Last week, Brighton, MI-based Door Innovation kicked off their three-part series on repairing commercial door frames by tackling the topic of corrosion. We learned that this damage forms when moisture, whether from inclement weather or household chemicals, becomes trapped behind the jamb for prolonged periods. Now, these door frame repair specialists are discussing a related topic: severity.
The Question: Why Is Corrosion a Problem for Commercial Door Frames?
If the door to your business or apartment complex is corroded, you may have at some point wondered: is this a serious issue or just a cosmetic blemish? According to the Door Innovation team, corroded metal door frames pose three key dangers.
The Answer: Contamination, Efficiency, & Structural Integrity
Doors are a barrier between you and the outside world. Thus, when a commercial door frame becomes corroded, this protective force weakens, allowing unwanted substances inside. For example, corrosion provides a clear path for rodents to enter the property. Whether you own a restaurant or an apartment complex, these unwanted guests put both you and your customers at risk.
Additionally, corrosion allows dirt and debris to easily pass through while also letting heat or cool air escape. As a result, many affected business owners and building managers notice an increase in their utility bills. If the threat of contamination and energy loss weren’t enough, corrosion might also compromise the structural integrity of the commercial door frame.
Despite these risks, a corroded metal door frame is indeed repairable, if the damage is not too severe. All you need is one of Door Innovation’s patented jamb patch kits, a few tools, and some elbow grease. Then, within a couple of minutes, you’ll have a safe, rust-free frame without the hassle or cost of replacing the entire fixture.
Up until now, Door Innovation has been focusing on the corrosion and repair of steel door frames. So, next time, they’ll explore a different material altogether: aluminum. Until then, you can learn more about their jamb patch kits or general door frame repair on their website. If you have any additional questions about the dangers of corroded metal door frames, call them at (517) 518-8979 today.