No matter the type of commercial doors your facility uses, keeping these assets in good working order is an essential part of maintaining day-to-day productivity. A costly and time-consuming bout of unplanned downtime due to a stuck or malfunctioning commercial door could stop goods from entering or exiting your facility on schedule, throwing all related processes off their timetables as well.
Commercial Door Repair: Door Categories
The main types of commercial doors serviced, repaired and installed by Miner® Service Professionals comprise sectional and rolling steel doors. Each of these has its own ideal use case and purpose. If you’re setting up a new facility or undertaking a major renovation, you should consider the ideal doors for your purposes. If you already have doors of either kind in place, you have to consider the best practices to keep those doors in top condition.
Sectional doors, also known as overhead doors, are versatile and can fulfill a variety of functions for your business. Steel sectional doors come in multiple gauges of steel, and are available on numerous track styles. The paneling on a steel door can be made of glass, plastic or painted metal to suit your building’s appearance. Insulated sectional doors are also available for more environmental protection.
Service technicians can protect these doors against potential issues such as slight gaps in the doors or damage to their tracks or cables. Doors that don’t receive proper upkeep may begin to drift or become stuck.
Rolling (Coiling) Doors
Full-scale rolling steel doors are a top option if your facility needs a secure and high-performance commercial door solution. There’s a great deal of flexibility regarding the size of these doors – up to 60 feet in width and 40 feet in height with a standard configuration. When you have a new rolling door installed, it comes with a computer-matched counterbalance and an optional motor operator for ease of use. Sub-types of rolling doors include rolling grilles and security shutters for windows.
Common types of damage that may afflict rolling doors include damage to individual sections or slats of the doors. Rollers may go missing and tracks can bend over time, while springs and cables are also susceptible to breakage. Doors that suffer this damage may be impossible to secure or become stuck in either the open or closed position.
Commercial Door Repair: Maintenance Options
If you don’t want to incur the costs of installing new commercial doors before their predicted usable lifespan has elapsed, your best bet is to invest in services that will keep your equipment operating in top condition. Same-day service from Miner® is an indispensable door repair option for your facility. Repair technicians equipped with the most common replacement parts in their vehicles are available to get your equipment working again with minimal disruption and downtime. These personnel are Miner® Academy trained to service commercial doors from multiple original equipment manufacturers and of many descriptions. Miner® Academy materials are also available for internal personnel so they can take care of some maintenance tasks themselves.
The ideal service and repair option for your facility’s assets, commercial doors included, involves minimal unplanned downtime. To prevent the need for reactive service, you can invest in proactive care for your essential equipment. Proactive maintenance involves inspections to ensure every asset is in compliance with regulatory standards, as well as OEM specifications. The plan is customized to suit your organization and its commercial doors.
Request a free estimate today to discover the ideal way to keep your commercial doors in working order.