FAQs

Q. Do we need to adjust our prints to accommodate doors of a specific size?
A. No. We can design a door to fit virtually any width and height that your entrance requires.

Q. How does a revolving door prevent drafts and conserve on heating/cooling?
A. At least 2 wings are always in contact with the circular enclosure wall therefore a revolving door is always closed; yet because it revolved, it is always open as well. It is closed to outside air but open to pedestrian traffic. A minimum of air enters or leaves as each section opens to the inside and outside of the door.

Q. How many people can a revolving door handle?
A. A revolving door can handle a maximum of 2400 people in or out in one hour. Our speed controller assures maximum entrance/exit efficiency and traffic safety.

Q. Are revolving doors safe?
A. There is less danger of injury with a revolving door than with swing doors because flow and direction are regulated and crowd pushing is eliminated.

Q. How do security doors regulate pedestrian flow?
A. Security doors run at a slightly slower speed than manual doors and have anti-tailgating, anti-piggybacking, and anti-collision sensors that regulate pedestrian flow for both safety and security. Security doors can be set to only let one person in or out at a time; or can be set to let more than one person in/out at a time. This is particularly useful for federal and court buildings in order for security check points to process people into the building more effectively and safely.

Q. We periodically need to move large items in and out of our building. Can a revolving door accommodate this?
A. The wings of a revolving door can be specially built to fold and roll aside (OHRA model) to provide as much or more clear opening as a swing door of comparable size. Our friendly and knowledgeable sales staff will be glad to explain these options and features in detail.

Q. Will we need a swing door as well if we install a revolving door?
A. Swing doors can be added to handle atypical traffic such as strollers, hand trucks, etc. Hundreds of revolving doors have been installed across this country without a swing door and the revolving door handles traffic flow easily and dependably. Some building codes may require a swing door; check all city, county, state building codes for this information.

Q. Our floor has a slope to it. Can a revolving door be installed on a sloping floor?
A. Generally speaking, no. If the angle for storm run-off is ½ inch or more the weather-stripping may not seal properly. If possible the floor should be absolutely level before installation of a revolving door.

Q. How close can a revolving door be installed to a step?
A. Check with city, county, state codes but in general, three feet or more is recommended.

Q. Can vents or other things be built into the ceiling of a revolving door?
A. Yes. Vents, speakers, lights, even a camera can be added to your door’s design.