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Commercial Door Installation: Common Mistakes to Avoid

Here at HLM Garage Doors & More, LLC, we know that you care about your business, and we want to help you do what’s best for it. No matter what kind of business you run, one key to keeping your operation running smoothly is to keep your facilities in good condition, and that includes your doors. If you’ve noticed that the doors to your building aren’t giving you the best performance, it may be time to upgrade them. Our team has extensive experience in commercial door installation, and we know exactly what to do–and not do–in order to deliver the best results. In this article, we’ll go over some common mistakes to avoid when it comes to commercial door installation.

  • Not Meeting Code- One key step in commercial door installation is carefully reading the local building codes and checking that every part of the door meets those standards. The ADA has strict standards for commercial doors, including how wide they must be, where to place the handles, how much force it takes to operate them, and more, all to ensure that every person can access your business. Getting these details right can be tricky if you’re not used to it, but fortunately our team is thoroughly familiar with these regulations and you can count on us to keep your business compliant.
  • Using the Wrong Hardware- Another mistake we’ve seen in commercial door installation is using the wrong hardware and trimmings for the door. Things like the door handles, locks, hinges, and even the trim can all have a serious impact on the door’s functionality and strength, so it’s important to choose the best materials for the job.
  • Not Planning for the Swing- Lastly, many people make the mistake of not accounting for the door’s swing in their commercial door installation. Failing to take this into account during planning has led to hallways that can’t be accessed due to two clashing door swing directions, and it can limit the amount of usable floor space in already cramped facilities. Our team knows how to factor this key detail into our plans, and we’ll make sure that you can use every part of your facility.