Hinged vs. Sliding Doors: What is the Best Option for Your Coolroom?

09 June 2022

Coolrooms are cold storage solutions that help businesses store perishable and delicate products. Restaurants and retail stores are only some establishments that can benefit from coolrooms.

What is great about coolrooms is they can preserve the necessary cold storage temperatures of the products, ensuring that they do not get spoiled or damaged. At the same time, they can preserve the notable qualities of the items, which makes them preferable for cooking or selling purposes. Coolrooms also have a huge space for storing and organising the items, allowing businesses to fill them in with high-quality racks and shelves for storage purposes.

One element of coolrooms that helps them preserve their internal temperature and conditions is the door. Opting for the right door can be useful in storing the items and saving them from unwanted elements. To further modify your coolroom, you may have to choose between hinged doors and sliding doors.

Hinged Doors

Hinged doors are comprised of around two to three hinges on their vertical long edge. These hinges may be situated on the left or right side of the doors, depending on the orientation of the coolrooms. Since these doors utilise hinges, they can swing inwards or outwards. 

One great benefit of hinged doors is they are flexible. As mentioned, hinged doors can be installed either on the left side or right side of the coolroom doorway. They can also be opened and closed inwards or outwards. The flexibility of hinged doors can make your coolroom somehow accessible. Another great benefit of hinged doors is they are significantly cheaper than sliding doors. They are more affordable since they are smaller and easier to install. They are also customisable, making them advantageous to your coolroom if you require specific measurements. 

Hinged doors can be great for your coolroom if you do not utilise this storage area frequently. Additionally, if you currently handle and manage a hotel, a restaurant, or a supermarket, opting for hinged doors can be great for your coolroom. 

Sliding Doors

Sliding doors, on the other hand, are doors that can be opened horizontally to a wall through sliding. They can be installed either on top of a track below or placed from a track above. Their installation will depend heavily on the spaces available in your coolroom.

Sliding doors can be beneficial to your coolroom as they do not take up a lot of space when opening and closing them. This advantage alone can already help you and others access the products without worrying about bumping other elements inside the coolroom. The space-saving benefit of sliding doors can likewise make navigation more convenient. Another great thing about sliding doors is they are durable. Sliding doors are even self-sealing, especially those constructed with rail and pressure roller, allowing them to slide shut on their own.

If you currently utilise a large coolroom, you must go for sliding doors. They can also be useful to your coolroom if your surrounding space is already restricted with storage solutions and products. Sliding doors can also be useful for your coolroom if its space requires vehicle access.

To help you choose the best door for your coolroom, you can contact us at C&M Coolroom Services.

Mark Connelly
C&M Coolroom Services
E-mail: markconnelly@cmcoolrooms.com.au
Mobile: 0412 536 315

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