Commercial doors, whether to the rear or front of your business, say a lot about your company to your customers. Having well-maintained doors is almost as important as having good customer service. Taking the time and resources to properly take care of your doors through a maintenance plan is paramount for ensuring their increased lifespan.
Rolling steel doors can be expected to last up to 15 years, while automatic doors, sectional doors and pedestrian doors usually last between 5 – 10 years. No matter the door type, how long it ends up lasting is dependent on them being maintained/serviced multiple times a year. Regular maintenance, much like with a car, allows you to catch potential issues with your door before they become costly. Rolling steel doors require regular profile cleaning, clearing of the tracks and lubrication of the shutter features (the chain, rollers and springs). These are all services covered in a maintenance plan, such as the preventative maintenance plan at B&B Door Company.
A dysfunctional door can be detrimental to your business, and as the wise folks say, prevention is better than a cure. Aside from scheduling a maintenance plan, regularly cleaning and lubricating your doors’ hardware can contribute to better efficiency and increased longevity. Undoubtedly, replacing your existing doors is the most expensive option, a decision you shouldn’t make lightly and if our door pros advise you to get a new door. Let B&B Door Company help you set up a custom maintenance and replacement plan to increase the lifespan of your commercial doors.