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Other Door Standards

Door standards from the Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association address a range of features and characteristics of doors. Covering door controls, hanging, locking, trimming, power assist, and other standards, this set comes together to provide a comprehensive toolkit for manufacturers to create hardware that designers and users can depend on with a focus on reliability and interoperability.

ANSI/BHMA A156.18-2020

Materials and Finishes

This Standard establishes tests for architectural finishes applied to various types of Builders Hardware with specific performance requirements by individual standards described in Section 6. Tests include salt spray, UV, perspiration, hardness, and humidity. This Standard also provides a numbering system to describe finishes by base material and coatings.

ANSI/BHMA A156.115-2016

Hardware Preparation In Steel Doors and Steel Frames

Covers all significant dimensional attributes for mounting common hardware products in steel doors and frames.

ANSI A250.13-2003

Testing and Rating of Severe Windstorm Resistant Components for Swinging Door Assemblies

This standard provides for testing and establishing load ratings for components of exterior swinging door assemblies for protection during severe windstorm conditions in wind speeds or gusts that range from 110 to 150 mph.


As the voice of the U.S. standards and conformity assessment system, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) empowers its members and constituents to strengthen the U.S. marketplace position in the global economy while helping to assure the safety and health of consumers and the protection of the environment.