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HOW TO BUILD YOUR

COMMERCIAL OPENING                                                                           page

Step 1: DETERMINE YOUR OPENING CONDITIONS                                                    4
FIRE RATINGS AND APPLICATIONS.                                                               5
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The first step in filling your commercial opening is to determine the opening condition.
What is your wall condition (this will determine fire ratings like exterior, interior,
corridor, etc.)? What is your wall construction (steel stud, wood stud, block)? What is
your rough opening to determine your door and frame sizes? The answers to these
questions will lead you to selecting your commercial door and frame.

Step 2: CHOOSE YOUR FRAME
MASONRY OR DRYWALL?

Wall construction is the next step in building your commercial opening. To choose a
frame, you first need to know the construction of the wall. We stock best-in-class fit
and finish frames, including welded, knock-down, cut-and-notch, adjustable metal and
specially fabricated frames for drywall and masonry openings.

Step 3: CHOOSE YOUR DOOR

HOLLOW METAL OR WOOD?

To select the correct door, you need to determine the frequency of use, impact probability,
door level, conformance to local building and fire codes and of course the design and
appearance. We offer a full range of hollow metal and wood doors to meet all commercial
door needs.

Step 4: CHOOSE YOUR HARDWARE                                                                 8

EXIT DEVICES, CLOSERS, LOCKSETS, HINGES?

Knowing your opening condition, frame type and door, you’re ready to choose hardware.
Consider the frequency of use, along with regulatory requirements. BWI Commercial
offers a variety of options to complement commercial doors, whether it’s made of hollow
metal, or wood.

Step 5: CHOOSE YOUR ACCESSORIES                                                              10

FLAT GOODS, LITES & LOUVERS, SILLS & WEATHERSTRIPPING?

Protecting your door will sustain its longevity and appearance. BWI stocks all the products
you need to keep doors looking new and functioning properly throughout years of use,
along with everything you need to hang, latch, control and protect your door.

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