How Do You Choose an Insulated Garage Door for your Business?
There are seemingly endless options for insulated garage doors for your business, in every kind of style and design. Which one is the right one for your business? It all depends on how you need your door to function, and what it is protecting.
The Answer Lies in What You Are Trying to Protect
Start by asking yourself these questions:
1. Do I really need an insulated overhead door?
In most cases, we would say yes. Insulated doors provide superior energy efficiency and stand up better to wind gusts. However, there are some notable exceptions. Restaurants that need an all glass door that can retract to reveal an outdoor patio, would be one such exception. Think about how your door needs to be used.
2. Is your business a higher security risk?
If you have a warehouse, for instance, that is a magnet for thieves, investing in strong, insulated overhead doors could be key to theft protection. In addition to a stronger core, we also offer insulated doors that are “impact resistant” and repel cars that try to ram your doors.
3. Does your area experience high winds?
If you live in a windy area and have large door openings, buying wind resistant, insulated garage doors is well worth the investment. Uninsulated doors often shake and bend, sometimes permanently, in high winds. But doors that are designed to handle the wind are built with a web of reinforcing supports that stand up to whatever mother nature can throw at it.
4. Is your area prone to wildfires?
Often, a garage door can be the entry point where a fire enters a building. But with heat and fire resistant overhead doors, combined with masonry construction of your building, you can minimize the damage.
5. How important is temperature control in your building?
While some doors protect areas that are not climate controlled, for many businesses, keeping an optimal temperature is critical for the integrity of their stored products. If you need to keep cool products cool, or you need to keep heat from escaping to control your energy bills, insulated doors are a must.
Contact us for more information on our specific insulated garage door products. And as always – you can call us this morning for service today!