The cost of a fire-rated door can vary widely based on several factors, including the type of door, its fire resistance rating, size, material, design, hardware, and any additional features or customization. Here are some factors that can influence the cost of a fire-rated door in the Lehigh Valley.
- Fire resistance rating Doors with higher fire resistance ratings (e.g., 90-minute or 120-minute) typically cost more than doors with lower ratings (e.g., 20-minute or 45-minute).
- Material Fire-rated doors can be made from different materials, such as wood, steel, or composite materials. The choice of material can impact the cost.
- Size Larger doors or doors with non-standard dimensions may cost more due to the increased materials and manufacturing complexity.
- Design and aesthetics Doors with decorative designs, custom finishes, or specialized aesthetics may come at a premium cost.
- Hardware The type and quality of hardware, including hinges, locks, closers, and panic devices, can affect the overall cost.
- Glazing Fire-rated doors with windows or glass panels may be more expensive due to the use of fire-rated glass and additional design considerations.
- Certification and testing Fire-rated doors need to be tested and certified by appropriate authorities. This certification process can add to the overall cost.
- Installation Installation costs, including labor, framing, and other associated expenses, should also be factored in.
- Local regulations Local building codes and regulations can impact the cost by specifying certain requirements for fire-rated doors.
As a rough estimate, basic fire-rated doors with a 20-minute to 45-minute rating can start at a few hundred dollars. However, as the fire resistance rating increases, along with the size, material, and other features, the cost can increase significantly. High-end fire-rated doors with custom designs, premium materials, and additional features can cost several thousand dollars or more.
It’s important to work with reputable suppliers, manufacturers, and contractors to get accurate cost estimates based on your specific needs and requirements. Additionally, consulting with professionals who have experience in fire protection and building codes can help ensure that you choose the appropriate fire-rated doors for your building while staying within budget.
FIRELOCK® manufactures fire-rated doors to comply with a 1-hour, 2-hour, 4-hour, or 6-hour UL Rated Class 350 rating. Getting a quote for your project is easy: simply click here and fill out the form.
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