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We don't have a particularly large garage, and we do anything we can to try and conserve space. The old garage door had quite a wide swinging hinge, which meant there was a large area where we could not store anything. We have recently switched to a slimline garage door, which rolls up overhead and has a much smaller profile overall. Not only do we have more space, but the new garage door also looks great and has made the whole garage look nicer. This blog is all about new options for garage doors with slimline profiles and modern styling.

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Top Maintenance Tips for Automatic Pedestrian Doors

by Tyrone Cooper

Automatic pedestrian doors can be found in most commercial facilities due to their convenience and hygiene levels. Rather than install traditional doors in high traffic entryways, retail facilities opt for automatic doors. Equipped with sensors and a relay mechanism, automated pedestrian doors can detect an approaching object and open or close accordingly. That said, automatic doors are complex pieces of hardware that need daily attention. As a commercial facility manager, the last thing you want is a lawsuit resulting from a malfunctioned automatic door. This article highlights routine maintenance tips for automatic doors. Read on for useful and unique insights.

Clean the Tracks Frequently — An automatic door's track is one of the most important components because the gliding panels would not slide easily without the channel. Therefore, facility managers must pay extra attention to the tracks as part of routine maintenance. Some commercial facilities clean automatic door tracks once a day, but it is not enough, particularly if an entryway experiences heavy traffic. People will be dropping debris along the tracks all day, affecting proper operation. For instance, a pebble that blocks a section of the track can lead to accidents because customers do not anticipate the panels to stop midway abruptly. The best way to avoid such incidences is to keep the tracks as clean as possible all day long.

Inspect Door's Electrical Panel Daily — Automatic pedestrian doors are designed to open and close for multiple cycles before critical parts begin to show signs of wear. However, it does not mean occasionally inspecting the electrical panel. The reason is that any electrical system can fail at any time due to unforeseen elements. Considering the frequency with which automatic doors open and close, facility managers must make it mandatory for the maintenance team to inspect the door's electrical panel daily. Such inspections reveal failing components, such as relays, so that you can replace them before they affect a door's operation.

Match Operation to Traffic — One strategy to help you prolong their service life is to match door operation with traffic levels. For instance, you can switch off the inner panel and only allow the outer panel to operate during off-peak periods. Likewise, the only time you should let both panels operate is during peak hours. The strategy helps reduce the number of cycles each panel makes, significantly delaying wear and tear.

For more information on automatic pedestrian doors, contact a company near you.