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Archive for November, 2015

airplane-hanger-maintain-picNot only must aircraft hangar doors open and close with care, but they must also be durable and rugged enough to handle wind, rain and intense sunshine. And if you manage an airport or military base, you know how important it is to keep these types of doors maintained. Knowing when to maintain your aircraft hangar door can help you to prevent malfunctions and other unexpected problems with the door.

Rust

Rust is one of the most common reasons to replace an aircraft hangar door. When the metal of the door becomes corroded and rusted, its surface develops thinned areas which eventually become holes. The edges of the holes are sharp and loose pieces may chip off, which could cause damage to an aircraft. Rusted out areas of the doors also allow wind and rain to get into the aircraft hangar, affecting the planes and other items stored within it.

Electronic Malfunctions

Electronic malfunctions of a powered aircraft hangar door could result in serious injuries to the airport staff. A hangar door that does not open all the way, closes unexpectedly or has other electronic malfunctions could also damage the aircraft. Computer controlled doors may also have problems, especially in their wiring. A corroded connection or loose wire may cause a hangar door to open or close unexpectedly. An error in the door’s programming codes may cause the hangar door to close when it should open or vice versa.

Mechanical Problems

Squealing sounds, squeaks and other unusual sounds coming from the mechanical parts of an aircraft hangar door are strong indications that the moving parts of the door are in need of maintenance. These parts may need to be lubricated or have rust scraped off of their bearings. If the door’s motor makes a sudden and extremely loud sound, then the motor itself may need to be replaced.

Professional Assistance

When your hangar door needs to be inspected or repaired, contact Vortex for prompt and reliable service. 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 aircraft doors, or any door for your business, contact Vortex Doors online or call 800-698-6783.

Category: Hangar Doors

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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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