Watertight doors are specially designed for commercial buildings and residences that are prone to water penetration, flooding, or damage caused by extreme precipitation. Many window and door manufacturers operating in flood-prone markets offer custom watertight doors, in addition to some standard sizes for customers who want them installed sooner rather than later. Here are some reasons why you should consider getting a watertight door.
- Flood Protection Barrier
Watertight doors can be used as normal entry doors for commercial and residential property to deliver the basic needs of any door—security, comfort, energy efficiency, and shielding from precipitation. But owing to their unique construction, these doors completely inhibit water penetration, providing the best watertight solutions for flood defence and offshore/marine/civil industries. This means that you can enjoy warm and dry interiors during harsh storms.
- Prevent Moisture Problems
Watertight doors are typically made from aluminium, steel, or stainless steel, which are impervious to moisture. But with proper sealing, you can effectively make doors made from other materials waterproof, including glass panel and wood interior doors. This essentially eliminates any risk of leaks and dampness in the sensitive areas you need to safeguard from damage and degradation due to the growth of mould and mildew.
- Can Be Fit with Standard Panic Hardware
Watertight doors come with a range of hardware and accessory options to ensure that they fulfill all the needs of an entry door. Your door can be fit with standard panic hardware, a card reader, or an electronic keypad for improved access control.
- Easy Installation and Retrofit
It can be hard to keep a newly finished basement dry if you have leaking hatchway doors. Fortunately, you can easily install waterproof doors that are watertight when properly locked. Moisture proof doors are particularly great for kitchens, windowless bathrooms, toilet and washroom blocks, hotel saunas, and other wet rooms.
- Hygienic Waterproofing
Areas of high moisture content such as swimming pools, saunas, and wet room areas require hygienic watertight solutions.
- High Pressure Tolerance
Waterproof doors are designed to withstand high pressures of up to 7 mWK to deliver security and permanent flood protection in a single entry point.
- Availability of Standard and Custom Options
There are different types of watertight doors, including residential and commercial doors, spray-tight doors, power-operated doors, and manhole covers, among others. These doors are usually available in stock for quick order fulfilment, but you can also order custom doors to fit different sized openings or to address other unique concerns.
Some window and door manufacturers include hydraulic gears with watertight doors, but they can also be purchased separately. Keep in mind that proper door pan installation is essential for overall waterproofing of your door.