24 Sep Are Your Doors and Shutters Ready for Winter?
Are Your Doors and Shutters Ready for Winter?
Winter is fast approaching, and that means wet and windy weather and plenty of it. It’s the reflex response of many to close the windows, turn up the heating, grab a blanket, and curl up in front of the TV with a hot drink. But the situation isn’t as straightforward for commercial and industrial site owners. Sites like these rely on a good set of doors or shutters to keep the elements at bay and maintain a warm internal environment.
So, what happens when they aren’t up to the task? What do you do when the worst happens, and doors and shutters become damaged? That’s where the team at BGS come in – we have some handy tips to follow to make sure you aren’t caught out this winter.
Below, you will see details on how we will look after you and your doors this winter, keeping everything and everyone safe and running smoothly.
Have Your Doors and Shutters Surveyed for Absolutely Nothing
It is essential to your doors’ efficiency and safety to ensure they are maintained, especially over winter, and with BGS, you can have your doors and shutters surveyed FREE of charge. Getting your doors surveyed ahead of time ensures they meet current legislation. A survey can highlight any underlying issues that can then be remedied before the harsh weather arrives.
The BGS team offer a range of bespoke servicing and maintenance options tailored to your budget, the door’s usage and age, the manufacturer’s recommendations, and current legislation.
Regular servicing and maintenance are great ways to keep your doors and shutters in full working order while keeping costly repair bills to a minimum. And remember, our surveys are FREE, so there’s no harm in reaching out.
Be Prepared with Our Upgrades and Weather Seals
With winter coming and temperatures dropping, it is essential to act now to protect your roller doors and reduce your energy consumption and heat loss. You can be prepared for this with three simple methods:
- Checking you have the correct seals
- Upgrading to high-speed doors
- And switching to electric operation over manual
First, you need to check you have the correct seals on your roller shutter. These are essential all year round, but especially so during winter when the weather turns, and temperatures drop. Seals keep out draughts and protect the interior of your commercial or industrial property, so it is important to ensure yours are correct, which we can assist with.
You can also upgrade your doors to high-speed doors, which not only operate much faster, but also contain tight seals, are wind resistant, and are incredibly durable, making them ideal for protecting your property throughout the winter months. Additionally, something as simple as upgrading from manual to electric operation can increase the efficiency of your doors, reducing your energy consumption and heat loss, thereby saving your business time and money.
If you would like to find out more about the above and how to further protect your doors now that winter is coming, we are happy to help.
With a wealth of accreditations like these, there’s no doubt you’re in safe and capable hands with BGS this winter:
- Acclaim Accreditation
Find out how we can look after your doors and shutters this winter. To learn more or request a visit from an engineer, click on our contact page to find the number of your nearest depot.
24/7 Emergency Repairs
If something should go wrong, BGS are just a phone call away. We operate 24-hours a day, 365 days a year, so you can call us even at 3 AM on Christmas Day. From the moment you call, the team will be at your site in just four hours (sometimes quicker).
We operate a fleet of over a dozen fully equipped vehicles that serve as mobile workshops. We can fix most issues in just a single visit from these workshops, getting you back up and running in no time.
Our team consists of some 90 highly trained, skilled, and professional engineers, operating out of 31 depots located nationwide. So, no matter where in the UK you’re located, if you’re experiencing issues with your doors and shutters this winter, rest assured that we’re here to help.