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European Door

European Door
Hardware
Design
Frame
Gasket

European doors might look similar from a design perspective, but differs in some key areas. The outer perimeter of the door incorporates rebates to hold gaskets to improve the thermal and acoustic performance of the door. By incorporating multi-point lock systems, these doors have improved security and ease of use. They're often thicker than North American doors, starting at 56mm (2 1/4"), and could be as thick as 78mm.

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Hardware
Design
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Gasket

European Door

Hardware

Hardware refers to all the metal components of a window or door. We're always say "design begins with the hardware" because the design and functionality of a window depends on the hardware choices (and thus, the style) that's build. The overall design of the end product is closely linked to the hardware decisions made in the initial design. Think about the different mechanical attributes of a window- how it opens and closes, how and where it locks- these are all dependent on hardware.

Each door style- whether a North American, Lift-and-Slide, European, or any other style- has its own hardware systems, including locks, handles, hinges and other limiting mechanisms to control movements.

Weight bearing capacity, durability, security and other ratings are important factors in choosing especially for larger, heavier door designs. Hardware also should have acceptable water penetration and air tightness testing results for particular applications.

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Gasket

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