Choosing a Commercial Garage Door

If you have been put in charge of trying to source a commercial garage door for your business premises, look no further! The team at Door Doctors will be pleased to give you some things to consider before purchasing.

What to do before buying a commercial garage door

Commercial Garage Door sales and repair with the Door Doctors.
Commercial Garage Door sales and repair with the Door Doctors.

Commercial garage doors come in all shapes and sizes. The right decision for your commercial premises (factory, building, carpark or something else) depends on a multitude of factors. Let’s take a look at some of the choices:

Firstly, you can decide if you want a roller door or a sectional garage door. Roller doors are thinner, lighter, need less space than a sectional garage door, and are a little more expensive. Sectional garage doors can be a good option if you have enough (a lot!) of space in the install zone. The sectional doors can allow in a lot of light, are quite quiet to operate, and are very secure in terms of protection from inclement weather or crime. Deciding which you need can be dependent of a number of other factors as well – it’s best to have a chat to your supplier/installer to ensure you’re choosing the type of commercial door that’s right for you and your business.

 

Regardless of which door you choose, please ensure you’re purchasing a quality product with a proper warranty – something that will last a long time, is easy to use, has top-of-the-line design, and is strong. We recommend the Grifco range of industrial door motors to pair with your new door!

Why choose the Door Doctors when you’re buying a commercial garage door?

The Door Doctors have a lot of experience in installing commercial garage door options. We’ve successfully completed builds on some massive projects:

  • Sydney Olympic Park
  • The V8 racetrack in Townsville
  • Amberley RAAF Base Upgrade

If you want to learn more about Door Doctors’ industrial and commercial roller/sectional door options please click here to read about some of our previous installs / options, or simply give the friendly team at the Door Doctors a call on 07 3299 2992 – we’d be happy to advise on the best choices with regards to your new door!

 

Commercial Garage Door Installation – 5 Questions to Ask.

If you’re currently in the market to get a commercial garage door installation round to your factory, office, or workplace – here are five questions you need to ask any potential company before you agree to terms. Saving a few dollars in the short term can be a very bad idea down the track if you run into any issues, so it’s imperative you choose carefully!

Commercial Garage Door Installation

Commercial Garage Door Installation - New Main Entry
Commercial Garage Door Installation – New Main Entry

Buying a new commercial garage door in 2018 means you have a multitude of options with regards to vendor and features. We recommend the Grifco range of commercial garage door openers due to their good pricing, unparalleled performance and excellent warranties. You can learn more about Grifco by clicking here.

5 Questions to ask before buying a new industrial garage door

1. Do you have any reviews or case studies of similar projects?

Ask your installer if they can show you what they did at a similarly sized project.  Do they have any references you can talk to? Are you able to see some pictures of previous work they’ve done? It’s important to ensure you’re dealing with a reputable company.

2. Which features do you require?

Depending on the size of and function of your premises, there are myriad features available for commercial door openers – fire shutter openers/hoists, manual hoists, expansion boards smoke baffle features, remote access, entrapment protection and much more. Have a chat with the company about what you need and ask if they have experience in installing these features.

3. What’s your quoting process?

Find out if there are any costs in the discovery phase. Some companies charge for a quote, and some (like Door Doctors) are happy to do this for you free of charge.

4. Is your previous door unsalvageable?

At Door Doctors, we’re experts in industrial/commercial garage door repair. In some circumstances it can be better to work on the existing door/motor before we fully replace it. If you have an existing door which isn’t working, please give us a call and we’ll be happy to help.

5. Which brands do you use? What’s the warranty procedure like?

Ask the company about their recommended brands and what the failure rate is. How long does it usually take to fix an issue? Do they have a good relationship with the manufacturer? Be very clear about the warranty procedure because door motors, like a car, are rated for usage or time – either X number of cycles or X number of years, depending on the specific product. It’s important you do the calculations to choose the correct product for your usage requirements.

 

If you need help with a commercial garage door, from purchase to replacement, please give Door Doctors a call on 3299 2992 or email us at [email protected]. We’d be happy to help.

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