People may have question about residential & commercial steel fire door, what’s the exact difference between these 2 words? Well from an eyesight from a door manufacturer, I’m sure they don’t have difference technically in doors.
But we can say usually for a commercial steel fire door, there is always more requirements than residential doors. For door itself, there’s no obvious difference between a residential and commercial steel fire door, same manufacturer, same material, same process.
But due to different service environment, a commercial steel fire door will be installed hardware with better quality and be treated with nicer finishing. But as we always see, residential steel fire door is usually mounted at emergency stairs, garage or basements which are always in a CLOSED status, so a lot of customer decide to choose cheaper hardware which shall make the door not be able to stand for so long.
While in a commercial scenario, contractor or builder will be required to consider the condition of usage frequency and intensity, disable persons and some other special purpose. Also commercial steel fire door will be often required to be nice looking.