18 May The Most Common Commercial Door Repairs
Overhead doors are a staple in any commercial business – but most people don’t give them a second thought until they break. When they break, it’s a scramble to figure out how to both secure your building and fix your door while maintaining all of your normal operations. This is a very avoidable hassle! Maintaining your commercial door over time can prevent needing a sudden expensive replacement.
Luckily, most commercial door repairs are simple and relatively pain-free if done by a professional. Here are the most common repair services to keep an eye out for:
Track Damage or Misalignment
Commercial doors run on metal tracks that guide the door’s rollers up and down the wall. Over time, these tracks can warp and prevent the door from opening and closing correctly. Dust, debris, and dirt can accumulate in the rollers and make the problem worse. Oftentimes, a dead giveaway of a misaligned track or damaged rollers is a screeching or grinding noise upon opening.
Torsion springs bear the weight of the door as it opens and closes. If there is a problem with your door’s springs, it likely won’t be able to lift itself off the ground. Escalating torsion spring problems could even cause your door to collapse! To avoid this worst-case scenario, regularly inspect your springs for squeaking, which is a sure sign that they need to be lubricated or replaced.
Panel or Sectional Damage
Damage to a single panel might be a bummer, but you don’t always need to replace your entire door to solve the problem. Usually, this kind of damage is from a vehicle or heavy object forcefully hitting your door. Depending on the state and functionality of the remainder of the door, you may be able to get away with only replacing the damaged panel.
Weak or Damaged Cables
While springs support your door’s weight as it opens and closes, cables work to keep it aligned to the track. Many people overlook cable issues and assume a problem with the track, but in truth, the former is crucial to maintaining the integrity of the latter. Cables should be replaced every few decades, but frayed or floppy cables should be replaced as soon as they are noticed.
The motor is the heart of your commercial door. It raises the springs and powers the cables while keeping your door in place. Just like a car motor, your door motor will need consistent tune-ups to ensure that it is properly running. Dust and time are a motor’s enemy, but like all of these simple repairs, maintenance is the key for long-lasting parts.
There are things that you can do to prevent a commercial door breakdown. Routine inspections of key operating mechanisms and check-ups by a professional are your first line of defense against an eventual full-door replacement. Stay ahead of trouble by regularly maintaining your commercial door.
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If you need a significant commercial door repair or a simple maintenance check-up, contact Frontier Pacific. With our combined 27 years of experience, we can swiftly and professionally repair your commercial door and get your business back to operations. Contact us by phone or email today!