March 22, 2021
Replacing Self-Storage Roll-Up Doors
When you install a commercial roll-up door in your warehouse or retail property, you expect it to function efficiently so your business can operate without interruption. The best way to prevent common commercial roll-up door issues (aside from selecting the highest-quality product) is with proper installation.
When installing any roll-up door, it’s important to follow the installation instructions provided by the door manufacturer line by line. Even with proper installation, however, there are still issues that can arise over time. Read on to learn more about how to troubleshoot common commercial roll-up door issues.
If your commercial roll-up door has become difficult to open and/or close, one of several components could be the cause. Check the below list of common issues to identify the root of your problem:
One common issue many commercial customers experience is damage to the sheet panels over time. In many cases with doors that only use a chain stop, people use a tractor or forklift to push the door open. This can cause the door to bang into the head stop or the ground. Over time, this will cause damage to the door and its components. It’s also common for commercial warehouse machinery to dent or scratch the doors during business operations.
To prevent these issues, make sure to operate your commercial roll-up door with care. Encourage employees to use caution when operating machinery around the doors to avoid this damage. By taking these precautions, your door can last for many years.
If your door wasn’t recently installed but is now difficult to operate, determine which of the above issues could be the cause. While spring tension is often the culprit with older, frequently-used doors, there is the chance that the effects of a misstep during installation are now exposing themselves.
While smaller roll-up doors like those DBCI manufactures sometimes allow for the spring tension to be adjusted manually, this isn’t always an option for commercial roll-up doors. Due to their size and location, it’s often best to call a professional to help correct any issues. Mishandling door components can cause serious injury and damage to the door or nearby property. Commercial roll-up door manufacturers like DBCI should be able to provide you with a recommendation for an experienced professional who can address any issues you face.
At DBCI, we engineer our doors for ease of installation to ensure that you can quickly and safely install them. To learn more about our state-of-the-art products or for help with any issues, contact one of our experienced sales representatives.