When Should You Replace A Commercial Overhead Door?

Written by Ted Newman on . Posted in Commercial Door Maintenance

When properly cared for, modern commercial garage doors can last 30 years or longer. No matter how vigilant you are about commercial garage door maintenance, your doors will still need repairs from time to time. There may come a time when you ask yourself, “Do I need a new door at my commercial property?” because maintenance and occasional repairs are no longer enough to keep your doors in good working condition.

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Luckily, there are some obvious signs that indicate when to replace the commercial doors at your location.

Your Garage Has a New Purpose

While commercial garages are often used for automotive or boat repairs or storing products, they can be used for many other purposes. An entrepreneur may open a restaurant in one, for example. It’s not unusual to see a micro-brewery operating in a garage these days. A commercial garage is a great location for a greenhouse as well. If the purpose of your garage has changed, it may be time for new garage doors.

The Doors Are Old

The appearance of a business is one of the leading factors that can either motivate people to walk through the doors. If your doors are old and worn, consider replacing your garage doors to give your business a welcoming look that will inspire people to choose you over competing organizations. When your commercial garage doors have visible damage, they can negatively impact the image you want to project. If the damage can’t be fixed, you should get new garage doors as soon as possible.

The Doors Don’t Provide the Safety and Security You Need

Garage doors that don’t work properly can threaten your safety and security. If a door’s sensor no longer detects things under it when it’s closing, it can result in an injury. When a garage door doesn’t close all the way, it can make it easy for thieves to enter. If your doors no longer provide the safety and security you need, it’s time to consider installing new commercial garage doors at your location.

Your Doors Make Loud Noises

Loud noises are a sure-fire sign that your doors need the attention of a professional technician. They can also indicate that you need new garage doors. To determine what’s causing the noises, schedule an inspection with O&L Door Systems today.

You Need Your Garage Doors to Open Faster

Just like the purpose of your garage may change, you may also need the rate at which your garage doors open to be faster. If that’s the case, you might want to install new highs speed commercial garage doors.

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