Swinging Doors Builders Hardware Checklist

The Swinging Doors Builders Hardware Checklist helps you identify any deficiencies in your swinging doors and ensures quality through operational testing.​

Swinging Doors Builders Hardware Checklist



Visual Inspection

1. Are door and frame labels present, clearly visible, and legible?


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2. Are there no open holes or breaks in surfaces of the door or frame?


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3. Are all parts on the door and frame present and not broken or missing?


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4. If equipped, is the glazing, vision light frames, and glazing beads intact and securely fastened in place?


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5. Is the door, frame, threshold, and hardware secured and aligned with no visible signs of damage?


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6. Is the hardware labeled for use on the door?


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7. Are there no signs of field modification?


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8. Are meeting edge protection, gasketing, and edge seals (where required) are inspected to verify their presence and integrity?


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9. Does the signage comply with the following requirements: • Does not exceed 5% of the area of the door • Is attached using adhesives (no screws or mechanical fasteners) • Is not affixed to fire protection glazing?


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10. Do clearances on the pull side of the door comply with the specified limits: • Clearance under the door does not exceed ¾ in. (19 mm) [3/8 in. (9.5 mm) where the bottom of the door is more than 38 in. (965 mm) above the finished floor].


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Operational Test

1. Have you conducted an operational test to confirm the following (recommended to repeat test three times): a. Does the door completely close when operated from the full open position? b. Does the latching hardware operate and secure the door when it is in the closed position? c. Do auxiliary hardware items on the door or frame interfere or prohibit door operation?


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2. For automatic-closing doors only: • Does the door become self-closing upon activation or loss of power to the hold-open mechanism? Have you tested the release upon activation of interconnected fire alarm devices where applicable?


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3. For power-operated doors only: • Does the door become self-closing upon loss of power to the power operator or upon activation of interconnected fire alarm devices?


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4. For pairs of doors only: • If a coordinator is installed, does the inactive leaf close before the active leaf?


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