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Archive for August, 2015

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

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HerculiteDoors-blogA Herculite door, or full-glass frameless door, is one of the most attractive entrance doors ever invented. Fully customizable in every way, from glass thickness to handle type to locking mechanism, the Herculite door’s popularity is easy to understand. This post will highlight what to look for to keep any Herculite door operating smoothly.

Common Issues with Herculite Door Operation

With just a bit of preventive and routine cleaning and maintenance, a Herculite door can provide many years of seamless service. In the same way, much of what may interfere with door operation can be quickly fixed or, ideally, prevented.

Loose Handles

When the door handles start to come loose, often all that is needed is a simple adjustment and tightening. But if this simple maintenance task is not attended to, continual jiggling of loose or improperly mounted handles can cause scratches and cracks in the glass that will weaken the overall door structure.

Inaccurate Closer Pressure

If the closer pressure on a Herculite door is too tight, the door may feel like it is impossible to open or close. Conversely, if the pressure is set too low, the door may actually swing open too quickly, hitting employees or customers and causing minor injuries. Ideally, the pressure should be set so it causes no notice at all during opening and closing.

Debris or Obstacles

If trash or debris, decorative planters, doorstops and other obstacles are allowed to accumulate near or under the door itself; these can cause anything from jamming in the locking mechanism to scratches or cracks in the door. It is critical to keep the area around any Herculite door clean and clear so be sure to move any planters or trash cans away from the door.

Professional Assistance

With Herculite doors, as with any door, it is recommended that businesses get them maintained and inspected on a regular basis. 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 Herculite doors, or any door for your business, contact Vortex Doors online or call 800-698-6783.

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