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When to Replace Your Commercial Rolling Door

February 20, 2024 | Commercial Doors

When to Replace Your Commercial Rolling DoorA door that’s well maintained can last for decades. Even with heavy use, most commercial doors remain in operation for up to 30 years. However, like every other part of your building, doors are subject to wear and tear. No matter how well you care for them, eventually they break down. If you’re uncertain when to replace your commercial rolling door, these are the signs to watch for.

Hard to Open and Close

Whether your door’s operated by a handle, chain, or electric motor, if it cannot open smoothly and easily, it’s suffering from deep, structural problem such as:

  • Bent or Misaligned Opening. A door that is not level will be hard to open, difficult to close, and tough to secure. A door can become bent or misaligned due to age and misuse. Doors with damaged slats or panels will no longer operate smoothly, eventually leading to more costly problems.
  • Ragged Springs. Rolling doors are controlled by torsion springs. Though they’re built to withstand thousands of cycles, they don’t last forever. Eventually, they become too worn to open or close the door safely.

Light Around the Edges

A properly fitted door shouldn’t permit any light under or around the frame. If you see light sneaking through, that means outside air is circulating through your building and interfering with your internal climate. While weatherstripping will mitigate the problem, a new door may be needed to restore a proper fit to the building’s structure.

Degraded Insulation

Over time, water, dirt, sunlight, chemicals, and repeated impacts weaken your door’s insulation. Doors are a major source of energy loss, so without insulation, heating and cooling bills start to rise. In extreme climates, it may even endanger the comfort and safety of your workers.

Call Vortex When You Need to Replace Your Commercial Rolling Door

Vortex is a leader in commercial door installation and repair. We work with companies across multiple sectors, designing custom solutions for their doors and entryways. Call us when you need to replace your commercial door. With over 80 years of experience, and service locations throughout the United States, we are the fastest and most reliable name in the industry. Reach out today for a free quote!

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