Hidden Signs It's Time to Replace Your Commercial Door Hardware

Hidden Signs It’s Time to Replace Your Commercial Door Hardware

In general, people don’t pay too much attention to doors, particularly on commercial door hardware parts. These areas of your business are often taken for granted until something goes wrong.

If you’re a business owner, you know that neglecting even the smallest detail of your company may result in serious consequences. Thus, your doors and its hardware should always be functional, attractive, and efficient at all times.

With this in mind, here’s a number of hidden signs telling you it’s the right time for a commercial door hardware replacement.

Sensing Edge not Working

commercial door hardware Sensing edges are attached to motor-driven doors. They protect automated overhead doors through an auto-stop or auto-reverse function. The bottom sensing edges reverse or stop once they come into contact with an obstruction.

One possible reason for malfunctioning sensing edges is an open circuit found in the bottom bar. To confirm if it’s the problem, disconnect the wiring at the bottom bar. Then, insert a continuity tester and examine its condition. Sensing edges may also fail if the door is located in a flooded or wet environment.

Overhead Door Won’t Open

If the motor unit doesn’t respond to the wall or remote control, the logic control board could be the culprit. Unplug the opener and examine the wiring connections on the panel. Are they working fine? If yes, wait a few minutes before plugging it back in. Take note that disconnecting the power resets the logic board. Try testing it to see if the opener works. If not, you will likely need a drive motor or logic board replacement.

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Curtain Doesn’t Open Evenly

commercial door hardware There could be a lot of reasons why the curtain is not opening evenly. Some of the causes are damaged slats, top slat not in line, barrel not level, misaligned collar assembly, and more. A quick fix to this issue is to loosen all the top screws and straighten the curtain. To avoid causing more damage, call your trusted door technician right away.

Bottom Bar Blocks the Weather-Stripping

An incorrect guide opening could be the cause of this issue. If the guide opening is too narrow, it will bunch up and not close correctly. It’s also possible the problem is in the bottom bar angle. One thing you can do to fix this is to increase the guide opening space. If this still doesn’t work, a professional technician can increase cope and clear your door’s weather-stripping.

Protecting Your Commercial Door Hardware

Once your commercial door hardware shows signs of wear and tear, the door itself will eventually fail. It will get worse the longer you leave it alone, which could affect your day-to-day business operations. The good news is, you can avoid this problem through regular inspections and maintenance.

Frontier Pacific is your go-to source for your commercial door needs. Our team is dedicated to providing you excellent service that caters to your unique needs. We can install entry doors fully equipped with commercial door hardware to keep your business safe from unauthorized access or harsh natural elements. Contact our customer service representatives today to learn more about your options.