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Archive for June, 2016

AutomaticDoorsWhen your customers arrive at your business, the first thing that they encounter is your door. Automatic doors make a positive impression on your customers by making it easy for them to come into your shop. Automatic doors can also help to make your business safer, quieter and more comfortable. With the automatic doors installed professionals, your customers will be able to enter your business with ease. Here are some additional benefits.

Eases Traffic Flow

Automatic doors make it easier to control traffic flow in and out of your store. Customers will not be slowed down by manual or revolving doors. They will be able to safely and easily walk through as the door opens for them.

Hands Free Solution

Automatic doors make it easy for your customers to enter and exit your building even if their hands are full. Parents holding the hands of their children will appreciate not having to let go of their child’s hands to open the door. The automatic doors are also convenient for patrons who have their hands full with shopping bags, a purse or a package after shopping in your store.

Compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act

Automatic doors are always in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Instead of relying on a manual door that is difficult for someone in a wheel chair or who walks with a cane or braces to open, these doors open automatically with just the touch of a button. These doors are built to be wide enough for a wheel chair to easily pass through.

Enhancement of Energy Efficiency

The automatic closing mechanisms are sensitive to the building’s construction and can be securely locked when your business is closed for the day. These automatic doors are also sensitive to weather conditions and will not allow unwanted air exchange with the outdoors. This can help to lower your business’s heating and cooling costs.

Professional Assistance

When you are ready to work with an authorized door repair company who specializes in commercial automatic doors, contact Vortex Doors. Vortex has been family-owned since 1937 and 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 these authorized door repair, contact Vortex Doors online or call 800-698-6783.

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Fire doors are critical in a place of business. Not only can they provide you and your employees with the safety necessary in the event of a fire, they can actually slow the progress of the flames, resulting in less structural damage to your property. Like any other products, however, fire doors have an expiration date. In order to get the most out of your fire door, keep these three maintenance tips in mind.

Avoid Painting Certain Sections of the Door

FireDoor_REVIf you are planning on painting your fire door, it is important for you to use caution. Avoid painting any parts of the door, such as the curtains, guides and fusible links. These sections of the door need to be left alone in order to function correctly. If they end up painted, they will make the door out of compliance with fire codes. When in doubt, avoid painting entirely.

Do Not Perform Repairs Yourself

Sometimes the door may experience malfunctions, resulting in functional issues. If you notice that the door is not functioning correctly, or the door drops due to an emergency or power failure do not attempt any repairs yourself as this may result in compliance issues. Instead, call an authorized repair company to test the door and reset it as necessary. This can help you avoid legal issues and have the door up and running again in the event of an emergency situation. Always exercise caution around your door and do not use it except for how it is intended.

Invest in Annual Tests

In addition to performing maintenance when necessary, it is critical to engage in preventative care as often as possible as well. Have your fire door tested annually. Not only is this vital to the health of your door, but it is also sometimes required according to city and county laws. Consult with local experts to determine what your area’s codes are and how you can remain in compliance with them.

Roll-Up Fire & Smoke Door Test

View this video to watch a test of how the door works.

Professional Assistance

When you are ready to work with an authorized door repair company who specializes in commercial fire doors, contact Vortex Doors. Vortex has been family-owned since 1937 and 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 these authorized door repair, contact Vortex Doors online or call 800-698-6783.

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Doors are critical to any structure, and the way they are presented can make a tremendous difference for business owners. Not only are doors crucial to maintain, but it is vital for business owners to make sure that their doors are functioning correctly. While many companies outsource work to sub-contractors, a company that trains and manages its entire team has many benefits.

Direct Contact

Vortex-Man1One of the first advantages you will notice is that the company can provide you with a direct line of communication. This is particularly critical when it comes to emergency jobs. You want to make sure that you are talking to the experts who can make decisions and are ready to help you with your needs in the event of an accident or sudden breakdown. In addition, since there are less parties involved there are less chances of having a communication error.

Lowered Costs

When you cut out the middleman, the customer gets the savings. This means that not only will the communication be better and you will be getting work from the experts trained by the company, but you also get a better rate when less parties are involved.

Faster Responses

Vortex-Truck1We all know that time is money. When you can go directly to the source, you will also get a faster response and get the work done quickly and professionally. Self-performing companies will have dedicated specialists awaiting your call, and you can begin scheduling an appointment as soon as you need assistance.

Peace of Mind

Finally, when you work with a company that self-performs all of their services, they train the entire team of technicians so you know that they are fully licensed and insured. This is particularly critical so that you not only get good service, but you do not open your company up to a variety of legal and safety issues.

Professional Assistance

When you are ready to work with a self-performing door company, contact Vortex Doors. As a family owned and operated business since 1937, Vortex is committed to providing you with a fast and thorough response to your needs. Vortex offers service for every type of door, including 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.

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