What is the Bar on an Exit Door Called?
What is the Bar on an Exit Door Called?
Exit doors are essential for building safety, as they provide a means of egress in the event of an emergency. A key component of an exit door is the bar that runs across the inside of the door. This bar is commonly referred to as an "exit bar," "panic bar," or "crash bar."
Importance of Exit Bars
Exit bars are designed to allow easy egress from a building in case of an emergency. They are typically installed on doors that are used as emergency exits, such as those leading to stairwells or exterior doors. Exit bars are required by building codes and must be installed in accordance with specific guidelines to ensure their effectiveness.
Differences Between Exit Bars and Other Door Hardware
Exit bars differ from other types of door hardware, such as knobs or levers, in that they are not designed for regular use. Instead, they are designed to be pushed in a specific way to activate the latch mechanism and allow the door to open. This design ensures that the door can be quickly and easily opened in an emergency, even by people who are not familiar with the building or the door hardware.
Types of Exit Bars
There are two main types of exit bars: rim exit bars and mortise exit bars. Rim exit bars are the most common and are mounted on the surface of the door. They are typically used on doors with a narrow stile, such as aluminum storefront doors. Mortise exit bars are installed inside the door and are designed for use on doors with a wider stile, such as those made of wood or metal.
Additional Door Hardware
In addition to exit bars, there are several other types of door hardware that are commonly used in commercial buildings. These include door closers, hinges, locks, and handles. Each type of hardware serves a specific purpose and is designed to work in conjunction with the other components of the door to provide reliable operation and security.
Exit bars are an essential component of building safety and must be installed in accordance with specific guidelines to ensure their effectiveness. If you need exit bars or any other type of commercial door hardware, contact Automatic Door and Hardware. We are a leading manufacturer of commercial doors and door hardware and can provide you with high-quality products that meet your specific needs.
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