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Many of us learn hard way that it is much better to do things right the first time. That’s why it is important to thoroughly think through all details before building or adding to your business facility. That includes thinking about what kind of commercial overhead doors you want to use for showroom entrances, loading docks or security entryways.
Purchasing a commercial overhead door is much different than buying a residential one. With a residential garage door, many thoughts go through the mind of a homeowner. First is style, “how will this door fit with the aesthetics of my home,” then comes security, “how will this door protect my belongings,” then the homeowner considers utility, “how often will this door be operating and by whom?”
If you are planning a new home or refurbishing an older one, you most likely are looking to purchase a new overhead door. Installing quality overhead doors in your home will not only help set the character of the home but also make it more secure. If you purchase a door based on garage door pricing alone is generally not a good idea. It is important to spend time researching all the different overhead garage doors options available.
Factors such as where you live and the number and type of vehicles you have will need to be put into consideration. If you live in a place that gets very cold, you should seriously consider an overhead garage door with high R-value. You should select a door with an R-value of at least 15 if you are planning to heat or cool your garage. No matter how cold it gets outside, when you enter your car or truck will be warm and comfortable. A good insulated overhead garage doors means that you can use it all year long in comfort.
The type of vehicle and its size will determine the size of your garage opening and the overhead garage doors. The standard garage door sizes include 8×7 and 8×16 feet. While this size is usually sufficient for an ordinary medium size car, it may not be large enough for an SUV, pickup truck, boat or utility trailer. If you are planning to install a garage, it may be wise to consider a large overhead garage door.
Also, you should seriously consider raising the height to the garage walls to 10 or 12 feet. This will allow you to utilize a taller overhead garage door that will accept a higher profile vehicle. In terms of width, you should consider door widths of 10 or 12 feet as well. This will assure you that your vehicle’s mirrors will clear the door when entering and leaving. Probably the best advantage of having a wider door will become apparent when you are backing a trailer into your garage. Most boat and utility trailers will require at least 8 ½ feet of clearance. The extra width will make all the difference between damaging the garage and successfully parking your van.
Security is paramount when it comes to overhead garage doors. Purchasing a quality automatic garage door opener is very important. If you own several man toys such as four wheelers, personal watercraft or a boat, make sure that they are secured by a good security system.
In terms of garage doors pricing, you should spend the most amount of money you can afford on a quality door. However, the most expensive garage doors may not be the best garage doors. Again taking the time to do a good job of researching all the overhead garage doors options available before you begin to build will yield many dividends. Purchasing a quality garage door is a sound investment in your home
Conversely, when thinking about an overhead door with a commercial mindset, the thought process is most often reversed. The business person will first think about how often the door will be used and by whom. Then, but still important, the amount of security needed from a door. And lastly the business owner will think about the position of the door in the compound and how it will blend with other constructions.
All garage doors require regular maintenance to ensure a safe and efficient operation. Without the right maintenance, parts may wear out quickly if they are not made up of durable materials. Even if parts are expensive, the time or cost in replacing them may cost you more during the lifetime of the door. Look for roller garage doors that use pressed steel castellated drum wheels or engineering grade plastic. Use a combination of precision springing and pressed steel drum giving a harmonious balance to the roller mechanism.
By carefully researching your new garage roller door, you should get the right door for your requirements. So look for doors that meet or exceed given standards, are quiet (especially it is for a residential situation), have durable components and will be value for money over the entire lifetime of the door.