Three Reasons to Spec Automatic Doors

September 23, 2015 / ,


It’s important to keep a building’s occupants happy – you certainly don’t want to turn people away at the door! Whether you’re working on a renovation or new construction project, here are 3 reasons to include automatic doors in your specification:

1. Convenience.
In many cases, a person’s experience with a company begins at the entrance and ends as he or she exits the building. Doors can make or break an experience. The use of automatic doors will improve the experience for your users – shoppers with carts and/or bags; business professionals with suitcases and laptop bags; and parents with small children or strollers all welcome the ease of entry/exit through automatic doors.

2. Accessibility.
Automatic doors improve the ease of accessibility for those who may not be able to physically open a door. To provide comfort for pedestrians in wheelchairs or with a disability, low-energy power operated doors comply with ADA and satisfy the ANSI A156.19 standard while meeting the needs of slow-moving pedestrians.

3. Sustainability.
In general, an automatic door closes faster than a manual door. It can help prevent outdoor air from entering the building, which means your HVAC system won’t have to work as hard to maintain the indoor temperature. To further reduce the amount of energy required to heat or cool the building, you may want a vestibule with both external and internal sets of automatic doors to act as a temperature “buffer zone.”

To learn more about the benefits of automatic doors, reach out to a local NABCO distributor: