Many Factory, Business Units and Warehouses still use hinged Industrial Doors, that have usually been in place since the construction of the Business Premises. These old style doors, sometimes made from wood (rather than High Grade Aluminum or Galvanized Steel) often cause more problems than they solve.
The main issues with these hinged doors are that they restrict access at the front of the premises where it is often the most limited and the security aspects of these older doors are usually confined to just a hefty lock or padlock. These old style Commercial Doors are easy pickings for a determined thief.
As part of a busy working day, when commercial vehicles arrive for pick ups or deliveries, they are normally on a tight schedule and they want to be able to reverse as close to the entrance of the business unit as possible, load or deliver their goods and get away on to the next customer. When they arrive at a factory gate with hinges they have to park away from the entrance with enough clearance to open the doors and then reverse in. Its far more efficient with a Sliding Folding Door where the vehicle can reverse right up to the entrance, the doors are slid open and they have immediate access to the premises. Ideal.
The Security of Hinged Factory Doors are also a Business Risk that many Factory Owners should consider.
The new, industrial strength, Sliding Folding Doors, made and installed by Wessex Industrial Doors are designed and built with ease of access and security in mind. The materials used are specifically chosen for the application they are to be used for and their easy slide design means that access to the factory is easy and secure.
An additional benefit of these Sliding Folding Doors is that they can be built for very large openings and are the Industrial Door of choice for many Aircraft Hangar Doors and large Agricultural Buildings and Warehouses.
These buildings often require the movement of large machines and vehicles or craft in and out of the premises. Using any other form of Door, rather than Sliding Folding Doors quite often proves to be completely un-workable and the de-facto standard for these large Hangars and Storage facilities is the Industrial Sliding Folding Door.
Made from Galvanized Steel or sometimes Aluminum these huge commercial doors have the light weight and strength needed to cover such large entrances, securely but with the rigidity needed for such a sizeable structure.
However, one design or style does not fit all and it is important to chose the right door for the requirements of the business and the premises used. Wessex Industrial Doors have many years of experience in helping Business Owners choose the right solution to help their business grow.
Wessex Industrial Doors have installed Sliding Folding Doors in many installations of Factory and Business Unit Doors and also Aircraft Hangar and Agricultural Barn Doors, and are pleased to help with any questions you may have when considering Sliding Folding Doors for your Business Operation.