What Are The Regulations For Fire Doors?

- Jan 30, 2019-

A fire door is a sealed door between compartments, meant to prevent or slow the spread of fire, smoke and heat between those compartments. While their use is usually required in commercial property, homeowners often install them in places where there is a bigger fire risk (such as in between your kitchen and the rest of your home). Fire doors are generally fire-resistant sealed-frame doors, made of various materials and installed in fire-rated walls. Fire door requirements are set by the National Fire Protection Association, and these requirements have been incorporated into most local building codes in the United States with little to no modification.