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Nov 20, 2018

What is an Egress Door?

If you want an easy escape from a building during an emergency evacuation, then you need an Egress door. Fortunately, Top Atlanta Locksmith can install the right Egress door on your home or office at affordable costs. Egress doors must meet all necessary safety standards. All doors along your hallway and walkways that lead to emergency exit points must be made of Egress doors.

What makes an Egress door different from other doors?

An Egress door must facilitate the evacuation of occupants of a building quickly, there are numerous standard regulations that must be followed. While regular doors can be of any shape or size, they also do not open in certain ways or provide access to handicapped users, regulations dictate that an Egress door must be at least 32 inches in width but not more than 48inches in width in order to provide easy access. 

An Egress door cannot be locked from the inside and must be opened outward. The Egress door must come with a panic button or a panic bar that must automatically unlock the door and makes it open freely. Escape through the Egress door must be made possible through a single motion like pushing the panic bar or button. Egress doors are not allowed to have deadbolts and other locking techniques that require more than a single action such as a push. There are many other rules and regulations applicable to installation of Egress doors, contact Top Atlanta Locksmith for these regulations. 

Is Egress door different from a fire door?

Egress door is different from a fire door because it is designed to facilitate escape from a building, while a fire door is designed to prevent the spread of flame and fire. Most Egress doors in private homes may not come with panic buttons and may not be subject to the same regulations on public buildings. One major rule with Egress doors is that they must be easy to lock and unlock. If you are unsure whether the Egress door in your home or office meets safety standards, contact Top Atlanta Locksmith, and a professional, certified locksmith will be right there to inspect and advise you on necessary steps to make your Egress door meet all safety rules and regulations. All fire doors are designed to stop the spread of fire, but not all Egress doors are designed to stop the spread of fire in homes or offices. 

Does every home need an egress door?

The answer is a simple yes! Experts believe that your home must have at least one Egress door, and two doors in opposite ends of the home are mostly recommended. It is recommended that bedrooms must have at least an Egress window, for an easy escape, just in case of fire accidents. There are different rules applicable to Egress doors installed in homes or businesses, you need to contact our certified locksmith technician for an adequate education on these regulations. Top Atlanta Locksmith also offers the installation, repair, and replacement of Egress doors at affordable rates. 




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