With all of the things to consider when it comes to running a business, you may not have given too much thought to your doors. Take a moment to notice over the next few days how many times a customer or employee approaches your doors with their hands full, leaving them to juggle what they’re holding to get inside.
If that isn’t an issue, consider the hygiene implications of dozens, if not hundreds, of people touching each door on a daily basis, especially during cold and flu season. Is your business in the healthcare or food service industry? Hygiene is paramount! There are a lot of great benefits of automatic doors, including convenience and energy savings to name just a few. With all of the options for automatic doors how do you choose the best one for your business?
Direction of traffic
Think about the doors you might replace. Is traffic moving all one direction or do the doors serve as both entrance and exit? A great option for a two-way door is an automatic sliding door. If traffic moves only one way, an automatic swinging door could be the door for you.
Amount of traffic
Consider the number of employees and customers who are entering and exiting your business every day. Are there times when multiple people are all trying to enter or exit at once? If so, an automatic revolving door, which allows for high capacity use, might be best for you.
The amount of space surrounding your doors is important. Your business may be too small for an automatic revolving door, but you may still have enough space for automatic swinging doors to open in or out. Some businesses, however, benefit most from telescoping sliding doors or automatic folding doors that take up the least amount of space.
Climate and temperature control
One of the great advantages of automatic doors is energy savings over time. While the doors do require power to operate, many styles can help insulate a business, keeping the heat in during the winter and out during the summer. For areas with very hot summers and very cold winters, revolving doors are a great option because the entrance is never fully open at any given time, helping to cut costs of heating and air conditioning.
Maintenance – It is important to proactively maintain automatic doors to ensure they work properly over time. In considering the type of automatic door that is best for your business, consider the maintenance schedules for different types of doors. Check the manufacturer’s recommendations for different automatic doors to see which makes the most sense for your business.
Virtually every business would benefit from hands-free, automatic doors and upgrading your current doors is easy with a hands-free door kit. There are some specifications you’ll need to know about your current lock system, so contact a professional to help with selection and installation.
If you’re ready to make the switch, contact Kenny’s Lock for a professional opinion and installation assistance in Boston..