Metal Options with Access Panels

Metal Options with Access Panels

Posted by Best Access Doors on 1st May 2019

Metal Options with Access Panels

When we think of buildings and the construction industry – one material that can be a guarantee on site is metal. From the foundation, the skeleton and to the actual structure itself, metal is a substantial part of a commercial (and sometimes) residential project. At Best Access Doors, we offer an array of access panels that are not just drywall, plaster or plastic, but we also provide a vast arrange of metal access panels.

The benefits of metal? 

Metal is a material that is not only durable but can withstand much more than most standard building materials. They also are able to offer that added layer of safety that is not typically associated with plaster or wood.

To help you with your next metal purchase, Best Access Doors shares our top 7 metal panels and their benefits for your next project!


Aluminum is a building material that is considered to be durable and easy to work with. For contractors and builders, they are environmentally conscientious and will prefer to use aluminum as it is environmentally friendly. Aluminum is a material that has many uses in a project – from structural support to the actual items that are installed within the project.

Best Access Doors offers an array of panels that are aluminum made and can be used in various environments and settings. One recommended door by Best Access Doors is the  8 x 8 Lightweight Aluminum Access Door. This specific panel is an excellent install in industrial spaces that strive to conceal wires or ductwork.

Stainless Steel

When it comes to walls or ceilings, stainless steel is a great option – both in durability and aesthetic appeal. Stainless steel products are durable material and ideal materials in circumstances where there is outdoor exposure because steel is anti-corrosive and rusting. Whether stainless steel is installed in places that gets damp or there is water or moisture exposure, its compound make means it won’t rust which is sometimes an issue for certain metals.

Typically found in spaces that require a high level of cleanliness or hygiene – such as medical offices, a stainless-steel material can be a great asset. Best Access Doors stainless steel panel recommendation is the  12 x 12 Airtight / Watertight Access Door which is water and air impenetrable. Great for laboratories or operating rooms.


Gypsum is a building material that can withstand extreme heat and is strong and durable. Made of a mixture of elements from glass and metals, gypsum is also an environmentally friendly door as it does use recycled material. Gypsum access panels are panels that are typically installed on the outside of a building due to its compound make. It can withstand both hot and cold temperatures. Best Access Doors panel recommendation for any wall or ceiling installation is the  12 x 12 Hinged Gypsum Access Panel.

Material and Budget

When it comes to access panels, it is essential to consider not only the material but the budget and function as well. Some access panels are versatile but are made of a lower-grade material while some panels are much more durable and higher strength.

Whether one is an independent contractor or a homeowner looking to upgrade their space with an access panel, it is important to consider the benefits of the materials and the costs.

For more on access panels and materials, visit Best Access Doors at www.bestaccessdoors.com.

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