Doors: The open and shut case for careful specification

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Doors perform many important functions beyond letting people enter and exit a building; they reduce vulnerability to many fundamental risks, including:

- Fire

- Security breaches

- Unfair prevention of access

- Loss of heat/cooling (energy inefficiency)

- Noise

- The weather, especially high winds and driving rain.

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