Aside from their ugliness and the amount of time they take to install correctly, there are a number of challenges with the use of timber doors for riser doors.
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❌ Riser cores are not temperature controlled from within so the moisture content and temperature can vary significantly from either side of the riser door, causing the timber to destabilise and warp
❌ This then results in large, non-compliant gaps around the door
❌ Timber can also fade and discolour with direct sunlight which downgrades the aesthetic of the common area
(check out our blog on the main problems with timber riser doors here)
✔ Concealed metal riser doors are designed to be very fast to install accurately
✔ There are no architraves or parts sticking out to draw the eye
✔ Some already have the fire stopping included, so where risers are tight for space there is no need to squeeze a mastic gun behind
✔ They are very cost-effective for a high-performance door
✔ They aren’t affected by the changing atmosphere from within the riser
✔ The powder coating is more hardwearing and not subject to fading over time with sunlight.