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Commercial Roller Shutter Doors

Commercial roller shutter doors provide enhanced security and protection for businesses. Regular maintenance and annual safety inspections of these doors are legally required. 

Robinsons Facilities Services offers testing and inspections of electrically operated commercial roller shutter doors to help companies meet health and safety standards. Call us today at 01423 226578 or send an enquiry for a free quote.


Revised European and British Standards

The regulations have recently been altered, with revised European and British Standards on the safety of doors, gates and barriers – BS EN 12453:2017 and BS EN 12604:2017.

HSE advises that these measures must cover:

  • Undertaking a risk assessment covering the unique environment and type of user
  • The selection and implementation of appropriate design measures
  • Ensuring appropriate levels of force limitation (below the specified maximum)
  • Where the technology permits, ensuring that the safety function is monitored and checked before each movement; and
  • Ensuring effective measures are in place to detect any means of failure in the means of suspension for vertically moving doors.

You can find more information about the revised regulations on the HSE website.


Benefits of Commercial Roller Shutter Door Maintenance

Industrial and commercial doors are often subject to a lot of wear and tear due to heavy use, but we can ensure that your doors are thoroughly checked and maintained following a schedule to suit your needs.

This is about more than staying in line with the regulations. Maintenance can also help with the following:

  • Ensuring doors open and close smoothly to avoid potential accidents.
  • Checking the door is correctly balanced to help prolong its life.
  • Lubricating moving parts to keep noise to a minimum and prevent excessive wear.
  • Adjusting the tension of springs so that the door opens and closes properly.
  • Examining the structure of the door for any signs of damage or wear and tear.

Damaged commercial roller shutter doors compromise business security. To ensure premises stay protected, it’s essential to repair any damage to rolling steel or aluminium shutter doors as soon as possible. 

For more information on commercial roller shutter door maintenance, contact us today →


Common Roller Shutter Door Issues

While most commercial security shutters are durable and reliable, they can experience several common issues over time:

Mechanical Failures

This includes issues with the door’s motor, gearbox, or chain. The motor may burn out or experience electrical problems, while the gearbox can wear down, leading to issues with door movement.

Broken Springs

The springs that counterbalance the door’s weight can break or lose tension, making it difficult to open or close the door.

Worn-out or Damaged Tracks

Over time, the tracks that guide the door may become bent, misaligned, or damaged, preventing the door from moving smoothly.

Sensor Problems

Commercial roller shutter doors often have safety sensors to prevent accidents. These sensors can malfunction or become misaligned, causing the door to stop unexpectedly or not close properly.

Control Panel Issues

The control panel, which manages the door’s operation, can have problems like faulty wiring, damaged circuit boards, or issues with buttons and switches.

Roller Damage

The individual slats or rollers that make up the door can become dented, bent, or damaged, which affects the overall operation and security of the door.

Noise and Vibration

Excessive noise and vibration during door operation can indicate problems with alignment, loose components, or lack of lubrication.

Weather Damage

Exposure to harsh weather conditions can cause rust and corrosion on the door’s components, including the slats, tracks, and motor.

If you believe your commercial roller shutter door is experiencing any of these issues, we recommend contacting us to discuss a Planned Preventative Maintenance schedule. This type of regular, professional maintenance can provide big savings in the long run.


Our Commercial Roller Shutter Door Services

At Robinsons Facilities Services, we offer a range of services for your commercial roller shutter doors. These include:

Commercial Roller Shutter Door Repairs

Despite an effective planned preventative maintenance programme, commercial roller shutter doors may still need occasional repairs.

At Robinsons Facilities Services, we provide a fast and effective repair service for all types of commercial doors, including commercial roller shutters.

We understand the importance of keeping your business running smoothly, so we aim to carry out repairs as quickly as possible.

We also offer a 24-hour emergency call-out service across the whole of Yorkshire for when repairs simply can’t wait.

Commercial Roller Shutter Door Installation

As well as maintenance and repairs, we also offer commercial roller shutter door installation.

We can provide a wide range of doors to suit your needs, including steel security doors, high-speed roller shutter doors, insulated roller shutters, and fire-rated shutters which can be a crucial method of fire suppression.

Our team will assess your premises’ security needs, environment, and door usage frequency to recommend the right commercial roller shutter doors. 

Partnering with us ensures your business has commercial roller shutters that are properly maintained for continued security and smooth operations.

Contact Robinsons Facilities Services today for a fast and efficient response time to all breakdowns and repairs across Yorkshire. Call 01423 226578 or send an enquiry today.

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Commercial Roller Shutter Doors FAQs

Roller shutters tend to be made out of a series of slats held together with hinges, which makes a heavy and flexible door for commercial premises. A roller door has a single sheet of metal material.

Roller shutter doors are tough and hard to break into, this is one of the reasons why they are so good at preventing and deterring potential break-ins on your commercial premises. Of course, those made from sturdier materials are harder to penetrate.

If you buy high-quality shutter doors it is certainly feasible that they can last you for decades, especially if you carry out regular maintenance and take good care of your shutter doors.

Insulated commercial shutter doors are specially designed industrial doors equipped with insulating materials, typically polyurethane or foam, sandwiched between metal layers. This insulation provides thermal resistance, making these doors energy-efficient and ideal for facilities where temperature control and climate regulation are essential, such as cold storage warehouses or industrial buildings.

Commercial roller shutter doors prices start at around £1,000 and increase from there depending on several factors, including the size of the door, the type of paint, etc.

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