Do you need a high-speed commercial garage door? That depends.

The main difference between a garden-variety commercial garage door and the high-speed kind is – no big surprise here – that the latter opens and closes much faster. As in 10 to 15 times faster.

Having this kind of speed, naturally, means you can move products and equipment in and out more rapidly, making your business more efficient, and reducing the amount of time your transport vehicles have to sit and idle, burning gas while they wait for the door to go up. High-speed doors also make for quicker exit in case of an emergency.

The benefits of high-speed doors are most apparent for organizations that routinely have to move traffic in and out quickly, like fire stations, or a warehouse or distribution center that handles a lot of rush orders. But a fast door can also cut down on airflow into and out of a space for better climate control, or to keep it cleaner.

Of course, when a door moves much faster than an ordinary door, that’s going to mean more wear and tear on the mechanism, and a greater need for regular preventive maintenance and close monitoring to make sure it stays in proper working order.

Give us a call, and we can help you figure out if a high-speed garage door would be a good choice for your business.