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The HE16 Series Embossed Panel Doors have been specifically designed and tested to meet the performance-based provisions of the Florida Building Code (FBC) and the South Florida Building Code (SFBC) while providing architects, designers and building owners with the broadest choices for their specific applications.
Specifiable options to meet application, specification and performance requirements include mechanical and electrical hardware preparations for exit hardware, cylindrical or mortise single point locks and double locks. No glass lights are allowable.
All HE16 Series doors have been tested to protocols TAS 201, 202 and 203, indicating their ability to withstand the missile impact, structural load and cyclic wind pressure tests prescribed by the Codes.
Features and Benefits
  • A-40 Galvannealed Steel face sheets
  • Polystyrene Core (Standard) - enhances the structural integrity of the door with enhanced thermal capabilities
  • Full Height, Epoxy Filled Mechanical Interlock Edges provide structural support and stability the full height of the door edges
  • Full Height Lock Side Reinforcement Channel ensures structural stability and locking hardware functionality under extreme pressure conditions
  • Universal Hinge Preparations (patented) allow for easy field conversion from standard weight .134" (3.3mm) hinges to heavy weight .180" (54.7mm) hinges
  • 14 Gage [0.067" (1.7mm)] Inverted Top and Bottom Channels provide stability and protection for the top and bottom edges from abuse
  • 3/8˝ undercut is standard on all H-Series doors, to accommodate hurricane code requirements
  • Beveled Hinge and Lock Edges allow for tighter installation tolerances, ensure easier operation and eliminate binding and sticking
  • Screwed-in top caps provide additional weather protection to exclude water and debris from exterior outswing doors
  • Factory Applied Baked-On Rust Inhibiting Primer paint in accordance with ANSI A250.10-1998 (R2004)


  • Door construction meets the requirements of ANSI A250.8-2003 (SDI 100)
  • Hardware preparations and reinforcements are in accordance with ANSI A250.6-2003. Locations are in accordance with ANSI/DHI A115.
  • Door construction meets ANSI A117.1-1998 (ADA) requirements for minimum 10” (254mm) bottom rail height measured from the floor
  • Florida Building Code test protocols for high velocity hurricane zones: TAS 201, TAS 202 & TAS 203
  • Meet fire rating requirements
Finish Paint
  • Rookwood Brown
  • Downing Earth
  • Downing Stone
  • Downing Sand
  • Aurora Brown
  • Weathered Shingle
  • Chelsea Gray
  • Black Bean
  • Spalding Gray
  • Blonde
  • Mannered Gold
  • Burgundy
  • Luxurious Red
  • Sierra Redwood
  • Homberg Gray
  • Cascades
  • Raisin
  • Pool House
Insulated Core
  • 1 pound (453.6g) per cubic ft density slab
  • Preferred for extreme temperature variations
  • Laminated to both face sheets with contact adhesive
  • Assembled door is run through high pressure pinch rollers achieving ultimate bond

Standard Premium Edge Construction

  • Beveled hinge & lock edges
  • Full height mechanical interlock with adhesive
  • Visible edge seam standard
  • Seamless edge optional

Standard Rigid 14 gage End Channel Construction

  • 14 gage inverted galvannealed top & bottom channels
  • Projection welded to both face sheets
  • Optional 24 gage galvannealed top caps

Door Application and Usage

Series Steel Thickness Opening Usage Frequency
CE16 16 Ga (1.3mm) Exterior-Galvannealled Steel Extra Heavy Duty

Standard Hardware Preparations

  • Standard Mortise Hinge Prep: 4 1/2" x .134" or 4 1/2" x .180"
  • 61L Lock Preparation
  • Inactive Leaf: ASA Strike Preparation and Astragal
  • Optional 14 Gage [0.067" (1.7mm)] Closer Reinforcement

Standard: mortised and reinforced for

  • Patented Universal hinge preparations allow for easy field conversion from standard 4 1/2” (114mm) x .134” (3.3mm) standard weight hinges to 4 1/2” (114mm) x .180” (4.7mm) heavy weight hinges. Optional hinge preparation for 5” (127mm) x .146” (3.7mm) standard weight hinges or for 5” (127mm) x .190” (4.8mm) heavy weight hinges is also available.
  • The cylindrical 161, 61L and mortise 86 lock preps are the most commonly used active leaf preparations. The 4-7/8˝ (124mm) strike prep is the most commonly used inactive leaf preparation.
  • Optional reinforcements for surface closers are available

Door Sizes and ANSI A250.8 Conversions

Series ANSI A250.8 - SDI 100 Edge Construction Options Maximum Sizes Recommended Gage of Frame
Level Model Description Single Pair
Level 3 - Extra Heavy Duty Commercial & Institutional 
HE16 3 1 Full Flush Visible 3'0" x 8'0"
914mm x 2438mm
6'0" x 8'0"
1829mm x 2438mm
14 Gage [0.067" (1.7mm)]
16 Gage [0.053" (1.3mm)]
HEF16 3 2 Seamless Epoxy Filled

Door Edge Construction

Standard Visible Seamless
HE Series Visible Seam Features

  • Full height mechanical interlock
  • Interlock filled with epoxy adhesive
  • Visible edge seam

Optional Seamless Edges
HEF Series Seam Filled Features

  • Full height mechanical interlock
  • Interlock filled with epoxy adhesive
  • Seam epoxy filled and finished
  • No visible edge seam