Why Clark Hall

CLARK HALL IS A NAME YOU CAN TRUST

 

With over 50 years of experience in the iron entryway business Clark Hall is unmatched in expertise. We are on the forefront of engineering and design and Clark Hall sets the standard for the industry. There are multiple reasons that customers continue to choose Clark Hall doors over the competition.

Briefly here are a few initial features that set a Clark Hall door apart from the rest.

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No two doors are the same and each door one-of-a-kind work of art reflecting the personality of both the craftsman and the “designer” involved. The finish is often dull, un-even, un-refined, and rough to the touch.
Clark Hall finish consists of a 7-step automotive paint process starting with rust inhibitors and hand finished by a seasoned painter with the final application of one of our 5 finish colors. Looking at the entryway system as a whole, finish will appear blotchy and unbalanced.
Clark Hall begins with the end in mind. The finish process is designed to allow for a simple touchup versus an entire door refinish, in the event of accidental damage or scratch. Over time this finish will become more uneven and the doors will need to be refinished 3 to 5 years after purchase.
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Excellence is in the details and in this case integrity of the door as well. Welds are small, not smooth and are visible on the body of the door.
Our scrolls and muntins are welded on to the exterior door slab. Some iron door companies do not weld the scrolls and muntins, but rather they are separate of the doors and are screwed in.
Clark Hall doors are hand made with welding that is made to flow and continue the design of the door, rather than spot welding. These screws are visible from the exterior and potentially could be removed making the doors less secure.
Welds are clean and smooth. Where scrollwork is attached, the weld is complete and fluid between the scrollwork and the body of the door. Other iron doors have scrollwork spot welded in only enough to attach the scrollwork to the body of the door.
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Clark Hall’s heavy-duty ball bearing hinges allow for strength, durability and smooth operation. Door usually are only supported by 2 hinges per door that are smaller in diameter and smaller in length. Given the weight of the doors this will lead to issues with the door opening and closing and sealing properly in the future.
Clark Hall uses a minimum of three 1” diameter x 4” long mortised ball bearing barrel hinge, with a minimum of 3 hinges to support each door. Require ongoing grease lubrication.
Clark Hall is also able to customize doors to include more hinges for bigger doors. Some will use pin hinges that are light duty and intended for smaller and lighter interior doors.
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Clark Hall intentionally uses 14-gauge steel that provides the strength we need to provide the security you want and withstand the strictest hurricane force winds without compromising on functionality, security, or longevity. Use a heavier 12-guage steel.
The addition weight of the 12-gauge steel causes increased stress on hinges, jambs, and openings shortening the life of the door.
In addition, the function of the door is more cumbersome due to the unnecessary weight of the door.
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The difference in quality and excellence between custom built home and track built home is the same for iron entry way systems. Though marketed as custom, doors often are limited by size, design and what is in stock.
A Clark Hall Iron Door is fully customizable and individually hand forged to your specifications. Doors are made with prefabricated parts that are assembled in pieces.
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Clark Hall uses a latch system is on our doors with operable glass. Use a turn/tension knob. Tension wears down over time.
Latches are quicker and easier to operate. Difficult and slow to operate.
Latches visually complement the door and are much smaller and typically sit almost flush with the back side of the door slab. Visually is a large bolt that often does not complement the door design.

Operable glass frame typically protrudes 1-1.5” off the back of the door, which is unattractive.