Natural catastrophes are sudden and extreme events that cause great loss of human and material lives. They are caused by many factors, some of them can be: abrupt weather changes and climatic factors. The truth is that, the man, despite having developed technologies and cutting-edge electronic equipment that greatly facilitate people’s life, has not yet found a way to predict or, better yet, avoid natural disasters. They are simply a mystery to all the people that inhabit the earth. For this and many reasons, it is imperative to safeguard our homes, having strong and resistant structures within our homes, so that our loved ones are also protected in that way. And what better way to do it than installing a pivot door in our home.
The pivot doors, despite having an elegant and sophisticated design that makes them attractive to the eye, they are also able to protect your home efficiently; not only from intruders or thieves but also in relation to natural disasters, such as hurricanes, floods and fires.
How do Pivot doors favor in the case of fires?
The pivot doors are completely different from a conventional door. They do not have hinges like traditional doors. They contain rotating vertical axes located at the top and bottom of the door leaf. This type of door can be manufactured with all kinds of materials whether wood, metal, steel etc. But there is a type of pivot door that has begun to be frequently used in different places such as hospitals, restaurants, shopping centers, airports, and homes, which have an important role in the dissipation of fire. This type of door is called short fires. They prevent the fire from spreading thanks to their system of sectoral compartmentalization, thus allowing people a quick exit from the place. There are endless materials that are used for the manufacture of these doors such as: glazed, resistant steel, wood, sliding, standard and acoustics that in spite of performing their fire-cut function also isolate loud sounds. These are the ones installed in cinemas, discos, etc. So when choosing a pivot door you will have several types of doors that fit the particularities that require your business or home.
The solid wood are the most used and most effective for this work. Because of its insulating condition, it works as a barrier against high temperatures. For this reason Pivot doors made of solid wood are not only eye-catching but are also made to protect your home against natural phenomena.
How do Pivot doors favor in the case of telluric movements?
The pivot doors have a particularity that gives them a plus of sophistication. Virtually no other type of door has this quality, and it is that they are extremely large. But this feature does not only have a visual function. These doors (or being more specific frames of this type of large doors) help when an earthquake or seism occurs.
When a movement of this kind happens it is necessary to find a place for our shelter. In this case, the frame of the pivoting doors is ideal. In order for the frame to support the robust pivot door leaf, it must be made of resistant materials such as solid wood, metal or steel. In this case, this frame would be a safe place for the protection of physical integrity, in the case of an extreme event such as an earthquake. It is important to highlight that aluminum or light wood frames are not safe to perform this function.
Pivot doors against hurricanes
One of the most devastating weather phenomena that happen especially on the coasts is the hurricane. This phenomenon occurs unexpectedly and can wipe out with a speed of 120 km per hour or more. That is why in a climate event of this category, it is recommended that homes, hospitals, hotels and all types of buildings have pivot doors designed to withstand hurricanes, water pressure and strong impacts.
It is important to highlight that we are not exempt from a natural disaster, on the contrary it can happen any time in our homes, that is why we must always be prepared and invest in structures that offer greater security, such as pivot doors.
At InsideArtisticDoors we care about your safety, all our pivot doors are certified by the Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation. So you can have total security that when installing our doors, you will be adding extra security to your home against natural disasters.