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Auto Bi Fold 2 VTCIf you have a business, you may already know how functional and attractive bi-folding doors can be. Or maybe you do not currently have bi-folding doors and are interested in learning more. Either way, read on to learn more about bi-folding doors.

Intro

These doors are unique in the fact that they collapse in the center and either project towards the inside or outside of an opening. Many businesses have automatic bi-folding doors in front of their store, but there are other types. You can also get a manual accordion type bi-folding door or if you have a need to keep your planes stored, there are large bi-folding hangar doors.

Why bi-fold doors

Bi-folding doors are a perfect addition to any area of a business where a non-standard door size is needed. They require very little side room or head room for installation. They also do not require building or structural modifications in most cases and are great for retrofits. In addition, bi-folding doors have the ability to be custom-made to any size, and this can be promising for difficult door openings of irregular size.

Maintenance

Sometimes your doors do not open as smoothly or it has been a while since they have been maintained. Regardless, in order to keep them in tip top shape, it is recommended that you get your bi-folding door 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 bi-fold doors, or any door for your business, contact Vortex Doors online or call 800-698-6783.

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vertical lift door repairKey Factors to Consider When Purchasing a Vertical Lift Overhead Door

Vortex Doors has been has been a leader in commercial and industrial door repair since 1937, so it only seems natural that business owners seek out Vortex’s expertise when thinking about purchasing vertical lift doors. With so many different types of doors available, it can be a difficult business decision to decide which door is best for your business. In general, vertical lift doors can be a very good fit for nearly any type of business, no matter how large or how small, that simply wants to maximize the total amount of available space.

Businesses that may benefit from using vertical lift doors include:

  • Individual proprietors
  • Restaurants
  • Warehouses
  • Factories
  • Hangars
  • Any business seeking to take full advantage of all available space

Operation of Vertical Lift Overhead Doors

It seems that there can be some confusion as to the difference between vertical lift doors and high lift doors. Some even use the terms interchangeably. Although many might assume that vertical lift doors and high lift doors are similar, they really are not.

There is one importance difference between a vertical lift door and a high lift door. Vertical lift doors do not have curved portions of track, which means that the door function by sliding straight up into the wall. This key difference eliminates any visible tracks and provides business owners the opportunity to maximize every available inch of space. High lift doors have a longer straight portion of track between the top roller and the curved portion of track, which means that they do not allow for the freeing of every inch of storage space.

Many distribution centers and warehouses seem to favor vertical lift doors because of the space utilization properties they provide. Shelving, for example, can be stacked up high without any visible tracks in the way, thereby maximizing storage space. Another great benefit is that high-profile vehicles can be lifted to head height or greater using a floor jack because there are no visible tracks. They also make ideal dock doors.

Since vertical lift doors have no visible tracks inside the garage or storage area, they can be an ideal complement for just about any business, no matter how large or how small, that is seeking to maximize and utilize every single amount of available space.

The design of the doors is also a very attractive and important feature to some business. The vertical lift doors are designed without torsion springs being used. Torsion springs are often known to break, which can require costly and recurring repairs. Rather than using torsion springs, the vertical lift doors feature a simple counterweight design which is a very reliable, tried and true technology that has been used for many, many years.

Individual store owners, distribution center owners, restaurant owners, factory owners, hangar owners, and building owners are just a handful of the types of businesses that seem to be ideal candidates for these types of doors.

Benefits of Vertical Lift Overhead Doorsvertical lift door repair

  • Vertical lift doors leave no visible tracks.
  • Vertical lift doors slide straight up into wall.
  • Vertical lift doors can be designed with up to five panels.
  • Vertical lift doors can telescope or stack side-by-side.
  • Shelving can be placed up the very top.
  • Vertical lift doors are designed without torsion springs.
  • Tried and true counterweight technology is used in vertical lift doors.
  • Lower repair costs due to their design

Vertical Lift Door Repair

A key factor to consider when purchasing any commercial or industrial door is knowing that you can receive fast and efficient service when needed. Even though vertical lift doors feature tried and true reliable technology, customers need to know that they can receive prompt and courteous service when needed.

Should something break, or even when regular scheduled maintenance is needed, one day without access to your merchandise or your inventory is one day too many and can be extremely costly for any business.

That’s where Vortex comes in.

Vortex Commercial and Industrial Door Repair

Vortex has 30 service centers across the western United States covering California, Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, Oregon, Texas, Utah, and Washington. Vortex takes pride in providing the fastest door repair response time in the industry. That means that you as a business owner can be assured that when the need arises for services and repairs, Vortex has you covered.

Vortex is family owned and operated and has been in business since 1937 and employs over 200 service technicians. Throughout the years, Vortex continued to grow and now dominates the commercial and industrial door repair industry. Vortex even has its own state-of the-art training center where technicians receive the very best training in the industry in order to provide prompt, excellent service. Businesses can be confident that authority services will be provided and any issues will be efficiently and accurately diagnosed.

Service requests can even be scheduled online. Businesses with more than one location can sign up with Vortex national accounts guaranteeing same day service for all calls placed by noon. Safety is a top priority, and all service vehicles are stocked with a welder, generator, fire extinguisher, safety cones, first aid kits, and a specially trained and certified technician.

Whether you are thinking of purchasing a vertical lift door or already own one, Vortex has the industry know-how to ensure that you receive the very best service. We even have the expertise and industry knowledge to fabricate parts for older doors.

Call us today to find out how our years of service and experience in door repairs and installation can benefit your existing vertical lift doors to operate more smoothly and efficiently. You can learn how the installation of new vertical lift doors for your business or commercial enterprise will help to maximize every inch of available space. Contact Vortex Doors to learn more about our vertical lift overhead door service.

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