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Commercial Garage Doors: Getting to Know the Different Types

Getting to know the different types of commercial garage doors can help you make an informed decision about which type will work best for your particular needs. At Doorcare, we want to help you ensure that you have the best possible garage door for your commercial property. That is why we offer a selection of commercial garage door services, including garage door installation and repair services.

Types of Commercial Garage Doors

Some of the different types of commercial garage doors that you can choose from include:

Overhead Garage Doors

Overhead garage doors are one of the most popular types of commercial garage doors available because they are designed to be lifted on a track or rail until they are horizontal with the ceiling and completely out of the way. This type of commercial garage door can be operated either manually or with the use of a remote control, depending on your particular needs. Similar to other types of garage doors, overhead doors can be made from a selection of different materials, ranging from glass and aluminum to wood or metal.

Fire Rated Garage Doors

Fire rated garage doors are constructed using thick, durable stainless steel that is fire resistant, noise resistant, and offers a higher level of insulation. While this type of commercial garage door can easily be custom built to fit any location, it is most often used in warehouses, mills, distribution centres, and parking garages. All fire rated doors can be raised and lowered either manually or using motorized equipment and come with auto closing features in the event of a fire.

Roll Up Garage Doors

Roll up garage doors are made from much thinner slats than overhead doors, allowing for the maximum flexibility required to roll into a single coil when lifted. Ideal for situations in which the rails of an overhead door would get in the way or for uses in wide open warehouses, this type of commercial garage door can easily be installed to the inner wall and led by guides until it is fully rolled up.

Scissor Gates

Unlike overhead doors, fire rated doors, or roll up doors, scissor gates are designed to move from side to side, similar to a sliding door. This type of commercial garage door is constructed from high-quality impenetrable steel and is the ideal solution for adding extra protection for outside entryways.

If you would like to learn more about getting to know the different types of commercial garage doors, or if you are interested in one of our residential garage door services or commercial garage door services, please contact Doorcare at 604-533-1125 or by filling out a contact form on our website.