Commercial Automatic Doors: The Importance Of AAADM Certification


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Automatic doors are an elegant entry solution for businesses and public buildings. They open and close so effortlessly, that we take for them for granted. We don’t often think of the complex systems behind this everyday modern convenience. Fortunately, there are two groups that oversee the operation, installation, repair, and maintenance of automatic doors, automatic sliding doors, and automatic bi-fold doors.

Owners of automatic doors must follow the guidelines for operation set forth by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). These guidelines are in place to promote the safe operation of automatic doors in public spaces and businesses.

Another organization that oversees the safe operation of automatic doors is The American Association of Automatic Door Manufacturers (AAADM). This association of industry professionals promotes the American National Standards Institute’s automatic door operation guidelines by training inspectors to insure the safe operation of the doors they manufacture.

Founded in 1994, the AAADM was created to educate and train automatic door installers and service providers in the safe operation and use of automatic door systems. Along with advancing the interests of their industry and promoting safety, the AAADM certifies automatic door inspectors.

AAADM Certified automatic door inspectors are qualified to perform annual inspections on all automatic doors, as well as inspect new automatic door installations. When a business uses an AAADM certified automatic door installation company, such as Preferred Window and Door, they are guaranteed to have new doors that meet the safety standards of the American National Standards Institute. After the initial installation, you should have your automatic doors inspected annually by an AAADM certified inspector to maintain continued safe operation of your system.

If you have questions about the AAADM, are interested in scheduling an annual inspection, or would like to have automatic sliding doors installed, contact Preferred Window and Door and give us a call at (708) 251-4883 or (219) 595-9680.

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