Expert Tips for Choosing the Right Entrance Door for Your Business

Ravindra Ambegaonkar
May 16, 2022
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If your business has a physical shopfront or headquarters, then you need to carefully design its façade. If you don’t plan its exterior design, then you might fail to attract customers. In addition to ensuring that your business’s entry door matches your exterior design, you also need to take security into consideration. Thefts and burglaries are rising in many places. A heavy-duty security door will ensure that your business does not get targeted by thieves.

Here are some expert tips for choosing the right entrance door for your business:

Access

Whatever your business is, you need to make sure that it is accessible to people that suffer from disabilities. Your business’s front door must be ADA compliant. ADA stands for Americans with Disabilities Act Standards. No matter what your business is, you need to make sure that your door is ADA compliant, even if it’s a garage. You can purchase ADA-compliant walk-thru garage doors if this were to be the case. Making your business easily accessible to people that suffer from disabilities also broadens your audience and makes it possible for disabled people to shop with you. Make sure that you give access serious consideration, before buying a door.

Cost

The next thing that you need to think about is cost. How much can you reasonably afford to spend on a door? It’s unlikely that if your business is a start-up, you will have thousands of dollars set aside to spend on one. Most door manufacturers and retailers will allow you to purchase products from them as part of a finance plan, however. This means that you can still buy the more expensive products, even if you haven’t got the money upfront. Work out an exact budget for a door before you begin searching, so you know how much you can afford to spend.

Efficiency

Next is efficiency. The world’s population is currently reeling from an unprecedented cost of living crisis. The war in Ukraine is causing significant hikes in gas, oil, and energy costs. If you are feeling the pressure, then it’s important to buy a door that’s energy-efficient. You want to buy a door that doesn’t let heat out, and that insulates your business. This is especially important if you live in an area that is extremely cold. Conversely, if your business is located in a hot area and you have fans running, you need to make sure that you buy a door that doesn’t let the cold out.

Features

What features does your door come with? If you are buying an expensive modern door, then the door might come with electronic locking and an additional smart system used to unlock it. Some other features include magnetic stops, to prevent the door from slamming closed. It’s important to do your research before buying a door so that you can find one that has the features you need. It’s a good idea to sit down before you go ahead and buy a door so that you can work out what kinds of features are needed. You might want to browse a list of popular door features, so you can judge which ones are good for you.

Weather

You should also take your region’s weather into consideration. If where you live has very intense weather, then you need to make sure that you buy a door that’s able to withstand it. If your door doesn’t perform well when put up against your region’s weather, then will just end up having to replace it. Additionally, if your business’s door breaks due to the weather, then people could be able to access your store, or your store’s interior could be damaged. The manufacturer that you buy your door from should give you information about how the door performs in bad weather conditions if you ask them for their advice.

Lifespan

You need to find a door that has a lengthy lifespan, otherwise, it’s not worth buying. In order to determine what a door’s lifespan is, you need to find out what materials it’s made from. The materials that a door is made from will have a lot of influence over how it performs and lasts. You also need to factor in weather conditions in your area, because they also influence how long your door will last you.

If you live in a very humid, damp climate, then a thin, pine door won’t last you very long. Eventually, it will rot. You would want either a metal door or a heavier, lacquered wooden door. The best person to speak to about a door’s lifespan is its manufacturer.

Accessories

Does your door come with any accessories? Accessories could include doorstops, handles and knobs, locks and latches, and architectural hardware. These things can significantly increase your door’s cost. It is possible to add many of these things on aftermarket if you want to. With that said, it’s a lot easier to just get them from the manufacturer.

Maintenance

You need to buy a door that is easy to maintain. Performing maintenance is an important part of door ownership. If you don’t maintain your door then it will eventually begin to deteriorate, which could lead to you having to buy a new door. Common door maintenance includes cleaning and polishing it. The manufacturer or retailer from whom you buy your door should be able to provide you with information on how to maintain your door.

Security

Finally, take security into consideration. Security might in fact be the most important factor for you to think about, especially if you live in an area that has crime problems. If your door isn’t robust and secure, then there’s a chance that criminals and opportunistic thieves could break in and steal merchandise from your store. In addition to buying a heavy-duty door, you should also invest in cameras and break-proof windows. All of these things collectively will stop your business from being targeted by criminals.

If you own a business, then you need to find the door that’s perfect for you. Once you have purchased one, the next step is to decide what color you are going to paint it! Try to select a color and design that’s congruous with your business’s overall design.

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