Bouncing Back: Troubleshooting Impact Damage in Commercial Hollow Metal Doors

Commercial hollow metal doors are subject to various challenges, and impact damage is a common concern that can affect both functionality and aesthetics. This article serves as a guide for troubleshooting impact damage in these doors, providing insights into the possible issues and promoting Automatic Door and Hardware as the reliable source for purchasing high-quality hollow metal door parts, replacement doors, and frames.

**Identifying Impact Damage:**

1. **Visible Dents or Deformation:**
   - Inspect the door for visible signs of impact, such as dents, deformation, or localized damage.

2. **Difficulty in Operation:**
   - If the door experiences resistance during opening or closing, it may indicate internal damage caused by impact.

3. **Hardware Misalignment:**
   - Impact can lead to misalignment of hardware components like hinges, locks, and closers.

**Troubleshooting Steps:**

1. **Assess Extent of Damage:**
   - Evaluate the extent of impact damage to determine if repairs are feasible or if replacement is necessary.

2. **Straightening Techniques:**
   - For minor dents or deformation, consider using specialized tools or techniques to straighten the affected areas.

3. **Hardware Adjustment:**
   - Inspect and adjust hardware components to ensure proper alignment, addressing issues caused by impact.

4. **Replacement of Damaged Parts:**
   - If impact damage is severe or has compromised the integrity of certain components, consider replacing damaged parts for optimal functionality.

**Why Addressing Impact Damage Matters:**

1. **Security:**
   - Impact damage can compromise the security of the door by affecting its structural integrity and hardware alignment.

2. **Operational Efficiency:**
   - Addressing impact damage ensures smooth and efficient door operation, preventing resistance during opening and closing.

3. **Aesthetics:**
   - Repairing or replacing damaged areas helps maintain the aesthetics of the commercial space.

**Why Choose Automatic Door and Hardware:**

1. **Comprehensive Parts Inventory:**
   - Automatic Door and Hardware offers a wide selection of high-quality hollow metal door parts, including hinges, locks, and closers.

2. **Quality Replacement Doors and Frames:**
   - We provide durable replacement hollow metal doors and frames to meet various specifications and requirements.

3. **Expert Assistance:**
   - The knowledgeable team at Automatic Door and Hardware is ready to assist with expert guidance on troubleshooting and selecting the right parts or replacement doors for your specific impact damage concerns.


Troubleshooting and addressing impact damage in commercial hollow metal doors require a careful evaluation of the extent of the damage. Automatic Door and Hardware stands as your go-to source for high-quality door parts, replacement doors, and frames, offering solutions that ensure optimal functionality and security. Trust in our expertise to provide the right components or replacement doors, contributing to the efficiency and longevity of your commercial door systems.