As being a very popular choice for various project, hollow metal door has been taking a great place in the selection range of doors. Meanwhile, in order to make it more multi-functional, fire rated hollow metal is getting more and more important for lots of builders.
Fire rated hollow metal doors don’t have a much different look with the non-rated normal regular metal doors, you don’t even see it’s a fire rated door unless the certified labels are found in the gap between slab and frame. In the industrial age, manufacturers have to lower down their production cost with whatever they can in order to make their products more competitive in the market. Perhaps you have known that in industrial production, bigger quantity means a lower cost. Hence for a metal manufacturer, it is so important that how we can save every single cent during the production. Once a manufacturer has passed the fire test by some 3rd party organization, they usually use same production technique for both fire rated and non-rated hollow metal door in case to save the cost to make new moulds. That’s why we see same appearance of both type of doors.
When you are looking for some reliable fire doors, try to find something which is tested by strong 3rd party. ASICO’s fire rated hollow metal doors have been tested and certified by American UL which is currently the highest standard among the fire rated hollow metal doors scope. If you have any interest in such products, please feel free to let us know.