Cleveland Commercial Door Installers
Entry doors are one of the first things people notice when welcomed to your property.
For over 40 years Advance Door has continued to be one of the leading Cleveland Commercial Door Installers for Business, Retail & Industrial. It’s important that your business entry doors give the right first impression! Commercial entry doors sold and serviced in Northeast Ohio by Advance Door Co. deliver top-quality performance, steadfast security, and the best value for the investment.
Advance Door staffs an expert team of Cleveland commercial door installers trained in the shop and apprenticed in the field with National accredition by the International Door Association, the leading trade association representing the door and access system industry in the country.
Among the commercial entrance doors we supply and service:
Steel and Aluminum Doors
Heavy duty steel entry doors are high-quality, durable, weather-resistant, and relatively low-maintenance. Steel doors won’t absorb moisture, have great structural integrity, and provide great insulation. They’re often commonly used in exterior applications, and they can be made-to-order.
Aluminum is another ideal material for commercial exterior entry doors. Aluminum doors are great because they’re lightweight (about one-third the weight of steel). Entry doors made of aluminum tend to be less expensive than doors made of other materials. And while aluminum tends to be considered a “softer” metal, it’s still a strong material that can stand up to heavy use and punishing elements. (It does, however, have some vulnerability to high heat.) Our experienced door technicians can help you review your choices to find the option that best fits your needs.
Hollow Metal Doors
Hollow metal doors are probably one of the most common types of door you’ll see in commercial and industrial settings. They’re typically composed of steel frames with steel panels on both sides. These doors are usually mounted with 3-5 hinge mounting points. They also come in a range of security levels, which is determined with penetration tests. They aren’t necessarily the prettiest doors we sell, but they can be blast- and bullet-resistant, fire resistant, and heat tolerant. As for hardware, most hollow metal doors are equipped with electrified mortise locks and panic hardware or magnetic locks.
Storefront doors are one of the first - and last - things that customers see when they enter a premises. Door aesthetics matter more for a store front than they would for other applications. But they also need to be functional and durable. They need to help facilitate the smooth flow of foot traffic while also improving the store’s health, safety, security, and energy use. Customized storefront doors allow companies to take the reins and choose features that will best suit the unique needs of that location.
Panic hardware, sometimes known as exit hardware, an exit device, or a panic bar, is used on fire doors to provide quick and easy egress for occupants in the event of an emergency. It’s usually mechanical with hardware that can be operated from the inside of an outswinging door. International Building Code requirements mandate the use of panic hardware for any location that facilitates occupancies of 50 or more people, schools with an occupation capacity of 50 or more, and any high hazard occupancy (regardless of capacity). Requirements may be more stringent for sites that follow the NFPA 101 and NFPA 70 standards.
ADA Compliant Doors
At Advance Door Co., we want to ensure that doors are open to everyone. The Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal law that prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in a number of various contexts. Most relevant to our clients in the Cleveland-area are provisions pertaining to housing and public accommodations. The Fair Housing Act prohibits disability discrimination in public and private housing - including within new construction design. The Architectural Barriers Act (ABA) establishes that any buildings/facilities designed, constructed, or altered with federal funds or leased by federal agencies comply with certain physical accessibility requirements. Lastly, Title III requires any business or non-profit service that provides public accommodations to comply with basic architectural standards for new and altered buildings. With respect specifically to ADA compliance for doors, there are a host of requirements. These include things like ensuring there is a certain amount of space for wheelchairs to maneuver through entrances and exits. Thresholds can’t be higher than ½ inch at accessible doors -and that includes sliding doors. Automated doors need to have closing speeds set to a window of time that takes into account that not everyone may be able to briskly move through the entry doors. ADA compliant doors don’t require the use of more than 5 pounds of force to open. Ensuring your site has ADA compliant doors is not only good for business - it’s the law.
When you’re running a business, accessibility is not optional. Part of the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) requires commercial handicap door operators (sometimes referred to as automatic door openers) to be installed in buildings open to the public. Experienced, certified Cleveland commercial door installers and technicians can help ensure your handicap operators are ADA compliant and accessible to everyone.
Automatic door systems have become so commonplace, many of us don’t give them a second thought. But architects, engineers, construction professionals, and door technicians consider automatic doors in great detail. Most automatic doors have a sensor that detects when the door needs to open. They can be controlled via pressure sensors, motion detection, optical sensors, or by remote with a video or intercom system. Swinging doors, folding doors, sliding doors, and revolving doors can all be automatic doors. There are also varying strengths of automatic doors, depending on the application. Our Cleveland automatic door technicians can help answer your questions and ensure your automatic doors are installed correctly and function flawlessly.
Additionally, Advance Door can provide security peace of mind at the perimeter of your Northeast Ohio property with gates and lifts from a variety of brands.