Handicap Door Opener (ADA) 5 Important Questions To Consider
Handicapped (ADA) Doors are an excellent addition to any residential or commercial property for individuals with limited mobility or unable to open or close a swing door manually. However, understanding them and how to order the right handicap door buttons, automatic door opener and other related equipment can be confusing.
In this article, we will look at five essential questions to consider before buying handicap door openers (ADA Doors) in Roseville, Michigan:
- Do You Need A Jamb Mount Or Door Mount Application?
The direction that your door opens determines the type of mount that suits your specific application. A jamb mount opener is installed on a door jamb above the door. It usually pushes the door open. A door mount automatic door opener is installed on the back of the door. It typically pulls the door opener. In all cases, an expert must install automatic door openers inside and away from weather exposure.
- Will Your ADA door opener be used in a private residence or public space?
The arm of the handicap door opener residential unit attaches to the door or door jamb enabling a user to open and close it with the handicap door button, push of a hand-held remote or coded keypad.
A handicap door opener residential unit is a smaller piece of equipment that’s designed for one family application where the automatic door opener will open the hinged door most of the time. They aren’t designed for the high use in public or commercial applications.
Commercial handicap door openers function with a separate door closer that’s installed on the opposite side of the handicapped (ADA) door openers so that a user can close the door when the opener times out and its arm withdraws itself into the house.
A handicap door opener commercial model is designed to endure wear and tear more common on a door used in a commercial application or by the general public.
- Do You Need To Include A Battery Backup With Your Order?
If the person dependent on the ADA door opener can’t open the door physically during a power outage and there is no one to help him or her, then battery backup is necessary. Also, consider that an emergency that necessitates getting through the door to safety may arise.
You can open most hinged doors that have an automatic door opener manually even during a power outage, so it is imperative to verify this before purchasing your specific door opener.
- Can You Install A Handicap Door Opener Yourself?
The answer to this question depends on your specific skill level. Before you buy your opener, find out if the company or an authorized dealer provides the necessary technical support in Roseville, Michigan. Also, check if their site provides enough information to assist you to make the right buying decision.
Locksmiths, contractors, carpenters, and skilled handy people usually can install handicap door openers, and when you order the correct combination of equipment with the automatic door opener, they can be relatively easy to install.
- Do You Want An ADA Push Button Door Opener To Be Installed Outside?
While handicap ADA openers are usually installed inside, you can still find pieces of equipment that form part of an automatic door opener package, which can be installed in areas exposed to the weather. Examples include door closers rated for weather exposure, coded keypads, and weatherproof handicap door buttons.
Great Lakes Security Hardware has dedicated experts who can help you make the right choice of handicap (ADA) door openers. We can also offer you a free consultation on purchasing and installation of handicapped (ADA) doors. Call us today at 888.855.6257 or send us a message through our online contact form.