There is much about your business profitability that will rely upon the functionality and reliability of your commercial garage doors. It makes sense to put as much research and thought into selecting these doors as possible so they will stand up to the multiple cycles of opening and closing they will need to endure during a normal business day.
At Coastal Contract Hardware, our knowledgeable team is happy to assist you with selecting the best commercial garage door for your needs and then providing the door and frame, along with hardware and accessories, needed for optimal performance. Whether you need a standard commercial garage door or a custom configuration to fit your building, here are a few tips for selecting the right one.
- Automatic or Manual- There are advantages related with both opening methods. Manual doors do not increase your power consumption and can be operated easily during a power outage. Automatic doors make it easier for your warehouse team and are recommended if your business expects to open and close the doors several times each day.
- Insulated or Standard- This choice depends largely on what is stored behind the doors and whether you maintain a climate-controlled warehouse. An insulated door can save money if you heat and cool your warehouse or if you want to keep it as comfortable as possible despite not controlling the temperature with a heating and cooling system.
- Windows or No Windows- Windows are a great option if you’d like some natural light inside your building or would like a way to view what is going on outdoors. They can be a security concern, however, which would make a windowless option more feasible if this is a concern.
- Opening Method- Consider if you want a garage door that opens horizontally over the area next to the door or if you need vertically opening doors that leave this space unencumbered.
- Security Features- There are many ways to enhance security when selecting a commercial garage door. Take into consideration your location, inventory value, employee turnover, and other factors to determine if access control is necessary and what quality of door you require.