Getting The Most Out Of Your Next Commercial Garage Door

Do you need to purchase a garage door for a commercial property? If so, you may be wondering whether or not you should purchase a door with the same features as the one you are replacing or whether you could benefit from an upgrade, complete with new features. The following information will help you identify some things you should consider before you buy your new garage door.

Full or Partial Replacement

Getting your current garage door inspected is the best way to determine whether or not you have to replace the entire door. If you have budgeting concerns, taking this proactive measure could save you money. For example, you may only need to replace the door panels and not the entire garage door system. 


The material you choose for your door is likely going to be influenced by your aesthetic preferences. It is also important to keep in mind what you will be storing inside of your commercial garage when choosing a door material. Three common materials are aluminum, composite, and steel. Consider the type of upkeep you will face in the future when making your final decision on a garage door material. 

Door Opener Selection

Many things these days are automated, and this is likely a feature that you will come to appreciate in a garage door. Manual options exist, but having remote control access to your commercial property can make entering and leaving the garage area faster. If you have employees who will need to enter the space, they will likely not have to get out of the vehicle to open a remote control door unless there is an issue such as the door getting stuck or remote not working. 

Security and Features

Consider any potential issues with your door selection in advance. For example, a door that features reverse options will aid in protecting vehicles, workers, and goods from damage or entrapment. You should also consider whether installing a fire door is ideal for your property. If you decide to install a fire door, keep in mind it will need to be routinely inspected by a certified professional. Other safety features you should consider are CCTV or a wide-angle mirror reflecting inside the garage, which can both curb thefts and protect the safety of employees because they allow viewing of what is happening inside of garage units. 

A garage door professional is the best resource to use for additional features you should look for in a garage door for your property. They can help you to ensure that you choose features that are safe and theft-deterrent. For more information, click on this weblink or contact your local garage door professional.