Let us define a door briefly as a sliding or rotating structure that we can use to open and close an entrance, and it generally composed of attached panels that swing. Doors help in the ventilation of light and air in your home and offices aside from protecting your privacy. Where you need security and privacy, doors are used in offices, houses, garages, lounges and other places.
There are different types of commercial doors with a variety of style to fit business, size and place. Commercial doors come in styles of rollup doors, fire rated doors, overhead doors and scissor gates. There are pros and cons for each type of these doors and basing on your requirements, you will decide on your style. The various materials of doors can range from glass, dock, aluminium, wood or metal.
One type of door is the roll-up door that can be built in different shapes, configurations, colours, sizes and materials. Basing on your operation needs, there are companies that give free practical on-site projections and discuss with you based on their findings.
Going to the next type of door, the fire rated doors are the type that would need exclusive fire resistant materials and when needed have to be sealed to ensure security.
For the conventional use commercially, overhead doors are most suitable for warehouse shed and garage. The main pros of this type of door are that it can be rolled upward and requires only little space. Be aware that your garage doors are the biggest moving part of your home and can be operated multiple times each day. Thus, even if its parts are built to last and under light use, it is also better that you conduct periodic care and maintenance for it. Good service, long lasting and reliable door will be your reward if you maintain your garage door regularly.
There are some tips to maintain well your overhead door service. You can choose to do a DIY maintenance, do the automatic door opener maintenance, or have the professional conduct the maintenance for you.
A DIY maintenance can be conducted every three to six months by doing a visual inspection of the components, look out for rust and loose hardware, check out cable wear and bent or broken parts. If your door is torsion spring operated, a professional maintenance service is preferable since they have the ability to keep the spring of your door free from rust.
Another type of door is the scissor gate that is used for extra security and thus is used commercially like in banks, jewellers and other related firms.
It is recommended that when picking out the vendor for your commercial door, that you check if they can give you after sale services, and check for the quality and function of their product, plus conduct inspection for corrosion safety of the door.