When it’s time to replace your commercial garage door operator, you have a wide variety of options. MidState Overhead Doors can help you select the proper operator for your business. Here’s a few guidelines to help you get started:
How often your garage doors will be used will have an impact on which openers are most suitable for your needs. Similarly, if multiple commercial garage doors will be used simultaneously, you’ll need to ensure the opener you choose is capable of operating more than one door. With light, medium, and heavy-duty operators available, it’s easy to find the appropriate system for your premises.
The type of track your commercial garage doors use will play a role in determining which door operator is suitable for use. Commercial doors use a range of different track types, including vertical lifts, high light, low headroom front mount, high headroom front mount, and roof pitch, so it’s important to determine what type of track is fitted before you decide which door operator is suitable.
Size of Door
The size of your doors is one of the most important considerations when choosing the right opener. Garage door openers have maximum door heights and widths that they’re capable of operating, so it’s vital to select a model that complements your doors. Although there are numerous options available, choosing an operator that doesn’t deliver enough power to open or close commercial garage doors is a common mistake.
Garage doors can be operated manually or with electricity, although electrical power is usually most suited for commercial sites. Manual openers, such as a drag cable or manual chain hoist, may be appropriate if there is no power to your site and doors are lightweight or used infrequently. However, if opening speed and ease of use are paramount, electric-powered commercial garage doors are often the best option.
Company’s Safety Policy
When you’re choosing a garage door opener, there are safety considerations to take into account. A ‘dead man’s control’ can increase safety, for example, but can be time-consuming to use. In contrast, pulse control doors can be operated quickly and use obstacle detection to prevent accidents and injuries. In addition to this, key switches, padlock switches, and emergency off switches can be used to enhance site safety.
Similarly, an emergency chain drive or quick-release drive can be fitted to ensure your new commercial garage doors meet your company’s safety policy.
Choosing the Right Commercial Garage Door Opener
As you can see, there are plenty of factors to consider when you’re choosing a commercial garage door. If your garage doors are used frequently, the opener you select is going to have a significant impact on your day-to-day operations, which means it’s important to get it right.
To find out more about the range of commercial garage door openers on the market or to access advice and assistance, contact Midstate Overhead Doors now at 217-269-8063 or toll-free at 800-420-4800.