Why You Need Automatic Doors For Your Business

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Some business owners believe that automatic doors are only for facilities such as grocery stores, airports, and hospitals. Nothing could be further from the truth. There are several reasons that you should consider exchanging your manual doors for automatics:

High Traffic

If the area in which your business is located gets a lot of traffic, installing automatic doors can help control the flow of people in and out of your business. When you have manual doors, customers have to stop and open the doors which could cause issues if you have a lot of traffic in front of and inside your business. 

Limited Space

Automatic doors are good if you have a limited amount of space. Instead of the door needing room to swing open, you just need enough room to install the sliding door. The extra space gained by the automatic doors can be useful if you have a compact-size business. Your customers will also appreciate the convenience of having extra room when walking into your business. 

ADA Compliance

The Americans with Disabilities Act requires businesses to be accessible to people who have disabilities. If the entrance and exits to your business are not already within compliance, you will have to spend the money to get there. One cost-effective method of ensuring your business is ready is to install automatic doors. 

Not only are the doors one of the most cost-effective methods of getting in compliance, your customers with disabilities will have an easier time of getting in and out of your business. 

Energy Costs

Automatic doors operate on a sensor. As someone approaches the doors, they open to allow the person to pass in and out of your business. When the person passes, the doors will close completely. The amount of cool air and heat that are allowed to escape your business is minimal.

Manual doors might not close all the way or could be left accidentally left open. As a result, your energy costs can go through the roof as cool air and heat are escaping your business. Your commercial heating and cooling unit will have to work overtime to keep your business at the desired temperature. The extra work from your heating and cooling unit could also translate to the need for a replacement sooner rather than later.

There are many more good reasons for you to install automatic doors at in your business. Talk to a professional installer like Allied Door Controls and Glass Inc. for other ways the doors can improve your business.


29 December 2014

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