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Lehigh Valley

Door Closer Repair Service

Your initial greeting to a customer is your storefront. When the entryway door doesn't work properly, it negatively impacts their first impression. Glass Doctor® of Lehigh Valley will work with you to improve your customer service; we'll make the upkeep of your door a priority. Our team is experienced in door closer repair and maintenance services, which ensures customer safety, a smooth entry and a positive introduction to your business.

How Door Closers Work

Door closers were created to make heavy doors, often used in commercial buildings, easier to open. The customer will be able to open the door, and the closer will shut it behind the user. A door closer that's been correctly installed and maintained will allow an entrant to open the door, experiencing only slight resistance initially. The door will glide open, and after the user steps through and releases the door, it will return gently to its frame. Door closers are designed using a spring, arm and proper oil levels.

Door Closer Repair

Door closers are made to withstand daily use for many years, but if the mechanism is improperly installed or maintained, it won't function correctly. Door closer distress can be the result of a variety of causes. Always consult a specialist to determine the reason for your door closer malfunction, but consider the common issues that cause disrepair:

Incorrect door closers: Installing the wrong spring or door closer size poses a severe safety hazard. Not only is there a risk of injury to the user, but the door itself can sustain damage. It's essential to install the proper door closer for your door size and weight.

Improperly installed and maintained: If a door closer has been improperly installed or adjusted, you may experience:

  • Door and door frame damage
  • Unexpected or jerky movements
  • Misalignment

Glass Doctor of Lehigh Valley works to maximize your door closer's lifespan by keeping it properly adjusted and in good working condition.

Low oil and broken seals: Maintaining the hardware and oil levels are a crucial part of door closer maintenance. Our specialists will check for leaks, low oil levels, missing parts, failed seals and broken O-rings. When everything is maintained correctly, you avoid potential injury and damage to customers, employees and the door itself.

Hard to lock: Don't put your business at risk with a lock that's difficult to manage. When your door is aligned, the bolt will be easy to lock and unlock. A correctly aligned lock will prevent damage to the locking mechanism and your door frame.

Door Closer Maintenance Services

A common mistake is trying to repair a door closer yourself, or having a general handyman do it. Untrained individuals performing door closer repair and maintenance can void the closer's warranty. Glass Doctor of Lehigh Valley employs specialists with extensive experience in door closer installation, maintenance and repair. We also offer regular services to make sure the door closer lasts through the years. To provide a welcome entry to customers, contact Glass Doctor of Lehigh Valley today for your consultation.