Having never worked with zinc prior to this project there was a bit of a learning curve. Certainly none of it came as intuitively as most other projects. But the finished product was precisely what we were striving for. Small interlocking panels of zinc broke up the large expanse of the fire door and brought texture and relief to the surface. In time it will age, acquiring a dark dull-gray patina but even new it still has the look of an old warehouse door repurposed for this residential loft.

Our custom track system is perfect. The precision bearing wheels roll smoothly on the sloped track and the counterweight system perfectly balances the door in any position. Even though the door weighs over 400 lbs. it can be rolled with barely over 25 lbs. of force.