All About Entrance Frames

When you think of elevators, you may not think of entrance frames right away, yet they serve an important function. Here we will go over your entrance frame options, their importance and how they function.

Elevator Frame Options

We construct all our elevator entrance frames in house at our manufacturing facility here in Florida. Entrances are available in a variety of sizes and finishes, with each one tested to meet or exceed state and local code requirements.

Entrance frames are important for elevators because they enhance the appearance of car landings and provide a finished look and feel at floors and in lobbies. They also provide safe movement of the platform up and down within hoistways of an enclosed shaft, open atrium or exterior of a building structure. The right frame can provide an excellent first impression to guests as they enter your building. There are many types of entrances, such as side sliding, center parting, and swing doors.

In addition to being aesthetically pleasing, entrance frames must be fire resistant, structurally able to hold the surrounding area, be architecturally relevant, and meet state and local codes.

Our Entrance Frame Options

Here at Mowrey, we offer a variety of finishes, styles, types and heights when it comes to our entrance frames.

Our Door Finishes include:

  • Plastic Laminate (Standard)
  • Stainless Steel
  • Primed
  • Muntz

Our Door Types include:

  • Single Slide (Standard), available in left or right hand
  • Center Opening
  • Two-Speed (left or right hand)

Our Door Heights include:

Standard elevator door sizes measure seven feet tall, but we can configure door heights up to nine feet tall. Just keep in mind that with taller door heights, you need a higher cab.

Our Frame Options Include:

  • #4 Stainless Steel (standard)
  • #8 Stainless Steel
  • Primed
  • Muntz

Our Sill Options include:

  • Aluminum (standard)
  • Muntz
  • Nickel Silver

As you can see, the variety of options we offer with our entrance frames are quite extensive. The ones you choose will depend on the style of your building, personal preferences, budget, and space requirements.

Please note: all equipment, whether manufactured in our plant or purchased, is of the best quality while meeting or exceeding all local, state and national codes in regards to elevators.

A lot of knowledge, experience and planning is involved in the safety, design, style and manufacture of elevator frame entrances and doors. Most people don’t even notice these things, and that’s how it should be. Frames should integrate so well into the landscape that they don’t stand out like a sore thumb. The riding public should enjoy the benefits of elevators and their frames as they go about their daily lives.

Contact Mowrey Elevator About Our Entrance Frames

To learn more about the entrance frame options we offer you here at Mowrey Elevator, call us toll free at 800-432-2966 or email us at