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4 Non-Residential Ways to Use a Garage Door

It has become popular to use garage doors recently outside of a traditional residential application.

Many restaurants and businesses are using gargae doors as part of the overall design and structure. One reason is because garage doors are inexpensive as compared to other building materials. They are also easy to use and install. Plus, garage doors provide the industrial vibe many places are going for.

Below are 4 ways to use garage doors for non-residential and commercial use.

Many businesses can now enjoy the same benefits homeowners enjoy with their garage doors, like insulation, easy maintenance, security, and style.

Insulation

Insulation helps to regulate temperature in a space, and can lower cooling and heating bills.

Offices enjoy the benefits of an insulated door at a lower price!

Easy Maintenance

Garage doors are easy to maintain. Plus, there are special companies that deal specifically with garage doors, so it’s easy to find a tech who can help with any issues.

Garage doors don’t need to be painted regularly, which is a must in office spaces. Plus all the parts on a door, unless subjected to extreme weather conditions, are not prone to rust or denting.

Garage doors are also a fun way to divide up a space or a room. Garage doors can provide privacy for a conference room or for parties. Garage doors are built to have soundproofing as well, so it doesn’t require padding and other expensive soundproofing features.

Security

Normal doors or those big stainless steel pull down doors, don’t provide as much security as a garage door can.

Garage doors are built with strong nuts and bolts, so breaking in is harder on regular doors. Garage doors are also made with much stronger materials than a regular door, and even a stainless steel gate. Garage door materials are typically steel, aluminum, PVC and fiberglass.

Additionally, new garage door models have many security features built in, including CCTV cameras and locking mechanisms to control with your smartphone. This is great for businesses to watch over their property if they are away.

Garage doors can also be installed with alarm systems, which work like it would in your home. If a break-in is detected, the police will be notified.

Modern Design

While design doesn’t impact security or function, it’s an important consideration for a lot of people. Industrial spaces or any office or business looking for a fun and quirky modern feel can enjoy a garage door for both style and function!

 

Garage Doors Are Not Just For Your Garage

Garage doors can serve many purposes, not just to hide your car from the street! They provide security, are cost-effective, low maintenance and are stylish.

Any garage door company is qualified to install garage doors. Ask them about commercial applications!

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Commercial Roll-Up Garage Door

A Safe Work Environment

One of the most dangerous elements of the work place are commercial roll-up garage doors. These types of doors are extremely heavy and under an immense amount pressure. Improper care and maintenance of a roll-up door can cause great bodily injury as well as death. Those industries that must use commercial roll-up garage doors are responsible for not only ensuring that their doors are up to inspection, but that all employees have been thoroughly trained in operating them.

Not that long ago the United States Department of Energy and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration released clear warnings about essential precautions of operating these types of doors in the work place. One of the first steps to ensuring that the work environment is as safe as possible is to have commercial roll-up garage doors professionally installed and maintained. Vigilance in this area should never be lax as it can introduce a clear and present danger.

Precaution Points

All staff members should be instructed in the safe operation of commercial roll-up garage doors. Once understood employees should also be required to sign a list of instructions and safety tips to ensure that they are familiar with these procedures. Below is a list of points to be noted:

  • Again, the importance of professional installation and maintenance cannot be stressed enough.
  • Ensure that roll-up garage doors are equipped with up-to-date functioning auto reverse infrared sensors.
  • Commercial roll-up garage doors require diligently scheduled routine maintenance.
  • During maintenance all roll-up doors should be both visually and physically inspected for signs of wear and tear which might cause malfunctions.
  • Remove all obstructions from the vicinity of the door, especially prior to operating it.
  • Never stand close to a roll-up garage door, particularly while it is in operation.
  • Note the position, open or closed, of all commercial roll-up doors at all times.
  • Never allow untrained individuals to perform repairs on roll-up doors. Hire only highly trained specialists for these tasks.
  • Ensure that all unauthorized individuals, especially children, keep a safe distance between them and the garage door.

Danger Signs

While it is vital to employ a professional for installation, repair and maintenance of commercial roll-up garage doors, staff members should also be trained in visual inspection precautions. It is important to carefully examine all roll-up doors on a routine basis to check for warning signs. These signs should be noted, if found, and related to a professional garage door specialist immediately.

One significant malfunction indicator is that the door begins to open and close too rapidly or sluggishly. This is generally due to its aging process. It may require lubrication or small adjustments. It may also mean that certain parts, if not the entire roll-up door, requires a replacement. Others signs to watch for include damage to any components, fraying cables, and loose hardware. This can prevent serious injuries and casualties.

All of these precautions should not be a deterrent from using commercial roll-up garage doors. They are one of the most important, as well as convenient, tools in the work place to drive productivity forward. The experienced team members at Perfect Solutions Garage Door are on standby waiting for inspection and maintenance appointments to be scheduled. Allow our garage door specialist to assist in maintaining a safe work place environment.

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Commercial Roll-Up Garage Door Malfunction

Malfunction Prevention

Commercial roll-up garage doors are convenient and extremely efficient. They also present significant danger to the work place and employees. One of the most common reasons these types of doors malfunction and cause injuries is due to a lack of proper professional maintenance. Preventive maintenance is essential to maintaining employee safety.

Professional maintenance does not necessarily indicate a requirement to hire someone. Many businesses and factories have a full-time, maintenance department. Those that do not should consider calling Perfect Solutions Garage Door and schedule an appointment with one of our specialist to discuss a routine maintenance program.

Malfunction Prevention Checklist

Commercial roll-up garage doors should be routinely inspected for danger signs about once per month. These doors receive a large amount of use and abuse daily. Check cables; springs; pulleys; and rollers for fraying or worn spots. It is a good idea to have staff members designated for this task and provide them with a checklist so that the complete the steps systematically.

  • Commercial roll-up garage doors be cleaned periodically to keep them free of dirt, grime, and debris. This can keep them functioning smoothly for years to come. Consult the manufacturer’s manual and/or contact a garage door specialist.
  • It is essential to lubricate the hinges and rollers with a high quality product quarterly or more often depending upon the level of usage.
  • Mild detergent may be used to clean weather stripping. Ensure that the detergent is rinsed thoroughly or it may become sticky and inhibit proper operation. Lubricate the stripping with a silicone based lube. This allows the stripping to maintain flexibility.
  • The roll-up door’s inside tracks should be visually inspected to ensure that the hardware used to mount it to the wall is not loose and tighten any that is loose.
  • Close the roll-up door and from inside the garage inspect its tracks for flat spots and/or dents.
  • Clean tracks and rollers well using a concentrated detergent to ensure that all old grease and dirt has been removed. Wipe each dry with a soft cloth.
  • If the tracks appear to be misaligned, it is best to call a garage door specialist to readjust them.
  • Inspect the hinges which join the sections to see if any need tightening or replacing.
  • Use a powdered graphite or spray lube to lubricate moving components. A silicone type or household oil.

A Word to the Wise

Many types of businesses rely on the functionality of their roll-up doors for productivity. It is extremely important to ensure that they function properly at all times. One of the best ways to do that, especially for exceptionally busy individuals, is to seek a professional garage door contractor for all commercial roll-up garage door issues including maintenance and repair. Perfect Solutions Garage Door will be happy to visit your business site to discuss any repair or function issues that you may be experiencing. We can also set your company up with routinely scheduled maintenance and inspection visits. Leaving your garage door matters to us will allow you to attend to more pressing productivity and company affairs.

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