Your garage is an important part of your home. It is the ideal place for storage of many things, from seasonal decor to your vehicle. But your home garage is only as secure as your garage door is, and the same is true of commercial garage doors. Just like replacement wold be at the top of your list if your residential garage door were to fail, if you’re having trouble with your commercial garage door it is time to replace it. That process can be intimidating, however, since the needs of a commercial garage door are often different than a residential garage door. What should you look for in your new commercial garage door? Let us walk you through the basics of what you should look for.
Your commercial door should be metal, either steel or aluminum, not wood or vinyl. Commercial doors should not be ugly, but the aesthetic qualities are less important than for residential doors. Strength and dependability are much more important and you get that with quality metal.
Heavy-Duty Torsion Springs
Torsion springs all have a finite lifespan, and the lifespan on your commercial springs should be much longer than on a residential door. For example, an average residential door’s torsion springs usually last for 10,000 cycles (a cycle is an open and a close), which would last the average family well over a decade. But commercial garage doors usually open more than residential ones. If your commercial doors cycle 50-100 times a day, those residential torsion springs would wear out in less than a year. Your commercial door needs heavy-duty springs of at least 25,00-50,000 cycles, and you may even need a high-speed, high-cycle door.
Insulation is often skimped on to save money, but for commercial doors it is a must. Don’t opt for uninsulated doors. You store valuable tools and inventory inside your building and the cost of maintaining the temperature when your commercial doors are uninsulated can be very high.
Option For Windows
Not every business will want, need, or benefit from windows on their commercial garage doors, but for some they are essential. The number and style of windows available vary and can often be suited to your needs. A full-view commercial door will let in a lot of natural light, but will also allow everyone to see inside your business. Find a garage door professional who can offer you several options and who can help you determine what is best for you.
Let First Choice Garage Doors Find The Right Door For You
Since 2004, First Choice Garage Doors has been providing quality service in Maryland, Delaware, Northern Virginia, and Pennsylvania. We offer services like garage door installation and replacement, as well as maintenance and repair. We specialize in the repair and maintenance of garage doors and their accessories. Here at First Choice Garage Doors, we work with top manufacturers in the industry, including Amar Entrematic, Clopay, Wayne Dalton, and Artisan.