Due to the cold and extreme weather that winter brings to Chicago, it is expected for commercial doors to experience some complications. We have heard of latches budging due to freezing, doors that slide of their tracks, and many more stressful scenarios that nobody wishes to encounter. For your commercial door to not experience any trouble, freezing, or complication, here are some tips that you should follow and take into account:
First thing is first, you are going to want to maintain a heated environment in the work place throughout the winter. Many supervisors turn down the heat because doors are constantly being opened and closed, but that only allows for the cold to stick around. You can prevent doors from freezing shut by maintaining that heat pumping in regular intervals.
If snow begins to accumulate around your door, you need to clear it away. By allowing for snow to build up, you are opening the doors to icy buildups that will damage your door. So, if snow is collecting near your door, have it removed immediately.
Feel free to lubricate your doors before the winter season really kicks i. With proper lubrication you facilitate door movement and eliminate the possibilities of the door coming off its tracks or hinges. Lubricants are also good for removing any squeak that your commercial door currently is experiencing.
You can also prevent your doors from cracking by obtaining a great weatherproofing or coat. A weatherproofing material can preserve the conditions of your door frame and door in general.
Another thing you might want to consider is weather stripping. Weather stripping seals all the cracks, and allows for you to maintain a warm ambience within the property itself, without you needing to ush the heating system to its maximum potential.
All in all, keep these tips in mind during the winter and your commercial door will be just fine.