TOTAL OPENING COST SAVINGS
Prefinished opening systems eliminate multiple trips to each opening by laborers, installers and painters. Traditional primed hollow metal frames require a minimum of 10 trips to each opening to distribute, install and finish the frame and door and to distribute and install the hardware. The prefinished opening system requires only 2 trips to the opening – one to distribute the material and one to install all components. This results in substantial labor savings – at least 40% – when compared to hollow metal frames.
Approximate total cost for material, finishing, jobsite distribution and installation.
|Traditional Hollow metal|
|Relative Cost – Frame Only|
|Relative cost to get door frame and hardware to opening||(1 trip)||(3 trips)|
|Includes Frame, Door, Lockset||(1 trip)||(3 trips)|
|Includes frame and door, surface preparation plus coats paint||(Not required)||(4 trips)|
|Total Opening Cost|
|Excluding Door and Hardware|