Whether you need a secure garage door for your business, or have an old garage building on your business premises that you are looking to convert, you have a lot of options when choosing a door.
You don’t need to be stuck with the classic “up and over” garage door that you’ll typically find on a residential garage. Awkward and unwieldy, prone to breakdowns and hardly that secure, they’re far from fit-for-purpose for commercial or industrial sites.
Converting an old garage building into a secure storage area
If you’re looking to swap out an old garage door for something more suited for your premises – perhaps as a secure storage area for stock, if not for vehicles – then the ideal door really depends on what you want to use the space for.
If you think you’ll be in and out of the space frequently, then something that will stand up to constant wear while maintaining safety for operators is essential. A more heavy duty roller shutter could be what you need.
Or if the area will be used as rarely-entered storage, an insulated shutter will help keep the unit cooler in summer and warmer in winter, so you don’t have to worry quite so much about the impact of temperature changes on your stock or equipment.
Choosing secure garage doors for a business site
Keeping vehicles secure is usually the top priority of a garage, and a sturdy roller shutter or sectional overhead door, paired with an insurance-approved steel pedestrian door will more than do the job.
But if your garage is in use 24/7, then security might not be at the top of your list. The ability to open and close a garage door as quickly as possible can have a big impact on tight delivery schedules, meaning a high speed door – with an opening time of one metre per second – can make a big difference.
A few extra seconds doesn’t sound like much – but they quickly turn into minutes, and then into hours. A high speed door keeps delays to the minimum – the perfect door for just in time delivery processes.
Bespoke garage doors for businesses
You don’t have to stick with a one-size-fits-all door – after all, buildings and entryways come in all shapes and sizes. At NGF, we spec, design and manufacture our doors from scratch to ensure you get the perfect fit for your garage. Contact the team if you have any questions, or would like a quote.Back to all blog posts