Have you been in business for a while? Perhaps you’re a new business, but you’ve moved into an older building in recent years. Either way, it may be time to update your commercial doors.
While new doors might appeal most to retailers who are eager to attract new customers, even warehouses and other commercial spaces can benefit from a new set of commercial doors.
In this post, we’ll explore 7 reasons to update your commercial doors.
1. A Fresh Look
Commercial doors are meant to last a long time. But that doesn’t mean they’ll continue working well without care and maintenance.
A new set of doors can replace doors with cracked glass, chipping paint, or other cosmetic defects that make your business look less-than-optimal. A fresh look might even give your business a sense of new energy or direction, which might just carry over into employee morale.
2. Increased Sales
While it may sound far-fetched to claim that new doors can boost your sales, studies have shown that it’s important to make a good first impression.
According to Forbes, your business has only 7 seconds to make a good first impression. In an age in which brick-and-mortar retailers are losing ground to eCommerce, you might consider leveraging your storefront to give your business a competitive edge.
Glass doors can be integrated with your front window displays to showcase your products, while also giving prospective customers a glimpse into your store’s interior atmosphere.
3. Improved Safety & Security
Today’s commercial doors can improve the safety of any building. Steel doors have a reputation for durability and safety. CDF offers doors with fire ratings as high as 3 hours. Updating your commercial doors (and their associated hardware) might help you meet important safety requirements, while also protecting your employees from fire and other safety hazards.
Additionally, updated commercial doors can provide better security. Even commercial glass doors can offer greater resistance to impact and vandalism (or runaway shopping carts), thanks to their twin layers of glass. The gas pocket between these layers acts as a shock absorber that can minimize the damage caused by impact. This means that you can protect your business without compromising the aesthetics of your front entryway.
4. Go “Green”
Commercial doors can improve the energy efficiency of any building by providing insulation against extreme temperatures outside the building. This will lower your monthly energy bills and your impact on the environment. Many of your customers may appreciate the chance to patronize a business with a commitment to sustainability.
5. Widen Your Space
Thinking about transitioning from a single door to double commercial doors? If you operate a small business, you may lack a traditional loading dock. Double doors can provide easier access to your stock room, allowing you to more effectively receive pallets of products or move equipment in and out of your building.
6. Comply with ADA Requirements
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires that businesses make accommodations for the handicapped population. Commercial doors must meet requirements regarding width, height, type and placement of handle, and closing speed.
Updating your doors may help you better meet these requirements and better serve the differently-abled individuals in your local community.
7. Provide an Affordable Starting Point for Renovations
Some businesses might want to give their entire building a facelift, but they may not be sure where to start. Why not start with the front door? The front door can be a great starting point for future renovations because commercial doors and their hardware are relatively inexpensive, it provides an affordable first step in a multi-tiered approach to commercial renovation.
Update Your Business with CDF Distributors
CDF Distributors has helped countless businesses to update and replace their commercial doors with one of our elegant, affordable designs. We offer steel doors for maximum durability, but we also provide wooden and glass doors that can give your business the look you want.
Our stock items ship in as little as 3 to 5 business days, though we also offer 24-hour express shipping.
We understand that design is important to you. That’s why we offer the “Build A Quote” system to let you explore types of doors, hardware, and other features. Try it today!