A Quick Look at Metal Sheeting For Doors
Metal sheeting is used in the building industry in a multitude of ways. Let’s take a quick look at metal sheeting for doors
As the name implies, metal sheeting essentially applies to any metal that has been formed into flat sheets. Metal sheeting is commonly used on doors in a range of buildings and venues, including:
- Residential garages, sheds, entranceways
- Theatres, recording studios and concert venues
- Server protection rooms, offices and warehouses
- Hospitals and medical clinics
- Manufacturing plants, including food plants, pharmaceuticals factories etc.
- Defence facilities, like military bases and prisons
Benefits of Metal Sheeting – Why Use It?
In the door design and manufacturing field, metal sheeting is used for a variety of reasons and benefits and has become increasingly common. Some of the key benefits behind metal sheeting for doors include:
- Strength – Doors with metal sheeting provide a high level of strength and security, since they are robustly reinforced
- Durability – Metal sheeting is extremely durable and can easily outlast other material, like timber or wood
- Acoustic Benefits – Metal sheeting can absorb sound extremely well, making it an excellent option for doors with acoustic properties
- Fire Protection – Metal sheeting is also ideal for fire doors and smoke doors, and means they can withstand very high temperatures
- Hygiene & Cleanliness – Metal sheeting is easy to keep clean and provides a strong defence against pests, which is often ideal in the food, retail and manufacturing industries
Metal Sheeting For Doors: Materials
The two most common materials used to create metal sheeting in doors are steel and aluminium:
- Steel is generally stronger than aluminium, and is more sturdy and durable. It’s also ideal for fire protection
- Aluminium metal sheeting is ideal for doors that need to be more lightweight or that have hygiene requirements; it is also great for external doors that need to provide weather protection
Metal Sheeting & Door Core Systems
The type of core system utilised in any door with metal sheeting will make a significant difference to its performance. The following are 3 common core systems used in doors in conjunction with metal sheeting.
- Honeycombed Core – This is where a honeycomb structure made from metal, cardboard or a variety of other materials is used in the core of the door. It enables the door to be lighter, stronger and have better fire resistance, while also improving insulation and sound proofing
- Steel Stiffened Core – This approach involves using lengths of steel to reinforce the core of the door. Steel stiffened cores add a significant amount of strength to a door, as well as improve its qualities of sound absorption, fire resistance and insulation
- Polystyrene Core – This involves inserting a polystyrene fill into the core of the door and is often used in conjunction with steel stiffeners. Polystyrene offers a wide variety of benefits such being light weight, absorbing sound, providing effective insulation and withstanding high temperatures (if treated)
FSE Special Purpose Doors is based in Sydney, Australia. We supply and manufacture a range of doors and metal sheeting options for various construction projects.