Even the most innovative automatic doors might face problems, particularly when there are no regular checkups. Your storefront automatic sliding door typically opens and closes shut hundreds of times throughout the day.
It is only rational to conduct weekly checks and ensure that it is working appropriately, so that customers don’t face any problems entering or exiting your store.
Regardless of how well you keep up with the maintenance, automatic doors will at times cause problems.
In this blog post, we shed light on some of the common problems that occur with automatic sliding doors:
Malfunction Due To Improper Adjustment
Most automatic doors problems occur due to wrong adjustment during installation. You may notice that the door slides open and shut one day after installation but the next day, it requires a bit of moving around in front of the sensors for it to work.
This means that the motion sensors were not adjusted properly or there is a problem with the motion sensors. While this doesn’t require door replacement, it could certainly entail replacing motion sensors.
On the other hand, if the door fails to open correctly, there could a problem with the metal panels holding the glass doors in place. Any issues including warping, inappropriate size or debris could potentially require a panel replacement.
Worn Out Glass Panels
Automatic storefront glass doors take a lot of beating throughout the day. With some glass doors sliding open and closing shut more than thousand times a day, it is common for the glass panels to sustain damage. From minor scratches to cracks and dents anything can happen.
While a single or even few scratches might not be a problem, multiple scratches or severe wear that hampers visibility through the glass panel might necessitate a replacement. You don’t want potential customers to have trouble looking into your store. Consider getting in touch with us for immediate replacements.
You Are Conducting Daily/Hourly Maintenance
If you find yourself being called to the storefront every other hour just because a customer can’t exit or enter, it is one of the obvious signs that you need to replace the door.
You have more important things to take care including supervising operations and investing time in growth and development. A door that needs constant attention needs to be replaced immediately to ensure your customers get the best shopping experience with you.
At Austin Doors, we have installed and repaired hundreds of automatic commercial doors in the past 19 years. If you are looking for door replacements, commercial door installation we can help. Get in touch with us to discuss your needs and learn more about the options we offer.