Steel Door Institute

The #1 resource for commercial steel doors and frames

The Steel Door Institute (SDI) was established in 1954 as a voluntary, non-profit business association that develops quality and performance standards for steel doors and frames.

SDI’s standards are available without charge. Design professionals around the world specify these standards because they are concise and regularly updated with leading industry practices.

Only SDI Certified manufacturers undergo recurring audits to ensure compliance with our standards for strength, quality and consistency. By specifying SDI Certified, you can be assured you will receive a product that is well-constructed, tested, and evaluated to meet your specifications.

In addition to our trusted industry standards, the SDI website has a Door Selector Tool, Drawings and Videos. We also offer online and in-person continuing education for AIA and GBCI credit.

Guideline for Specifying Windstorm Products

Guideline for Specifying Windstorm Products

April 2019 - The SDI has introduced a new standard just in time for the tornado and hurricane seasons.

SDI 136 Guideline for Specifying Windstorm Products covers the methodology and criteria used for the specification and selection of windstorm resistant door opening assemblies for non-residential construction.