Your storefront could use a facelift, and you know that installing new doors is going to make all the difference. For many small business owners who do not have a lot of room in their budget, it seems logical to take the do-it-yourself route and order a preassembled storefront door kit to install. However, this kind of task is well worth paying for professional installation. It is far more difficult to install storefront doors properly because of their size and the inclusion of several operational components. Take a look at a few of the biggest downfalls of installing storefront doors on your own.
The process will take a lot longer than necessary
You do not want the storefront opening to your place of business blocked for long periods, and you definitely do not want to leave the store vulnerable because you have no doors in place because the project is taking a while. Unfortunately, if you do not have the tools and experience to install storefront doors, the project can take a lot longer to finish than what you expect. Professional installers can usually get the job done within a short time frame, which means it is very possible to get your new doors up after hours.
The storefront doors are very heavy and easily damaged
A typical storefront door setup will contain two double-paned glass doors, a metal frame, and several components. Therefore, these setups can be extremely heavy, especially those that you buy in a preassembled form. It can take several people to maneuver the setup, and even then, it would be very easy to cause damage to the doors in the process. Professional storefront door installers have the necessary skills and experience, but they also have the equipment it takes to maneuver the doors in place safely.
The functionality of the doors can be compromised with simple mistakes
Even the smallest mistakes when installing the storefront doors can compromise how well they function once the installation is complete. For example, not properly anchoring the door can cause the doors to get stuck during opening and closing because the frame is not as level as it should be. These doors are the first interaction with your building, and if they are dysfunctional, it can make a bad impression. Furthermore, compromised functionality can mean lowered building efficiency and costly repairs down the road. These would not be concerns with professional installation.