Technical Training FAQs

A NABCO Certified technician is one who has participated in and passed a specific product training class administered by NABCO Entrances. To receive certification a candidate must participate in the course and pass an exam achieving a score of 80% or better.

To become a NABCO Certified Technician, you must complete and pass a NABCO Technical Product Training class. Applicants can submit a request for training here.

To become an AAADM Certified inspector, you must complete and pass an AAADM training class. Applicants can submit a request for training here.

The certified training offered by NABCO Entrances can be divided into three distinct types. These are:

  1. NABCO Technical Product Training Workshops
  2. NABCO Technical Product Training Online
  3. American Association of Automatic Door Manufacturers (AAADM) Training

Certifications vary depending on the type of class chosen. Workshops duration is about 1.5 days, online classes are about 1 hr. per product chosen.

NABCO Technical Product Training involves exposure to installing and servicing techniques used on NABCO automatic door systems.

AAADM Training involves classes focused on applicable ANSI standards as a way of improving and promoting safety on automatic door systems.

It depends upon your point of view. Is it necessary for operating a successful and reputable automatic door company? Absolutely! It is required by law. Not that we have seen. We are not lawyers though, so you will want to check your local regulations to be sure.

AAADM Certification Training Classes FAQs

While not required, automatic doors are often the best option for providing access. Automatic doors enable your customers and employees have barrier free access to your facilities.

The ADA states that the public and common use areas must be readily accessible to and usable by persons with disabilities. We think that the best way to ensure accessibility to use an Automatic Door. Check out ADA.gov for a full list of details and requirements of public buildings.

The ADA states that the public and common use areas must be readily accessible to and usable by persons with disabilities. We think that the best way to ensure accessibility to use an Automatic Door. Check out ADA.gov for a full list of details and requirements for apartment buildings.

Upgrade Your Door FAQs

Low energy doors that are used for barrier free ADA access use knowing act switches for activation. Safety sensors can be used as optional devices.

Full automatic doors such as the types used in grocery stores and airports, are equipped with activation sensors to open the door and safety sensors to monitor pedestrians as they pass through the opening.

A sensor is an electronic device designed to detect the presence or movement of a person in the vicinity of the doorway and give a control signal to the power operated door.

Hermetic Doors are doors designed for high-level hygiene control applications. Example applications would be for infection control in operating rooms or for industrial applications including clean rooms, laboratories, and pharmaceutical facilities.

Hurricane rated products are labeled with a sticker indicating Florida Product Approval or Miami-Dade Notice of Acceptance (NOA).

The pricing varies depending on a variety of factors, including configuration, size, finish, glass type, etc. Call your local NABCO branch for pricing.

A hurricane impact door has been tested for resistance to wind driven airborne debris (large & small missile impact).

A hurricane rated door system has been tested by an approved agency to withstand hurricane level wind loads (Non-impact) or hurricane level wind loads and impact resistance (Impact).

Upgrade Automatic Folding Door Systems FAQs

Standard folding door opening sizes range from 32″ to 48″ for a single fold to 52-1/2″ to 82-1/2″ for a bifold.

The advantage of a folding door is that it can provide up to 80% of clear door opening for a given frame width. This is far more than a sliding door for instance.

Upgrade Automatic Sliding Door Systems FAQs

The price of a standard sliding glass door varies widely depending on the size of the opening, the materials (frame, motor, and glass), safety sensors, and the prevailing labor rates in the locality where the door is installed. Call your local NABCO Branch or Distributor for an estimate.

Standard sliding door openings range from 36″ to 48″ for a single slide and from 52-1/4″ to 100-1/4″ for a biparty.

Rough openings can range from approximately 7ft all the way up to 18ft.

A telescoping sliding door is a like standard sliding door but will have multiple panels (typically 3 or 6) moving to the same side while staying on the same plane as each other. Telescoping sliding doors can slide to one side or two sides.

A telescoping sliding door is a like standard sliding door but will have multiple panels (typically 3 or 6) moving to the same side while staying on the same plane as each other. Telescoping sliding doors can slide to one side or two sides.

Upgrade Automatic Swing Door Operator System FAQs

Automatic door systems react to two types of door activation devices. They are knowing act or non-knowing act devices. An example of the former would be a push switch. An example of the latter would be a sensor. A signal from either of these device types will cause the automatic door to open.

The average automatic swing door opening size ranges from 36” to 42.”

Preventative Maintenance FAQs

Unlike reactive maintenance, preventative maintenance is a beneficial, cost-saving approach to extending the life cycle of your equipment. NABCO’s Preventative Maintenance Program protects your investment with regularly scheduled service visits to inspect, maintain, and replace worn components before they fail, which, in turn, reduces unexpected downtime of your equipment.

Proactive scheduled maintenance is a fundamental way of preventing unexpected issues and downtime of your equipment. Our professional, friendly service team will help you choose the right maintenance plan based on the age and condition of your equipment, volume of pedestrian traffic, and geographic location.

For peace of mind, optimum convenience, and safety for those who use your automatic doors, be sure to make NABCO your preferred service provider.

NABCO Installers, Servicers, and Repair Team members will include a Daily Inspection Checklist as a part of every consultation and repair service. NABCO offers preventative maintenance service by visiting locations 2 times a year. Contact your local NABCO branch for an estimate.

We visit the location (2) times a year to go through all auto doors on-site.

NABCO Installers, Servicers and Repair Team members will include a Daily Inspection Checklist as a part every consultation and repair service. NABCO offers preventative maintenance service by visiting locations 2 times a year. Contact your local NABCO branch for an estimate.

Automatic Door Service in Florida FAQs

Multiple factories and independent locations providing high quality, low-cost service for commercial pedestrian door systems. Our AAADM certified technicians service all makes and models of automatic and manual door systems. Service vehicles are stocked to repair most sliding, swing, folding and revolving doors on the first visit.

NABCO FL office hours are 8:00 am – 4:30 pm. After hours emergency service is available 24/7, 365 days a year. After hours rates may apply.

For more information or to schedule a service call. Ph: 800-947-6086 Email: Nabcofl@nabcoentrances.com.

Automatic Door Service in Wisconsin FAQs

NABCO WI works on all automatic sliding, swing, revolving, folding, and telescoping doors. We also work on manual doors as replacing/adjusting closers and pivot accessories.

NABCO WI is accessible 24/7, 365 days a year. On-call and holiday rates may apply.

You can call 800-777-4069 for service. You can also email wiservice@nabcoentrances.com.