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How Much Does It Cost To Automate A Door?

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How Much Does It Cost To Automate A Door? | Sales: custsvc@autodoorandhardware.com

Door automation has gained huge popularity in the past couple of years. The necessity of having the door automatically open without you touching it, can greatly reduce the spread of germs. But having an automated door also means providing better accessibility for all people with all types of disabilities. But how much does it cost to automate a door? In this article we are going to explain exactly how much it costs to automate a commercial door. To automate a commercial door you can expect it to cost you anywhere from $1300 to $3500, depending if you install the automatic door operator yourself. Let's explore how I got to that number.

Commercial Vs Residential

The biggest price setter for automatic door openers is whether you need to buy a commercial grade handicap door opener or a residential grade door opener. The online marketplace for automatic door openers today, is really the wild west. If you are a business owner or commercial building owner and in the market to automate your front door you want to shop for a commercial grade automatic door opener. Commercial automatic door openers have stronger gears, typically made from steel, a larger motor, and will not break from high traffic or heavy door use.

Now this seems simple enough, but it is not. With the popularity rise of automatic door openers in the past couple of years, there has been a huge influx of residential grade automatic door openers imported from China, or drop shipped directly from China. Many of these automatic door openers are very obvious to spot since they are so much cheaper than household American name brands. We are not going to count the Chinese imports in our analysis of price because
  • They do not have USA certification needed to be installed in commercial buildings (UL Listed, Fire Rating, ANSI/BHMA, etc)
  • Although they may be marketed as commercial grade, they really aren't
A true commercial grade door opener will cost around $1300 to $2500.

Installation - Expect $500-$1000 If Outsourced

The other big driver for automating any commercial door is the labor to install the automatic door operator. If you can install the automatic door opener yourself you could save over $1000.00. High quality automatic door openers will include a detailed installation manual allowing you to install the product.

Accessories Can Range From $150 - $500

Commercial automatic door openers can increase in price depending on the accessories needed such as push to open activation switches or touchless wave to open activation switches. Re-cycle and ADA door mounted safety sensors are also used depending on your application. Many times people looking to automate their commercial doors are just unsure of what they need. If you one of these people we encourage you to look at our Commander automatic door opener. We have included easy to order kits that provide you with everything you need to automate your commercial door.

Best Priced Automatic Door Opener

The best value for any person looking to automate their commercial door is our Commander automatic door opener. And here is why:
  • It's made in the USA
  • It is truly commercial grade. It has been UL Listed, Fire Rated, and Meets All Commercial Building Codes
  • It's extremely easy to install and is self programming
  • Reliable and Durable
  • Easy To Follow Instructions With Pictures
  • Lowest Cost Of Ownership - Our product lasts so you don't have to worry about nickel and dime repairs in the future.




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