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Installing A New Commercial Door? What To Know About ADA Hardware

Edgar Morales

If you are opening a chain of stores or a grocery store, you will want to ensure that you are taking care of all of your clients, including those with disabilities. One of the best things that you can do to make sure that you help individuals with disabilities shop at your store is to include American Disabilities Act (ADA) approved hardware on the exterior of your store and around the parking lots. 

What Kind of Hardware Should You Get? 

You may think that the only hardware you have to worry about when you have a store is a lock so that nobody breaks in. Although locks are obviously important, you need to invest in some additional hardware that is ADA approved. While some people may budget to have automatic doors with ADA automatic door buttons, that may not be feasible in your budget. Different types of hardware to help people with disabilities include: 

  • A door without an opening force of more than 5 lbs
  • Low door handles that are easy to grasp from a wheelchair
  • Handrails
  • Ramp railings
  • Handicap Accessibility Automatic door buttons
  • Automatic door sensors
  • Doorknobs
  • Kick plate to protect your door from wheelchair damage
  • Thresholds

What Are Rule and Regulations?

There are tons of rules and regulations to ensure that you comply with ADA guidelines in regards to your doors and your hardware. When it comes to your doors themselves, they need to be at least 32 inches wide so that different types and sizes of wheelchairs can squeeze through. Additional guidelines and regulations include: 

  • Handrails have to have a minimum radius of 1 1/4 -1 1/2 inch and must have rounded edges so that they are easy to grip
  • No handrails are required on walkways where there aren't stairs or ramps, but you can invest in them
  • All automatic doors need to be able to function without power in case of an emergency 
  • Thresholds can only have a maximum height of 1/2 inch
  • Knobs should be located be located 34" to 48" above the floor or ground

Complying with these regulations won't just prevent you from getting a hefty fine, but they will make your customers happy and when your customers are happy, you are more likely to make more money. While the ADA's guidelines aren't too strict, they can sometimes be tricky to follow when you are buying and installing ADA hardware. To learn more about ADA hardware and installation, reach out to a company near you that offers these products and services.