Commercial Glass Door FAQs

Springfield Glass Company, a professional commercial glass contractor in Springfield, Missouri answers the most frequently asked questions about commercial door repair. 

How long do commercial doors last? 

20-30 years.

How much does a commercial entry door cost? 

Commercial door repair costs can vary based on the materials used and their size. 

How big are commercial glass doors on average? 

Most standard commercial glass doors are 36 inches by 80 inches.

What security features should my commercial glass have? 

You can buy bullet-proof glass or plexiglass, which is shatter resistant. You can also get a sealant over your windows that will hold the glass in place should someone attempt breaking it. 

What commercial glass is the most energy-efficient? 

Choose a glass with a high U-value. It’s a numerical representation of a window’s efficiency. Look for solar heat gain (SHG) as a metric for how much heat enters via sunlight. 

How to remove commercial glass doors? 

Use a putty knife to remove the caulk seal (lining) in the window. Adhesive tape to hold the glass and frame together as you remove to stop on both sides of the pane.  

How to clean commercial glass doors? 

Dust away loose dirt and use a spray bottle to wet the window, then squeegee it with overlapping strokes; don’t forget the window’s edges and corners.

How to install commercial glass doors? 

There are three ways: with a gasket, caulk, or adhesive tape.

How do you replace a commercial storefront door hinge? 

Remove the door stop and bottom pivot. Install the spring-loaded pin top pivot. Put in the bottom pivot bearing on the door. Install the top pivot bearing. Install the bottom pivot pin, and, lastly, put the door back into the frame. 

What types of commercial glass doors can you repair? 

Swinging doors, sliding doors, revolving doors and more can be repaired by our glass specialists. We can address causes of commercial glass door damage, including alignment issues, bent frames, corrosion and door warping. 

How do you repair an automatic commercial glass door? 

Turn the power off for 10 seconds then turn it back on. Let the software go through a learning cycle again before it’s functioning as normal.

What types of automatic commercial glass doors are there?

  • Four-fold doors 
  • Sliding doors 
  • Sliding-folding doors
  • Telescopic sliding doors
  • Horizontal sectional doors
  • Swing door systems

What types of folding and revolving doors are there? 

  • Normal revolving doors
  • Semi-circular doors
  • Folding doors

What commercial doors are used in hospitals? 

Manual slide doors and swing doors, often designed to meet the requirements of intensive care and cardiac care units, are the most commonly used. 

Commercial aluminum sectional door models are commonly seen at fire stations, service stations, and professional facilities. This is due to their aesthetic design that allows plenty of light through and ease of functionality. 

The types of glass used in commercial doors:  

  • DSB glass 
  • Plexiglass
  • Tempered glass 
  • Clear lexan 
  • Wire glass 
  • Polycarbonate glass 

Commercial aluminum doors also have low maintenance costs and a long shelf life.

It’s often the galvanized fixtures and hinges that need to be replaced due to wear and tear or exposure to the elements. 

What is security glass and is it used in commercial doors? 

AKA “safety glass,” this glass has extra strength and resistance to provide safety and security. It is made from tempered glass. 

How long does it take for storefront glass window tint to fade? 

5 years on average. For high-quality glass tinting, it may take between 10 and 20 years before the tint on your storefront glass window or door fades.

Get Commercial Glass Door Repair with Springfield Glass

We specialize in commercial glass installation and repair, including custom door applications, security, and widgets. Contact us for more information by submitting a contact form or calling us at (417) 883-6555.

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