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Door Closer Installation Houston TX

- automatic door closer installation If you’re reading this lines, you are most likely a property manager or a business owner in Houston TX looking to install or repair a manual or and automatic door closer for the office or store commercial building.

Well... we have great news for you

Okey DoKey Locksmith offer mobile door closer installation and repiar services. We carry a range of door closer for your office or store. Call (832)408-0006 for a FREE ESTIMATE and our commercial expert will be with you ASAP.

What are door closers for?

Practically, a door closer is a device which automatically closes a door after is was opened. In some cases the door open manually and sometimes it opens mechanically by a sensor. Installing a door closer in mandatory on a fire exit door, but many times are there for convenience:

  1. To make sure that door close properly after opening and ready for the next emergency escape.
  2. To prevent unauthorized access or acts of vandalism from the outside after someone leaves.
  3. Most closers consists of dampers which offer a level of control over the speed and power in which the door closes. This feature is especially vital on commercial heavy doors. Properly adjusting the force can prevent noise and damaging the door or the door frame. It can also protect against injuries from slamming the door or closing it too fast by a strong wind.
  4. To achieve touchless environment like in a restroom or a healthcare or a storage facilities.

How to choose a door closer?

Choosing a door closer depends on a variety of factors. First you need to know which closer will be most effective for use on your property. Second, you need to check if it coincide with your specific panic hardware (if installed). The last consideration is the door frame and the crowds requirements.

Before buying or installing the device you should consider the following characteristics:

  • Manual door closers - Use a compression or torsion spring to control the closing of the door. Closers of this kind are completely adjustable and they are fine-tuned to enhance their operation.
  • Automatic door closer - Is mostly triggered by a pushbutton or a motion detector source. This source then activate the mechanism which will close or open the door.
  • hidden door closer Hidden door closer - To keep up a low profile and get a hidden door closers. The closer concealed in the door frame, the floor and sometimes in the door itself. The main reason for using this closer is to achieve a very neat finish.
  • Hold-Open door closer - this type of closer features an adjustable arm. This arm can hold the door open in a range of degree to enable heavy traffic entry/exit.
  • ADA compliantDisabled access door closer - In some cases, an ADA compliant door is required which can grant access to disabled persons.

Building code considerations

ANSI Each project can have slightly different building codes and standards depending on the geographic location of the building. Federal, state, and even local city building regulation can have an impact on determining the system required. Moreover, sometimes one county might have different codes than another county.

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association (BHMA) provide detailed standards for door closers.

In general, each door closer needs to conform one of 3 different levels of performance grades based on life cycle. Testing, closing force and finish tests.

  1. Grade 1: 2,000,000 life cycles at 60% efficiency - Heavy traffic doors like shopping mall or a major office building.
  2. Grade 2: 1,000,000 cycles at 60% efficiency - Medium and small interior office doors.
  3. Grade 3: 500,000 cycles at 50% efficiency - Basic swing out doors and closets.

Can I install a door closer by myself?

Installing a door closer is more complex than just mount the device to the door. Sometimes installation of a door closer involve with carpentry and electricity knowledge. For hidden closers, the device installed under the pivot point on the floor or inside the door frame itself. For automatic closer electronic wiring infrastructure required for the sensor.

During the installation, drilling and adjustment to the door or frames are sometime necessary. This better done by a professional commercial locksmith to guarantee a proper operation for the long run.

How long does it take to install a door closer?

mobile locksmith Our door closer experts are more than able to help both residential and commercial property owners. Our warehouse stocked with common door closer from manufacturers such as Norton, Dorma and LCN. For standard size of door and frames and closer, we can complete the task in one day.

How much does it cost to install a door closer?

Grade 1

Installation type Price
Wood Door $200-$600
Metal Door $300-$700
Glass Door $400-$1000

Grade 2

Installation type Price
Wood Door $150-$400
Metal Door $200-$450
Glass Door $300-$800

Grade 3

Installation type Price
Wood Door $80-$120
Metal Door $700-$250
Glass Door $180-$400

* Estimates above includes the technician coming out to you the parts and the labor. The total price also depends on the following:

  • The state of the lock and the door.
  • The type of equipment that the technician need to use to install.
  • The type of door closer.

If there is any change to this price, the tech will let you know before doing anything after diagnosing your situation. You will get a proposal to approve, so there will be no surprises both ways.

Last word

Okey DoKey Locksmith renders top quality door closer Locksmith services in Houston TX and nearby areas. Our commercial locksmith experts have the skills and experience to install, replace or repair door closer hardware. Our experienced team is highly trained to service many types of automatic door hardware or exit devices brands.


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  3. Ask a question in the International Code Council forum.

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