Selecting a Commercial Garage Door08/12/2013 Back To Blog
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Garage doors are not just important for the home. Any business with its own fleet of vehicles, from trucking companies to fire halls, needs to have a high quality, very reliable garage door. They can be insulated or uninsulated, depending on climate and organizational needs, come in a wide variety of sizes, as well as differing materials and safety features. A commercial garage door will need to be sufficiently large, durable, and suitably priced to be an attractive feature in the marketplace. Just as there are differences among home door styles, commercial styles can vary widely depending on company needs.
• Coiling or Rolling Service Doors can be very large—in some cases, 30 feet by 30 feet, and can be built to meet the customer’s exact specifications. They are built of between 25-30 sections which are coiled upward around a barrel. Their steel guides require little maintenance, and the price tends to be slightly higher because of the larger size and heavier parts.
• Sectional doors operate on hinges when being raised or lowered. Each section is guided by the track rollers. The parts are easily accessible, making replacement simple, but there are also more parts than in a rolling garage door so the total maintenance costs can be higher.
Another feature that companies may want to consider when purchasing a commercial garage door is its R-value. R-values measure how much heat circulates from within a building to the outside. Since these commercial garage doors are very large, to save money in the long haul it is best to buy one with a better R-value, since a lot of desired air can be lost through them.
There are a number of different manufacturers of commercial doors such as Clopay, Raynor and Overhead Door. Regardless of which brand or style the company chooses, a business should consider investing in a high quality, specialized garage door designed to meet their fleet’s needs.