Hello and welcome back to the Commercial Door Service blog! Lately, we have been covering all things commercial door repair. In our last blog post, we talked about what you should look for in a commercial door repair and installation company. A company’s reputation, expertise, turnaround time, and cost are some factors that you should take into consideration when you are hiring someone in Houston to repair your door. Learn more about how these qualities can affect the repairs that you need.

We hope that our good name, our quality of work, and customer service attitude proceed us and that you will choose us every time. Commercial Door Service has been serving the Houston area since 1998 and providing needed services for some of the biggest businesses in the area. To learn more about what our customers are saying, visit our website or keep reading to learn more about troubleshooting when your doors don’t seem to be working like they used to.

Troubleshooting 101

There are a lot of things that can affect your commercial doors: use, exposure to the elements, poor installation, unsubstantial building structure, and other issues. Below are some common signs that your doors need repair.

Warpage

If your door isn’t closing properly or if substantial force needs to be applied to the door to get it to close or open, then most likely your door is warped. Hollow metal doors are especially prone to becoming warped due to exposure to weather extremes, such as the heat. Your door can begin to fail particularly during the peak of summer. If you think that your door is warping due to heat, check it for warpage during the hottest part of the day. If your door is warped, there is little that we can do but replace it. Investing in warp-resistant doors can be a viable solution to combat issues with warpage.

Traffic

Use is a big factor when it comes to the functioning of your doors. Doors in high-traffic areas tend to wear out faster than those that aren’t. All parts of the door are affected: the door itself, hinges, locks, closures, etc. Teenagers and those surrounding that age can stereotypically put the most wear on your commercial doors. High traffic is considered 400-5,000 times a day and 1,500,000 a year. Low traffic is considered 25 openings a day and 9,000 times a year. The best way to combat repair needs due to use is to install commercial doors with heavy-duty components.

Failure To Close

When your door fails to close, there are a lot of reasons why it might no longer be functioning as it should. There could be an issue with the weather strip, building setting, or it could be related to the mechanics of the door itself: bad hardware, worn or damaged hinges, the jam is no longer plumb, etc. If your door isn’t closing, there could be a problem with your door, how it was installed, or even with the supporting components such as the weather strip. Because the reason for your door not working could be almost anything, it is always best to call your commercial door repair experts in Houston, Commercial Door Service!

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