Commercial Door Closer Service

Your store’s entrance is the first thing that gives a customer their first impression of your business. Make sure that it is a positive impression with a commercial door closer from Glass Doctor® of Butte, MT. Our door closer installation and maintenance services ensure the safety of your business an everyone who walks through it.

What is a Commercial Door Closer?

A commercial door closer is a mechanism that is attached to your door, allowing customers to easily open and pass through the doors without having to physically close them. If properly installed, these closers will work as follows:

  • When the customer first starts to open the door, they will feel initial resistance, showing them how heavy the door actually is.
  • After that initial resistance, the door will smoothly glide open.
  • As the customer walks into the store and lets go of the door, a spring in the door will force the mechanism’s arm to gently close the door until it returns to its frame.

A variety of businesses use commercial door closers, from hospitals, to schools, restaurants, small businesses, and everything in between. By using a commercial door closer your business is elevated and the entrance is made safer.

Variety of Styles

To best fit your business, Glass Doctor of Butte, MT provides a myriad of styles and types, some of which are specific to the type of door or opening. Top-mounted door jambs may be the most widely used:

  • Top Jamb – used frequently for glass storefront doors
  • Parallel-Arm – attractive and less susceptible to vandalism, these are used in schools.
  • Regular Arm – the most power efficient , it is mounted on the exterior of the door.

Other options that Glass Doctor provides are:

  • Surface-Mounted – fitted into the doorframe, this is usually the most cost efficient.
  • Floor-spring – concealed and mounted to the floor.
  • Concealed – fitted into the door or the doorframe, these are hidden from sight.

Installing a Commercial Door Closer

How to install a commercial door closer

If you decide to have a commercial door closer installed on your door, Glass Doctor of Butte, MT’s specialists will perform the following steps in order to install the mechanism:

  1. Identify the type of door closer that will work best for your door.
  2. Prepare the door and doorframe for installation.
  3. Install the necessary hardware to both the door and the doorframe.
  4. Connect all pieces of the mechanism and check to make sure that it is in working order.

The specialists at Glass Doctor take special care to either install commercial door closers to your existing storefront door, or along with a new door installation.

Maintenance Services

A door closer, if not serviced correctly, will frequently have to be repaired or replaced. The specialists at Glass Doctor of Butte, MT have to repair or replace door closers often because of these reasons:

1. Incorrect Types of Door Closers - Heavy storefront doors require strong door closers that employ strong springs. These springs hold the force of the it closes. If your door has the wrong type of closer, it poses the safety risk of misalignment that can damage the closer or the actual door.

2. Improperly Installed or Adjusted Door Closers - Improperly installed door closers make it more difficult to open or close the door, as well as the risk of misalignment. In order to prevent this, the specialists at Glass Doctor use the right tools, ensuring that:

  • The lifespan of your door closer is maximized
  • Any abnormal or unexpected movements of the door are prevented
  • Your door remains in good working conditions.

3. Seal Repairs and Low Oil Levels - Broken seals expose clearance gaps, which can cause mechanical problems with the door closer. These problems range from broken O-rings, to failed seals or a missing screw. By having a professional replace the oil in the door closer, you are preventing lack of lubrication that could cause the door to open or closer too quickly.

Door Closer Maintenance Service

By having a professional work on your door closer, instead of an untrained individual, if your door is under warranty, it will not be voided. The expert and courteous professionals from Glass Doctor of Butte, MT have extensive training in installing, maintaining, repairing and replacing door closers and work with you to provide an opening that is stylish and safe.

To take the first steps towards installing a commercial door closer that will help create a positive first impression at your door, schedule an appointment online to have a consultation.