Tips to Extend the Life of Your Commercial Rolling Doors

Tips to Extend the Life of Your Commercial Rolling Doors

Your commercial/industrial steel rolling doors go through a lot in performing their functions. If you don’t take proper care of them, you’ll find yourself in need of new doors before you know it. If you want your door to last for an extended period, maintenance is the key. We recommend a professional regular scheduled maintenance plan with our experts and usually that would be enough. That said, here are some additional tips and thoughts that can help extend the life of your doors.

Your steel rolling door oftentimes is the main point of access to your facility for vehicles to enter and exit your premises. If the door sensors are blocked in any way, it may cause the door to pull back up. Always ensure there is nothing obstructing the access path and be sure to regularly clean your door sensors. Your sensor can sometimes interpret spots as an object in its path, which could prevent it from opening or closing. If you’ve cleaned your sensor but you’re still experiencing issues with the opening or closing of your rolling door, you should call us as we may need to adjust the close force on your opener’s motor.

Door Does Not Open/Close Fully

If your door is stopping short either when closing or opening, the ‘close limit switch’ might be the issue. The close-limit switch is a safety measure that keeps people from being hit and having the door close on them — it is a necessary and required device for these types of doors. You should have this switch adjusted to stop your door from behaving erratically. Different rolling doors have different ways of adjusting the close limit switch, if you’re not sure about how to adjust yours, give our professionals a call.

Noisy Door

A noisy commercial/ industrial door is extremely annoying and more often than not, is caused by loose nuts. Inspect your door tracks with a socket wrench to make sure every nut is tightened. Once the tracks look good, you can check the rollers. Many doors also tend to have metal rollers with metal tracks which create a lot of noise and become worn over time. Fixing this problem is as simple as lubricating your track. You can also opt to have the rollers and hinges replaced, but remember this is a task for which you should call our professional technicians.

Door Moving Slowly Or Too Fast

Over time and with constant use your spring tension may weaken causing your door to either move too slow or too fast. Whether your door is moving too quickly or slowly, the spring tension will need adjusting to return to normal function. Once a month, you can adjust the spring tension to prevent any changes in the way the door opens or closes. We also suggest you oil the springs on a regular basis (anywhere from once a month to once every 3 months). How often you oil the springs will depend on the type of rolling door you have, its quality and how often it’s used.

These are just a few of the things you can do to extend the life of your commercial/ industrial rolling doors. Between your efforts and our professional preventative maintenance we can keep your doors working well and for longer than you may have envisioned. The cost of maintenance is a fraction of the cost of new doors and is easily justified. If you haven’t already signed up for a preventative maintenance plan with us, simply call us and ask about what we can do for your doors. Presently and for a limited time we are offering a 15% discount on door servicing for ALL door types for new customers. Call us or visit our website to experience the B&B Door Company difference.