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Hello! Welcome to my blog. My name is Col. I live in Perth and I have a passion for construction. I am pretty useless when it comes to construction work so I tend to leave it to the experts. However, I find that there is nothing more pleasing than seeing a team of construction workers complete a job. Over the years, I have hired many different types of construction worker and they have all taken the time to chat with me. During these conversations, I have learnt so pretty interesting things which I will be exploring on this blog. Enjoy!

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Two Tips for Shop Owners Who Need to Replace Their Premises' Front Door

Ethan Burton

If you need a new front door for your shop, you may want to mull over the following suggestions.

Consider having an automatic door installed

When discussing door designs with the contractor, you should find out if they could install an automatic one for you. There are a lot of advantages to investing in automatic door installation for a shop environment. For example, an automatic door will definitely make life easier for any of your wheelchair-using or visually impaired customers, as they won't have to strain themselves or fumble around in search of the door handle whenever they want to go into or leave the shop.

If you prefer to have a glass front door, having an automatic one installed will also reduce the number of times that customers fail to see it and then bump into the glass pane; this will save them some embarrassing and physically painful moments and ensure your shop is not subjected to any lawsuits related to your customers' door-related injuries.

The automatic door installation process will only take a few hours more than it would take to fit a standard door. However, to minimise the effect its installation has on your business, you should try to have it fitted as early in the morning as possible (assuming your shop is open during typical business hours) so that the new door will be installed and fully operational by the early afternoon at the latest.

Get signs made for your door before it is installed

If you decide to have an automatic door installed, you should have some signs made for it which indicate that it operates automatically, and put them on display as soon as your contractor completes the installation.

It may take a while for your customers who are used to using a manual door to enter your shop to adjust to this change. To ensure that they don't try to force the door open just before it starts moving (which might damage it) and to ensure they don't get irritated by the absence of a door handle during the few seconds it takes for the door sensor to kick in, you must have these signs in place to inform them of the presence of this new feature. You might want to get two signs; one which you can stick directly onto the door and one which is free-standing that you can place a few feet away from the door so that those approaching the entrance will spot this sign before they get close to the door itself. Putting two signs in different spots will minimise the risk of customers not noticing them.