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Commercial Storefront Entrance Doors and Frames For Businesses and Institutions

Automatic Door and Hardware manufactures high quality storefront doors and frames. Aluminum storefront doors are heavy duty and designed for high traffic. These commercial exterior doors are ideal for entry doors for retail stores, businesses, and other institutions. Shop for storefront doors at the lowest prices today at Automatic Door and Hardware. Order your storefront door system today and receive FREE freight!

What Is A Commercial Storefront Door?

A commercial storefront door is a type of aluminum entrance swing door with a large visible glass lite. Storefront doors are always used as entrance doors into a commercial building. As a type of commercial door, storefront doors are exterior doors designed to swing out away from the building. Storefront doors are the most common commercial door type for retail stores, department stores, offices, and other commercial businesses.

Benefits Of Storefront Doors

Large Glass Size For Visibility

The most notable difference between a storefront door and a hollow metal or wood commercial door is the large glass lite. Although glass lites are available in hollow metal or wood doors, they are much smaller than the glass lites that come standard in commercial storefront doors. The large glass lite in the storefront door allows natural sunlight in the commercial building, as well as gives customers clear visibility into the store making it inviting and also letting customers know what they can expect before entering.

Economical Price

Commercial storefront doors look great, and are economically priced. In comparison to hollow metal doors or commercial wood doors, which could cost thousands of dollars, commercial storefront doors are much less and provide security, building code compliance, and accessibility required for commercial retail stores and businesses.

Storefront Door Security

Heavy Duty Storefront Lock

A mortise lock is a type of commercial door lock that is installed inside of a pocket within the door. Mortise locks are known to be very heavy duty since, the lock body is protected by the door itself, making break ins more difficult. Commercial storefront doors come standard with a mortise lock, known as the dead lock. This heavy duty lock features a thick 5 ply laminated steel bolt and hardened roller pin providing strength and maximum security to the overall door system. In comparison to hollow metal doors or wood doors which traditionally use a standard lever handle and spring loaded latchbolt. The spring loaded latchbolt is notorious for compromised security, since it can simply be depressed by forced entry to gain access. With the laminated steel bolt, forced entry against the lock is much more difficult.

Security Storefront Lock Cylinder Guards

If the storefront door is in an area of high abuse or break ins mortise cylinder guards can be added to the exterior lock cylinder, to prevent vandals from compromising the lock cylinder. The storefront cylinder guards are designed from hardened steel.

Storefront Security Cart Bars

Additional door armor like security cart bars can be installed on storefront entrance doors, to prevent vandals from gaining entry into the building if the glass is broken.

Storefront Door Glass Types

Storefront doors are comprise of a large lite of glass. The glass is held in the storefront door by glass stops. The glass stops are metal extrusions with a rubber gasket, that compress against the glass, holding it into place. Standard storefront doors have 1/4 inch glass stops, meaning the storefront door can accept glass that is 1/4 inch thick. Some storefront doors feature 5/8 inch glass stops, allowing it to accept 5/8" thick insulated glass.

Tempered Clear Glass

Tempered clear glass is the glass type you see in the majority of storefront doors. The glass is clear, allowing great visibility through the door. Tempered glass is also very safe, since if broken, the glass breaks into very small pieces, reducing the chance of injury.

Low E glass

Low E or low emissivity glass is a type of glass that has many energy efficient characteristics making it a great choice for storefront doors. With any glass light passes through the glass. With Low E glass it reflects the part of the light that transmits heat. This allows better energy efficiency for your building as well as reducing any condensation.

Tinted Glass

Tinted glass or privacy glass is sometimes installed on storefront doors. This type of glass is manufactured with special colored pigments allowing it to reduce the amount of light transmitted through the glass. One drawback is this type of glass does heat up, since the light is not transmitted, the glass absorbs solar energy.

Insulated Glass

Insulated glass is used on many commercial storefront doors. Insulated glass is when two glass panes are separated by a spacer and filled with air. This creates an insulated air space, helping the glass insulate more efficiently. Storefront doors are available with 5/8 inch insulated glass. Which means the glass is constructed from two 1/4 inch panes of glass with a 1/8 inch air gap.

Security Glass

For extra security, specialized security glass can be installed into the commercial door so long as the thickness of the material is less than the specified glass stop size.

Storefront Door Operation

Top and Bottom Storefront Pivot Hinges

Commercial storefront doors use a top and bottom pivot hinge to swing the door out away from the building. The pivot hinge is manufactured from A380 diecast aluminum alloy and case hardened. A full race bearing provides a smooth door swing opened or closed. Up to 1/8 inch vertical adjustment can be achieved on the bottom pivot.

Easy To Grab Storefront Pull Handles and Push Bars

Commercial storefront doors are outswing exterior entrance doors. Traditional storefront doors feature a convenient offset pull handle on the exterior door side, and a horizontal push bar on the interior door side located 36 inches above the ground. The pull handles and push bar are constructed from 1 inch diameter solid round aluminum extrusion making it extremely durable even in the most abusive environments.

Available Storefront Door Sizes

Commercial storefront doors are available in all standard architectural and construction sizes. All storefront doors are 1-3/4 inch thick.

Popular ADA Compliant Steel Door Sizes

  • Architect Call Size: 3070, Door Width: 3'-0" (36 Inch) x Door Height: 7'-0" (84 Inch), Overall Frame Width: 39-1/2 Inches, Overall Frame Height: 85-3/4 Inches
  • Architect Call Size: 6070, Door Widths: 3'-0" (36 Inch) x Door Heights: 7'-0" (84 Inch), Overall Frame Width: 75-1/2 Inches, Overall Frame Height: 85-3/4 Inches

6'-8" (80 Inch) Commercial Storefront Door Sizes

  • Architect Call Size: 3068, Door Width: 3'-0" (36 Inch) x Door Height: 6'-8" (80 Inch), Overall Frame Width: 39-1/2 Inches, Overall Frame Height: 81-3/4 Inches
  • Architect Call Size: 3668, Door Width: 3'-6" (42 Inch) x Door Height: 6'-8" (80 Inch), Overall Frame Width: 45-1/2 Inches, Overall Frame Height: 81-3/4 Inches
  • Architect Call Size: 4068, Door Width: 4'-0" (48 Inch) x Door Height: 6'-8" (80 Inch), Overall Frame Width: 51-1/2 Inches, Overall Frame Height: 81-3/4 Inches
  • Architect Call Size: 6068, Door Widths: 3'-0" (36 Inch) x Door Heights: 6'-8" (80 Inch), Overall Frame Width: 75-1/2 Inches, Overall Frame Height: 81-3/4 Inches
  • Architect Call Size: 7068, Door Widths: 3'-6" (42 Inch) x Door Heights: 6'-8" (80 Inch), Overall Frame Width: 87-1/2 Inches, Overall Frame Height: 81-3/4 Inches
  • Architect Call Size: 8068, Door Widths: 4'-0" (48 Inch) x Door Heights: 6'-8" (80 Inch), Overall Frame Width: 99-1/2 Inches, Overall Frame Height: 81-3/4 Inches

7'-0" (84 Inch) Commercial Storefront Door Sizes

  • Architect Call Size: 3070, Door Width: 3'-0" (36 Inch) x Door Height: 7'-0" (84 Inch), Overall Frame Width: 39-1/2 Inches, Overall Frame Height: 85-3/4 Inches
  • Architect Call Size: 3670, Door Width: 3'-6" (42 Inch) x Door Height: 7'-0" (84 Inch), Overall Frame Width: 45-1/2 Inches, Overall Frame Height: 85-3/4 Inches
  • Architect Call Size: 4070, Door Width: 4'-0" (48 Inch) x Door Height: 7'-0" (84 Inch), Overall Frame Width: 51-1/2 Inches, Overall Frame Height: 85-3/4 Inches
  • Architect Call Size: 6070, Door Widths: 3'-0" (36 Inch) x Door Heights: 7'-0" (84 Inch), Overall Frame Width: 75-1/2 Inches, Overall Frame Height: 85-3/4 Inches
  • Architect Call Size: 7070, Door Widths: 3'-6" (42 Inch) x Door Heights: 7'-0" (84 Inch), Overall Frame Width: 87-1/2 Inches, Overall Frame Height: 85-3/4 Inches
  • Architect Call Size: 8070, Door Widths: 4'-0" (48 Inch) x Door Heights: 7'-0" (84 Inch), Overall Frame Width: 99-1/2 Inches, Overall Frame Height: 85-3/4 Inches

8'-0" (96 Inch) Commercial Storefront Door Sizes

  • Architect Call Size: 3080, Door Width: 3'-0" (36 Inch) x Door Height: 8'-0" (96 Inch), Overall Frame Width: 39-1/2 Inches, Overall Frame Height: 97-3/4 Inches
  • Architect Call Size: 3680, Door Width: 3'-6" (42 Inch) x Door Height: 8'-0" (96 Inch), Overall Frame Width: 45-1/2 Inches, Overall Frame Height: 97-3/4 Inches
  • Architect Call Size: 4080, Door Width: 4'-0" (48 Inch) x Door Height: 8'-0" (96 Inch), Overall Frame Width: 51-1/2 Inches, Overall Frame Height: 97-3/4 Inches
  • Architect Call Size: 6080, Door Widths: 3'-0" (36 Inch) x Door Heights: 8'-0" (96 Inch), Overall Frame Width: 75-1/2 Inches, Overall Frame Height: 97-3/4 Inches
  • Architect Call Size: 7080, Door Widths: 3'-6" (42 Inch) x Door Heights: 8'-0" (96 Inch), Overall Frame Width: 87-1/2 Inches, Overall Frame Height: 97-3/4 Inches
  • Architect Call Size: 8080, Door Widths: 4'-0" (48 Inch) x Door Heights: 8'-0" (96 Inch), Overall Frame Width: 99-1/2 Inches, Overall Frame Height: 97-3/4 Inches

Commercial Storefront Door Rough Opening

Commercial storefront doors can be installed as interior or exterior doors. Storefront door frames can be attached to wood studs, metal studs, masonry walls, CMU, block walls, or brick walls. The rough opening can be calculated using the formulas below.

Storefront Door Rough Opening:
  • Rough Opening Width = Door Frame Width + 1/4 Inch
  • Rough Opening Height = Door Frame Height +1/4 Inch

Commercial Storefront Door Specifications

  • Level/Usage Frequency: Heavy Duty Aluminum
  • Door Thickness: 1-3/4 Inch
  • Door Type: Swing
  • Material Type: Aluminum
  • Door Finish: Clear Anodized Or Dark Bronze Anodized
  • Sizes: Standard Width Up To 4'-0" (48 Inches), Standard Height Up To 8'-0" (96 Inches), Custom Sizes Available
  • Reinforcements: Heavy Duty Corner and Hinge Reinforcement
  • Channels: Heavy Duty Top and Bottom Channels
  • Construction: Steel Tie Rod
  • Stile: 2-1/16 Inch Narrow Stile Standard, 3-1/2 Inch Medium Stile Available
  • Threshold: Not Included, 4 Inch ADA Compliant Threshold Available
  • Top Rail: 3-1/4 Inch Standard
  • Bottom Rail: 3-1/4 Inch Standard, ADA Compliant Bottom Rail Available
  • Door and Frame Approvals: Models Available To Conform To Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Door Hardware Approvals: Models Available To Conform To American National Standards Institute (ANSI), Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association (BHMA)
  • Hinge Type: Heavy Duty Offset Pivot With Sealed Bearings or Heavy Duty 4-1/2 Inch x 4 Inch Ball Bearing Hinges
  • Hinge/Lock Location: Ranger
  • Lock Type: 5 Ply Laminated Deadlock With Hardened Roller Pin
  • Lock Options: Deadlatch Lock, Rim Exit Device, Concealed Vertical Rod Exit Device
  • Handle Type: 1 Inch Diameter Solid Round Aluminum Offset Pull and Push Bar
  • Handle Options: Push or Pull Paddle, Euro Style Lever, Straight Pull Handle
  • Frame Jamb Width: 4-1/2 Inch
  • Frame Stop: Built In
  • Origin: Manufactured In USA
  • Handing: Right Hand or Left Hand (Outswing Doors)
  • Available Preps: Horizontal Mid Rail, ADA Threshold, ADA Bottom Rail
  • Optional Hardware: Heavy Duty Door Closer, Bottom Sweep, Door Holder

Frequently Asked Questions

Are Storefront Doors Fire Rated?

No storefront entrance doors are not fire rated. Often the fire rating request comes from contractors and architects misreading a blueprint. Exterior commercial steel doors are fire rated, however entrance aluminum doors are not.

How Wide Are Storefront Door Frames?

Storefront door frames are 4-1/2 inches wide.

How Wide Are Storefront Doors?

Storefront doors are 1-3/4 inch thick.

What Makes Storefront Doors Ideal For Entrance Doors?

Storefront doors are ideal as entrance doors for a number of reasons. Their large visible glass lite provides light into the building and clear visibility. Storefront doors are also relatively light in comparison to steel doors and solid core wood doors, allowing them to be very easy to open. Storefront doors also use heavy duty deadlocks making them great for security.

What Type Of Glass Is Used For Storefront Doors?

Most storefront doors use 1/4 inch tempered clear glass. Other glass sizes can be used such as insulated 5/8 inch tempered clear glass. Or other glass types can be used such as tinted glass and low E glass.

Can You Custom Make Storefront Aluminum Doors?

Yes, storefront doors can be manufactured to a specific size. Contact customer service with your exact size or rough opening and we can custom manufacture a storefront door for your application.

Are Storefront Doors ADA Compliant?

No. Not all storefront doors are ADA Compliant. The Federal law we know as the Americans With Disabilities Act was passed in 1990. Before then, storefront doors would not meet the requirements of ADA we abide by today. There are many factors for a storefront door to be ADA compliant. Here are some quick door check points, that can help you identify if the door is ADA compliant:
  • The distance from the floor to the top of the bottom door rail is atleast 10 inches.
  • The net door opening is atleast 32 inches. This means the storefront door is atleast 36 inches wide.
  • The door height is atleast 80 inches
Keep in mind there are additional ADA requirements such as maneuvering clearances and door hardware requirements that also must be met for a storefront door to be ADA Compliant.

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