When it is time to consider new overhead doors, you may want to talk with a garage door company about what you need and what is available for you. Overhead doors come in many different styles, sizes, and types, so finding the one that best suits your needs is essential.
If you are replacing the doors on a commercial building like an auto shop or a warehouse, you may want to consider commercial, industrial overhead doors because they offer more durability and are often available in larger sizes. If the doors will be opening and closing a lot, durability will be important, and using a lower-end door may eventually cause problems or breakdowns.
Commercial doors are also typically larger in size and use heavy-duty hardware to support them. Commercial industrial overhead doors often offer more security because of the heavy-duty hardware, and the panels may be heavier than a standard garage door panel.
If your building is in an area with a high crime rate, you may even want to consider a commercial steel roll-up door that is extremely difficult to open from the outside. These overhead doors are so strong that they can often be hit by a car and still not be forced off the building's track.
Installing a Commercial Door
While the track and system that supports the door are not difficult to install, it can be challenging to get everything square so that the door opens properly. Hiring a commercial overhead door company to install the door is often the best solution and can save you time and frustration.
If you are installing or replacing several commercial industrial overhead doors, you may want to have a professional do the work to save time and get the doors in place. When you are considering buying new doors, ask the door company if they offer installation and the cost for the overhead doors you have selected.
Add a Door and Hardware Warranty
Another item to consider when looking at new doors is the warranty that comes with the door. It is essential to ask if the warranty covers the hardware and what is covered in the warranty. Typically if you hit the door with a vehicle, it will not be covered, but if the wind catches it and damages it or if part of the door or hardware breaks, the warranty should cover the damage to the door.
Every company is different, and some may have a short and limited warranty period. Others may have a more robust policy, so be sure to ask as you consider the doors you will purchase for your shop, warehouse, or garage.