Roll-up overhead doors are a low-maintenance option for your commercial garage entrance. These types of garage doors coil up around a drum that’s mounted above the door opening, so they take up much less space than a sectional overhead door.
Not much door upkeep is needed with a roll-up garage door because parts are protected inside the coil, so they are less exposed to elements and to possible damage from forklifts and other machinery. This gives them an advantage over sectional garage doors that require frequent lubrication, and whose parts are more exposed to rust and corrosion; making their spring and cables are more likely to fray or break, resulting in dangerous conditions that might lead to accidents.
Materials Make Overhead Doors More Durable
Stronger steel and the interlocking slats make overhead coiling doors quite durable. Some other advantages of this type of garage door are:
- They are hard to break into. The solid construction makes it challenging for a thief to get past it to enter the building.
- Some overhead coiling doors are available in insulated models, which combine metal and foam in their construction. The foam provides significant thermal insulation, which keeps heat and cold out as needed. This means you save money on energy bills, as the HVAC system doesn’t have to work as hard to maintain a steady internal temperature.
- Roll-up doors are good at keeping external noises out – a great boon if your business is in a noisy industrial area or on a busy street.
- Typically made of heavy-duty aluminum or steel, roll-up doors are built to stand up to daily use, and are strong enough to withstand wind and hard rains. Aluminum roll-up doors in particular are rust-resistant.
- They save on space. A roll-up door goes directly upward when it opens, meaning it takes up, taking almost no floor space. This gives you more room for storage in the space enclosed by the roll-up door.
At Sacs Door and Gate Corp. we can explain the difference between roll-up overhead doors and sectional doors, and help you decide which commercial garage door option is the best for your operation.