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Fire Code Friday: Continuous Hinges

by Stacey Simmons

We love continuous hinges! They are practical, cost-effective, and meet fire code. Per NFPA 80.6.4, continuous hinges must be within 1″ of the door height. On an existing door, this installation may require filling holes from the standard hinges but will still meet code. A continuous hinge prevents the door from sagging, which not only helps with everyday functionality, but can correct the clearance around the perimeter of the door – another piece of fire code!