Types of Commercial Garage 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 Garage Doors
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 pest- and airborne particle-free as well as temperature-regulated. This style garage 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 head room, 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 perfect if you are dealing with limited space and security is a high priority.
High Performance Doors
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 or 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 long life cycle.
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 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!