The domestic regions are less vulnerable as compared to the commercial ones to a fire breakout but are vulnerable all the same. As expected you can use different methods for tackling the problem in a case where conflagration happens. Of course like in every situation, prevention is a lot better than cure. You must at least stop the flames from spreading to other areas from its source. This is where the fire door comes in handy. You must be wondering what exactly a fire door is.
The fire doors are resistant to flames. They can passively defend a building from the damage caused by a fire breakout by stopping the fire from spreading into other sections of the building. These doors are commonly used in between different sections of the building or a ship. Their capacity to stop the flames is granted a special rating that is the deciding factor for their use.
The fire doors are made from different materials which are either used alone or in combination with others. This material may be gypsum, glass sections, vermiculite boards, steel or timber. You will need some hardware material as well such as, automatic closing devices, positive latching mechanism and ball bearing hinges.
The fire door consists of the door frame and door panel. Both of these parts need to be tested and used only if they are found to be meeting the guidelines and are satisfactory. It is vitally significant that all parts of the fire door set meet the requirements necessary to resist the fire outbreak. You need to ensure that they have got listing agencies label. This fire proofing equipment is certainly an effective measure for any building. All the building should have it and the architect of these buildings must have the drawings of their locations ready.
The drawings should show which doors and walls are fire resistant and to what degree.