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Which Industrial Doors are Right for Your Business?

ByDave Stopher

Jun 16, 2019 #Business

When it comes to your business, there endless different things that can affect how efficiently it operates from your staff down to your premises, and even the doors you have installed on your premises. With so many different styles of commercial door types to choose from, it can often be difficult to narrow down which ones will be of the most use to your business.

Whether you are looking to improve efficiency, need to maintain a temperature controlled environment, or require additional physical security options, there is an industrial door type to meet the needs of your business, with many manufacturers catering to the domestic market by supplying industrial doors in the UK.  

 

Sectional Doors

Offering a number of different benefits, sectional doors are often the right choice for a variety of different businesses, whether you are concerned about insulation, are in need of some additional physical security, or need an industrial door which can accommodate a larger opening.

Sectional doors are fabricated from individual panels which allow the door to have a vertical actuation, taking up minimal space in busy industrial environments. Designed to withstand heavy use, including dozens of daily operations, these sturdy industrial doors are made from aluminium and steel, making them suitable for agricultural use, installation in loading bays, and many other such busy environments.  

You might be thinking that none of these benefits are qualities that you are after, in which case there is another reason why sectional doors could be the right choice for your business – thermal insulation. Most manufacturers now offer sectional doors with additional foaming or insulation, which makes them ideal for reducing energy costs in your business and minimising heat loss from the building. This is particularly useful if your premises contain large access areas such as loading bays, which can often be a significant source of heat loss.

 

High-Speed Doors

When it comes to business, time is money and improving efficiency in any area of your operation can only be a good thing for your bottom line. In the case of doors, this comes in the form of investing in ones which offer faster rates of operation, such as high-speed doors. As the name implies, these industrial doors can be operated at a faster rate, decreasing the amount of time it takes for even large openings to be made accessible.

High-speed doors are fabricated from steel sections, much like sectional doors, and can also be specified with additional PU foaming and thermal breaks in most cases, for added insulation.   

Their fast operating speed making high-speed doors ideally suited for businesses with cold storage environments as they assist in minimising temperature changes when entering and leaving these delicate areas. In addition, high-speed doors are also useful for optimising the flow of both pedestrian and vehicle traffic in large industrial areas, such as warehouses.   

 

Roller Shutter and Roller Grilles

Long favoured by multiple sectors for their affordable and effective nature, roller shutters and roller grilles are both cost-efficient forms of physical security. Conveniently rolling away above the entrance when they are in use, these industrial doors provide a sturdy physical barrier when they are closed.

For indoor use, such as the securing of individual units in a shopping centre, roller grilles are usually the most common choice for businesses, as these will provide you with adequate protection from potential thieves. Rolling shutters, on the other hand, are more commonly used as an outdoor security solution and can commonly be found in loading bays and multi-storey car parks.

They are also advantageous for businesses that require an industrial door to accommodate a particularly large access point, where another type of door would not be suitable, and can easily be automated for added operational safety.  

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