Products in Action

AD Systems Introduces Industry-First Fire-Rated Wood Sliding Doors

Wood Sliding Doors

To provide design professionals with greater flexibility in achieving their vision, AD Systems has pioneered fire-rated wood sliding doors. FireSlide surface-mounted, top-hung single-leaf doors offer the clean, modern aesthetic of sliding flush wood doors, while achieving a 45-minute UL 10B fire rating. The doors include self-closing mechanisms and self-latching hardware.

Compared to swing doors, the sliding doors also save substantial space by eliminating a door’s swing path and by reducing the approach clearance space needed to meet Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements. These space savings benefits occur both inside the room and in the corridor.

The new fire-rated doors also come with acoustic seals on three sides to help enhance privacy and reduce indoor noise.

“These new FireSlide doors mean you don’t have to trade-off fire safety, acoustic performance, hardware options or reliability by deciding to design with sliding doors,” says Tysen Gannon, LEED AP, director of business development for AD Systems. “In commercial spaces, the doors are ideal for private offices, collaboration spaces, phone rooms, mother’s rooms and single-occupant restrooms – all spaces that heavily benefit from space efficiency and good acoustics, as well as privacy. Now, with a fire-rated configuration, even more spaces are open to realizing the benefits of sliding doors.”

A brand of Allegion, AD Systems designs and manufactures high-performance door systems for healthcare and other commercial and institutional applications. The AD Systems portfolio includes sliding and swinging doors, perimeter frames, door hardware, gasketing, seals and sidelite panels under its ExamSlide, OfficeSlide and InsetSlide product brands. AD Systems is based in Everett, Washington. Visit to learn more.