Restricted, Patented, Security, and UL437 High Security Key Systems

Restricted, Patented, Security, and UL437 High Security Key Systems

There’s a common misconception of key security, and it goes like this: “As long as your key is stamped with ‘Do not Duplicate’, everything will be ok!” If only it were that easy. It’s a common practice to stamp keys with “Do Not Duplicate” and adopting an optimistic...
New Look, Same Great Company

New Look, Same Great Company

Introducing the new and improved Midwest Door & Hardware website! In this industry, the easier we can make our processes the better – which is why we decided to redesign and launch a new site. You’ll find a few new features and much more information...
Keying Overview: Part 1

Keying Overview: Part 1

A proper and maintained key system is the first defense against loss and liability issues. Whether you are securing a space within a building due to HR or Confidential Client records or securing valuable assets, you should respect your key system with the same...
Welded Frames: Fully Welded vs Miter Welded

Welded Frames: Fully Welded vs Miter Welded

Ordering the correct type of weld that you want on your hollow metal frames can save you time and money. While there are a few industry standards, these are somewhat out of date and not required with advancement in frame fabrication technology. We often see two types...
Is Your Money Flying Out Your Doors & Frames?

Is Your Money Flying Out Your Doors & Frames?

Many homeowners have energy efficient appliances in their home because they help save money on the electric bill. But why not apply that same logic to your doors and frames? Did you know that approximately 40% of all energy leakage comes from the building envelope?...
Repair Corner: Door Closer Adjustment

Repair Corner: Door Closer Adjustment

A door closer adjustment is an art that requires knowledge, patience, and an ability to climb up and down a ladder a few times. But with those attributes and the appropriate wrench, hex key, or screwdriver, you can do the job yourself. Or save yourself some time and...