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commercial garage door buyers guide

Commercial Garage Door Buyers Guide

If you are looking for a commercial garage door to serve your business, there are numerous things to consider during your purchase to make an informed decision. Commercial garage doors come in many different styles, design, material construction, operation mechanism and more. As a first time buyer, it can be a daunting task to find the right commercial garage door for your business’s specific needs.

However, you need not worry. Here is a guide to what you need to know when planning to make your purchase:

First, Determine Your Garage Door’s Usage

The first and most important thing when looking for a commercial garage door is to determine how you are going use it. Different businesses call for different types of doors, and therefore you have to find out what type of garage door will serve your specific business needs.

Two of the most common types of commercial garage doors are rolling and sectional doors. Sectional doors are great for your business in terms of security and providing thermal efficiency, but their working mechanism requires a lot of space to operate efficiently.

Rolling doors on the other hand do not require much operation space, making them a great option if your business is tight on space. However, they are not as aesthetically appealing as sectional doors. It is always advisable that you consult a professional when determining the best type of garage door for your business. That way, you can make the right commercial garage door choice from the go.

Choose a Garage Door Material

The right garage door material for your business can depend on various factors; the major ones being security, aesthetic appeal and functionality. If you need a strong and sturdy door, the best material to go for would be metal. Steel or aluminum doors offer ample security to your business, and they are durable as well as low-maintenance.

If you are looking for aesthetic appeal, wood or glass material would be best for your garage door. Handcrafted solid wood can easily be customized with unique finishes that provide high visual appeal. There are many more materials to consider including fiberglass, vinyl and composite.

Decide Whether You Need an Insulated Commercial Garage Door

Depending on the nature of your business, having an insulated garage door may be better than having an un-insulated one. Insulated doors help you cut down on your heating and cooling costs, hence lowering your energy bills.

Even better, insulated garage doors also offer better security for your business, particularly those with triple layers. Plus, they are quieter than un-insulated doors hence a perfect choice for your business if silence is desired.

Determine Your Desired Garage Door Drive-Mechanism

The two most common drive mechanisms for commercial garage doors are chain and belt drives. The chain drive mechanism is the most common type of the two, and it uses a chain system moving along a metal bar to close and open the door.

The belt drive also operates on the same principle but uses a belt instead of a chain. The chain system is noisy, but quite cheaper compared to the belt drive which is significantly quieter.

Set your budget

Because of the many types of garage doors available out there, prices for commercial garage doors widely vary. The price for your door will greatly depend on size, style and design, material and even location.

Contact us today for advice and a free estimate for your businesses’ garage door price in Oklahoma. Remember, your commercial overhead door is an investment, and therefore should be well installed, maintained and repaired to increase its lifespan.


What should I consider when buying a commercial garage door?

Consider factors like usage, material, insulation, drive mechanism, and your budget to make an informed choice.

How do I determine the right garage door usage for my business?

Assess your business’s specific needs and consult a professional if needed to select the appropriate type.

What are the common types of commercial garage doors?

Rolling doors require less space, while sectional doors provide better security and insulation.

Which garage door material is best for security?

Metal doors, such as steel or aluminum, offer strong security and are low-maintenance.

What materials are best for an aesthetically appealing garage door?

Wood or glass materials can be customized for high visual appeal.

Is it beneficial to have an insulated commercial garage door?

Insulated doors can lower energy bills and provide better security, especially those with triple layers.

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Kristen Mangum
Kristen Mangum
Friendly customer service. Bought a hard to find remote for an old garage door opener. Opener has 3 buttons so I can program both doors to it. Easy to find location right off 29th St.
Robert Ballinger
Robert Ballinger
Great people
Betsy Chronister
Betsy Chronister
I was given a very fair quote. A week later a tech came and installed. Then came back to install lock. Tech was very professional and polite. Spen time with me making adjustments to my liking. I totally recommend Overhead door to my fellow Okies.
Hendrix Morrow
Hendrix Morrow
Overhead Door did a great job. They got me on the schedule the next day and fixed my spring in 30 minutes or less. Joe was great, professional, and courteous. Awesome service, and he didn't tell me I needed extra materials like the previous garage door people that quoted me $575. Overhead Door told me a price over the phone and it didn't change. I'd recommend them every time.
Sandy Molleda Molleda
Sandy Molleda Molleda
A very good place for a new garage door and a new remote.
John Ehrhardt
John Ehrhardt
Pleased with their services. Coil spring broke and door stopped working. Spoke to Ron, and less than 24 hrs later the technician had us up n running again. These guys did exactly what they promised to do, with no nonsense. I like that.

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