Commercial Door Closer Service
The entrance to your business can be the first impression some customers have of your business, and having a heavy storefront door that is difficult to open can taint that first impression. By installing a commercial door closer to your business, you give customers a helping-hand with opening those heavy doors and create a more welcoming entrance. Glass Doctor of Bel Air, MD provides commercial door closer installation, repair, replacement, and maintenance services so that your business will always have a great first impression.
What is a Door Closer?
A commercial door closer is a mechanism that is attached to your storefront door. This door closer will allow customers to easily open and pass through heavy storefront doors without having to strain to open them, or physically close them. A properly installed commercial door closer will:
- First give the customer some resistance as they initially open the door, giving them the feeling of how heavy the door truly is.
- After that initial pull-back the door will smoothly glide open, allowing customers to pass through easily.
- After the customer has walked through the door, a spring inside the door closer will activate the arm of the mechanism to hold the door's weight, gently guiding it closed.
Commercial door closers are used in various businesses, from schools to restaurants, hospitals, small businesses, and everything in between. No matter what your business is, a commercial door closer will benefit it.
Door closers can be installed on an assortment of new or existing doors, and the service professionals at Glass Doctor of Bel Air, MD perform meticulous steps to install the mechanism to your business:
- Identify the correct type of door closer for your storefront.
- Once the parts are ordered and come in, the service professionals will prepare the door and doorframe for installation.
- Install necessary hardware to both the door and the doorframe.
- Connect all the pieces of the commercial door closer.
- Run through the process of the door closer to make sure that all parts are in working order.
When deciding on a commercial door closer to install, it is imperative that you run through a list of questions that will affect which type of commercial door closer will work best in your building. These questions are: What is my budget? How often will the door closer be used? Is the door located on an exterior door? And what is the aesthetic of your building? All these questions will help decide on the style of door closer that will be perfect for your business.
Styles of Door Closers
Glass Doctor of Bel Air, MD provides a variety of styles of door closers to match any store aesthetic you might have. These styles are:
- Top Jam; used frequently for heavy glass storefront doors.
- Parallel Arm: difficult to vandalize, so is typically used in schools.
- Regular Arm: the most power efficient, it is mounted on the exterior of the door.
- Surface-Mounted: fitted to the doorframe, this is usually the most cost-effective.
- Floor-Spring: concealed and mounted to the floor.
- Concealed: this type is hidden from sight and fitted into the door or the doorframe.
Repair and Maintenance Services
Glass Doctor of Bel Air, MD’s technicians frequently repair and replace door closers because of three key problems:
1. Incorrectly Installed or Adjusted Door Closers: If a door closer is improperly installed, it leads to the risk of misalignment, which can make it more difficult to open and close your storefront door. Our experts install and maintain commercial door closers to ensure that:
- Your door will not unexpectedly move.
- The lifespan of the door closer will be extended.
- Your door closer will remain in good working condition.
2. Seal Repairs and Low Oil Levels: Failed or broken seals expose clearance gaps that leave hardware vulnerable and may cause lubrication leaks. These oil leaks generally indicate a mechanical problem with the door closer, from broken O-rings to a missing screw or a broken seal. You must have a professional replace the oil in your door closer.
3. Incorrect Types of Door Closers: If your store has a heavy storefront door, it will require a heavy-duty door closer with strong springs. These springs hold the force and weight of the door, and if your door has the wrong type of door closer it can run the risk of misalignment that can damage the closer or the actual door.
The professional and courteous workers at Glass Doctor of Bel Air, MD have extensive training in installing, maintaining and repairing commercial door closers. Our professionals are experts in their field and are also fully trained to help with glass repairs, hinges, storefront glass, doorframes or other hardware.