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DOORS AND WINDOWS
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Doors:
Where possible, use an arch or opening rather than a door in interior spaces.
Be sure doors are large enough to permit movement of equipment and supplies.
In door selection, consider the possibility of change of floor surface height
if carpet may be installed later.
Protect exterior doors with vestibules, roof overhangs, canopies, or strong
bumpers, closers and hinges.
Avoid center posts on exterior doors, or make them removable.
Provide a slope away from exterior doors to prevent water backup and icy
spots in cold climates.
Use heavy-duty standardized hardware throughout.
Check master keying
requirements.
Where through bolts are used, provide spacer sleeves to prevent door
collapsing.
Avoid closers mounted on the exterior side of exterior doors.
Avoid floor-type closers.
Do not use floor-mounted door stops where possible.
For push plates and kick plates, use plastic laminates, brushed aluminum or
stainless steel.  Consider severity of abuse and traffic in material
selection.
Use a hardware system that resists tampering and loosening through shock or
vibration.
Consider these details on door design:
a.
Generally, use flush doors with the simplest form of trim.
b.
Wood doors should be solid-core type with a natural or stained
finish.
Avoid painted doors.
c.
Use metal door-frames in heavy use areas.
d.  Provide protection or warning for full-length glass doors or provide
a horizontal muntin or push bar.
e.
Avoid the use of louvered doors for decorative purposes.
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