Arched Fire Station Doors – Edison Fire
December 16, 2015
Arched fire station doors are commonly needed for older buildings or for new construction using designs based on historical references. Before the overhead sectional door, fire stations of the past had used arched wooden swingout doors. While fire stations have moved away from the old swing doors and toward the more efficient and reliable sectionals, the preference and existence of arched openings remains.
Edison Fire: Custom Arched Fire Station Doors
The arched fire station doors required by Edison Fire were supplied and fabricated by ArmRLite Door Mfg. The fire station choose to use ArmRLite doors over other options due to the availability of a custom top section which would allow the visible glass to follow the curve of the existing arched opening. The alternative of having the glass “cut off” by the opening when the door was closed did not have the clean look decision makers wanted. Also, ArmRLite’s Aluminarc welded frame offered a more reliable product than thru-bolted options and ArmRLite could assure the availability of replacement sections if the doors were ever hit years down the road.