Function doors, refer to doors that serve a function in and around the home. All doors aren’t made equally, which is why you need to choose the right door for every room. Whether you are modernizing your home, or are in the process of a construction project – it is important to consider what function doors can offer your home.
In this article, we will discuss the different types, and the value they can add to your home.
Security doors are reinforced to provide optimum safety and piece of mind. They also, coincidentally, double up as high thermal insulation doors due to their thickness and seal, which can offer up to 49% better thermal insulation. Security doors also come with break-in-resistant security equipment, which make them near impossible to pass.
There are a range of security doors on the market, each with their own uses and benefits. We recommend the KSI Thermo46 Door by Hörmann – it offers unbeatable RC 2 security equipment and the best thermal insulation on the market. This door is perfect for basements, heated outbuildings and garages with access to the home, as it will actively retain the heat in your home.
Fire-rated doors provide optimum safety for boiler rooms, rooms with oil tanks or any other area more prone to fire within the home. Fire-rated doors can hold off the spread of fire for at least 30 minutes, allowing more than enough time to evacuate the house and alert the relevant authorities.
We hope that you will never have to test your fire-rated doors, but they provide peace of mind that in the worst case scenario, yourself and your family will be protected from the danger. You can also purchase fire-rated security doors, which combine the function of security and fire resistance all into one incredible product!
We recommend the H8-5 Fire Door by Hörmann – this design has been providing optimum safety for boiler rooms and rooms with oil tankers for decades. Its double-skinned, 45mm thick door leaf is rebated on two sides. With a sheet thickness of 0.9 mm it is highly stable and is equipped with a fire-retarding mineral wool infill, steel reinforcement and 2 steel security bolts.
Multi-purpose doors refer to stable and fairly inexpensive internal and external doors found in outbuildings, utility sheds or storage areas. They are durable and weather-resistant, making them ideal for both inside and outside use on your homestead.
Multi-purpose doors are available in single or double leaf doors, depending on your desired design or house layout. Most multi-purpose doors are also available in a variety of colours and glazing, and are very easy to install.
Multi-function doors are both security and fire-rated doors. Due to the potential fire hazards found in garages, fire-rated doors between the house and garage are required by law. Multi-function doors provide the fire safety required by law and double up as security doors to protect against unwanted intruders.
There is a range of multi-function doors on the market, which all aim to provide fire safety and security. We recommend the HD3 Multi-Function Door by Hörmann – it offers the unbeatable WK 2 security package and can hold off the spread of fire for at least 30 minutes, allowing more than enough time to evacuate the house and alert the relevant authorities.