Re: Wood door or Metal door, which is better?
No they're not, not even commercial doors are fireproof. All doors have a burn through rating from the manufacturer, but not all doors are technically fire rated. Those that are will have a metal tag on the door edge itself, possibly the jamb too.
Originally Posted by ericburns4
A residential metal door is a sandwich of materials, the core of the door is a wood or MDF perimeter frame with a foam center mass. Thin metal skins cover either side of the core. In a fire, the core will burn, while the metal skins will melt.
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