3 Tips for Choosing Your Roll-Up Garage Door

3 Tips for Choosing Your Roll-Up Garage Door

Your commercial facility needs to operate efficiently at all points. That includes choosing the right roll-up garage door to ensure seamless movement of materials and equipment in and out. So how do you decide which door will work best for you?

Think About Space, Use, and Environment

Traditional commercial overhead garage doors are a great solution for average-sized openings. But if you need extra-wide doors (over 25 feet), a roll-up garage door is your best option. Made to fit nearly any opening, rolling doors are also space saving, making them perfect for places where limited head and side room are an issue.

Other benefits of roll-up garage doors include speed, security, and protection against outside elements. Usually made of steel or rubber, they are nearly impossible to break through and provide a barrier to keep your building at a consistent temperature.

Choosing the Right Type of Roll-up Garage Door

Once you’ve decided a roll-up door is right for your space, it’s time to choose the type best suited to your needs. Here at O’Brien Lifting Solutions, we’ve been a leading supplier of top-quality doors for your commercial and industrial needs for nearly 60 years. We sell and install steel, rubber, and high-speed roll-up doors, and our experts will help you get the door you need.

Let’s look at the three types of roll-up garage doors and why you might choose each one. 

Rolling Steel Doors

Made up of narrow metal slats that roll up into an overhead coil, these doors are built for endurance. Rolling steel doors are a cost-effective choice, designed to fit your space and specific use needs. They vary in durability and can meet high standards of wind, weather, and fire-ratings. Make sure you know exactly what conditions you need your door to hold up to. This will help you choose the right product.

Roll-Up Garage Doors

Another factor to consider when choosing your roll-up door is maintenance cost. Our rolling steel doors are low maintenance because of their rugged construction and quality materials. 

You can expect your door to work as hard as you do.

Rubber Roll-Up Doors

Rubber roll-up doors are made of a single sheet of highly durable and flexible rubber that rolls up into a tight coil overhead, similar to steel rolling doors. But because they don’t use the same spring mechanisms or have other traditional points of wear and tear, rubber doors are virtually maintenance-free.

Rubber doors

Rubber is also a natural insulator, making these doors a great option for withstanding temperature variations. They are energy efficient and built to last. While they usually come with a higher price point up front than steel rolling doors, you will save money over the life of the product because of low maintenance costs.

High-Speed Roll-Up Doors

If speed of use is your priority, our high-speed roll-up doors will fit the bill. Like our other roll-up garage doors, we have a range of high-speed doors to choose from. 

Steel high-speed doors are crash-forgiving and ideal for high-security needs. They move quickly and seal tightly to keep your facility protected. 

Fabric high-speed doors are an economical but no less quality option. They can protect against high pressure and high winds. Some products are rated as hurricane-resistant. Fabric doors can be ideal for freezing conditions, as well as in environments where potential corrosion is a concern.

Safety and Installation of Your Roll-Up Garage Door

When it comes to installing your roll-up garage doors, it’s best to leave it to the professionals. Our installation team has the training and experience to make sure your new door meets all safety standards and is ready to roll. We’ll get you up and running fast so you can get back to full production.

Do you need a roll-up garage door? Let our experts help you find the right door to meet your needs.