The addition of a door space guard or baffle—installed between the hoistway door and elevator car gate/door—provides an extra measure of protection to your home elevator.
Some jurisdictions may allow the door baffle on transitional installations where the ¾” x 4″ rule is being enforced. Contact your local Symmetry Dealer for more information.
Space guards assist in bringing the space from the hoistway door to the landing sill and the space between the car gate/door and the hoistway door up to the current requirements of the ASME A17.1 (2016 and newer) code requiring a reduced space.
Plastic Space Guard
The plastic space guard is light weight and an ambidextrous design. It is designed to be installed on standard, 36″ wide residential elevator hoistway doors and fill a 2 5/8″ space. It comes standard in white but can be painted.
Wood Space Guard - Full or Half Height
The wood space guards are custom made at full height or half height and can accommodate existing door handles, locks, and windows. They are also available in several hardwood veneers, which can be stained and/or clear coated to match your home.
Wood Space Guard - Expandable Full Height
The expandable full height wood space guard is available if you need to fill a space greater than 3 inches. It is expandable to fill up to an 8″ void, from the face of the door to the landing sill edge, and retract to the face of the door when the door is open.