Considerations for Repairing and Maintaining Commercial Roller Doors


It is crucial to stay on top of maintenance and repairs for a commercial roller door to keep your business running effectively. Here are several considerations to keep in mind.

Be Proactive with Maintenance

You should pay attention to any irregularities in the working of your roller door. Doing so can help you avoid the inconvenience of it breaking down during business hours. After all, the door is essential to securing the premises at the close of business and for letting workers and vehicles in and out. Additionally, a faulty door can cause injuries, so maintenance should be high on the priority list for workplace safety. Having the door checked early can prevent problems from escalating and costing more as well.

Signs to Look Out For

So what irregularities and problems should you pay attention to? You might notice that the door jams rather than moving smoothly. Or, it may only respond to commands to open and close intermittently. Other important clues that something could be wrong include squeaks or other unusual noises. If someone reverses into the door with a vehicle or forklift, you should have it checked. Be on the lookout for any changes in how it operates or sounds if you want to catch issues early.

Parts of the Door That May Be Faulty

You should always hire a professional to fix the door. A repair expert will typically work by a process of elimination, starting with the simplest, cheapest, or most likely solution and door component. They may simply need to lubricate certain parts of the mechanism to fix a problem. Or, a door or motor may need replacing if they're faulty or have reached the end of their lifespan.

Another component that may require repairs is the springs within the drum around which the corrugated curtain rolls as it opens. These springs help to balance the door's weight. They may need to be adjusted or replaced.

Alternatively, the rails at the sides may be clogged or damaged, so the corrugated curtain struggles to move smoothly. Someone may have dented the door so that it's not plumb with the rails. You may, alternatively, have a problem with the electrics or the wifi connection, which could explain why the door sometimes works and sometimes doesn't. Maintenance will extend the life of the door, so you won't have to replace it as soon as you otherwise would, as well as minimise the commercial roller door repairs needed.

Contact a local company to learn more about commercial roller door repairs.


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