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Avoid Commercial Door DamageThe entrance to a business is the first impression customers have and also the first line of defense against theft or vandalism. Unfortunately, the doors of many companies are often neglected or damaged, which can have consequences business owner do not want.

There are several avoidable things that property owners do that damage their doors. Proper and timely preventative maintenance can keep the business entrance looking fresh and enticing, as well as protecting the storefront and keep energy costs in line. Here are some ways that businesses damage the doors on their property, and how to avoid causing further damage in the future.

Foreign Objects in the Way

Planters and decorative pots make an entryway look fresh and inviting. When placed correctly shrubbery displays bring attention to a storefront and make it look unique. Be careful when setting outdoor decor near the entrance – a loose door may swing into it and break the pot or damage the door. Instead, test the door with a few careful swings before finding a final place for plants and displays.

Narrow Entrances

Small, narrow or recessed entrances do not provide doors a lot of room to swing. For businesses that are off the sidewalk, consider installing a door bumper on the outside walls. The door will gently bounce off the outer wall. Installing pneumatic door closures will also allow the door to shut gently, instead of swing, which will help prevent foot traffic from opening or closing the door.

Misaligned Doors

Doors that are hung off-center will become damaged over time. The doors can stick in the door frame and may become chipped. Periodic checks and maintenance inspections will help make sure it remains hanging correctly.

Neglecting Weather Stripping

The rubber weather seal around outside doors protects the frame from weather and moisture buildup. It also ensures a tight door closure. Over time, however, this seal can become loose or cracked. Part of proper preventative maintenance on doors includes checking the condition of the weather stripping, adhesion, and replacing it when needed. Good seals on exterior doors help keep the temperature regulated inside, saving the business money on heating and cooling.

There are several ways that businesses inadvertently damage their exterior doors. Fortunately, the ones mentioned above can be avoided with proper care, preventative maintenance, and a little caution.

For more information on preventative door maintenance, please contact us. As a family owned and operated business since 1937, Vortex is committed to providing you a fast and thorough response to your needs. Vortex offers entrance door repairs, warehouse door installations, fire door installations, ADA compliance inspections and low-cost preventive maintenance inspections. For more information, contact Vortex Doors online or call 800-698-6783.

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Aluminum rolling shutters are the perfect solution for a wide range of interior and exterior applications in industrial, health care, retail, and food service environments. Also known as counter shutters or rolling counter doors, they can be fabricated to exact specifications with options for manual or electric operation, insulation, and custom colors to name a few.

Lightweight, easy to use, and resistant to temperature-related expansion and contraction, these high-quality shutters are an equitable alternative to wood, glass or metal doors. They offer superior protection in adverse weather conditions, and provide exceptional insulation against temperature and sound.

Reliable Storm Protection

Aluminum rolling shutters provide superior protection against adverse weather conditions such as high winds, rain, debris, and snow. Waterfront quick service food outlets, store windows, and patios are all vulnerable to costly storm damage, making securing these spaces critical, particularly in environments that are subject to such extreme conditions.

Effective Sound Barrier

Despite being exceptionally light, aluminum works surprisingly well as a sound barrier, especially when insulation is laminated onto the metal. Aluminum rolling shutters can be used in settings where sound infiltration is an issue, such as yoga studios, manufacturing facilities, and other sound-sensitive environments.

Better Temperature Control

Aluminum rolling shutters can help moderate indoor temperatures by reducing heating and cooling costs. They can also prevent unwanted heat gain and heat leakage through openings such as service counters and windows.

Because aluminum is resistant to twisting, expansion or contraction, rolling shutters made from aluminum maintain their shape in both extreme high and low temperature environments. Better temperature control translates to lower operating expenses and improved comfort for employees, clients, and customers.

Improved Security with Aluminum Rolling Shutters

The most effective way to deal with theft, vandalism, and intruders is by making a commercial property less attractive to criminals. Pharmacies, medical clinics, retail kiosks, and canteens all trust rolling counter doors to protect high-value targeted items such as prescription medications, food service equipment, and branded merchandise.

When installed correctly and secured with a quality lock, aluminum rolling shutters serve as a strong deterrent in that they are both difficult to penetrate and highly resistant to attacks with fire, chemical, and hand tools.

Aluminum rolling shutters deliver a wide range of benefits, especially in settings where security, storm protection, sound buffering, and temperature control are needed to prevent damage to assets. Moreover, they create a safer, more comfortable environment for workers, guests, and customers.

If you are considering aluminum rolling shutters, Vortex is here to help! As a family owned and operated business since 1937, Vortex is committed to providing you a fast and thorough response to your needs. Vortex offers entrance door repairs, warehouse door installations, fire door installations, ADA compliance inspections and low-cost preventive maintenance inspections. For more information, contact Vortex Doors online or call 800-698-6783.

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google-maps-call-adVortex Doors continues to evolve in their marketing and media channels, and as a result, our company was quoted in the official Google Inside AdWords Blog due to the utilization of Google’s call only campaigns.

Google’s call-only campaigns were a major part of our digital strategy in 2016, and have increased incoming calls over 50% from 2015 to 2016, and forecast to increase calls another 30% or more for the remainder of 2017.

To view the full article that was published on the Google Ad Words blog please visit the link below:

Supercharge your call-only ads with ad extensions

“Choosing the right partner for commercial door repair is an important decision for any business, which is why we offer extensive service and support over the phone to help guide our customers to book on-site appointments with our expertly trained technicians. Partnering with our digital agency, YPM, Inc. we’ve made call-only campaigns a big part of our digital strategy since phone calls are so important to our business. Making ad extensions available with call-only ads is huge step forward because they’ll allow us to go beyond the standard description text in ad copy to showcase our unique value propositions, such as prompt and efficient service, and a proven track record of delivering results for our customers.”

– Stacey Muto, Marketing Director, Vortex Industries, Inc.

Utilizing Google’s call-only campaigns has doubled incoming calls for us since the start of the program and has proven to be effective.

As a family owned and operated business since 1937, Vortex is committed to providing you with a fast and thorough response to your needs. Vortex offers entrance door repairs, warehouse door installations, fire door installations, ADA compliance inspections and low-cost preventive maintenance inspections. For more information, contact Vortex Doors online or call 800-698-6783.

 

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Automatic doors provide a convenient and labor-free alternative to traditional doors, making them a popular choice in many settings. Professionally installed automatic doors are reliable and safe, and annual inspections can help keep doors dependable for the long term. Inspectors and service technicians certified by the American Association of Automatic Door Manufacturers (AAADM) complete rigorous training programs and emerge with industry-leading credentials and a marketable set of skills.

Well-informed and trustworthy, AAADM-certified professionals maintain, repair, and update automatic doors. The AAADM’s member support network updates door technicians on changes in industry standards and technologies, so clients always receive cutting-edge service.

What is AAADM certification?

Two types of AAADM certification programs exist: the AAADM Certified Inspector Training Program, and the AAADM Revolving Door Inspector Certification Program. Both programs are designed to improve automatic door safety while giving customers access to qualified professionals for their installation, repair, or maintenance needs.

How do automatic door inspectors become certified?

Candidates must meet specific criteria to qualify for either the Certified Inspector Training Program or the Revolving Door Inspector Certification Program. To qualify for enrollment, professionals must have experience in the electrical or revolving door industry between 90 days and six months. If they have already completed the factory training courses offered by their AAADM-member employers, they may gain access to an AAADM certification program more quickly.

Courses take place nationwide on a regular basis. Qualified individuals will learn how to install, inspect, and maintain automatic doors to strict industry standards. Once individuals become AAADM-certified inspectors, they will need to renew their membership on a yearly basis.

Vortex is one of only door companiescertified to provide courses and certifications at their state-of-the-art Training Center.

Do automatic doors have a safety standard?

All members of the American Association of Automatic Door Manufacturers manufacture their automatic doors and components in compliance with the ANSI/BHMA Standard for Power Operated Pedestrian Doors, ANSI/BHMA A156.10-2011. This consensus-developed standard defines and governs such things as installation, sensing devices, and safety requirements for automatic pedestrian doors.

Vortex will only dispatch highly-trained AAADM-certified inspectors/technicians to inspect, repair, service, or replace automatic doors. We ensure that we provide the most efficient and safest door repair possible for your business. All repairs will be performed in accordance with ANSI 156.10, so you can be confident that your doors are up to the current standard. If your doors are found to be out of compliance, we will let you know what needs to be done to provide a system that meets the ANSI 156.10 standard.

Straightforward and safe to operate, automatic doors make entrances more accessible for a wider range of people. The AAADM keeps its certified members informed of the latest changes in automatic door technology and ensures that its technicians and inspectors adhere to strict safety standards during initial installations and future services. Quality-oriented consumers choose AAADM-certified professionals whenever they need to repair, maintain, or replace their automatic doors.

Vortex Doors has provided high-quality service and products for more than 80 years. Even before the AAADM was established and their certification program developed, Vortex Door installers and service technicians made the commitment to keep up with industry trends, learn about new equipment and safety requirements, and ensure that every installation met their high expectations. The only difference today is that Vortex Doors is able to partner with national organizations such as the AAADM to provide the same high-quality results, ensuring safe and reliable automatic door operation, whether at home or in a commercial environment.

As a family owned and operated business since 1937, Vortex is committed to providing you with a fast and thorough response to your needs. Vortex offers entrance door repairs, warehouse door installations, fire door installations, ADA compliance inspections and low-cost preventive maintenance inspections. For more information, contact Vortex Doors online or call 800-698-6783.

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Doors are the number one entry point for pests. They enter through slight gaps around openings, along window screens, and through breaches in the exterior siding. Insects and rodents cause extensive financial and physical damage, it is important to seal these openings to keep them out. Rolling doors and side-entry doors also pose problems for commercial businesses because they tend to be left open or suffer wear and tear due to excessive use. Properly sealed doors will help reduce insect invasion as well as help control temperatures within your building.

When Are Pests Most Prevalent?

In the summertime and during warm temperatures are when most insects and pest infestations occur. Many species hibernate during the colder months and/or migrate to warmer climates. Although you may encounter more insects inside during the winter, as they seek warm shelter inside walls and storage spaces, it’s typically during the spring and summer months that they emerge and become a nuisance.

Reasons Pests Are a Problem for Business

Aside from appearing unclean, some bugs—such as poisonous spiders, cockroaches, and rodents—can cause health problems and spread disease. Rodents, once inside, may cause extensive damage by chewing through wiring and supplies, resulting in expensive repairs and massive inventory losses. Pest infestations may result in a damaged business reputation and loss of customer trust. In some cases, these infestations can lead to business closures due to public health violations and hefty fines.

Choosing Doors to Keep Pests Out

Most commonly doors are installed with a rubber or nylon brush door sweep so that when closed, the openings around the door are no more than a fourth of an inch. There are also other various types of seals for applications and solutions to different pests and insects. Discuss your issues with your local door company to come up with the proper solution.

As a family owned and operated business since 1937, Vortex is committed to providing you with a fast and thorough response to your needs. Vortex offers entrance door repairs, warehouse door installations, fire door installations, ADA compliance inspections and low-cost preventive maintenance inspections. For more information, contact Vortex Doors online or call 800-698-6783.

 

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