What to Consider When Buying a Commercial Garage Door

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Commercial garage doors are vital to a business’s bottom line. While utilization will undoubtedly vary according to industry – warehouse, storage, retail, automotive, etc. – one thing that remains constant is the need for the door to function properly one hundred percent of the time. Its appearance is equally important, especially because a damaged or weathered commercial garage door can detract from your business’s curb appeal. If your business’s doors frequently break down or are sporting significant damage, then you’ll likely benefit from the purchase of a new commercial garage door.

To help you choose the best commercial garage door for your business, consider door type, energy efficiency and maintenance. You’ll also want to consider an operator.

Commercial Garage Door Type

Sectional: This is the most common door type sold in both residential and commercial applications. Sectional doors are constructed for speed, security, durability, and thermal efficiency. This door type can be manufactured in a wide range of panel profiles, colors and styles, including full-view. You’ll need to ensure adequate headroom, backroom, and sideroom before purchasing a sectional garage door though. This is a great choice for high-traffic applications. Additional options include insulation, wind load, and fire-rated.

Rolling: When headroom, backroom and sideroom are at a premium, the choice is easy. Rolling steel doors are composed of a curtain of interlocking slats that wind around a barrel that is suspended directly above the garage door opening. This door type can be fabricated in galvanized steel or aluminum. Rolling steel doors are perfect for warehouses, mini-storage facilities, automotive shops, and counter service restaurants. Insulated and fire-rated rolling steel doors are available.

Energy Efficiency

Business owners are increasingly choosing insulated doors. That’s no surprise – insulation improves energy efficiency, durability, and security. Most commercial garage doors can be manufactured with polystyrene or polyurethane insulation. Of the two insulation types, polyurethane is a superior insulator, making it a worthwhile upgrade. Another key factor when choosing an insulated door is the recommended R-value, or thermal efficiency, which varies according to location. High R-values offer greater performance, so you’ll want to pay careful attention to these.

Maintenance Costs

Benefiting from advances in technologies, popular materials like steel, wood composite, and aluminum are incredibly resilient and low maintenance. Natural wood, by comparison, requires additional upkeep. It may need to be sanded, stained, and sealed every few years. Aluminum and glass, full-view doors, will require frequent cleaning to ensure maximum visibility through the glass panes. Maximize longevity by considering local weather and desired maintenance when deciding on a new commercial garage door.

Commercial Operators

Commercial operators are designed to provide trouble-free operation for years. They can perform in even the most demanding commercial or industrial environment. Commercial operators are available for firehouses, automotive shops, warehouses, parking lots, gated communities, cold storage, and a large assortment of other businesses. Make sure to combine a commercial garage door and operator with high-cycle torsion springs for increased performance.

Arizona’s Best Garage Door and Repair Company offers commercial garage door repair and installation services in the Greater Phoenix metro area. Commercial garage doors are essential for the safety, security, and profitability of many businesses. That’s why it’s important to keep these doors in prime condition and operating at peak efficiency. Contact us today at (480) 485-5505 to learn more.

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Brian D.
five stars

Great Guys and Great Work

The tech was on time to the second I think, very professional and super nice Chris – nice work my friend!   The opener they selected for me is a terrific and great price, Wifi and the myQ app are great as well.

Carrie F.
five stars

They sent someone out right away at 4:30pm on a Monday. Tre was our technician and did an amazing job getting our door back to working condition without breaking the bank. I will always suggest them to anyone who asks.

Conrad C.
five stars

For the past few months, my garage door would not shut. It will close halfway get stuck and the motor would bring it back. Not to mention it sounded like a blender filled with nails while closing and opening. Finally decided to get it to check out and these guys were the first to respond. Had an appointment sent within 15 min. A technician named Jimmy came over the next day and got it all done. My garage door never sounded so silent and go down as smooth once new parts were added. Definitely will be recommending these guys!

Joe S.
five stars

This company is very responsive, contacted them on a Sunday night and they replied right away.  Then set an appointment at a time convenient for me.

Very polite and easy to work with.  Travis, the owner, is hands-on.

Karen P.
five stars

I had an extremely positive experience with this company, and I have to praise Michelle in the front office for her patience and customer service attitude.

When my 20-year-old Liftmaster garage door opener began to fail, I spent a ridiculous amount of time researching new openers and my options.  The logicboard wasn’t working – so the unit still moved the door up and down, but responded only to the wall switch and not the remote. While that was inconvenient, I had time to look around.

After months of exploration and repeated estimates, when I finally decided on a model, they didn’t have it in stock. Michelle quickly located one and offered an appointment the next business day.

The technician who showed up, Zach, was relatively new, but assured me that he had great training and mentoring by the company.  And so far, I am very pleased with the work.  I thought he was polite, clean, well-skilled, and astute — and at my request, also diagnosed and repaired a squealing in the door.  The door is quiet and the alignment is good.

I would definitely have them back for any additional work! (which I hope doesn’t happen soon!)

Leonard G.
five stars

When it was time to change the garage door, we called these pros for help, and they responded to our needs immediately.

The team arrived exactly when they said they would, and explained everything they were going to do, along with different options for me. It took them an hour to complete the job, and it was amazing! Very precise and clean!!!

Will use them again for all my garage door needs!

Lori R.
five stars

Honestly, I haven’t had such great customer service in years. From the first phone call to the minute they left I never felt pressured, a hard sell or that I was being sold something I didn’t “need”. So informative and honest. So refreshing!! The background checks their employees for safety. They text/email your appointment time, when the technician is on the way, and the estimate. Makes the whole experience a positive one. Thanks, Travis, Chris, and Cody. Keep up the great work. You prove that great customer care is still important.

Patricia C.
five stars

We were so thrilled with the excellent quality of service and quick response we received yesterday. Jimmy Tafoya was quick, honest, and pleasant. The door went off the rails so we called on a Saturday afternoon for emergency service. He fixed the problem in 2 hours. We thought we would need a new door it was so screwed up but he fixed it very well at a lower cost. We are very thankful.

Robert Z.
five stars

My hinge was bent. Jay came out the same day. Repaired and realigned. Very efficient, knowledgeable, and did a great job. Would definitely call again for garage needs.

Tara L.
five stars

I wish this company provided other random services because I would use them for anything!

I sent a request for a quote via Yelp at 3:56 pm and received a reply from Travis at 3:57 pm. He said he could have a technician to my home between 4-6 pm That Day! Like within the next 2 hours. Before I committed, though I had to ask a few questions. First, could the technician please wear a mask and gloves because we have high-risk people in our home during Covid? Answer – no problem at all. Second, could you provide a ballpark estimate based on my description of the problem? Yup!

I then received a text with my appointment confirmation, and 20 minutes before the technician arrived, I received a lengthy text with a photo, background check information, and instructions on what to expect when he arrives. Then Jay called personally to let me know to expect him.

When he arrived, he looked at the job, gave me an estimate, and went to work. 20 min later, he was done, with no extra hidden fees. He accepted my credit card verbally so that we didn’t have any close contact.

The garage works perfectly!

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