Installing A New Door In Your Retail Store? Here Is What You Should Know

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Alycia Gordan

Alycia Gordan is a freelance writer who loves to read and write articles on healthcare technology, fitness and lifestyle. She is a tech junkie and divides her time between travel and writing. You can find her on Twitter: @meetalycia

Are you a store owner who hasn’t given much thought to the door of your establishment? If you haven’t considered it before, you could be missing out on a secret! A beautiful entrance could attract more customers to your store, just like it did here. If a behemoth chain of stores like Apple realized the importance of presenting a favorable exterior image and isn’t above using it, shouldn’t you do that too?

Now, installing a new door in your door store isn’t a simple matter. First, you have to choose the right door. This will depend on various factors, which we have discussed below. Next, you have to hire capable people to install it correctly. Paying somebody who doesn’t know what they are doing won’t be smart, especially when you have put so much thought into buying a great door!

Finally, you will have to take care of your commercial door because…

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Taking care of your store door

The door to your store is much more than just an entrance. It is the first thing that your customers and potential customers see when they visit your establishment. A high-quality door that looks inviting can attract more shoppers, which would increase both your profits and customer base. Still unsure of the power that a door can wield over our imaginations? All you need to do is look at a few of the most memorable ones, and you’d understand!

A good door will pay for itself, so don’t be afraid to splurge a bit. You can also use Feng Shui to make sure the entrance makes everyone entering your store feel welcome.

Getting a new door – the right one

When out shopping for a new door for your retail store, you should stick to one with the same measurements as the old one. Here are some things to remember:

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Door size

As mentioned before, your old door’s height and width should serve as guides. Measure them and then round up to full inches. This is the right size for a replacement door. For instance, a door that was 35-3/4 inch wide should be replaced with one that is 36 inches wide.

Jamb width

The right way of measuring jamb width is to start from the backside of the interior trim all the way to the exterior trim. If you are ordering a pre-hung door, not specifying the jamb width could lead to an ill-fitting door. You’ll have to install jamb extensions to make it the right size!

Rough opening

The rough opening can be measured once the interior trim is removed. Don’t order a door without comparing these measurements with the ones from the old door to fulfill the requirements of the rough opening.

Exterior opening

The exterior opening is also known as the masonry opening. To know its dimensions, you will have to measure the exterior casing’s outside first. Next, measure from the bottom of the sill all the way to the upper part of the trim.

Security

Even though it has aesthetic value and attracts customers, the primary purpose of a door is secured. When you pull down the shutters at the end of the day, the door will protect the merchandise within. So choose good hardware that allows maximum security. Think of a thick, sturdy door that comes with deadbolts. It is better to get a door that has a steel lock reinforcement plate, as well. You will find one on both single and double doors. Even if it is more expensive, go for one that also prevents mechanical defects – a lifetime warranty would be better.

Energy-efficiency

Any gap in your store’s exterior is a way for energy to escape. That goes for your entry door too. So, buy a door that wouldn’t lead to increased energy bills. Doors with solid polyurethane core may prove much more effective than wooden ones. So, choose wisely!

We hope you find the door you’re looking for. Head on over to us, and we will help you find one. At Chi Garage Doors, we specialize in customer service! We might be small and local, but it only means that each of our customers gets our undivided attention. We believe in making our customers happy. Does that sound good to you? See you at our store then!

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Alycia Gordan

Alycia Gordan is a freelance writer who loves to read and write articles on healthcare technology, fitness and lifestyle. She is a tech junkie and divides her time between travel and writing. You can find her on Twitter: @meetalycia

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