Category Archive: Hollow Metal Frames

Aug 26

Proud to be a part of HMXpress

As you have probably heard, Hollow Metal Xpress (HMX) is now part of the Mesker Door & Design Hardware family of companies.  I am proud to be able to bring the products and services of this notable brand to my customers. HMX is known for it’s Speed Flexibility Dependability & Quality. Their services include Same …

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Jun 09

What is a Kerf Frame?

According to Merriam-Webster a kerf is a slit or notch made by a saw blade or cutting torch. In hollow metal a kerf is a notch in the frame which serves as a channel to insert weatherstripping. The weatherstripping becomes an integral part of the jamb profile.  The purpose of a kerf frame is to …

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May 23

Mesker Kerf Frames

Did you know Mesker has Kerf Frames? With Mesker Kerf Frames you no longer need to worry about stick-on weatherstripping not sticking, or taking the time to install the screw-on type of weatherstrip. Weatherstripping is an integral part of our Kerf Frame, providing a better seal for energy conservation and life safety compliance. Rubber weatherstripping …

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Apr 29

Hollow Metal 4″ Frame Head

One of the topics that I’m covering in my hollow metal 101 class is when to use a hollow metal 4″ Frame Head. We run into this application most when dealing with masonry block walls.  The use of the 4” head is all about the lintel.  A lintel is a horizontal architectural member supporting the weight …

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Apr 22

Mesker 72 Hour Stock Program

Give me a call or shoot me an email for specific material available on the new Mesker 72 Hour Stock Program Related PostsWhat is a Double Egress Opening? ANSI A250.4-2011 Physical Endurance for Steel Doors Physical Endurance for Steel Doors Mesker’s Extended Top Hinge Reinforcement Mesker NVS Door vs Steel Stiffened

Feb 18

Mesker Southeast Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

I was fortunate to have been able to travel last week on a business/personal trip.  My stops were our new Mesker Southeast Warehouse in Ft. Lauderdale, the Breakwater Hotel on South Beach, Jamaica and Grand Cayman (via the Celebrity Constellation) and finally back home. Since it is Monday we should start with the business part …

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Jan 17

HM Door & Frame Installation Demonstration

The Mesker Door and Design Hardware team is always looking for opportunities to train our customers and their customers.  Dealer’s Warehouse, a valued distributor of our products, accepted our offer to hold training sessions on how to install our frames, doors and hardware in two of their locations. Here are pictures of our demonstration in …

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Jan 11

Installation Demonstration in Knoxville

I am excited to be heading up to Knoxville this coming week for an installation demonstration.  We are bringing in an installation expert to demonstrate how to install hollow metal frames, doors and hardware.  Our valued distributor has a wall section built for us to use for the day.   They have invited customers to …

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Dec 03

Mesker Tech Data Manual

The NEW Mesker Technical Catalog is here!! The new tech data catalog is available for immediate download!  The manual includes each of our Mesker hollow metal doors, hollow metal frames and hollow metal assemblies. Tolerances, hardware preps, reinforcements, and a hinge installation guide are also at your fingertips.  Feel free to view information on our …

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Apr 05

A40 vs G60

I recently received a phone call asking me what the difference between the “A” and the “G” was when talking about hot dipped galvanized products.   And of course that spawned a quest for knowledge.  So here is what I learned about A40 vs G60 in case one day you’re asked the question. And don’t …

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Jan 17

Galvanized vs Galvanneal

Per Wikipedia – Galvannealed or galvanneal is the result from the combined process of galvanizing and annealing to produce specialized sheets of steel. The galvanization is made through the hot-dipping (Hot-dip galvanizing) process and gives a very fine greyish matte finish. Galvanneal does not flake off its galvanized coating when formed, stamped, and bent. The very fine matte finish acts like a primer, allowing paint …

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Jan 03

MESKER Adjustable Frames


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