What’s the Right Commercial & Industrial Garage Doors for Your Needs?

Are you in need of some commercial doors for your business? Is it a brand new business or are you thinking about changing up the style of your doors? Regardless, you need to be sure you have the best. Learn more about the options before you buy.

Sectional Overhead Doors' Model: G-5000, 14'x16', Black Color, Window: 2 G-4400 sections (Full Vision) with Anodized frame and Clear glass

You might already be accustomed to sectional garage doors that have hinged panels that are raised up and then rest on horizontal guides parallel to the ceiling. However, there are other options available that you might want to consider.

Sometimes, other options will work well for your commercial, agricultural, or industrial purposes. You can find the garage door that’s right for you. In addition to steel, there are other materials used to cover the doors, such as rubber or reinforced fabric.

#1 Standard Overhead Sectional Doors – The Most Popular Choice

You will be familiar with how these doors work because they are essentially the same as the doors that are in a residential garage. The only difference might be the size, as these can often be larger when used for commercial purposes. They have sections that are often referred to as panels.

The only real difference is how the door moves, as well as the hardware it utilizes.

Most of the time commercial buildings will have high ceilings. To ensure the max amount of clearance/headroom for the garage door on the building’s interior, the door moves up along the wall then it will turn when it reaches the ceiling.

Movement options for the door will vary based on how high the interior of the building is and how high the garage door is. Common options include:

Standard: This is what you are used to with the standard residential doors

High Lift: With this option, the door will move up along the wall before turning when it nears the ceiling

Full Vertical Lift: This movement is commonly used for loading and unloading areas

Typically, the doors you find in this sectional category will be made from galvanized steel. Many of the doors have been injected with polyurethane foam. This improves insulation and adds strength to the door.

You can also opt for non-insulated garage doors if they will be used in unheated buildings.

#2 Rolling Steel Doors – A Flexible Option

These doors will roll up over the head of the door. They don’t require horizontal tracks as sectional doors do.

The sections of this type of door are called slats, and they are typically only about 3” high. This is so they can easily roll-up.

Rolling steel door (firewall) used to divide 2 areas in a manufacturing business.

These types of doors can be used in a wide range of industries. They have been used as a way to compartmentalize different parts of a building, for example. They might be used to keep people out of certain areas, or as a means to control the spread of dust.

Some companies may need to meet certain insurance requirements and use firewall roll-up doors. They can be rated from between 30 and 240 minutes of fire resistance. They can help to stop the spread of fire.

The doors could also be used for counter shutters, for foodservice counters, for example. You may also see them used in shopping centers when they have metal grilles.

All of the doors will roll-up, which is the defining feature they have in common.

#3 High-speed Roll-Up Doors – Rare but Effective

You will not see these doors used quite as often as the other two options, but they can still be a good fit for you. They are often used in distribution centers, mines, the food sector, and more.

They have proved to be helpful in the food industry for separating refrigerated areas from the rest of the building.

One of the best features of the doors is the speed at which they can open - up to 96” in a single second. For safety reasons, they close slower, at only 48” a second.

In addition to steel, the doors could be made of thick rubber, which can withstand impacts. This makes them helpful for the rail and mining industries. They could also be made from reinforced vinyl (polyester) which is often used in the manufacturing sector.

Learn More About One of These or Another door Model

Do you want to learn more? If you live in Salem and the surrounding areas, contact us now at 1-800-425-0662.

We have the experience and the knowledge needed for your commercial and industrial garage doors. We can provide you with the answers you need.

We can even send you a no-obligation quotation by email.

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