Restoration & Retrofit
Building owners are often faced with a difficult decision; replace old dilapidated revolving doors with modern doors that do not reflect the original character of the building, or try to keep old tired doors spinning with constant maintenance. Often, local historical societies require that any change to the exterior meet their approval and severely limit replacement options.
At IRD we can usually provide another choice. Our skilled craftsmen can often revitalize your existing doors by resurfacing or veneering either wood or metal doors, restoring them very closely to their original condition. Depending on the date and style of manufacture, old hardware can either be retooled or replaced with modern hardware, improving the door operation to new door functionality. There are many reasons to consider restoring your existing door:
You desire to preserve the original character of your building
The local historical society requires that you do not change the “look” of the building
The cost is usually cheaper than new door construction
You cannot get a new door which has similar or identical attributes to your existing doors