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Choosing the Best Garage Door For Your Business

When it comes to running a successful business, every detail matters, including the choice of a garage door. Whether you own a warehouse, an auto repair shop, or a distribution center, selecting the right garage door can have a significant impact on your operations, security, and overall efficiency. 

In this blog post, we will explore your businesses needs in choosing a garage door, essential factors to consider when choosing the best garage door for your business and which doors will bring the best security features for your business. 

White commercial Garage Door after completion with Architectural Specialties in Rapid City, SD.

First Things First: Asses Your Needs

The first step in finding the ideal garage door for your business is to assess your specific needs. Consider the following questions:

By understanding your business’s unique requirements, you can narrow down your options and focus on garage doors that meet your needs.

Types of Doors to Consider for Your Business

There are several types of garage doors available in the market, each offering distinct advantages. Common types include:


Exterior view of Water Products and Solutions with commercial sectional garage doors in Sheridan, Wyoming.

Sectional Garage Doors

These doors are composed of horizontal panels that are hinged together, allowing the door to open vertically along tracks. They are suitable for businesses with limited space as they don’t swing outward.

Benefits of Sectional Garage Doors

  1. Space-saving design: Sectional garage doors open vertically and slide along tracks under the garage ceiling, which maximizes the available space both inside and outside the garage. This allows you to park close to the door without worrying about obstructing its movement.

  2. Security: Sectional garage doors are constructed with multiple panels, making them sturdy and secure. When closed, they provide a strong barrier against intruders, protecting your belongings and enhancing the security of your property.

  3. Insulation and energy efficiency: Many sectional garage doors come with insulation options, which help maintain a more stable temperature inside the garage. Insulated doors can reduce heat transfer and save on heating and cooling costs for rooms adjacent to or above the garage.

Grey Metal Commercial rolling door for business after installation.

Rolling Garage Doors

Rolling Doors are ideal for businesses that require frequent door operation, rolling doors roll up into a coil above the door opening. They are durable, space-saving, and often used in warehouses and storage facilities.

Benefits of Rolling Garage Doors

  1. Space-saving design: Rolling doors open vertically and roll up into a compact coil above the door opening. This design maximizes the available space both inside and outside the garage or building, allowing you to make the most of the available area.

  2. Security: Rolling doors are made from durable materials, such as steel or aluminum, making them strong and resistant to forced entry. Their sturdy construction enhances security, providing a reliable barrier against unauthorized access and potential break-ins.

  3. Easy operation: Most rolling doors can be operated manually or automatically with the use of motors. The automated versions often come with remote controls or wall-mounted buttons, making them easy to open and close without much physical effort.

Yellow Commercial High Speed Doors after completion by Architectural Specialties.

High Speed Doors

High Speed Doors are designed for industries with high traffic, high-speed doors open and close quickly, reducing energy loss and improving productivity.

Benefits of High Speed Doors

  1. Faster opening and closing: As the name suggests, high-speed doors operate much faster than traditional doors. They can open and close in a matter of seconds, which helps to improve traffic flow, minimize wait times, and increase productivity in busy environments.
  2. Energy efficiency: High-speed doors minimize the amount of time the door is open, reducing air exchange between indoor and outdoor spaces. This helps to maintain controlled temperatures inside the facility, leading to energy savings on heating and cooling costs.
  3. Temperature control: These doors are available with insulated panels, which provide effective thermal separation between different areas of a building. This is especially beneficial in cold storage facilities, where maintaining specific temperature zones is critical.
Hospital wood doors with access control

Access Control Doors

Depending on your business’s security needs, we can install and repair Access Control Doors. Here is a list of our Access Control Door services:

Types of Access Control Doors

  1. Card Reader Doors: These doors use proximity cards, smart cards, or key fobs to grant access. Users must present their card or fob to a card reader for verification. Once verified, the door unlocks.

  2. Keypad Access Doors: Keypad access doors require users to enter a PIN code to gain entry. The correct code must be entered on a keypad to unlock the door. This method is cost-effective and simple to manage.

  3. Cold Storage Doors: These doors are specifically designed for refrigerated or freezer environments, maintaining temperature control and preventing energy loss. They are commonly used in food processing facilities, warehouses, and cold storage rooms.

Commercial doors are not just entry points; they are critical components that safeguard security, ensure safety, promote energy efficiency, and contribute to the overall aesthetics of a building. Professional door installation is essential to maximize the benefits offered by commercial doors, providing businesses with peace of mind and long-term value. When partnering with experienced door installers like Architectural Specialties, companies in Wyoming, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota can trust in their expertise to deliver top-notch commercial doors that meet their unique requirements, ensuring a secure, efficient, and visually appealing environment.

Contact us to schedule a consultation and discover how our expertise can transform your commercial space. Trust Architectural Specialties to be your partner in creating a secure, efficient, and visually stunning environment for your business.