Posted at 05/04/2019 12:56:58 Category: Articles
Essentially, a door closer is a device which closes a door automatically, either after it opens mechanically or after someone has manually opened it. According to current regulations, they should be fitted onto any fire doors, to ensure that they always close correctly after opening, unless the fire door only opens into a cupboard.
Doors closers are available in all price ranges, including budget models as well as the more expensive ones. They can also be fitted to a multitude of different door types including both manual and automatic doors and electromagnetic open/shut swing varieties.
There are many different types of door closers available, including concealed ones, so if your concern is maintaining clean and modern lines without having the mechanism showing then there is certainly a type available for you. This short list will give you a rough idea of the types available:
|Type of Closer||View Closers:|
|Surface-Mounted||Overhead Door Closers|
|Concealed in-frame||Concealed Door Closers|
|Concealed in-floor||Floor Springs|
|Concealed in-door||Concealed Door Closers|
In all situations and circumstances your door closer should be fitted by a professional; if fitted incorrectly it may as well not be there at all!
The door blowing open at high speed could damage either the door or the doorframe itself, which is obviously costly.
Once you have fitted a door closer then it must be checked and kept well maintained and/or adjusted periodically.
As with anything mechanical, there will even come a time when you will need to replace your door closer. For example, if the following occurs:
The number one reason why you need a door closer is for safety.
It is a relatively simple process to decide on the correct model for your requirements but if you are not sure and want a second opinion, give us a call on 01305 257996.