Commercial Garage Door FAQs

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When you’re in the market to purchase a new commercial garage door, it is common to have questions regarding how to best select and care for your door to guarantee optimal functionality for many years. To assist you in your commercial garage door search, check out our list of commonly asked questions:

Where Can I Buy a New Commercial or Industrial Garage Door?

At OL Door Systems, we offer a wide selection of Clopay® commercial and industrial garage doors. We’re proud to be an Authorized Dealer of Clopay — the most trusted, leading manufacturer of commercial garage doors. Each door is constructed from the finest steel and tested to withstand excessive force and variable climates. Our professionals can help you select and then we can install a new commercial door that best fits your daily production needs and budget. We carry a wide selection of commercial doors, truck doors, coiling doors, fire doors, and other types.

What Size Is a Standard Commercial Garage Door?

For standard commercial doors, they measure 32 feet by 2 inches wide by 1 inch in height. We know that not every facility is the same, so we offer variable door sizing so the commercial garage door fits your needs and not the other way around. Our Clopay doors can be manufactured in 2-inch increments ranging from 4’ 2” to 36’ 2” in width and 4′ to 26’ high. If you need a custom door size, please call us to learn more about our wide selection.

What Is Headroom and What Is the Minimum for a Sectional Garage Door?

Headroom is the distance measured from the top of the garage opening to the lowest point of the ceiling or obstruction. Determining how much headroom you need largely depends on the type of spring system your commercial garage door will have — torsion springs require 12 inches, for example — and if you’re using a garage door opener. With an opener, you’ll need an additional 3 inches of headroom. The sales staff at Ole and Lena’s Garage Doors will help you determine how much headroom you have and the correct garage door size for your space. We can also review options that include low-headroom kits for tight installations or vertical and high-lift tracks for facilities with high ceilings.

How Often Should the Door Be Serviced?

Professional garage door maintenance companies will recommend you have your system inspected once annually. However, between checkups, you should be performing regular visual inspections, tightening hardware and lubricating moving parts. Also, make note of any unusual sounds or behavior your garage door makes while operating and call a professional company to check out the issue in-person, since it may be something minor that could easily be fixed now rather than cause a worse problem later.

What Maintenance Can I Perform?

To keep your commercial garage door in proper working order, perform visual inspections every one to three months. During these inspections, you’ll want to look at the door surface and hardware, lubricate the rollers, hinges, shaft and springs, check all hardware for rust or loose parts and look at the weatherstripping seal for damage or cracks. During maintenance, also perform a balance test and check safety features like photo eye sensors and reversing mechanism.

For Comprehensive Installation and Repair, Contact OL Door Systems

For over 25 years, OL Door Systems has been a leading expert in commercial garage door installation, maintenance, and repair. We pride ourselves on offering the most comprehensive, reliable and affordable commercial garage door services throughout the Twin Cities.

To install a new garage door or have routine maintenance performed, call us at 612-623-1817 or request a quote.

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Full Vision Garage Doors

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To add a contemporary vibe to your business’s exterior, peruse the stunning collection of clear panel garage doors available from OL Door Systems. Full-view garage doors make a bold statement to your building, adding visual interest and evoking a simple beauty.

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This simple door design makes them a perfect addition to any building type — they allow additional light into your space, give a warm, welcoming glow in the evenings and improve overall energy efficiency.

Advantages of Full-View Garage Doors for Commerical Facilities

For businesses and commercial facilities, you no longer have to choose a garage door based on functionality alone. With a clear panel garage door, you benefit from a boosted visual appeal, so your building doesn’t just fade into its surroundings, while also improving operations. Full-view garage doors are ideal for restaurants, fire stations, auto-servicing businesses and other facilities. For many companies, having a clear panel garage door offers the following advantages:

  • Easy to Use: Due to their lightweight aluminum construction, clear panel garage doors are extremely easy to use. Whenever you need to merge your indoor and outdoor spaces, they are easily lifted by hand. This benefit is especially useful for restaurants when staff needs to quickly, safely and easily raise or lower the door.
  • Low Maintenance: Full-view aluminum doors are crafted from durable anodized aluminum and finished with a powder coating that prevents rust and corrosion. Their long-lasting durability and construction also mean these full-view doors require practically no routine maintenance.
  • Boosts Curb Appeal: Clear panel garage doors give your space a contemporary vibe and a bold professionalism that boosts overall curb appeal. And with the view inside, it makes your establishment appear more welcoming to visitors.

Benefits of Clear Panel Garage Doors

When you have the right type and design for your business’s door, you add modern appeal and can even increase productivity. Natural light can replace the cost of electric bills and if this results in enough savings, hire more staff members. With a full-vision door, you can make your business stand out. Additional benefits include:

  • Increased Visibility: Full-vision doors allow you to enjoy the beautiful outdoors and makes your space feel larger.
  • Natural Lighting: Having natural lighting can improve your mood and allow you to see better while working on projects.
  • Energy Efficiency: Many clear panel garage doors feature added insulation layers which prevent warm or cool air from escaping — improving energy efficiency and reducing utility costs.

Get Full View Doors From OL Door Systems

To fully revamp the exterior of your business, invest in a practical, easy-to-use and attractive clear panel garage door. Since 1991, we’ve been the leading experts in commercial door installation, maintenance, and repair throughout the Twin Cities. To learn more about our services, call us today at 612-623-1817 or request a quote today.

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Commercial Garage Door Styles

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If you’re in an industry that requires you have a commercial garage door, you want one that is highly functional and that you can count on day after day. There’s no reason you can’t have that along with a commercial garage door that fits the style and brand of your business.

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You can find commercial garage doors with a variety of customizable options so it exactly fits your business and the image you are trying to project.

Commercial Garage Door Options: Materials

When considering commercial garage door material options, you will usually be choosing between steel doors and aluminum doors. You can also decide whether you prefer your material to be flush or ribbed. In addition, you may wish to consider an insulated door. Insulated doors are more expensive, but they can make your door more durable and save on energy costs.

Commercial Garage Door Options: Windows

You may also want to consider a commercial garage door with glass. Glass allows light to penetrate into your facility, and if you choose transparent glass, allows you to show off your inventory to passersby. If you choose a commercial garage door with windows, there are different types and styles of windows to choose from as well.

Why Customizing Your Commercial Garage Door Is Important

It’s tempting to think of your commercial garage door as just another functional piece of your building, but it’s often the first thing others see when it comes to your business. Even if you have installed your commercial garage doors in a manufacturing plant, it may be visible to vendors, potential investors and even employees whose opinion of the business matters. If your commercial garage door is street-facing, especially for businesses that have a retail component, the look of your commercial garage door can be even more important.

Order Your Custom Commercial Garage Door From OL Door Systems Today

OL Door Systems has a team of experts that can assess your commercial garage door needs and help you figure out the right commercial garage door for your business. If you’re ready to add a reliable new commercial garage door to your property that looks great and showcases your company’s unique style, give us a call at 612-623-1817 or contact us online for a free quote on commercial garage door products, installation or repair today.

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