Garage Door Installation and Repair
Volusia County, Florida
When people think of garage doors today, they usually picture automatic garage doors, and almost always the overhead door type of garage doors. Automatic garage doors are preferred to other types because of their convenience and safety. You operate the automatic Volusia County garage doors with a garage door opener from the comfort and security of your vehicle.
Garage Doors That Help Keep You Safe
Automatic garage doors are definitely a convenience when the weather is bad, or when you’re coming home to an empty house. With a garage door opener and automatic garage doors, you don’t need to get out of your automobile until the automatic garage door is closed and secured.
There are some disadvantages to using automatic garage doors though, especially with a garage door opener. Because the power in the remote unit is battery operated, you must make sure to have batteries for your remote garage door opener unit. Secondly, some signals may be close enough to those of your neighbor that more than one garage door opener can be activated at the same time. If you experience this problem, please contact us for Volusia County garage door repair, we can reprogram your garage door opener so that it doesn’t trigger your neighbor’s garage door.
Automatic garage doors should have another safety feature. They should always have a automatic stop feature built in. This will stop the automatic garage doors from coming down on the back of your automobile, or on the neck or chest of a toddler. A panic stop button is provided on some units to prevent further damage to vehicles or other objects obstructing the path of the door. If your garage door does not have these safety features, they can be added retroactively. Please contact us for a Volusia County garage door upgrade.
Commercial Garage Doors
Garage doors are everywhere. If you focus and really start looking, you’ll notice that you’ll see these doors constantly. They truly are everywhere! You’ll find them on residential buildings and on commercial buildings. But did you know that commercial garage doors are often much different than residential garage doors? It’s true! The garage doors that business owners place on their buildings are almost always a much different breed of cat than a residential garage door, and must be, for a number of reasons.
When you’re dealing with a residential garage door, you are dealing with a door that will only have to be opened a few times a day, if that. This is because we often don’t have to go in and out of our house multiple times. When you’re dealing with a business, however, clients and employees may need to use the garage door constantly during the day. A residential style door would likely not hold up to the amount of openings and closings that are required of a commercial style door.
Commercial garage doors are also often a great deal larger than residential garage doors. Residential style doors only have to open large enough to house the average car or truck. Commercial style doors, however, often have to be able to house larger vehicles, such as 18 wheel trucks or large pieces of farm equipment. No residential garage doors are designed to fit vehicles that large.
A commercial garage door also usually looks nowhere near as nice as a residential garage door. A homeowner who is purchasing a residential style door will focus on the aesthetics of the door, trying to make sure that the door makes their home look good. A commercial building, however, does not need to look as good as a residential home, especially when it comes to the area that the garage door would be needed for. That is why most commercial garage doors are very plain and do not come in a variety of colors.
Commercial garage doors also are usually made of steel. This offers a great deal of durability, even though they can dent easily. They are much more expensive, but they are built to sustain a lot more abuse and heavy duty usage. Most often these commercial style doors aren’t insulated, but if the area where the door is going to be located will be frequented by clients or employees, the business owner can choose to have insulated steel garage doors placed. This would help keep the temperature in the area regulated, but it does cost a bit more money than one that is not insulated. The commercial style door will also typically roll up into a “can” or “barrel” which really distinguishes a commercial door from a residential door more than anything else.
When would a homeowner purchase a commercial garage door? They likely wouldn’t have to. The only time most homeowners find themselves needing a commercial garage door is when they have to house large farm equipment or large trucks. When it comes to homeowners, in most cases, a residential style garage door is ideal.