Does anyone have a sample report of a fire door inspection? I have my first one of about 30 doors and I am uncertain as to how the report should look. I am using HIP and Dominic has a template but I am unsure how to use it. He has the 13 main deficiencies as section tabs. Do I just put a location for the door and then under that deficiency tab just put “door 10” ? I posted on hip but have not gotten any replies. But I am not certain at all on how one should look. Thank you very much for any help.
Jason, this may help you. As a rule a true fire door will be constructed completely of metal. This meaning the door panel and the jamb assembly.
I do not have a special section in the report just for fire doors, I just note the door and defects in my garage section. It doesn’t need to be elaborate just a note weather the door is fire rated or not, self closing hinges functioning or not noted and has proper seals and gaps. There should also be a metal tag attached to the door that would list the fire rating.
DoorWindowAG.pdf (1.2 MB)
Just FYI, interior commercial doors also have a fire rating and are often wood.
Thanks Michael. The quick reference guide is helpful. Ok I think that you may have answered my question. I will just add a tab to my main report for fire doors and exclude the rest of the report from view when printing. I think I know what your saying. Thanks allot
yes, I assumed the question was pertaining to Residential
I’ve done alot of commercial contracting and installed my fare share of commercial fire doors. They were always solid wood panel and heavy as hell.
Michael S. Cusano
Gauntlet Home Inspections
NYS Licensed Home Inspector
A friend of mine has a contract with public schools for installation and repair. Those things are a beast!
I don’t miss installing them at all
This was an inspection at a church. Your right solid wood and heavy. They are required to have labels but unclear where they should get them , especially without being inspected by another company.