MacArthur Locks & Doors got a call from a local business in Elkridge, MD, for commercial door repair. One of their aluminum doors had become hard to open or close. We sent our locksmith to inspect the door and its installation. The door was indeed tough to move around. It turned out that the hinges had worn down after constant use and could no longer secure the aluminum door. We ensured that the mounting screws were tight and the hinges adequately lubricated. After the repair, the door opened like a breeze.
If you own a business, you will agree that a commercial door is an integral part of commercial spaces. It not only allows workers and customers to come and go, but it also contributes to the security of your business. Unfortunately, commercial doors can occasionally develop issues that require door repair. Door issues can be a primary source of frustration for any business owner. They are not only inconvenient, but they can also result in costly repairs.
Some issues are easy to spot, while others require the inspection of professional commercial door installers. No matter what, finding solutions to commercial door problems necessitates taking the time to investigate the root causes.
Warping of doors due to heat is a common occurrence. Most often, these door distortions happen to hollow metal doors. Sometimes, the door may return to its original shape when the temperature decreases or when pressure is no longer applied. However, the warp usually remains or worsens.
Finding the root cause for a door that fails to open or close may involve addressing multiple issues. That includes the wrong size of weatherstripping, broken door hardware and lock mechanisms, hinges no longer secured to the jamb or door, and door jambs that are no longer plumbed.
There could be two possible reasons for a slamming commercial door. One is that the hydraulic door closer to the door needs to be adjusted. Another is that the hydraulic door closer’s o-ring seals have punctured, and hydraulic fluid is leaking. If the door closer is defective and needs to be replaced, hydraulic fluid will be leaking from the door closer body.
A commercial door that sticks or binds at the top, on one side or the other, or along the bottom may be suffering from loose or poorly installed hinges. A sticking door can also result from a wall that resettles over time, changing the pressures on the door frame.
If you notice a large or uneven gap between your door and the frame, this could be indicative of a structural or installation problem. An improperly installed frame will result in severe door and hardware issues. Such a situation may necessitate extensive field repair, including removing the frame from the wall to access the frame anchoring.
Door closers or operator stops can malfunction due to another door issue, such as a hinge problem or a warped door. On the other hand, if the closer stops shutting the door before it is fully closed, or if it springs back when you try to close it manually, the arm is most likely installed improperly on the shaft.
MacArthur Locks & Doors is one of the leading providers of commercial door installation and repair services in the DMV area. We specialize in installing and repairing all types of commercial doors, including fire, security, and exit doors. We also offer a full range of lock and door services, including key duplication, lock rekeying, door repair, and door replacement. Our experienced professionals are dedicated to providing our clients with the highest quality products and trouble-free services. Contact us today for a free consultation.
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