Double Doors Create Accessibility
Customer Type: Manufacturer
Industry: Industrial and Manufacturing
The customer had a large tank installed years ago and then built the building around it. They had to remove the tank, but the existing door opening was not tall enough.
The customer wanted to install a pair of hollow metal doors with a removable transom above. The transom would have had to have been very large, making it difficult to remove and handle. DH Pace proposed going with a “double pair” of hollow metal doors where one pair is stacked right on top of the other. With this option, daily, they will just use the lower pair of doors that are only 7’ tall. However, if they need to access the larger opening, they just unlock, swing open the top pair of doors, and remove the removable header. This allows the customer easy access to move the tank should they need to, while maintaining a standard set of doors for daily use.