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Advantages of Commercial Metal Doors 

May 14, 2021

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Investing in high-quality commercial metal doors sends a message to your customers, vendors, employees, and everyone else who uses them. They tell everyone that your business prioritizes safety, security, and reliability.

When it comes to your business's overhead doors, you can't get much more reliable than commercial steel or aluminum overhead doors. 

Whether you’re retrofitting an existing building, starting from the ground up, or just replacing existing overhead doors, high-quality commercial garage doors with heavy-duty frames can provide you with the peace of mind of operating without issues. If you prefer lightweight doors, commercial overhead doors come in hollow or insulated styles, steel or aluminum, with options for locks, wind load protection, and weather seals.

top advantages to installing commercial metal overhead doors:

Customizable Features & Appearance

Commercial metal doors are at the forefront of product innovation, particularly regarding technology and user-specific security solutions. Experienced technicians and commercial garage door experts can help you identify the right integration of electronics for traditional mechanical door and security products.

Today, many industrial buildings must comply with local codes and community guidelines. Not only do you want your commercial overhead doors to function well, but you may need them to comply with local standards.

Average commercial doors have a standard look, but you can add custom features to match design preferences and local codes. You can customize all of the following features on commercial metal doors:

  • Different color finishes. If your interiors have a color scheme, feel free to furbish your steel doors and frames to fit with those colors.
  • Add windows. Perhaps you want transparency between rooms in your space. Installing a window in the door can help improve lighting or just provide a much-needed interface between rooms.
  • Custom panels. You can selectively bold or emboss panels on the door to add some character. Plus, you can inset decorative glass or sidelights to give your doors even more decorative flair.

Durability & Strength

According to the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), steel is an ideal material for industrial applications for all of the following reasons:

  • Mold resistant
  • Termite resistant
  • Dimensional stability

If you’re considering aluminum overhead doors, you won’t be sacrificing durability or strength. “Aluminum is also used by the U.S. military, NASA and others to build vehicles and structures capable of thriving in some of the harshest conditions imaginable,” reports The Aluminum Association.

Material Comparison

Not all local building codes require the use of steel for industrial buildings. Keep in mind that wood doors and frames are prone to shrinkage and dimensional instability. Fiberglass doors aren’t strong enough to withstand high winds and when damaged, can release dust particles into the air, causing eye, nose, and throat irritation.

If your building is located in a high-wind area or you have harsh winters, metal overhead doors are going to last the longest. Both steel and aluminum are naturally corrosion-resistant, and protective coatings can increase their longevity. 

Security & Safety

Commercial metal overhead doors are the best investment you can make to prevent security issues. Roll-up security doors can be used in combination with security systems and access control systems for maximum security. 

All steel overhead doors meet the minimum requirements for fire protection; they are resistant to fire and smoke. Each state, county, and town has different requirements for building safety, and your garage door experts should have safety standards in place to help you meet those requirements.

Work with a Commercial Metal Door Expert 

When you work with Door Systems commercial door specialists, you can enjoy a variety of benefits, including:

  • High-quality brands and parts with warranties
  • Fast and efficient installs – no costly downtime
  • Customer service, you can focus on your business, we'll focus on your doors
  • Expert advice from trusted master technicians

Discover the possibilities for your location with our Interactive 3D Warehouse. Give one of our door experts a call 1-800-THE-DOOR, find a location near you,  or request a quote online