Chicago Fire Rated Door & Windows

American Thermal Window furnishes and installs Fire Doors, Fire Rated Doors, Steel Fire Doors, and Fire Rated Windows in commercial buildings across Chicago. Our fire-rated windows and doors come in a variety of styles and sizes to meet the needs of your building, and offer stellar protection against a blaze. Protect your business from the threat of a fire with fire rated doors and windows from American Thermal Window, Chicago’s trusted door and window installation company.

Chicago’s Best Fire Rated Doors and Windows

At American Thermal Window, we are known for installing the best commercial doors and windows in Chicago, but we also offer other options, like fire-rated doors and windows.

At American Thermal Window, we do more than just offer standard commercial windows and doors. We also offer fire rated doors and windows for businesses across Chicago. Outfitting your business with fire rated doors and windows from American Thermal Window can help reduce the loss of life and property in the event of a blaze.

American Thermal Window is proud to offer fire rated doors and windows that meet the needs of our residential and commercial clients across Chicagoland. Fire rated doors and windows come in various styles and configurations to meet your needs. When it comes to fire rated door and window installation, you want qualified professionals doing the job to ensure the best fire protection. We also help you choose the best fire rated doors and windows for your property. Our experts can help you find the best product. We offer:

  • Insulated impact, soundproof, and sound-absorbing doors
  • Prominent industry names and top-quality brands including Ceco, Schage, and Norton
  • Fire-rated doors for controlled environment situations
  • Unique sizes to fit almost any space
  • Our partnership with “Certified Fire Inspectors” means we offer full support for the best possible result for any project

If you need assistance ensuring that your business meets Chicago’s fire codes, we can help.

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Fire Rated Doors

Many clients have questions about fire rated doors. Here are some answers to frequently asked questions about fire rated doors.

What is a Fire-Rated Door?

A fire-rated door is designed in order to slow or prevent the spread of smoke and fire.

Fire-Rated Doors at American Thermal Window

American Thermal Windows offers a large selection of fire-rated doors to fit your home or business. Fire rated doors are more common in commercial settings, but it is possible to add fire rated doors to your home, too.

Benefits of Fire-Rated Doors

There are several benefits to installing fire-rated doors at your property, including:

  • Facilitate fast and efficient evacuation of occupants in the case of a fire-related emergency
  • Minimize the damage done to your property by smoke and flames
  • Protect against the fire spreading
  • Help contain the blaze, smoke, and toxic gasses to one place
  • Since fire-rated doors are so strong, they have the ability to protect your home or commercial facility from more than just fires, but also break-ins and other potential threats.

Can I Get a Fireproof Door?

Fire Rated Doors are subject to endurance testing, where the door is exposed to high temperatures and tested to ensure that it remains in the frame with no openings and limits flames. However, it is important to know that they are not designed to be completely fireproof. If fire-rated windows and doors don’t sound like the right choice for you, we also offer commercial aluminum windows and doors.

What is Fire Rated Glass?

Fire-rated glass is manufactured to withstand the high temperatures caused by fire, and also to withstand the impact and pressure caused by high-pressure fire hoses in the event of a blaze.

Fire Rated Windows

When windows don’t resist flames, fire can enter your business. Don’t let that happen to you. We are Chicago’s best fire-rated window installers. A fire rated window is a tested window assembly that has been proven to offer a certain degree of protection against smoke and flames. Fire-rated windows and storefronts offer critical fire safety while also improving visibility and light transfer.

What is Considered Fireproof Glass?

To be deemed “fire-rated glass,” the glass must pass several tests established by national test standards run by independent laboratories, which then assign an appropriate rating. The ratings are based on time increments that the glass endured the flames. The duration is meant to correspond to the amount of time the glass can be expected to perform reliability during an actual fire. So if the glass is rated 45 minutes, it will hypothetically be able to contain smoke and flames for the first 45 minutes of a blaze.

There is a second phase of testing in the U.S., in which the glass undergoes a hose stream test. This test determines the ability of the glass to withstand the thermal shock and pressure of a fire hose. This is how fire-rated glass is tested before we sell it to you to protect your business.

If you require glass that is even more protective, you might consider riot glass. Riot Glass is a reliable and cost-effective product line that is designed specifically to secure vulnerable entry points without sacrificing the aesthetics of your property. American Thermal Window also offers riot glass products.

Why Choose American Thermal Window for Fire Rated Windows and Doors?

When you are installing something as serious and important as fire-rated windows and doors, you need the best, most trusted window and door installers and experts in the city. American Thermal Window has more than 40 years of experience installing various types of commercial windows and doors for buildings across Chicago, including commercial storefront windows and residential windows, doors, and siding.

 

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Get the Best Chicago Fire Rated Doors and Windows at American Thermal Window

If you want to protect your commercial building from a potential fire, choose from our large selection of fire rated doors and windows at American Thermal Window today. Contact the Chicago fire rated door and window experts today at American Thermal Window for a free estimate. You can call us at (773) 774-3131 or email us at info@americanthermalwindow.com 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.