Are you building a new property and debating whether or not to install an automatic door? You definitely should, and here’s why.

1.Customers prefer automatic doors.

Research indicates that consumers place a high value on automatic doors, with nearly 99% expressing a preference of automatic doors over manual doors. The most important places that should have automatic doors, according to consumer surveys are:

  • Hospitals
  • Airports
  • Hotels
  • Shopping Malls
  • Retail stores

Survey respondents also identified post offices as an important location for automatic doors, but they’re not often found there, especially at smaller branch offices.

2.Options galore.

There are dozens of automatic doors available, in many different styles, sizes, colors, finishes and designs. You’re not locked into those automatic doors you see at your local grocery store.
Options include:

  • Automatic swinging doors
  • Automatic folding doors
  • Automatic sliding doors
  • Automatic rotating doors

3.Convenience.

Your guests will appreciate not having to open a heavy manual door, particularly if they are toting children or parcels, or have accessibility challenges.

As one survey respondent put it, “Let’s design not just for the handicapped, but convenience for all. Where possible, especially with large volumes of people, this should be understood.”

4.Improved public perception.

It might seem strange, but the presence of automatic doors can help your visitors see you as a leader in your industry. Automatic doors create a perception that your business is state-of-the-art, which can help subconsciously justify higher prices for products and service.

5.Ease of Use and Maintenance.

Today’s technologically sophisticated automatic doors are manufactured to the highest quality and safety standards. With proper installation and a little bit of regular maintenance, daily operation should be straightforward and trouble-free.

6.Cost-Benefit Relationship.

Automatic doors are much more economical than you might believe. Be sure to factor in product life-cycle and energy savings when you’re crunching the numbers. Automatic doors that are installed and maintained correctly will pay for themselves.

7.Energy Savings.

You might think installing an automatic door will cost you big when it comes to energy consumption, but that’s not the case. Automatic doors open only when necessary and close completely every time, which effectively reduces wasted energy and significantly lowers annual heating and cooling costs. There are a variety of ways to maximize your energy savings, too, such as installing a revolving door with an air lock or a low-energy swinging door that provides easy access to those who need it most.

8.Safety.

When properly installed and regularly inspected, automatic doors provide consistently safe access to your property.

9.ADA Compliance.

The Americans with Disabilities Act may require your business to install an automatic door to achieve ADA compliance. Millions of Americans are disabled in some way that makes opening a manual door cumbersome at best and impossible at worst. Automatic doors provide safe, convenient access for everyone, regardless of age or ability.

If you’re considering adding an automatic door to your building plans, Toledo Mirror and Glass can help you choose the right model for your needs. Call us today at 419-241-3151 to discuss your plans or to get a quote.

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