Strength

STRENGTH

PERFORMANCE Timely 20 gauge steel frames have been tested and proven to outperform 16 gauge hollow metal frames. Certified test results prove that the engineered anchoring system using 40 or more fasteners allows the lighter gauge frame to withstand far greater forces than hollow metal frames which have only six anchor points to the wall

TOTAL DOOR WEIGHT LATERAL IMPACT (TWIST) SECURITY (SPREAD TEST)
Weight added to door until door
closing was impaired
Force applied to frame until frame,
anchors, or fasteners dislodged
Force applied to frame stops – failure point occurred when door opened with latch bolt extended

Comparison of Timely 20 gauge frame to Hollow metal 16 gauge frame in drywall partition

    TIMELY 20 Gauge HOLLOW METAL 16 Gauge
Static Load   500 lbs. 228 lbs.

 Simulates Total Door Weight

 

*The limit on the scale used was 500 pounds. Subsequent testing showed a total door weight of 730 pounds before failure

 
Twist from wall     200 lbs.  200 lbs.
 Simulates anchor failure force      
 
Forced Entry   565 lbs.  420 lbs.
 Force to spread jambs to release latch      

 


HINGE REINFORCEMENT – TIMELY VS HOLLOW METAL