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Category: Hollow Metal & Wood Doors

Steel-And-WoodIn addition to creating a beautiful look for a business, steel and wood door sectionals have many benefits. These doors, which travel on a track with rollers, are assisted by a spring counter balance system and cables. Read on to learn more.

Benefits of Steel When Used on a Door

One of the leading benefits of steel is that it is a weather resistant material. Steel manufacturers coat the steel with a layer of zinc or another material to make it resistant to rust and corrosion. Steel is also lightweight and easy to maintain. When a structure needs a large sectional door, using steel makes it easier to install and puts less stress on the fasteners and the building’s framing. Steel doors are most commonly used in commercial applications where aesthetic appeal is not as important. For added functionality, optional vision and light panels can be installed to provide visual access and light penetration in and out of the building.

Benefits of Doors Made from Wood

The use of wood is most common in in residential doors. These doors are much smaller than commercial doors and do not get used as extensively. Wood doors offer more decorative options such as carving and the use of glass insets.

Professional Assistance

It is recommended that you get your steel and wood sectional doors for your business maintained and inspected on a regular basis by 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 wood doors, or any door for your business, contact Vortex Doors online or call 800-698-6783.

Category: Hollow Metal & Wood Doors

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Wood Glass Door SEAA wood door is a beautiful way to welcome your customers to your business. In addition to being attractive, it also provides protection from the elements and intruders. Wood doors, however, are vulnerable to damage and usually require repair at a certain point. Even the best quality wood may eventually develops cracks and other problems. The following are three signs to look for to determine if your wood door needs attention.

Cracks in the Wood

Visible cracks are the most obvious sign that the door needs repair. This is important to fix, not only for aesthetic reasons but also for security. A door with cracks no longer provides good insulation from the elements. It is also less secure from burglars and other intruders. When looking at your door, make sure you examine the area near the hinges. Cracks in this area are serious and are another problem that reduce the door’s usefulness as a security barrier.

Rotted Wood

Wood can rot over time. Exposure to moisture and other elements can hasten this problem. Doors without paint are more likely to develop this problem. It’s important to repair a door with rotted wood so that the rot doesn’t spread and threaten the integrity of the entire door. When inspecting your door, be sure to look on the bottom of the door, as this is where rot usually begins.

Swelling of the Door

Another common problem with wood doors is that they may swell, making it difficult to close them all the way. This is an annoying problem that can be caused by a variety of weather conditions, such as humidity. The door frame as well as the door itself may become swollen. If this becomes extreme, you may find it very hard to shut the door properly. This, in turn, can lead to people slamming the door shut, which can cause other types of damage.

Professional Assistance

It is recommended that you get your wood doors maintained and inspected on a regular basis by 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 wood doors, or any door for your business, contact Vortex Doors online or call 800-698-6783.

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hollow-metal-fire-door-repair1If you are a business owner with hollow metal fire doors, you may already know the benefits of having them. They last longer, are sturdier than other types of door materials, normally require less repairs, and provide more security than other options. However, they still needs to be inspected and tested annually to make sure they stay up-to-code so they provide the most protection in case of fire.

Why door inspection matters to businesses

The local fire jurisdiction suggest that your hollow metal fire doors are tested and certified annual by a qualified door company.  If a fire inspector visits your site and a certified label is not on the door, they will require that you an inspection done.  Keeping your doors maintained and inspected annually will make unexpected inspections go smoothly.

What to look for in hollow metal door inspectors

When choosing a hollow door repair specialist, first check to see what they cover in their services. For instance, do they offer fire door inspections, ADA compliance packages, and other preventive maintenance inspections? Do they also test all hardware and doors with the use of canned smoke? Will they maintain or repair your door quickly with same-day service? And, are their technicians specifically trained in inspected and testing fire doors?

Professional Assistance

Vortex Doors prides themselves in having fast, friendly service, with experienced technicians that have trained at a proprietary state-of-the-art training center. For more information on getting your hollow metal fire doors maintained or repaired so it stays up-to-code and provides the most protection, contact Vortex Doors online or give us a call at 800-698-6783.

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