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What to consider when replacing your carwash doors

July 11, 2014
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The most important thing to consider when replacing carwash doors, said Josh Hart, vice president of Airlift Doors Inc., is the hardware package.

A mistake wash owners make, he said, is choosing a package based on environment instead of usage. Even washes that keep their doors open all summer, Hart noted, still deal with environmental factors like water and chemicals getting sprayed on them during those months.

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Plastic and stainless components usually have five year warranties, Hart said, while galvanized parts commonly have a one year warranty. “The benefit will be a much longer period of time before you have to look at replacement hardware in the future.”    

Eliminating past problems is also important, Hart said, so consult your distributor about what has gone wrong with your doors. New technology is “constantly being introduced,” he continued, and they may have a solution to your problems.

Josh Hart is the vice president of Airlift Doors Inc. of Minneapolis, MI. For more information on Airlift Doors, visit, or call 888-368-4403.