A Guide to Installing Overhead Commercial Garage Doors for Businesses

A Guide to Installing Overhead Commercial Garage Doors for Businesses

Thinking about purchasing an overhead commercial for your business? It’s important to first establish your goals for such a door. Why are you getting a new door? Will it be customer facing? Is security an issue? Do you need it to be fire protected? This is a serious investment — you want the most bang for your buck.

When you think about it, commercial overhead garage doors serve an eclectic range of needs for a variety of businesses: warehouses, retail shops, garden stores, car lots, and storage facilities. Yet each use has its own style and functional characteristics. When deciding on the right garage door installation for your business, it’s important to ask yourself:

  • What are your unique business needs?
  • How important is aesthetics?
  • What do you need in terms of functionality?
  • Do you need insulation, fire proofing, hurricane protection, etc.?

We’ve served all types of businesses in the Elk Grove community. We understand what’s involved in selecting the perfect garage door for your business. Here are a few factors to consider.

What Style of Overhead Door Does Your Business Need?

The right type of door depends on your unique business needs, as well as the space you are installing the door. This can depend on the amount of overhead space available, frequency of use, potential business hazards, and whether or not the door will primarily be used for loading/storage, or customer facing front of house business uses. What is your business looking to achieve with its new garage door?

There are generally 4 styles of overhead commercial garage doors. Which one is right for your business ultimately depends on the type of business you operate.

Sectional doors are highly durable and cost efficient. These function very similarly to residential garage doors, but they do require a good deal of space — especially if the door is of considerable size.

The beauty of roll up doors is they work really well in confined space. They are commonly found in warehouses and distribution centers because of their refined storage needs, heavy duty construction, and robust longevity.

Security grilles are commonly found in shopping centers. They can be deployed rapidly and are very easy to operate. They also require minimal storage space. They work great at protecting property from theft and weather hazards.

Fire doors, as their name implies, are designed to protect your building against the spread of fire. As such, they offer unsurpassed protection from not only fire but also weather and theft. They are extremely durable and long lasting. They are also equipped with an automatic closing mechanism that can be triggered in case of fire. For many businesses, fire doors are not just a good idea — you may be legally required to have all overhead doors fire protected.

What’s Your Business Traffic Like?

How often will you be using your overhead commercial garage door? Sectional garage doors work great for high traffic areas because of their superior heavy duty construction. If you don’t get a lot of traffic, consider using a lighter material such as aluminum. This will be cheaper and longevity won’t be such a critical concern.

What Are Your Security Needs for Your Overhead Door?

Consider your security needs for your new overhead garage door. Indoor and outdoor locks are available, as are open code scramblers, automatic deadlocks, and preprogrammed closing mechanisms. Talk to us about security options that are available so we can accommodate your needs.