How to Waterproof In-Floor Door Operators

October 2, 2023
How to Waterproof In-Floor Door Operators

Designers of exterior facades commonly locate door operators in buildings on door heads in entrances that are not all glass. Head-mounted door operators function in a sheltered environment, typically on the wall’s interior side, and are relatively easy to access and maintain.

However, head-mounted door operators are starkly visible in an all-glass facade, and though all-glass facades are still commonly used, the unsightly aesthetic motivates designers to look for another location. When budgets and surrounding floor systems allow, designers are increasingly favoring in-floor door operators. Visually hiding door operators under thresholds is a popular trend, as well as a strategy to realize the designer’s vision of an all-glass building entrance.

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