Find a Service Center:



The Official Vortex Doors Blog

Commercial and industrial door repair news and information

Category: Glass Entrance Doors

aaadmAutomatic doors are great for your business, but they can become a liability issue when not maintained according to industry standards or when they malfunction. Once installed, an automatic door is only as good as the technician who inspects and repairs it. When it’s time for your automatic door’s annual check-up, the easiest way to verify that the technician is capable of performing the inspection and/or repair properly is to ask to see their AAADM certification.

Protections Provided with AAADM Certification

The American Association of Automatic Door Manufacturers, or AAADM, is a trade association offering certification courses for power-operated automatic door technicians with a minimum of ninety days prior experience in the pedestrian door industry. AAADM certified technicians have received extensive training related to every component involved in manufacturing doors.

They are qualified to perform proper inspections according to the current ANSI 156.10 Safety Standards. Utilizing these standards will ensure that your door system is equipped with the most recent technology available for both safety and reliability.

These certified technicians have the knowledge to efficiently troubleshoot problems and resolve them. Having on-the-job training along with course work and certification protects clients by providing well-seasoned technicians with the expertise necessary to keep your automatic doors operating smoothly and reduce injury and liability.

aaadm2Vortex Technicians are AAADM Certified

When your insulated doors need repairs, Vortex is here to help. As a family owned and operated business since 1937, Vortex is committed to providing you with a fast and thorough response to your needs. In addition to automatic door repairs, Vortex also 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.

Category: Automatic Glass Doors

Continue reading this post »

AutomaticDoorsWhen your customers arrive at your business, the first thing that they encounter is your door. Automatic doors make a positive impression on your customers by making it easy for them to come into your shop. Automatic doors can also help to make your business safer, quieter and more comfortable. With the automatic doors installed professionals, your customers will be able to enter your business with ease. Here are some additional benefits.

Eases Traffic Flow

Automatic doors make it easier to control traffic flow in and out of your store. Customers will not be slowed down by manual or revolving doors. They will be able to safely and easily walk through as the door opens for them.

Hands Free Solution

Automatic doors make it easy for your customers to enter and exit your building even if their hands are full. Parents holding the hands of their children will appreciate not having to let go of their child’s hands to open the door. The automatic doors are also convenient for patrons who have their hands full with shopping bags, a purse or a package after shopping in your store.

Compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act

Automatic doors are always in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Instead of relying on a manual door that is difficult for someone in a wheel chair or who walks with a cane or braces to open, these doors open automatically with just the touch of a button. These doors are built to be wide enough for a wheel chair to easily pass through.

Enhancement of Energy Efficiency

The automatic closing mechanisms are sensitive to the building’s construction and can be securely locked when your business is closed for the day. These automatic doors are also sensitive to weather conditions and will not allow unwanted air exchange with the outdoors. This can help to lower your business’s heating and cooling costs.

Professional Assistance

When you are ready to work with an authorized door repair company who specializes in commercial automatic doors, contact Vortex Doors. Vortex has been family-owned since 1937 and prides themselves in having fast, friendly service, with experienced technicians that have been trained at a proprietary state-of-the-art training center. For more information on these authorized door repair, contact Vortex Doors online or call 800-698-6783.

Category: Automatic Glass Doors

Continue reading this post »

If you run a business where you have customers coming in and out of your premises, you most likely will want to consider automatic doors. Not only do automatic doors make your business more accessible, but it is also easier for people who have disabilities because as the name implies they automatically open based on a sensor. The right type of automatic doors can establish a professional and inviting atmosphere at your place of business. Read on to learn more.

Bi-Parting Sliding Doors

bi-parting-sliding-doorsThese are the most commonly installed type of automatic door available. They are also the safest systems to have and they require the least amount of maintenance than many other types of automatic doors. You can choose to have them installed as either two side-by-side doors, or you can invest in a single sliding door that will function by itself. While these systems can be advantageous for all types of buildings, business owners should make sure that they have enough room for the door to slide in either direction.

Swing Automatic Doors

swing-automatic-doorsIf you do not have room for a sliding door, you can choose to invest in a swinging automatic door. These will usually require a guide rail system, which extends out from the wall at a distance of at least three feet. These doors can also be more efficient because they provide users with the ability to designate one door as an exit and one door as an entrance. However, this type of installation may not be ideal if the rail will impede pedestrian traffic. But if you have the room, swing automatic doors are a great choice.

Telescoping Doors

telescoping-doorsThese doors are highly advantageous for business owners who do not have the room for either a sliding or a swinging door. Telescoping doors are designed to function in the same way as a sliding door, but they feature several panels that can fold in on each other as the doors open. This allows them to be fit in many different openings, while allowing them to open as necessary without impeding the traffic area or the walls around the door.

Professional Assistance

Regardless of the automatic door that you choose, you will need to maintain the door to make sure it is in tip top shape for safety of customers and personnel. Vortex Doors prides themselves in having fast, friendly service, with experienced technicians that have been trained at a proprietary state-of-the-art training center. All Vortex technicians are trained and certified by the American Association of Automatic Door Manufacturers (AAADM). For more information on access controls or any door for your business, contact Vortex Doors online or call 800-698-6783.

Category: Automatic Glass Doors

Continue reading this post »

Access Control Key PadAre you looking for controlled access to prevent unauthorized people coming into your building during regular hours? If so, a controlled access system can be a time and money saving device. With many different controlled access solutions available, every business owner will be able to find one that meets their needs for safety and security as well as their budgetary requirements.

Employee Managed Access

Some businesses need to maintain strict controls over who is able to get inside. With these systems, all visitors are considered unauthorized until their entry is approved. A person who wants to come inside must be buzzed in by a person working inside the building. The personnel inside are able to see who is at the door by using a video security system and a remote or real time monitor. Check cashing services, jewelers, gas stations and convenience stores may utilize this type of system. Many school districts are also using these systems to improve their security.

Card Swiping Solutions

Card swiping systems allow staff members to use their badges to gain access to a building’s front door. These systems are also great solutions if you want to have limited access to areas within the building as well. Businesses such as hospitals, retail stores and banks make use of these systems. If an employee no longer works at the establishment, the corresponding card can be immediately deactivated. Cards can also be deactivated if lost or stolen.

Punch Code Access Systems

Punch code access systems are used by businesses such as daycare centers who only want to allow certain individuals to come inside the building. These systems can be included with security cameras and a call pad so that individuals who do not have an access code can be viewed and helped or turned away as needed.

Professional Assistance

There are many types of access controls for your business so it is always best to get advice from a professional. Vortex Doors prides themselves in having fast, friendly service, with experienced technicians that have been trained at a proprietary state-of-the-art training center. For more information on access controls or any door for your business, contact Vortex Doors online or call 800-698-6783.

Category: Access Control

Continue reading this post »

Glass-And-Aluminum-blogThere is a reason why glass and aluminum entry doors are among the most popular options for businesses today. They are attractive, secure, easy to customize, and durable. Yet many customers do not always realize that glass and aluminum doors need regular maintenance to stay looking their best and performing optimally. This post will review some of the most common signs that maintenance is needed and go over routine maintenance tasks that should be performed.

How to Know When Service is Needed

There are certain surefire signs that signal the need for door maintenance. For instance, if the door suddenly feels heavy and takes more effort to open or if the closer unit has ceased to function, this is an alert that maintenance is required. Also, if oil begins leaking from the closer area at the top or bottom, if a pivot becomes cracked, or if the door becomes suddenly more difficult to lock and unlock, it is time to get your doors serviced.

How to Maintain Glass and Aluminum Doors

In addition to routine cleaning, it is essential to clear away this debris otherwise the doors may become hard to open and close. Also, it is a smart idea to regularly lubricate moving parts so that debris or rust does not interfere with smooth operation.

The good news is, so long as regular preventative maintenance and light repairs are performed as needed, minor problems will likely not turn into major problems. These sturdy doors are made to withstand heavy traffic with ease, so long as they are well looked after.

Professional Assistance

It is recommended that you get your glass and aluminum doors maintained and inspected on a regular basis. If you get your doors maintained regularly, it helps prevent them from becoming bigger and more expensive problems. Vortex Doors prides themselves in having fast, friendly service, with experienced technicians that have been trained at a proprietary state-of-the-art training center. For more information on glass and aluminum doors, or any door for your business, contact Vortex Doors online or call 800-698-6783.

Category: Glass and Aluminum doors

Continue reading this post »