October 9, 2015 / Industry Insight
98.9% of people prefer buildings with automatic doors.
It’s no longer a question of whether to spec automatic doors, but of which automatic door to select. Every building deserves unique consideration; in particular, the pedestrian traffic should be carefully evaluated.
It’s important to know:
Sliding Doors, Swinging Doors, and Folding Doors work for 3 major pedestrian traffic situations:
Sliding Doors accommodate people moving in opposite directions at the same time – like you’d see at the main entrance of a hospital, for example.
Swinging Doors are typically used for directional, or one-way, pedestrian traffic. Use one door as “In” and another as “Out” to control traffic flow.
Sliding Doors can also be used to control one-way traffic flow. When one set of doors is used for entry-traffic and another is used for exit-traffic, simply designate one set as “In” and the other as “Out.”
Folding Doors are a space-saving solution when people need to move in both directions through a door opening that’s no more than 6-8’ wide.