Door and Window Industry Resources

Doors are used to provide separation and security for buildings and spaces. Door assemblies have become increasingly complicated as electronic door hardware and other security components become more common in buildings. The following organizations provide helpful information to design professionals and building managers.

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Window and Door Manufacturers Association

The Window and Door Manufacturers Association has two great articles the will be very helpful: The Door Glossary and the Window Glossary.

Door and Hardware Institute

The DHI has some helpful articles for architects, specifiers, and building managers.

Steel Door Institute

The Steel Door Institute has a massive Fact File, that provides everything you need to know about steel doors. Also, be sure to check out their Frequently Asked Questions, which we found very helpful.

Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association

The Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association has a great list of hardware terminology.

Article Updated: September 19, 2021

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