Before inclement weather, sailors used to yell the order Batten down the hatches! to prepare for the worst. With fall firmly on the calendar, now is a good time to get your commercial doors, seals and trims ready for winter weather. According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), 40% of small businesses fail to reopen after being hit by severe weather.
Avoiding natural disasters isn’t always an option but making sure your business is as prepared as possible goes a long way. Insulated doors are one of the best options for severe weather for most business needs because of the foam-filled urethane slats with steel backing. Other reasons to consider insulated doors to fight winter weather:
Climate Control Saves Money
Insulated doors not only help with controlling the interior temperature and protecting against the outdoor climate, but they can also improve energy efficiency of your property. This reduces the loss of heat, preventing air leaks and chilly drafts. If your property houses equipment or products that are sensitive to temperature changes, this becomes particularly important.
Winter conditions can cause a number of problems for a business’ exterior doors. Common winter-related weather problems also include loose hinge screws, torn weather stripping and dried out lubrication. Contact Vortex Doors and our knowledgeable team can help you navigate deciding which solution is right for you this winter. Request your free estimate here or contact us at 800-698-6783.