Doors / Windows / Openings
Door and Window Industry Resources
This article has links to door and hardware industry groups and associations that provide helpful information for design professionals.
Door Components and Types of Interior Doors
Identifies door components and parts. Shows different types of door leaf construction.
Door Hardware Lock Functions
Covers the different door hardware lock functions and how they operate.
Door Lockset Types
Descriptions and diagrams of the four main door lockset types: Cylinder lockset, Mortise lockset, Unit Lockset, and Rim Lockset.
Interior Door Protection - Kick Plates, Mop Plates, Armor Plates
The various types, sizes, materials, and uses for interior door protection, including: kick plates, armor plates, mop plates, and edge guards.
Door Handing Guide
Our Door Handing Guide is used to describe the direction that a door swings and which side the hinges are located.
Hollow Metal Door Frame Anchors
Hollow metal door frame anchors for metal stud, wood stud, and masonry construction.
Fire Rated Door Labels / Ratings
Fire rated doors and frames are covered, including a chart of the minute/hour ratings, maximum glass size, and other requirements.
Window Glass Types
There are many window glass types used in buildings, including safety glass, laminated glass, tempered glass, and energy efficient glass.
Types of Frosted Glass
There are a number of different types of frosted glass, each with its own benefits and problems.
Fire Rated Glass and Glazing
Learn about wire glass, glass ceramics, intumescent glass, as well as information on testing procedures for fire rated glass and glazing.