When it comes to entryways for a business facility there can be a lot to choose from. Depending on the size, shape or a manner of access your business may require a specific type of doors. Business owners usually choose between sectional or rolling commercial doors.
Sectional and rolling commercial doors have their own subtypes. For sectional doors, there’s Advanced, Thermacore, Sectional Steel and Aluminum doors, to name a few. Types of rolling doors include Advanced, Rolling Steel, Fire Rated, Counter Doors, Security Grilles and more. Although sectional and rolling doors are often viewed as interchangeable they can differ in materials,
durability, assembly and installation, which can make one more suited over the other for your application.
Rolling Commercial Doors
Rolling doors, also known as overhead coiling doors or service doors, are slatted doors that roll up above the entryway where the door body coils up into a storage compartment. They are supported by the vertical wall. These doors can be quickly secured and provide stellar protection for the interior of your commercial structure. Heavy duty rolling commercial doors are made of sturdy materials and are built to last a lifetime with very little maintenance.
Sectional Commercial Doors
Sectional commercial doors fold up and overhead into the building. Contrary to rolling doors, sectional doors are supported by the ceiling instead of the wall. The door body is mounted to the wall’s vertical face, but the horizontal track requires support from the ceiling or roof structure. Sectional doors are made of lighter materials and have a lifespan of only a few years. They are also usually more expensive to maintain.
One key difference between the two types of doors is the upfront cost. Rolling doors are significantly more expensive than their sectional counterparts. Over time however, you may end up saving more with rolling doors because of the fewer maintenance and service calls to your garage door expert. Nevertheless, there are certain applications where a sectional door type will be beneficial. Talk to your garage door specialist to learn which one is better for your needs.
If we’ve left any questions about sectional or rolling commercial doors unanswered with this article, call Coastal Contract Hardware to get answers to any questions you may have. We service areas in North and South Carolina such as Myrtle Beach, Surfside Beach, Garden City, North Myrtle Beach, Little River, Conway, Murrells Inlet, Pawleys Island, and Horry County, SC and other surrounding areas. To find out more, get in touch by visiting our contact page and filling out the form or call us at 843-946-3500. Be sure to follow us on Twitter and Like us on Facebook as well!