Commercial Door Maintenance Checklist

A crucial element in ensuring that your business doors are secure and last as long as possible is preventative maintenance. Following a checklist is advised. Additionally, we advise having a skilled and qualified expert inspect your doors at least once a year. 

Here are Some Details About Rolling Door Maintenance 

Schedule for Preventive Maintenance on Rolling and Coiling Steel Doors 

Depending on the working circumstances, rolling/coiling steel doors require different preventative maintenance. Depending on the following, it should be maintained on a regular basis: 

Environmental circumstances 

Usage Specifiers 


Weekly examinations

Be Warned: 

Automatic doors 

An AAADM Certified technician should only examine automatic doors once a year at the very least. The sensors, guide rails, belts, gears, friction systems, and electrical panel are all part of this. There are things you can do to make sure your doors continue to operate properly even if your personnel might not be competent to do maintenance on these components. 

Keep the Area Clean Around You.

Establish a Checklist 

Although maintaining doors is straightforward, using a checklist makes sure nothing is missed. Note any trouble spots along with the appropriate upkeep methods for each. 

Hinges. To keep them from being blocked by debris, dust, and sand, hinges need to be cleaned and oiled every 6 to 12 months, or more frequently if they’re exposed to the outdoors. With soap and water, clean the hinge. Next, add a thin layer of penetrating oil, such as WD-40. 

Locks. Door locks must be cleaned and oiled every 6 to 12 months, much like hinges. The largest risk, as previously, is an accumulation of filth, grit, or sand inside the mechanism that either makes the tumblers stick, stops the lock from rotating, or completely obstructs the key. 

Clean the lock with soap and water to start. Then carefully insert and withdraw the key numerous times while spraying oil inside. This ought should be sufficient to clean out the lock’s inside. Make sure to clear any debris from the locking holes in your locking system’s rods that lock into the floor to ensure that the locks are completely secure. 

Loose latches and plates. Heavy usage frequently results in the loosening of latches, deadbolts, strike plates, hinge plates, and even door handles. They should be checked every few months, and if required, tightened. The door may sag as a result of a loose plate, or the latch may not close properly. 

Panic bars. Panic bars are there to keep people safe and allow them to leave swiftly in an emergency. They must be examined each month. The mechanism should first be cleaned with soap and water. Make sure the bar moves smoothly open and shut. If it doesn’t, it’s possible that there’s some dirt and debris within. It will need to be oiled and cleaned out. If you are unable to do it on your own, ask the installer or the instructions. Lastly, confirm that the striking plates are firmly secured.


ASAP Commercial Doors is has been the leading Commercial Door Company in greater Phoenix for over 2 decades. Our knowledge and expertise in the commercial door space is unmatched. When it comes to your biannual commercial door maintenance, we are the team to call.