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When To Replace a Fire Door? 5 Signs to Watch For

March 9, 2023 Steve Sherbourne

1. Deterioration

One of the first indicators that a fire door needs to be replaced is physical damage and deterioration. Fire doors can get worn out over time, which can cause them to lose fire-resistance capabilities. Signs of deterioration include things like cracks in the door or frame, rust, massive amounts of dust and debris, or other signs that the fire door’s material has degraded.

2. Missing Hardware

Fire doors must have certain hardware components installed correctly for fire safety. This includes fire-resistant door closers, fire labels and fire exit signs, as well as intumescent fire seals. If any of these components are missing or not installed correctly, the fire door may need to be replaced.

3. Signs of Previous Damage

Even if a fire door appears to be in good condition, it may need to be replaced if it has experienced fire damage in the past. Fire doors are fire-rated for a certain amount of time, and when that fire rating is exceeded, the door needs to be replaced.

4. Outdated Doors

Fire door ratings can change over time as fire safety standards evolve. If a fire door is more than a few years old, it may not be up-to-date with fire safety standards and should be replaced.

5. Improper Installation

Fire doors must be installed according to fire safety regulations in order to function properly. If a fire door is not properly installed or doesn’t fit the opening correctly, it may need to be replaced.

If you notice any of these signs, fire door repair may not be enough to ensure fire safety. The best way to avoid complete replacements is with regular assessments. Check the fire doors yourself every six months. If any of these signs become visible, call in experts immediately.

Early intervention can save fire door replacements and ensure fire safety. Not to mention, a professional green light gives you the peace of mind that your fire doors are compliant and the building residents are safe.

In the event you need a fire door assessment or replacement, contact the team at Windrush today.

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