Rolling Overhead Doors: How to Choose The Right One For Your Business

If you own a commercial business, it can be difficult to know what type of overhead door will work best for your needs. Rolling doors are a great choice as they come in a variety of materials and finishes and provide superior performance. Here’s an overview of what makes them an ideal option.

An Introduction to Rolling Overhead Doors

Rolling doors are made up of several corrugated metal panels that roll up into a box directly atop the opening of the door itself. Unlike sectional doors, rolling doors don’t have any tracks, wheels, hinges, or cables. As a result, they require less maintenance and repair. In addition, they’re quieter than other types of overhead doors, which makes them perfect for use in health care facilities, educational institutes, and retail stores.

Benefits of Rolling Overhead Doors

Here are the two main advantages of opting for rolling doors:

  • They allow you to save space. Since rolling doors are made up of interlocking slats that roll up into a coil above the door, they don’t take up much space. This is ideal if your business operates in a small area with little to no headroom. You can free up storage space on the ceiling and won’t have to worry about blocking access to the roof or attic.

  • They’re extremely durable. Rolling doors are typically made of heavy-duty materials such as galvanized steel and aluminum, which are rust-proof and can withstand daily wear and tear. In addition, they have rubber seals around all four sides to effectively block wind drafts and prevent snow and dirt from getting inside. They also tend to be considerably insulated and will provide protection against heavy rainfall, ice, hail, wind, and other extreme weather conditions.

Additionally, you can purchase fire-resistant rolling doors such as the Wayne Dalton FireStar® Rolling Fire Door Model 700C, as well as sound-proof models to better meet your needs.

The one downside of rolling doors is that tend to be less stylish than some of the alternatives. They come in either plain metal or a neutral, powder-coated finish. That said, if you care about function more than style, a rolling overhead door could be your best bet. Creative Door Services™ carries a selection of Wayne Dalton rolling doors for a variety of commercial applications.

High-Speed Rolling Doors

High-speed rolling doors combine efficiency, practicality, and performance. They can open at speeds of up to 125 inches per second and are ideal for high-traffic facilities where speed and durability are critical. As such, they’re often used in showrooms, parking garages, hotels, and convention centres.

The two main advantages of high-speed rolling doors are:

  • They save you time. High-speed doors make it easy for people and equipment to move efficiently throughout your facility. In addition, fast opening and closing times can help maximize productivity and improve workflow.

  • They provide increased security. The quick open and close times of high-speed doors help reduce the risk of unauthorized personnel entering your facility. In addition, they normally come equipped with dependable safety features to prevent accidents and injuries.

If you’re focused on saving time and consequently maximizing profits, investing in a high-speed rolling overhead door could be a game-changer. Creative Door Services™ carries a large selection of high-speed rolling doors, including the Speed-Guardian 4000HR, TNR Model HDS, TNR Chillfast, and TNR HDE.

In addition, no matter what type of overhead rolling door you choose, it’s important to have it installed and maintained by professionals. The expert technicians at Creative Door Services™ can ensure your door is positioned correctly and remains in good working condition.

How To Prepare Your Rolling Door For Winter

If you choose a rolling door for your commercial business, it’s important to maintain it throughout the year. In particular, winter can put a lot of stress on these overhead doors. Here are three tips for maintaining your rolling door in winter:

  • Inspect the seals. To help prevent snow, moisture, and cold from getting into your space, it’s important to check that all the seals are intact. If there are any cracks, gaps, or loose pieces along the sides or bottom of your door, repair them immediately.

  • Apply fresh lubricant. To ensure your rolling door easily opens and closes all season, lubricate the springs, rollers, tracks, and moving metallic parts. Fresh lubricant is a lot less likely to dry out and freeze over the winter.

  • Frequently remove snow. It’s important to get rid of any snow around your door before it melts or freezes. Moisture can get into the mechanisms or electronics of your rolling door and cause it to malfunction. It’s a good idea to have a snowblower or shovel on hand so you can quickly remove snow as it appears.

If you need your rolling door serviced before winter starts, contact the expert technicians at Creative Door Services™. They’ll ensure your door stays in top shape so you can focus on running your business.

Commercial Overhead Doors in Western Canada

Choosing an overhead door for your business is easy when you turn to the pros. At Creative Door Services™, our team will work with you to determine which model best meets your needs. We carry a variety of overhead door products, including overhead door operators and replacement parts and accessories. If we carry it, you can rest assured it’s built to last.

Contact us today to learn more or to get a free quote. You can find us in Kelowna, British Columbia; Vancouver, British Columbia; Calgary, Alberta; Edmonton, Alberta; Fort McMurray, Alberta; Regina, Saskatchewan; Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; and Winnipeg, Manitoba.

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