Commercial shutters and roller doors are a staple of commercial buildings and warehouses, providing efficient and secure access to the premises. But unfortunately, they can become damaged if not maintained properly or subjected to extreme weather conditions. One of the most common problems that can occur with roller doors is buckling – when the door stops rolling up or down due to warping or misalignment. Here we will look at some of the reasons why a roller door might buckle, and how you can prevent it from happening.
If a commercial roller door is not installed correctly, it may buckle under normal use. Professional installers have the skills, expertise, and tools to install commercial and industrial doors so that they will operate as they should without the risk of buckling.
Wear and Tear
Age, corrosion, and weather exposure can weaken the door and cause it to buckle. Ensure you follow a routine maintenance schedule to ensure any minor issues from wear and tear are picked up and rectified before they cause major problems.
Steel roller doors can rust and become weakened, making them more prone to buckling. When purchasing commercial shutters or a new commercial roller door for your premises, ensure you are getting the highest quality steel and consider a layer of durable polyester paint or a powder coated colour for optimal durability. Aluminium is also a popular choice for roller doors, it won’t rust as easily as steel, but it doesn’t have the same strength or provide as much insulation.
Bent or Damaged Tracks
If the tracks that guide the door up and down are bent or damaged, the door may buckle. If you notice that your door isn’t operating as smoothly as it should, you should have it inspected by a commercial roller door specialist. Bent or damaged tracks can cause your door to malfunction, and in severe cases, buckle.
Failing to regularly maintain and lubricate the door and its components can cause it to buckle. Fortunately, routine maintenance is relatively simple. Cowan Doors provides cost-effective routine scheduled maintenance that includes written reports that identify potential problems, saving you money in repairs and inconvenient downtime.
If roller doors and shutters are a vital part of your business, it’s essential to take proper care of them to avoid any operational or mechanical issues such as buckling. A door that has buckled is hard to repair and will likely require complete replacement. To avoid any issues with your commercial roller door, it is important to ensure that you maintain and inspect it regularly in order to keep it in good condition.
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