3 Ways to Help Your Automatic Doors Last Longer


With proper care and maintenance, you can expect your business's automatic doors to last for many years. Here are three ways you can help your doors last longer and remain safe for daily use.

Keep items out of the way

Automatic doors work by utilizing sensors that pick up on movement, opening when people or animals approach. These sensors can also be triggered by objects that are in the way of the door's tracks. For this reason, it's important to keep rugs, mats, and other debris out of the way so sensors can work properly. If you keep rugs in front of your automatic doors to keep mud and water from entering your business, then make sure they have rubber bottoms on them to keep them from sliding so they don't interfere with your doors' functions.

Reduce sensitivity as needed

Your doors' sensors should activate when moving objects are within a few feet of entering your business, but should not be activated merely by people walking by vehicles driving through the parking lot. Overly sensitive doors can wear down more quickly and come off their tracks by constantly partially opening and closing. You can quickly remedy this issue by having an automatic door installation and repair technician reduce the sensitivity on your doors so they only operate when you want them to.

Change the coating on the doors

Automatic doors that lack a tint or don't have a reflective coating on them can pose a danger to people and animals. People can unknowingly walking into fixed panels surrounding automatic doors, and birds can fly into clear glass, believing there is a clear pathway to fly through. If you place a tint or reflective glare on your automatic doors and surrounding panels, you can help make the doors more noticeable to those who are going to use them. As always, you should have stickers posted on your doors announcing to guests that they are approaching automatic styles. 

It's important to have your automatic doors regularly inspected a few times a year so you can be alerted to any issues that may be wrong with your doors. Common issues include malfunctioning upper and lower sensors or doors that open and close too quickly. If you notice any problems with your doors, have an automatic door installation and repair technician inspect your doors so they can diagnose and repair any existing issues to keep your unit safely functioning.


7 October 2016

Garage Renovation: Choosing a New Door

I liked everything about my newly-purchased home with the exception of the garage door. The old swing type door didn't work for me. It took too much time and effort to open, and the door was a little too heavy for some of the family members. That's when I decided to talk with a contractor. With his help, I chose a remote controlled rolling door. Once it was in place, it was easy to see how convenient this was for our family. There was no lifting and no getting out of the car in the rain to open the door. Since it came with a manual override mechanism when the power was out, it was perfect. If you are thinking about installing a new garage door, let's talk. I'll tell you what I learned along the way and why I chose an overhead door for my garage.