware, or auxiliary accessories of a fire-door assembly may cause it to fail in the event of a real fire, thus leaving the building unprotected from the risk of fire. Fire doors that are not given proper inspection and maintenance are significantly less likely to effectively protect against the spread of fire and smoke. Perhaps the most common failure mode of fire doors in the event of a fire is the door’s failure to close. Other factors that may cause a fire rated opening to fail are:

  • Painted or missing fire door labels

  • Poor clearance dimensions around the closed door’s perimeter

  • Kick-down door holders

  • Supporting hardware items that interfere with the door’s intended function (i.e. dead bolts)

  • Fire door is blocked to stay open

  • Surrounding area of the door assembly is blocked by objects (i.e. furniture, boxes)

  • Broken, defective, or missing hardware items

  • Fire-door hardware installed on doors that aren’t labeled for use with fire-exit hardware

  • Missing or incorrect fasteners

  • Bottom flush bolts that do not project 1/2″ into the strike

  • To avoid fire door failure, maintenance and engineering managers need to implement preventive maintenance programs for fire doors in accordance with locally adopted codes and national standards as set forth by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).