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. Aside from the purpose of protecting your premises, doors help in the ventilation of light and air. 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. The various types of commercial doors are overhead doors, scissor gates, roll-up doors, and fire rated doors. 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.
The next kind of door is the fire rated door which is exclusive and with fire resistant materials and is being sealed to ensure security as you need it.
For the conventional use commercially, overhead doors are most suitable for warehouse shed and garage. This type of door has its advantage in the sense that it requires less space and gets rolled upward. Be aware that your garage doors are the biggest moving part of your home and can be operated multiple times each day. So even if the parts of this door are built to last long, a periodic care and maintenance is also recommended even if also used lightly. Good service, long lasting and reliable door will be your reward if you maintain your garage door regularly.
There are some suggestions in order for you to maintain your overhead door service. In conducting maintenance, you can have the DIY maintenance, the automatic door opener maintenance or have the professionals conduct the maintenance for your door.
Performing the DIY maintenance can be done every three to six months, inspect visually the components, look out for rust, loose hardware, cable wear and broken or bent components. 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.