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Stop Drafts Fast with the Draft Stop Access Door with Exposed Flange Posted by Best Access Doors Canada on 26th Jun 2024

Keep the Cold Out and the Warmth In with the BAC-DRD Draft Stop Access Door 

Canada's climate is one of extremes, ranging from frigid winters to scorching summers, and it presents unique challenges for the construction industry. One of the most pressing issues contractors, building owners, and facility managers face is preventing drafts and maintaining building energy efficiency. The BAC-DRD Draft Stop Access Door with Exposed Flange is designed to tackle these issues head-on, providing a reliable solution to keep the cold out and warmth in and protect against various environmental challenges. 

Understanding the Problem 

Drafts can lead to significant energy loss, increased heating and cooling costs, and uncomfortable living or working conditions in the Canadian climate. These issues are not just nuisances; they can impact buildings' structural integrity and occupants' health. Traditional access doors often fail to provide adequate sealing, allowing air to seep through and compromising the building's thermal envelope. 

The Solution: BAC-DRD Draft Stop Access Door 

The BAC-DRD Draft Stop Access Door is engineered specifically for environments where draft prevention and environmental resilience are critical. This model features an exposed flange that ensures a tight seal, preventing air infiltration and maintaining the building's thermal integrity. Here's how this innovative product addresses the unique pain points of the Canadian construction industry: 

  1. Effective Draft Prevention: The BAC-DRD Draft Stop Access Door is designed to provide an effective barrier against drafts. The door's tight seal helps prevent cold and hot air infiltration, maintaining comfortable indoor spaces year-round and reducing heating and cooling costs. 
  2. Durability in Extreme Conditions: This access door is constructed from durable materials like cold-rolled steel and can withstand the harshest Canadian weather. Its durability ensures long-lasting performance, even in environments with significant temperature fluctuations and extreme weather events. 
  3. Energy Efficiency: By preventing drafts, the BAC-DRD helps maintain a consistent indoor temperature, reducing the need for excessive heating or cooling. This lowers energy bills and contributes to a building's overall energy efficiency, aligning with sustainable building practices. 
  4. Protection Against Natural Disasters: Canada faces a variety of natural disasters, including wildfires, flooding, and severe storms. The BAC-DRD Draft Stop Access Door's robust construction and tight seal provide an additional layer of protection against smoke infiltration during wildfires and water ingress during floods, ensuring the safety and integrity of the building. 
  5. Adaptability to Diverse Climates: Whether dealing with the dry, hot summers of the prairies, the coastal humidity, the mountainous regions, or the cold of northern reserves, the BAC-DRD Draft Stop Access Door offers versatile performance. Its design ensures optimal functionality in diverse Canadian environments. 
  6. Easy Installation: The exposed flange design simplifies installation, making it a practical choice for contractors looking to save time without compromising quality. The secure fit provided by the flange ensures that the door remains sealed and effectively prevents drafts and other environmental intrusions. 

Real-World Benefits 

Extreme Cold: Maintaining a warm and comfortable environment for employees during the winter months is crucial in a commercial office building in Toronto. The BAC-DRD Draft Stop Access Door prevents cold air from infiltrating the building, reducing the load on the heating system, and ensuring a pleasant working environment. The energy savings realized can be substantial, making this access door a cost-effective investment. 

Extreme Heat: During hot, dry summers in the prairies, keeping cool air inside is equally important. The BAC-DRD prevents hot air from entering the building, reducing the strain on air conditioning systems and lowering cooling costs. 

Natural Disasters: In areas prone to wildfires, like parts of British Columbia, the BAC-DRD provides a crucial barrier against smoke infiltration, enhancing indoor air quality and safety. In flood-prone regions, such as certain coastal areas, the door's tight seal helps protect against water ingress, safeguarding the building's interior. 

Diverse Climates: From the humid coastal areas to the frigid northern reserves, the BAC-DRD performs consistently, adapting to the specific needs of each region. Its reliable performance in varied conditions makes it versatile for any project. 


In the Canadian construction industry, addressing drafts, maintaining energy efficiency, and protecting against natural disasters is paramount. The BAC-DRD Draft Stop Access Door with Exposed Flange is the perfect solution to these challenges, offering effective draft prevention, durability, and energy efficiency. Incorporating this innovative access door into your projects ensures that your buildings remain comfortable, energy-efficient, and resilient against Canada's diverse and extreme climate conditions. 

For more information, call our team of product experts at 1-800-483-0823. If you need a custom size, let us know. With the BAC-DRD Draft Stop Access Door, you can stop drafts fast and build better. 

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