How to Decide Whether to Use Air Tight Doors in Your Home

Air-tight doors are steel doors that come in differing sizes and shapes. They are sometimes single skinned or double skinned, depending upon their use and are, most of the time, insulated with glass. Made from silicon, they have a strong resistance against heat and have a high capacity to survive in the most difficult conditions and temperatures. The main function of an air-tight door is to prevent dust and smoke from outside coming in and they serve as an air trap. Here is how to decide on your need for an air-tight door.


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    Consider whether an air-tight door is suitable for your needs. An air-tight door though is not a very recent or novel concept, its importance has enhanced due to the changes in the environmental conditions. With growing noise and air pollution becoming a regular part of our daily life, an air-tight door can also reduce noise levels.
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    Understand what air-tight doors can provide for your home. As already stated above, an air-tight door can prevent dust and smoke from coming in, and can serve as an air trap. Some other uses are as follows:
    • Thermal insulation: Air-tight doors are ideal thermal insulators for any room because they do not let the outside prevailing temperature affect the inside temperature.
    • Water penetration: Using air-tight doors can stop water from entering, thereby preventing many common problems arising due to the penetration of water, such as mold, fungus, insects, etc.
    • Acoustic silencing: The peace usually needed for concentration and sleep can be marred by the growing amount of noise in the atmosphere, finding its way into our rooms even though the normal doors are shut. When the doors are air-tight, once the door is closed, nothing can hamper the peace and work can progress in a very silent manner.
    • Smoke and air resistant: Air-tight doors have the ability to resist smoke and air from outsides and help maintain freshness inside.
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    Consider where it is best to place air-tight doors in your home.
    • Use to keep air-conditioning constant inside, so use in rooms that receive the benefits of cooling or heating that is circulated; this will help to keep an even temperature maintained
    • Use for the study, for a work-from-home space, for bedrooms
    • Use to keep the noise of the games room or playroom from the rest of the house!


  • Air-tight doors can, theoretically, be used all over the place but they are more commonly used in medical and pharmaceutical research labs, clinical instrument manufacturing units, operation theatres etc., where the need for utmost silence and high degree of hygiene is paramount.

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