August 20, 2020

Choosing a Commercial Garage Door: 4 Factors to Consider

Commercial garage door

Garage doors, like people, are unique. Different types of doors serve various purposes, and there are special considerations for residential doors versus commercial and industrial ones. The latter varieties experience far more wear and tear due to repeated use. They need to be durable, airtight, and built to last.

There are four factors that should be considered when purchasing your commercial or industrial door: insolation, the type of metal used, window placement, and hardware strength. Let’s learn more about the importance of each:

Why Is Insulation Important?

All types of garage doors are rated with an R-Value. This is the thermal resistance to heat flow, typically applied to a particular material or composite thickness. The commercial doors we have available at Les spécialistes des portes Exitech inc. are highly rated, with an R-factor of 16, with one of the highest types of insulation quality available.

What Material Should You Use?

Depending on its use case, you need a metal door that is going to function well for your space.

Aluminum and steel are two of the most popular options for overhead garage doors used for business or agricultural purposes.

Aluminum doors with windows are most used in a service station setting or car dealer. The reason being is so that the interior of the garage is visible to the clients waiting for their repairs or work to be done.

A steel door is sturdy, and typically used in warehouse settings, to better protect the valuables stored inside.

What’s your Window Vision?

To see, or not to see, that is the question. Again, this depends on the functionality of the space you are working in. If you do choose to have windows, they should have a thick pane and be properly sealed to ensure your space’s energy efficiency and security. Thanks to our team at Les spécialistes des portes Exitech inc., we can customize the door to your business’s needs.

How Hardworking is your Hardware?

Any garage door is only as structurally sound as its hardware. In addition to the overhead door options we have available at Les spécialistes des portes Exitech inc., we have sturdy door openers that can withstand heavy usage. We have a highly-trained team to maintain and fix any issues as well as professional-grade parts available for purchase.

When you’re ready to purchase your new commercial or industrial garage door for your business or farm, our team members at Les spécialistes des portes Exitech inc. are prepared to answer any questions you have. Feel free to reach out to us anytime at 800-470-0135, or get a quote here.

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