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Renovating with Smoke Guard

Wednesday August 19, 2015

In large cities around the country, aging sky rises are looking for a facelift. Whether residential or commercial, Smoke Guard offers a variety of solutions to update elevator lobbies and integrate seamless smoke and fire rated curtains.

Chances are, older buildings will go through an elevator upgrade and renovation. Older buildings often have narrow corridors which would require significant construction to create an elevator lobby or would have to use an “additional door” method which requires that the swing of a fire-rated door mounted at the elevator must be less than 1.5 times the width of the corridor. With such an emphasis placed on preserving valuable square footage, updating an elevator lobby may be easier than you think.

Smoke Guard systems require minimal deployment space and are housed in the ceiling or valence until deployed on smoke alarm.

The Smoke Guard Model 200 is the perfect opening protective for elevator openings. This smoke-rated curtain gasket above the hoistway and doesn’t require side guides. For that reason, integrating into an existing design is simple.

For more information on how to easily renovate an aging high rise while meeting life safety requirement in the building code, give the experts at Smoke Guard a call today.


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