Commercial Garage Door Vs. Residential Garage Door

Commercial Garage Door Vs. Residential Garage Door – Buying something is a daunting task, especially if you have a lot of options and are thinking of what is the best purchase for you; the same goes when buying a garage door.

So we’ve listed below some of the aspects where commercial and residential garage doors may differ.

Components of Residential Garage door

Physical aspects of the door

The physical aspects of a residential garage door usually determine its size and design.

The thickness of a residential door may vary between 35 and 51 mm.

For insulation, they used either polystyrene or polyurethane.

And for the door design residential garage doors give most of the choices both in wood and metal.

The hardware of the door

Most of the time, there is a big difference between the two garage doors.

The purpose of this hardware is to make the entries more powerful and efficient—residential garage doors use 2 inches hardware.

However, the metal is not as thick as commercial doors because it is used less often.

Spring System

Spring system also is known as the counterbalance system.

For this component, is the difference between size, weight and close and open cycles of the garage door per day.

Residential garage doors have 10,000 processes that may only be used twice a day.

In comparison, the other door springs have 25,000-100,000 functions that can be used 50 times per day.

Lift type of the door

Another difference in components is the lift type of the garage door.

Most residential garage doors use a standard or low-headroom kind of lift.

Garage door opener

Another difference is the frequent closing and opening of the garage door.

The residential garage door opener is ranging from 1/2 or 3/4 HP.

Electrical power

In terms of electric power, residential garage door openers in North America connected to 115 volts.

Components of Commercial Garage Door

Physical aspects

The thickness of the door of a commercial garage is ranging between 35 and 77 mm.

For insulation, a commercial garage door also uses polystyrene or polyurethane to make the doors more resistant to bending and opposed to non-insulated doors.

However, in a commercial garage door, door design is not necessary.

The hardware of the door

The hardware of a commercial door garage uses 2 or 3 inches. The thickness of the steel used in tracks is thicker than used in residential doors.

Counterbalance system

Spring system used in the commercial garage door has 100,000 cycles and can be used between 25 and 50 times per day.

Lift type of the door

In commercial garage type of lift door, there is not only standard lift but high and full vertical lift depending on the garage door height.

Garage door opener

The size of a commercial garage door opener ranges between 1/2 and 1 HP.

Electrical Power

In terms of commercial garage door opener in North America, it’s connected to 575 volts.

Other types of commercial garage doors

The most common in the commercial garage door is the sectional door. Sectional doors used for their insulating properties.

There is also a rolling speed door used as fire doors. And last is the high-speed door in PVC.

There are also some accessories that the commercial garage door may need to ensure safe operation.

Is it worth it buying a garage door at its price?

When we buy something, we should not focus on price but product quality.

When you buy a garage door, the first thing that comes to your mind is that it is expensive; but the truth is that you can get it cheaper because what you pay for here is the durability and lifetime of use of the garage door.

Some door components may have a high cost, but the lower priced ones may require more maintenance and repair over time.

Do not risk purchasing a cheap product that is perishable, but when the day comes, you will spend more on manufacturing and repairing.

Do not be afraid to pay dearly for something you can use for a long time.

Are you planning on getting a garage redecoration?

And you are residing at Ottawa, Kanata, Nepean and Vanier?

Contact one of our garage door experts; we will ensure you make a better and safe choice!

You can also get free quotes!

Garage Door Repairs FAQ

How do I fix a garage door the keeps reopening?

A garage door is programmed to travel a certain distance before it closes. If it closes before that distance has been traveled, it thinks something is wrong — and it reopens to help prevent any damage or safety risk. In cases such as this, most likely your garage door settings simply need to be adjusted.

One garage spring broke. I have 2, should I replace both?

Garage door springs should be replaced as a set. The reason is once one spring breaks, the other one is probably not far behind, especially considering how springs weaken over time. Combining a new spring with an older one will likely cause an imbalance in your garage door’s operation. If you own 2 separate garage doors and only one spring has broken, it’s strongly recommended to replace the springs on each door if their springs are around the same age. Depending on your door’s position, when a spring breaks it can cause serious injury as well as damage your opener.

How do you fix a stuck open garage door?

First, check the track for obstructions. The area around the tracks needs to be completely clear. Second, check the remote; it could be a simple battery issue. If you still face an issue, manually unlock and gently try to close the door. If you still can’t find the problem, try giving us a call.

Can I manually open my garage door?

If your garage door does not open smoothly after pulling the releasing the cord, this could mean the door is off of its track, or the springs are broken. In either case, you should avoid trying to force the door open; doing so will only cause more damage.

How hard is it really to replace a garage door?

Installing a garage door isn’t as simple as installing a regular door. More so, installing it incorrectly can be dangerous.

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