If you have automatic doors installed at your building, whether commercial or residential, it is important that you plan their maintenance carefully in order to keep them functional for a long time. If you don’t take measures to maintain your automatic doors, they can end up damaged before they have reached their full design service life. Depending upon factors such as the amount of traffic and the age of doors, you can select anything from a basic to an all-inclusive full maintenance program type that your local door service company has to offer.
Under a basic maintenance program, AAADM (American Association of Automatic Door Manufacturers) certified professionals are sent to the site to inspect the automatic doors at specified time intervals. During these inspections, technicians check the different components of the door thoroughly, making sure that they are in accordance with the manufacturer standards. Opening and closing speeds, door sensors, glass, guide rails, pivots, belts, gears and lubricants are checked, tuned or replaced depending on their condition. The cost of these maintenance services vary depending on the component adjustment and/or replacement that must be carried performed. Time and material cost structures are the most common for this type of maintenance program.
Under a full maintenance program, your doors will be inspected and routine preventative maintenance repairs performed after a predetermined time period with the costs remaining exactly the same for each repair. These types of maintenance visits are usually structured on a yearly basis while prices include all material and labor costs that will incur during the maintenance procedure. If you like to create a clear budget for all your expenses beforehand, signing up for a full-service automatic door maintenance program can be very beneficial for your organization, especially since it provides you with a pre-determined fixed cost outlay for door repairs each year.
Depending on what best suits your budget, you can select either of these maintenance program types for your automatic doors. However, make sure you keep track of the expenses incurred on every door separately so that you may make better buying decisions after historical data is considered. There is a time in the service life of every door where the return on investment of a new door will outweigh the costs of continued and more frequent maintenance required to keep a failing door operational.
Please feel free to contact Dash Door to discuss the above basic service programs, or a custom hybrid program to fit your budget and specific facility needs.