September 7, 2018

Commercial garage doors: the bigger they are, the more you need expert advice

Commercial garage doors

It’s common to picture commercial or industrial garage doors as all being similar and about the same size. This really isn’t the case, and in fact, some industrial or agricultural applications require oversized doors. If that’s the case with you, then this text will help you analyze your situation and determine the door system that best suits your needs.

Oversized doors

While often the size of commercial overhead garage doors varies from 12 x 12 ft. (3.6 x 3.6 m) to 16 x 16 ft. (4.9 x 4.9 m), it sometimes happens that you need a larger opening to allow bigger vehicles or equipment to enter. Just imagine airplane hangars or a farm building used to house a combine‑harvester. These doors can be as big as 24 ft. (7.3 m) wide and 20 ft. (6.1 m) high… and sometimes even more. In fact, there is not physical limit on the size of a door. More often it is environmental circumstances, such as wind strength or how often you use the door that will limit its size.

Keep in mind that in projects such as these, the doors used are not necessarily overhead sectional ones. The door sections can be installed vertically and open laterally.

Choose the components tailored to your needs

Commercial garage doors

To properly evaluate the needs of a customer who has a commercial, agricultural or industrial building, it needs a team of professional technicians who thoroughly understand the situation and who have the technical knowledge to carry it out. To do this, it also needs seasoned, qualified installers who have already this type of door, sometimes in situations even more complicated. In addition, they must have the necessary equipment at their disposal, such as scissor lifts, so that the door system can be installed safely. Don’t hesitate to ask any garage door specialist that you contact for a list of completed projects.

As well, it is important to correctly determine the components that will be included in the garage door system. They must be suited to how you will use the system while being strong and solid enough to do the work in effectively and for a long period of time. That is the only way to avoid unexpected repairs, and especially, and even more importantly, that they open and close when you need it the most. If you want to motorize the doors, because they are large, safety should be your first and foremost concern.

Choose a system that last… a long time

Remember that the cost of strength is less than the cost of frequent repairs. It is always better to invest in the experience and knowledge of a specialist as well as solid garage door system components than trying to pay as little as possible and pay for the cost of visits. You need to find the right balance between the performance you are looking for and the cost of the recommended door system.

To help you make sense of this…

Contact a garage door specialist in your area as soon as you can. They know commercial and industrial garage doors better than anyone else. They will be able to advise you and explain the best choice to make based on your requirements while respecting your budget. They can also prepare a quotation and send it to you by email.

You can also go and meet them at their showroom. Also, take a look at their image gallery of commercial doors to get lots of ideas.

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