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Commercial Door Maintenance

As a business owner or manager, you understand the importance of maintaining commercial doors. Well-maintained doors offer security and enhance a welcoming, professional appearance for your business. Regular maintenance can also help prevent costly repairs and extend the lifespan of your doors.


But with so many different types of commercial doors and components, it can be difficult to know where to start when it comes to maintenance. That's why we've created this ultimate commercial door maintenance checklist, to help you keep your doors in top shape and avoid any unexpected issues.

  1. Lubricate hinges: Over time, the hinges on your commercial doors can become stiff or squeaky, making it difficult to open or close them. However, regular lubrication can prevent this issue, ensuring smooth operation. Use a silicone-based lubricant to avoid attracting dust and debris.

  2. Check weatherstripping: Weatherstripping around the edges of your doors can wear down over time, allowing drafts, moisture, and pests to enter your building. Check the weatherstripping on all doors and replace any that are damaged or missing.

  3. Clean door panels: Commercial doors can collect dust, dirt, and grime, especially in high-traffic areas. Regular cleaning with a mild soap and water solution can help keep your doors looking their best and prevent damage to the door's finish.

  4. Tighten hardware: The hardware on your commercial doors, such as door handles, locks, and hinges, can become loose over time due to frequent use. Regularly check and tighten all hardware to ensure that the door operates correctly and securely.

  5. Inspect door closers: The door closer is a critical component that controls the speed and force of door closure. Regularly inspect the door closer for leaks, damage, or wear, and promptly repair or replace as needed.

  6. Test door operation: Regularly test your commercial doors to ensure they operate smoothly and securely. If you notice any issues, such as sticking or slamming, address them immediately to prevent further damage.

  7. Check locks and security features: Your commercial doors may have additional security features, such as deadbolts or electronic locks. Regularly check these features to ensure that they are functioning correctly and providing the level of security that you require.

  8. Inspect glass and glazing: If your commercial doors include glass panels, regularly check them for cracks, chips, or damage. Promptly replace any damaged glass or glazing to maintain building safety and security.

  9. Evaluate overall condition: Evaluate your commercial doors, noting issues such as rust or corrosion, and take action to prevent damage.


Follow this maintenance checklist to keep doors in top shape and prevent repairs or replacements. Regular maintenance extends door lifespan, ensuring ongoing security and protection. Contact CDF Distributors today for more information about all your commercial door needs.











March 22, 2023
Wayne Foreman