The door to a garage has one fundamental function: to open and close, allowing or restricting access and securing anything stored inside. While this seems like the function of any door (and at its core it is), for a garage, that function comes with pretty significant stress. This is because the size and weight of the door coupled with how it opens and closes (rather than swinging like a standard door) puts stress on the system. The bottom line is that any garage door needs regular maintenance to operate at its best, and this goes triple for a commercial garage door.
Why Maintain Garage Doors?
Garage doors require maintenance because they have a lot of (literal) moving parts that all need to operate correctly in order for the door to function. If you don’t regularly check and maintain the motor, chain, track, and other components of the opener, it might start to slow down and eventually not be able to open the door. Likewise, the door itself could suffer damage that makes it a security concern. Regular maintenance means that you have the peace of mind that your commercial garage door is safe and sound and operating as cost-effectively as possible.
What Is The Difference Between Residential Vs. Commercial Doors?
Residential and commercial garage doors are not created equal. This isn’t meant to disparage residential doors, but the truth is they have different expectations. Commercial garage doors do way more work. While the standard residential door opens a few time a day, a commercial door may open dozens or even hundreds of times a day. Picture a garage where the cars drive in and out at least once each time, and then multiply that by the dozens of cars that pass through daily. The expected use and lifespan of the doors is enormously different, so the construction and materials are as well.
What Is The Risk Of Not Maintaining Commercial Garage Doors?
Not maintaining your commercial garage doors does present several risks for your business. First, as they age, the doors will start to slow down and not operate as efficiently. This can cause issues with slowing down the operations of your business and costing you more money for power. The doors could also be more likely to fail and potentially cause damage or injury, for which your business would be liable. If the doors do fail entirely, even if they don’t cause damage, you’ll have to repair them, which could potentially cost more than you would have spent maintaining them in the first place.
Leave Garage Door Maintenance to First Choice Garage Doors
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.