Where there’s a door, there’s a way: Creating containment access points
Providing access points when installing dust and debris containment can be almost as important as the temporary walls themselves. Whether you need to have a way for the construction team to get in and out, or you are trying to direct traffic during the project, doors are often a key aspect of any solution.
Depending on what you are trying to accomplish, the type of door can be impactful as well. Here’s a quick guide to the top three options currently available in the Interior Protection industry:
1. Zipper Doors: Zipper doors are the most commonly used method of providing access during dust and debris containment. The size is usually custom to accommodate machinery or people.
- Easy and inexpensive to install.
- Quick solution when needed.
- Not ideal for frequent or long term use.
- Inconvenient if having to open and close regularly.
2. Pocket Doors: These are specialty doors that are only available from some providers. Pocket doors are customizable to accommodate all types of access. They are created specifically for the project requirements and are assembled to slide easily out of the way.
- Extensive size range.
- Perfect for frequent and long term use.
3. Man Doors: These are the least common of the access types installed with interior protection. However, many facilities have security requirements, either for proprietary or employee-only access reasons. If the containment involves an area in the building that has the need for a locking door, man doors can be installed.
- Easy access for people.
- Allows for greater security during the construction project.
- May have installation impacts.
When planning your renovation project, consider the traffic flow of your facility. Make sure you ask your provider what door options they can offer.