If you’re opening a new business premises or re-fitting an existing building, automatic doors are an essential part of your business’ frontage. There are several types of automatic doors to choose from. Which one is suited best to you will depend on your requirements and preferences. Two popular options are sliding automatic doors and swinging automatic doors. Here is some detailed information to help you to make the best decision for your shop front installation.

Benefits of sliding automatic doors

Sliding automatic doors are a popular solution for high traffic entrance areas. They are often installed in supermarkets and hospitals where there is an almost constant flow of people entering and leaving the building. They can be manufactured in a range of sizes to fit both small and large-scale applications. Often used as an exterior entrance door, they are equally suited for internal installations between two areas of a building.

Automatic sliding doors can feature single or double door openings. Of all automatic door types, they have the fewest moving parts meaning that they are the most cost-effective, and their design is simple and easy to install. If you’re new to automatic doors, sliding doors are a great place to start.

Benefits of swinging automatic doors

Automatic swing doors are an excellent solution for retro-fit installations on existing manual doors. The automatic operating system can easily be retro-fitted to save a significant amount of money compared to a full door replacement. Automatic swing doors are an innovative and cost-effective way to update your business premises to ensure that your building complies with DDA standards for disabled access.

When sliding doors are not an option due to restricted opening width or any other factor, swing doors are an excellent alternative. They can be specified as either single or double doors and can be designed to open either internally or externally. Swing doors can be fully automatic or partially automated where a light push is required to initiate the automatic opening.

As you can see, both automatic sliding doors and automatic swing doors have their own benefits and are suited to different types of business premises. If you’d like to find out more about our range of automatic doors systems, contact ADC today. Call us on 0800 0461 105 or send us a message online

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