Commercial Door Installation: What to Expect

Commercial Door Installation: What to Expect

If you’re in the market to have commercial doors installed or are prepping for an installation, you may be curious as to what might happen the day of. Preparing for your door installation is a great way to ensure things go correctly, your employees are prepared, and your business continues to run smoothly. 

We’ll go over some things you can expect from commercial door installation, such as managing building access, prepping for the installation, hiring the right commercial door company, and choosing the right doors for your business. Keep reading to get prepped for your commercial door installation day!

Managing Access During Commercial Door Installation

No matter how many doors you are getting installed, it’s bound to be an inconvenience. Whether it’s something small like an interior door or something more major like a new front entrance, you will likely need to coordinate different points of access for those that use your doors.

If you’re a customer-facing business, it can be helpful to let your customers know through a social media post or email blast that part of your building with be inaccessible during installation. You should also let any employees know of the installation and any alternate entrances they need to use. This will help manage customer expectations and employee workflow.

Planning for Commercial Door Installation

Before installation day, there are a few things you may want to consider and plan for ahead of time. This way you can avoid issues and headaches during installation!

Coordinating Deliveries

If you are a restaurant or shop that has merchandise or materials delivered to your building, you may want to schedule deliveries around your installation date. This is especially important if the door being installed is a major access point for delivery workers or trucks. If you aren’t able to schedule around your installation, you can reach out to your delivery company and let them know ahead of time.

Planning for Parking

If you have a small parking lot or are expecting a large crew for a larger installation job, you may want to consider parking constraints. You may need to work with your commercial door company to organize where people will park. This can also help you avoid taking parking away from your employees and customers.

Getting Keys and Access Control

With new doors, you may need to also take care of getting new keys and setting up your access control systems. Develop a plan for distributing new keys to those who need them. Get in touch with your access control or security system company to assess what needs to be done to get your security systems running as soon as possible. Your commercial door company may also be able to help you with these logistics.

Securing the Building

During installation, areas of your building may be less secure without the proper door in place. You may want to relocate any important or valuable assets to more secure locations until the installation is finished. You can also work with your commercial door company to keep your building secure during installation, which will vary depending on the types of doors you’re getting and the amount of security you need.

Choosing the Right Commercial Door Installer

Whether you’re a small business or a large company, replacing your doors can be expensive. You want to make sure you hire a commercial door company you can trust. Here are a few things to look for when choosing a commercial door installer.

  1. Experience and Expertise: Check their website and social media profiles for photos of their work, examples of their knowledge, and information about the company. Experienced installers will have comprehensive examples and information about their work and themselves.
  2. Reviews: Just like with any big purchase, you should read the reviews of the company and see what people are saying about them. A company may have a great website and lots of info, but their client reviews will tell you how reputable they actually are.
  3. Range of Services: Choose an installer that is capable of the services you need. Consider if they are able to install the doors you want and take on the scale of your project.
  4. Warranties and Maintenance: Be sure to ask about warranties, policies, and maintenance support. You should hire a company with good warranties that will help you maintain your new doors.
  5. Communication: Even if a door company checks all of the boxes above, you should choose an installer that is honest and helpful when you communicate with them. Don’t settle for slow responses, vague information, or poor customer service.

Choosing the Right Commercial Doors

The right type of door in the right place can make a world of difference in the flow and productivity of your business. Making the right choice can be daunting with so many options available. Here are some things you can think about when choosing your commercial doors that can help guide your decision.

  1. Materials: Different materials, from metals to glass and beyond, all have different perks and applications. And, with many door types coming in different materials, you should research your options and get an idea of what you may need for your business.
  2. Security Features: What level of security does your door need? Assess the area of your new commercial door and consider your security options. You can have simple security solutions like normal locks installed, or you could aim for something more secure like a fob scanner. You can also look into other features like reinforced frames and impact-resistant additions.
  3. ADA Compliance: Coordinate with your commercial door company to ensure your new doors will be ADA-compliant. Keeping your building accessible no matter the doors you choose is important for employees and customers alike!
  4. Energy Efficiency: Some door types are better than others at saving energy and keeping your building efficient. If you’re installing a door that will provide a barrier to the temperature outside, consider energy-efficient materials and configurations. This will save you money in the long run!
  5. Aesthetics: For customer-facing areas, you should consider how the look of a door will complement the rest of your building. If you’re looking for something customized toward your business’s look, some commercial door types may not work for you.


A successful commercial door installation hinges on three things: Expectations, preparation, and communication. Manage the expectations of your clients and employees. Prevent issues on installation day by preparing for what may be impacted by the installation. Communicate with your employees and customers, and your commercial door company should communicate with you. By taking these things into consideration and planning, you can set yourself and your business up for a successful installation!

We hope this post helped you learn what to expect from a commercial door installation. If you have any questions, let us know or give us a call today. If you’re looking for a reliable commercial door company for your business, give us a call at Commercial Door. We install all kinds of commercial doors all over Norman, Moore, Oklahoma City, Tulsa, and surrounding areas. Check out our gallery and reviews, and learn more about some of our services. We’re here to help with all of your commercial door needs!