Commercial Garage Doors

Types of Commercial Overhead Doors & Which is Right for Me?

If you are in the market for commercial garage doors, one important question to ask yourself is what will be their main function. Commercial garage doors do more than simply provide passage. They also provide access for storing equipment and vehicles, loading, and unloading materials, security, etc. There are many options out there that come in different shapes, sizes, and materials depending on what they are being used for.

Sectional doors, or sectional overhead doors, are a popular choice for commercial loading docks and spaces with similar purposes. The sectional door features vertical mounting and ceiling-secured door tracks along with a space-saving construction. Most of the sectional doors have feature advanced insulation and environmental control technology to ensure the space’s interior is pest and airborne particle free as well as temperature regulated. This style of overhead door is made of lighter materials for maximum flexibility. While they cost less, they only last a few years and require significant maintenance.

This is a great choice if you are in need of a heavy-duty overhead door capable of withstanding the elements.

Rolling doors are often used for security or weather protection, industrial and commercial doors (rolling steel and sectional) are thin but durable metal slatted doors that roll up and are stored in a coil. These doors are made with heavy material that is built to last the lifetime of the building. They require substantial side room and headroom, they are mounted to the face of the wall and supported by the vertical wall but require no connection to the ceiling.

These types of doors work well in warehouses and distribution centers and are perfect if you are dealing with limited space and security is a high priority.

The High performance doors are high speed, industrial doors with features geared towards specific industry applications such as retail, automotive, manufacturing, cold storage, and parking. They remain at top performance levels even in the harshest weather. The high performance doors help enhance workflow, lower energy costs, and ease safety and security concerns. They provide you with many years of worry-free performance and require very little maintenance, even in high-use areas. They are fast-moving and tight sealing for use in all environments.

Commercial High Performance Doors are a great fit for you if you are looking for high speed and durability while also considering low maintenance demands and a long life cycle.

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Hormann High Performance Doors

Here at Speed-Tech Equipment, we offer various options for your commercial garage door needs. We are a West Michigan Dealer for the Raynor Door Product Line  & Hormann High Performance Doors and have the right garage doors for your specific needs!

If you are currently in the market for overhead garage doors in the Grand Rapids area, Contact Us today! Our staff is ready to help find the best door for your business needs!

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4 Signs Your Commercial Garage Door Might Need Maintenance

Common Reasons Your Commercial Garage Door May Need Service or Repair

Does your commercial garage door need maintenance or repairs?
Maybe even just a tune up?
To save you from being scammed by a garage door repair company, here are some reasons why your garage door may need fixing.

Malfunctioning Photo-Eye

Photo eyes are necessary to keep the garage door from closing if an object passes through or something is blocking the infrared beams. They are very important to lessen the chances of accidents. Photo-eyes though can be picky, and if one is not quite lined up correctly, it may cause your commercial garage door not to close. By moving the photo-eye so that it lines up with the other should cause the garage door to close.

Another reason the photo-eye could be malfunctioning is debris and dirt on the eye. Clean the photo-eye carefully and your door should now properly open and close.

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garage door spring

Broken Spring

A spring is very important because it provides tension to help the garage door opener lift the garage door. This issue is easily diagnosed. Springs are usually above the garage door near a wall. If you have two springs on the wall, you will probably need both replaced. Warning: do not try this on your own. It can be dangerous. Call a professional repair company to handle it.

Malfunctioning Remote Control

If you tried to fix the door with photo-eyes and spring and there is still an issue, another reason could be your remote control to the garage door. The remote could just need a new battery. If you replace the battery and it still doesn’t work, call the garage door company to diagnose the problem. Usually, one would not need a new garage door opener, unless of course, it is more than 10 years old.

Noisy Door

Noisy doors are more common than you might think. There could be multiple reasons why your door is loud. This issue though can most likely be fixed with a manufacturer’s recommended lubricant. The parts of the garage door, including springs, hinges, and rollers, should be lubricated regularly to keep the parts running smoothly for years. If this isn’t the issue, contact us as you may need a replacement part of your garage door system.

What is best for you and your company?

All these are common reasons why commercial garage doors need repairs. If these are not the causes of your garage door problem, you may need a professional to come take a look. Contact us today and we will help identify the root cause and fix the problem. Want to learn more information? Click here to see what we do!