Replacing windows and doors in fire-prone areas requires special installation techniques to ensure the safety of the building and its occupants. Building codes are based on fire and smoke protection features, and door assemblies in smoke partitions must be protected by specific construction requirements and air leaks. When replacing a door frame, it's important to use screws that are long enough to keep the door in place in case of hurricane-force winds. Fire window frames are typically used on corridor walls and can be provided for the construction of masonry or drywall.
Additional measures to mitigate heat entry through the door include shading the door with a covered entrance or vegetation, avoiding or minimizing glass in the door assembly, and using a white or clear color as a finish on the outer side of the door.