Your garage door can be an important part of your business. It provides both protection and access to your business assets. There are many different varieties of commercial garage doors, including sectional, sliding, up-and-over (one piece), roll-up, swinging and sliding. Because there are so many different options, when choosing the right garage door for your business, there are many different factors that you need to take into consideration.
In the United States, one of the most popular choices for commercial garage doors is the sectional door. Sectional overhead doors can either be manual or motorized, and come in a wide variety of styles.
In a sectional door, there are anywhere from 3-5 horizontal panels that are hinged together and placed on rollers. These rollers are placed on two parallel tracks, which are responsible for moving the door up and down.
Sectional doors are counterbalanced by a torsion bar. This bar allows either the motor or a person to open the door without any difficulties from its extreme weight.
There are several big advantages to sectional doors. One is their appearance, which tends to be less commercial than other choices. Another is the variety that is available, allowing you to pick not only the materials (such as aluminum or steel), but the colors, whether or not there are windows, and the texture of the door. Sectional doors come in many different styles, including traditional, contemporary, and carriage.
Sectional doors are considered the best choice for businesses that need their doors to be glazed and/or insulated. The entire door of a sectional garage can be glazed, and it can also be filled with different levels of insulation. This makes sectional doors ideal for businesses such as car washes, retail stores, service stations, and body shops.
One thing to take into consideration is that sectional doors have more components than many of the other commercial garage door options. Because of this, sectional doors generally cost more to install and can need more maintenance than other types of doors. However, the popularity of sectional doors means that the individual parts are easy to find and replace.
Sectional doors are just one of your options when choosing a commercial garage door. Take all the different factors into consideration to see whether or not it is the right choice for your business.