The retail business is all about image and impression. So what could be more important than a welcoming entry into your establishment?
The retail business is all about image and impression. So what could be more important than a welcoming entry into your establishment? A beautiful glass door allows passersby to see what you have to offer, while keeping out the weather and keeping your goods and staff safe and secure inside. Here, we’ll discuss some commercial storefront door options for your business.
Aluminum Entrance Doors are available in a variety of configurations and widths that meet ADA specifications, single or in pairs. You can select from varying stile widths (the vertical pieces in the panel or frame) and finishes like silver, bronze, or painted. You can also choose if you’d prefer the door to be made mostly of glass, or if metal below the crossbar makes for sense for you. You’ll also need to choose between monolithic (1 piece) or insulated safety glass, and at what thickness you’ll want for the glass – ranging from ¼” to 1”. Then you’ll select from hardware options like standard push/pull handles, security lock with cylinders, surface mounted closers, and choose your threshold.
Glass Sliding and Folding Doors can often be used when there just isn’t space for a swing door. Sliding doors can be ideal in a healthcare setting, whereas folding doors are often favored by dining establishments that want the option to bring a little of the outdoors inside. A variety of frame options are available, such as aluminum, fiberglass, and different wood species. They can be configured to swing in one or both directions, and can be installed with either top or bottom tracks depending on structural load requirements.
Fire Rated Glass Doors offer barrier resistance of smoke and fire, rated for varying lengths ranging from 20 minutes up to 3 hours. The frames are typically constructed of steel, either hollow frame or narrow steel profile. Using fire rated glass means that you don’t have to sacrifice daylight and views for safety.
Revolving Doors typically consist of three or four doors that hang on a central shaft and rotate around an axis within a cylindrical enclosure. Revolving doors are energy efficient as they prevent drafts (via acting as an airlock), thus preventing increases in the heating or cooling. Revolving doors are a good option for business that have high foot traffic, and for businesses located where the weather has extreme temperature fluctuations over the course of a year.