There are many different automatic door systems available on the market today. It is now relatively common to see and experience them in operation in retail stores, commercial structures, office, medical leisure and public buildings of all kinds. From a user’s point of view, automatic doors are fast, easy and convenient to use. From an organisation’s perspective they provide a safe, effective and efficient way to control access to a building and in some cases can add to the aesthetic appeal of that building. With the many different types available, why then are automatic sliding doors so common?
High Traffic and Hands Full
In a situation where many people are entering and leaving a building all day, perhaps carrying or pushing things e.g. a supermarket, sliding doors can create a large opening very quickly and safely, without the need for people to stop or touch any part of the door. It allows a much greater flow, is likely to lead to much less risk or confusion because people can see each other on each side of the door and the full space created when the door slides can allow those entering and leaving to use the same opening at the same time. The use of sensors either side of the threshold area ensures safety and prevents trapping.
Energy and Airflow
The quick action of opening and closing that these systems provide can help to retain heat in the building thus saving on energy bills and maintaining a comfortable environment for those who are using the building. Many systems have a tight seal on closing which prevents drafts. The airflow to and from the building can also be effectively regulated and controlled using these systems.
Making then most of the limited doorway space
Telescopic sliding doors can be an extremely effective way of maintaining a healthy flow of a vast number of people where there is limited doorway space by allowing two door leaves to slide together into a pocket. This action of splitting the sliding panel into two parts which fold away against each other allows maximum benefit from the limited space available.
If a building has an irregular or very distinctive architectural design and shape, prismatic doors are often a way of providing all the benefits mentioned so far but in a unique way. For example, imagine a four-sided diamond shape in a doorway space with doors on each plane.
Visual and Image Enhancement
Where image and the look of the building are of increased importance, it is common to find curved automatic doors which slide in a circular motion. The continuous curve of the main glass section can give a sophisticated and prestigious look to a building.
If you think that sliding door is what you need, consider Arborcrest Sliding Doors. They deal with different types of sliding doors, and you are sure of getting a design that will suit your needs. They can also customise your sliding door to match your space and architectural needs. Visit them today and know what choices you have.