If it's time to get a new overhead door for your warehouse, consult an overhead door company to help you choose the right one, measure for the right size, and install the door properly. A commercial door is similar to a residential garage door, but it may be much bigger and heavier. Here are some steps involved in a commercial overhead door installation.
1. Choose The Door
There are several options for a commercial overhead door, and you may need help finding the right one for your type of business. Generally, a door that rolls or a sectional door is a good choice for a commercial building rather than a single-panel door that's sometimes used on homes. That's because a single-panel door is heavy and takes a lot of room to open, and that much space may not be feasible in a warehouse setting.
Plus, you may want a door that's insulated so your warehouse can stay warmer for the crew that works there. An insulated door might also save on your power bills. A professional can help you choose the best door for your space and warehouse conditions.
2. Use Best Practices For Installation
A commercial overhead door installation may require more steps than a typical residential door depending on the type of door and the size. However, the installers take care to follow the manufacturer's installation instructions so your door is safe to operate.
They may need to use sturdier tracks and fasteners to hold the tracks in place. Also, the garage door opener needs to be chosen with care so the spring can handle the weight of an oversize garage door.
3. Finish With Safety Tests
All garage doors are dangerous since they're heavy, but commercial overhead doors are even more hazardous since they're larger. The installer will test the door after it's installed to make sure it functions properly and passes safety tests. The door should stop if something is under it, and the door should remain even when opening and closing.
The rollers should glide smoothly in the track, and there should be no loud or unusual noises. Once they've determined the door is ready to use, you'll have a new door that should last for many years even with heavy use.
However, you'll want your door to be inspected and maintained regularly so problems can be spotted early and loose parts can be tightened up so there is a low risk of serious problems developing with your door. The door may also need to be lubricated occasionally and have the spring and opener tested.