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Got A Retail Store And Want An Automatic Door? Different Types And Caring For The Door

If you own a retail store and do not have automatic doors, your customers may find it difficult to get in and out of your store. This is especially true if you are very busy and a lot of people are coming and going throughout the day. Automatic doors will take care of all this for you. Before you make a purchase, below are some different types of automatic doors, as well as information on how to care for the door so it will last you a long time.

Types of Automatic Doors

There are different types of automatic doors you can choose for your retail store. One type is automatic sliding doors. These work great if you have a lot of two-way traffic because they are wide enough for everyone to fit through. You can choose single automatic or bi-parting automatic sliding doors.

Automatic swinging doors is another type you can choose from. These are generally used for one-way traffic. You can purchase these doors as single or double doors.

There are automatic swinging doors that are low energy. These doors can be operated manually or by pushing a plate on the wall. They are available in single and double doors.

Automatic folding doors is available and generally used if you do not have a lot of space to install an automatic door. You can purchase single or bifold doors, and they open in either direction.

Caring for Automatic Doors

At least once a week you should do some maintenance on the automatic door to ensure it works properly. This will help prevent a lawsuit if someone is injured because of a faulty door.  First, go outside and see if the door is activated at the proper distance. For example, the door you have may activate 5 or 10 feet when someone walks up to it.  You can check the user manual to find this information.

You also need to ensure there are no slipping or tripping hazards near the door and all door panels should not be cut or broken.

Each time you maintain your automatic door make sure you enter everything you check into a logbook and keep this logbook on your site.

You should hire a professional to maintain the door periodically. They will know of things to check that you would not. Depending on where you live, it may be the law to have your doors inspected at certain times throughout the year. The profession will check all components, door sensors, closing speeds, guide rails, belts, pivots, and lubricants.

Talk with the professional that you hire to maintain your automatic door about requirements you must follow for the state that you live in. For more information, contact companies like Access Door & Glass Inc.