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Archive for February, 2016

Insulated-Doors-1Insulated doors allow you to maintain a different temperature on each side of the door. These doors allow you to maintain climate control within your warehouse or building. They also help to keep your building more energy efficient, which can help with lowering your cooling costs during the summer time and heating costs in the winter. In order to obtain all the benefits from your insulated doors, keep your eyes open for these three signs that the doors need to be repaired.


Cracks can occur. This can be caused by impacts by objects, by extreme temperature changes, or they can simply develop over time. Once the panels or insulation are cracked, the door is no longer useful at blocking unwanted air exchange or precipitation from entering the building. These will definitely need to be repaired in order to maintain climate control within your building and to not waste money on heating or cooling costs.


Insulated-Doors-2If your insulated door does not fully open or it closes when you do not want it to, this suggests a problem with the door and hardware. Or if it is motorized, the motor may grind or start and stop frequently. When this happens, you should contact a service technician in order to repair the door. It could be any number of things including broken spring, corroded bearings, a broken gear or hand chain, or the door has lost tension or out of balance.

Professional Assistance

When your insulated doors need repairs, Vortex is here to help. As a family owned and operated business since 1937, Vortex is committed to providing you with a fast and thorough response to your needs. In addition to insulated door repairs, Vortex also offers entrance door repairs, warehouse door installations, fire door installations, ADA compliance inspections and low cost preventive maintenance inspections. For more information, contact Vortex Doors online or call 800-698-6783.

Category: Insulated Roll Up Doors

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If you run a business where you have customers coming in and out of your premises, you most likely will want to consider automatic doors. Not only do automatic doors make your business more accessible, but it is also easier for people who have disabilities because as the name implies they automatically open based on a sensor. The right type of automatic doors can establish a professional and inviting atmosphere at your place of business. Read on to learn more.

Bi-Parting Sliding Doors

bi-parting-sliding-doorsThese are the most commonly installed type of automatic door available. They are also the safest systems to have and they require the least amount of maintenance than many other types of automatic doors. You can choose to have them installed as either two side-by-side doors, or you can invest in a single sliding door that will function by itself. While these systems can be advantageous for all types of buildings, business owners should make sure that they have enough room for the door to slide in either direction.

Swing Automatic Doors

swing-automatic-doorsIf you do not have room for a sliding door, you can choose to invest in a swinging automatic door. These will usually require a guide rail system, which extends out from the wall at a distance of at least three feet. These doors can also be more efficient because they provide users with the ability to designate one door as an exit and one door as an entrance. However, this type of installation may not be ideal if the rail will impede pedestrian traffic. But if you have the room, swing automatic doors are a great choice.

Telescoping Doors

telescoping-doorsThese doors are highly advantageous for business owners who do not have the room for either a sliding or a swinging door. Telescoping doors are designed to function in the same way as a sliding door, but they feature several panels that can fold in on each other as the doors open. This allows them to be fit in many different openings, while allowing them to open as necessary without impeding the traffic area or the walls around the door.

Professional Assistance

Regardless of the automatic door that you choose, you will need to maintain the door to make sure it is in tip top shape for safety of customers and personnel. 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. All Vortex technicians are trained and certified by the American Association of Automatic Door Manufacturers (AAADM). For more information on access controls or any door for your business, contact Vortex Doors online or call 800-698-6783.

Category: Automatic Glass Doors

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