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Timely Steel Door Frames

Company History

YOUR SINGLE SOURCE FOR PREFINISHED DOOR FRAMES
Since its founding nearly 25 years ago, Timely Industries, Inc. has adhered to a policy of manufacturing the most advanced designed prefinished door frames, borrowed lites and sidelites. Today, Timely is the largest manufacturer of prefinished door frame systems incorporating superior quality at genuinely competitive prices.

A COMMITMENT TO SERVICE AND QUALITY
It is extremely gratifying to us to know that our products are recognized by architects, interior designers and contractors nationwide for their outstanding quality and design flexibility for interior drywall construction. We are committed to continuing to meet this responsibility - from management to manufacturing - by maximizing efficiency and service to our customers without compromising quality.

MAINTAINING MAXIMUM OPERATING EFFICIENCY
Located in the suburbs of Los Angeles, our 75,000 square foot state-of-the-art manufacturing facility is capable of manufacturing over 2,600 frames per day. Along with our stocking warehouse in Cincinnati, we are within easy reach of your construction projects. These facilities have been specifically engineered for fast, accurate handling of orders and shipments.

PRODUCTS YOU CAN COUNT ON
Timely provides 5 different profiles of casings in steel, aluminum and PVC. In addition, a choice of wood trims, supplied by others, can easily be fastened to our steel door frame. Timely offers the advantage of a patented, sustained clip system which holds the trim securely to the wall creating true and tight miters.

PERFORMANCE YOU NEED
Timely frames are adaptable to many different wall sizes and conditions in both commercial and residential projects. The frame sleeves quickly over the wall and attaches in minutes for savings in both labor and materials. Because the frames are delivered prefinished, they can be installed after the walls are painted. A sturdy, factory controlled baked-on polyester coating assures maximum durability and impact resistance - unmatched by any field painting.

VARIETY OF STANDARD AND CUSTOM COLORS
Timely frames are available in 7 standard colors, 24 pre-matched colors and unlimited custom matching. With Timely prefinished frames, you save on painting costs and eliminate the risk of inadequate prep work and the hassle of messy spills, poor touch-ups and work disruption common with job-site painting.

STRENGTH AND INTEGRITY
The Timely door frame system meets or exceeds the strength of 3-piece hollow metal KD frames. In laboratory tests, our frames easily held a 500 pound door - a demonstration of Timely’s advanced engineering that features a uniquely designed wall anchoring system plus hinge reinforcement plates with 12 gauge strength.

FULL 90-MINUTE FIRE RATING
You can count on Timely frames to measure up to your every design requirement including fire ratings. Timely frames can retain a full 90 minute fire rating. The fire rating for borrowed lites is up to 60 minutes, sidelites up to 45 minutes.

PARTNERS IN PROGRESS
It has always been our objective to be a dependable partner in progress to our customers, and we are dedicated to keeping pace with every design and technological advancement which affects us and those we serve.

THE TOTAL OPENING CONCEPT
The Timely total opening system is designed to combine door frame, door, hardware and accessories, factory finished and ready to install as a modular unit. Doors are purchased from any major door manufacturer premachined to Timely specifications. Premachining includes preparing doors for hinges and hardware plus sizing to the required clearances and beveling. Frames are manufactured in almost every standard wall size, giving this system tremendous flexibility from specification through installation stages.

DURABILITY
Timely prefinished door frames are constructed of either 18, 20 or 22 gauge cold rolled steel to insure superior strength and impact resistance. Unlike traditional wood frames, Timely frames gain strength at the corners. Patented corner pieces hold casings in place for perfect miters every time. Frames feature a 14 gauge reinforcing plate for added hinge support.

Our difference is the anchorage. Timely frames are solidly anchored every 11 inches, directly into wood or metal studs. This method provides a level of structural integrity unmatched by conventional wooden or freestanding hollow metal door frames. The installed Timely frame becomes an integral, maintenance-free part of the wall structure.

Several tests have been performed comparing the anchorage of Timely frames to traditional steel frames. Written reports of these test results are available upon request. These tests clearly show the Timely frame to exceed hollow metal frames in its ability to support heavy doors.

Frame strength and precision fit are essential elements in providing a secured entry system. By combining a Timely frame with a solid core door and deadbolt, the toughest entry level security requirements are met. Frames and doors are easily prepared for use with special locks and other security devices.

VERSATILITY
The versatility of the Timely prefinished steel door frame system allows the system to be used in virtually all types of construction. The full spectrum of buildings from luxury hotels, high rise commercial structures, to hospitals, nursing homes, multi-family and single family residential developments are met with equal benefits in performance and economy. Our Basic Frame concept allows total design flexibility. By combining any of our painted or metal finish frames with your choice of casings, an unlimited variety of colors and visual effects can be achieved.

Our Basic Frame with aluminum snap-on casing (Timely II) offers the aesthetic beauty of aluminum with the integrity of steel. It retains the full range of fire ratings up to 90 minutes – priced dramatically lower than an all aluminum frame.

Timely also offers an adjustable prefinished door frame with a 3-3/4" – 9-1/8" range to meet any odd wall condition.                                    

EASE OF INSTALLATION
Timely prefinished frames are so easy to install that almost any tradesman, regardless of door hanging experience, can learn to install the Timely frame in a matter of minutes. The installation technique is equally adaptable to wood stud, metal stud, solid gypsum or demountable partition systems. The average installer can complete a frame and door installation in less than 15 minutes. Installation video available upon request.

The Timely frame is always installed with the door. The door acts as a template and the frame is adjusted to the door. Adjustment for precise and final fit is made with a screwdriver or awl through alignment slots in the frame. The casing then snaps on to conceal all fasteners. Aligning the frame to the door and securing the adjustable strike assures a precise and rattle free installation every time.

1. Sleeve Timely frame over finished wall. Do not fasten to stud yet.
2. Hang premachined door and adjust frame for precise fit. Fasten frame to wall.
3. Snap on casing to conceal fasteners and to complete job.

ECONOMY
By utilizing Timely prefinished steel frames and premachined doors, the need for costly jobsite labor is virtually eliminated. It is no longer necessary for skilled tradesmen to fit the door and prepare for hardware. Finishing costs are greatly reduced because frames and doors are factory prefinished allowing a substantial cost savings. The frame can be installed after the walls are finished, thus eliminating time-consuming trimming and cut-in.

Timely frames are shipped knocked down and are cartoned for easy handling, lower freight costs and more convenient jobsite distribution. Timely prefinished frames are competitively priced against wood, aluminum or hollow metal frames.

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Last modified: October 20, 2011