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Archive for April, 2013

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Insulated Aircraft Hangar Door Repair

Small airline owners realize that the hangar door is a basic and fundamental part of their building and help protect aircraft from intrusion, water, sand and dust. Unquestionably, the physical condition of a hangar door determines the failure or success of the structure in extreme weather as some buildings can collapse when a hangar door has blown in. The doors must always operate as intended and this is accomplished through ongoing preventative maintenance and performing repairs as needed.

Door Care and Service

As years pass, once durable insulated doors for hangars can begin to deteriorate. This often depends on the climate conditions and type of door installed. Deteriorating doors can create problems for aircraft building operators that result in potentially dangerous or serious scenarios. Care for a hangar door is imperative to ensure that it meets its expected lifespan. Some of the common maintenance tasks include oiling hinges at all locations, checking cotter pins for wear and tear, adjusting tension bolts, lubricating lift cables, locking cable adjustment, examining door rollers, frame welding inspection, checking switches and wiring and much more.

Certified Repair Business

It’s always recommended to have an insulated hangar door repaired by a certified professional that installs and maintains these devices. They have the tools and equipment to ensure that the door is returned to its original working condition and any replacement parts meet manufacturer standards. Aircraft owners are well aware that the hangar door is an essential part of upgrading or purchasing an aircraft hangar. A well-designed door that meets your hangar specifications can provide years of reliable service if properly looked after.

Choosing a Reliable Hangar Door

Insulated hangar doors come in many styles and with different functionality. They can be designed and built to be used on masonry, timber and steel structures. It’s essential to find an accommodating and qualified hangar door manufacturer with the skills and experience to remove and replace your existing door while making any necessary structural adjustments.

Importance of Preventative Maintenance

Aircraft building doors present unique maintenance and repair challenges. The daily use of a hangar door results in springs and other parts becoming misaligned and disengaged. Identifying potential trouble spots, future problems and safety issues is all part of a regular inspection routine. Ongoing care is a valuable tool that can be used to minimize emergency breakdowns and safety concerns. Make certain that your insulated hangar doors are checked regularly to ensure proper operation.

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Category: Hangar Doors

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drive thru windowsWhy Fast Food Serving Window Repair is Important

One of the most important parts of making certain your fast food restaurant remains competitive is keeping everything in working order. Not only does it help you provide service to your customers, but also a customer who sees broken and nonfunctional equipment may choose to take his or her business elsewhere. This is especially true about your restaurant’s serving windows. As one of the nation’s leading commercial door and window repair services, we can make certain that your fast food serving windows remain in excellent condition.

Category: Drive Through Windows

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roll up gate repairWhen it comes to roll up gate installation and repair, we are a leader in the industry. We repair and install commercial and industrial doors for various businesses, restaurants, and companies. Consider why many business owners turn to us when they need service on their roll up gates.

Skillful Repair Work

A company with a damaged or non-working roll up gate is losing money. Supplies and materials can’t be delivered in an efficient way when a roll up gate is malfunctioning. Our service technicians have the training and skills to repair a roll up gate and get a company running at full-speed again. Also, our service technicians are familiar with many types of gates. In short, they’ve seen almost every type of problem with a roll up gate. More importantly, they can make the appropriate repairs and solve the problem!

Quality Roll Up Gates

If a customer needs a new roll up gate, we have a selection of quality gates that can serve the unique needs of a company. Our gates are made by dependable manufacturers. In addition, our service technicians are experts at installing roll up gates. The roll up gates in our selection are made to keep trespassers out and deter theft. Our customers can rest assured that the supplies and other items inside their building will be secure behind one of our roll up gates.

We Service Roll Up Gates in a Variety of Places

Owners of restaurants, retail stores, and factories are just a few who call us for help with their roll up gates. Our staff of service technicians has experience with gates in a number of commercial environments. We understand the importance of having a roll up gate that provides security and works properly every time. Regardless of the type of business or company, we can handle all of your roll up gate needs.

We Respond Quickly to Your Call

In many cases, a malfunctioning roll up gate can put a business at risk of being robbed or damaged. That’s why our technicians respond the same day to emergency repair calls. Also, if a new gate is necessary, we get right to work arranging for a new gate to be installed. Our friendly staff is available to take customer calls so we can get an owner’s pertinent information and call a service technician to handle the job!

We Respect Your Property

  1. We clean up any mess we create with our repair or installation work.
  2. We go about our work in a swift and efficient way so daily business can continue.
  3. After an installation, we take away the old roll up gate.
  4. We are courteous to everyone in and around our work area.
  5. We explain our repair or installation plan to a business owner before beginning our work.
  6. We answer any questions that an owner has about our roll up gates.
  7. We want our customers to be 100% happy with our service!


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Category: Gates & Grilles

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VORTEX_BLOG_IMAGE_1As a restaurant owner, you know all too well the importance of making a great first impression on your potential customers. You pay special attention to your sign and windows, as well as the color scheme and architecture of your building. Landscaping is also important, as it gives a sense of the ambiance diners will be expecting. The major focal points of a restaurant are its doors, and you need to make sure that your doors are helping you present your establishment in the best possible light.

A huge number of customers touch your restaurant’s doors every day as they enter and exit the building. It’s the last thing they see as they enter and exit the building, so you need to make sure that your doors are doing a good job in making your customers happy about their dining experience.

You may need to get brand new doors or simply need to arrange to have them repaired. It’s best to go with a firm that has expertise in installing and repairing commercial restaurant doors.

New Doors

If your restaurant is in need of a new look, part of your remodeling efforts should include new doors. You may have had a quaint, small-town appeal with rustic wooden doors, for example, but now you want something sleek and metallic, designed to appeal to a modern person’s sensibility.

Another option is to get new doors that have larger handles, or padded doors with a bit of heft and seriousness, indicating that your restaurant has grandeur and elegance. Some restaurant owners prefer that their doors have windows so that people can see what’s on the street and sidewalk before they exit.

Door Repair

If your restaurant’s front doors are broken or otherwise damaged, you need to take care of the problem as soon as possible. You don’t want to risk injuring a patron if the door is not working properly. A broken door is also a liability because it lets in hot air in the summer and cold air during the winter, which will make your utility bills go up. What’s more, dirt and debris can fly in more easily when the doors to your restaurant are broken.

When it comes to commercial restaurant doors, you want a company that has experts with the knowledge and experience to install or repair them quickly and efficiently. The longer you have to wait for the job to be finished, the longer your customers will be inconvenienced. That’s why so many restaurant owners choose us for all their door replacement and repair needs. We do the job right the first time, on time, and that’s one reason we get so much repeat and referral business.

Category: Restaurant Doors

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