2 Ways to Make Your Commercial Doors Last Longer
Your commercial overhead door is a significant part of your business structure, and it is likely used multiple times a day during all parts of the year. Because of this frequent usage, it is important for you to know how to keep your commercial overhead door operating smoothly for many years to come after its initial installation. Here are 2 ways you can make your commercial door last longer:
(Before we get started, it’s also important to remember that if your commercial door is experiencing any issues, contact a professional to inspect it. Attempting repair or preventative maintenance work on your own can be dangerous, and commercial overhead doors should always be handled by a trained professional.)
- Inspect & Listen
The most essential step in ensuring your commercial door’s longevity is simply observing your door each time you use it. Is the door moving smoothly or is it jolting? Is the door operating quietly or is it making strange noises? Is the door landing evenly on the ground? As soon as you notice an issue or concern with your commercial door, you may want to have it inspected and, if necessary, repaired by a professional.
- Preventative Maintenance
There are also multiple preventative maintenance steps you can take to make your commercial door last longer. A thorough check up of your commercial door system is perhaps the best way to ensure you get the longest life out of your door.
- a) Consistent Lubrication
Keeping your commercial door system lubricated will add years of successful operation. White lithium grease provides the best results, but you can also use spray lubricant. We recommend using a lubricant at least twice a year to keep your commercial overhead door working properly.
- b) Examine the Hardware
Again, your commercial overhead door moves up and down frequently throughout the year. So much constant movement can lead to loose hardware. Examine the hardware of your commercial door consistently, and if you notice any problems, contact a trained professional.
- c) Paint Your Door
Keeping your commercial overhead door freshly painted prevents rusting, which ultimately ensures a longer lifespan for your door system. If you have painted doors, it is essential to check them frequently for areas where the paint is peeling or deteriorating. If you notice any peeling spots, paint over them to prevent your door from rusting.
If you don’t have time to check up on your commercial door frequently in these two ways, contact us to learn more about our preventive maintenance services. With over 17 years of experience in the overhead door industry, we guarantee that you will be in good hands. Together we will determine how to ensure your commercial overhead door’s longevity.