Architectural Hardware

It’s Not Just Hardware. It’s Our Knowledge Too.

Whatever the application may be, we have the right knowledge to provide the proper architectural hardware products that meet the needs of your building. You can count on us to get it right conveniently and professionally. Please browse our product categories below.

Pin tumbler locks have been around since the ancient Egyptians. Today there are 3 main types of locks:

  • Mortise
  • Cylindrical
  • Tubular

Within these three categories there are scores of different lever designs, trim and functions, along
with multiple key system options. Contact one of our sales professionals to discuss what lock type best
fits your door needs.

There are four styles of interior door-closer:

  • Surface-mounted
  • Concealed in frame
  • Concealed in floor
  • Concealed in door

The purpose of a door closer is to control the swing of a door and ensure the door closes when it is
opened. Door closers are somewhat complex and based on how they are installed and adjusted will
determine how well they work. Contact one of our sales professionals to discuss what Door closer
best suites your need.

In 1903 the Iroquois Theatre Fire in Chicago claimed the lives of almost 600 people. During this time-
period it was not uncommon for theatres and the like to lock interior and exterior doors thereby
disallowing non-paying persons from entering the facility. This also inhibited persons on the inside from
exiting. In 1908 the first model of a “panic bar” style egress device was released.

Since then exit devices are now required by building code to be used on many opening types such
as building exits and stairwells. Contact one of our sales professionals to discuss what exit device is
required for your various entryways.

Hinges allow a door to swing. Some doors swing both ways and some doors are so heavy that pivots
are used to carry their weight. Other doors have continuous, half surface, full surface or even half
mortise hinges. Consult our online catalog or request a site visit from one of our end user specialists
to determine which product is right for your application.

Flat goods consist of hardware that protects the door and makes the door more functional. Our
manufacturers provide products like push/pull sets, kick and armor plates and hardware protection
among other things. Browse our online catalogs to see what products may benefit your facilities door
and hardware needs.

Millions of dollars are wasted each year in energy costs due to poor weather stripping around doors and
frames. The goal of weather stripping is to prevent rain water and air from entering through your door
and frame. There are many shapes and sizes of weather stripping and thresholds. If you’re not sure of
what is right for your application, browse our online catalogs, request a sample or have one of our end
user professionals visit your site to determine the best solution for you.

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