If you wish to have a new garage door installed, direct your questions to a licensed commercial contractor. The following questions will help you ensure your company finds the perfect door from a reputable business.
1. What Are Your Credentials? Find out how long the company has done business in your area. Request photos of previous projects that are similar to your installation to get an idea of expected results. Also, remember to investigate the company’s standing with the local Better Business Bureau. It’s very important to ask the contractor if their work is guaranteed.
2. How High Is The R-Value? Garage temperature depends on the insulation strength of its door. Companies that require garage storage can use insulated doors to create a comfortable work environment for employees or protect sensitive equipment. The insulation strength of a garage door is represented by its R-Value, which measures thermal resistance. A higher value indicates a door is better equipped to prevent excessive heat transfer. Typical garage door R-Values range from 4.5 to 6.5. The right construction materials can further boost this number.
3. What Are Torsion Springs? The weight of a massive garage door must be counterbalanced for safe closure. Coiled metal torsion springs are used to soften the door’s landing and relieve pressure from the door opener. Ask your garage door contractor for tips on how to calculate the spring cycle of your door. This determines how many times the springs can be used before they must be replaced or adjusted. Because of the great deal of pressure and force behind these springs, warn employees against attempting torsion spring maintenance without the help of a professional.
4. How Much Maintenance is Required? Inquire about maintenance needs of the material of your choice. This will help your company predict the ongoing costs of upkeep. Wood is typically known as the most aesthetically pleasing material, but also comes with the greatest maintenance obligations. Aluminum doors are the least expensive and most maintenance free. Steel doors offer a neat middle ground for price and visual appeal.
Businesses can schedule commercial services from Florida Door Solutions with a call to (407) 378-4867. Our family-owned company also offers residential garage doors and garage door openers, so contact us today.
Check out these pages to learn more about the benefits of a high-speed garage door for your business and how to select the garage door that best fits your home. Contact Florida Door Solutions at (407) 378-4867 for more information on these topics.
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Most of today’s traditional garage doors open in less than 30 seconds. That seems pretty fast, until you consider a high-speed spiral door. Whether for home or business, a Rytec high-speed spiral garage door can open and close eight times in under a minute—the same time it takes for a conventional door to open and close once.
In this video, you can see a real-time comparison of the opening and closing cycle of a conventional door versus a Rytec high-speed door. The benefits that a high-speed door offers include increased energy efficiency, a boost to your security, easier maintenance, and the benefits of newer technology, among many more.
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The entryways to your home are the first features guests see, and your exterior doors represent your home’s overall style. In fact, the garage door has sometimes been called the “smile” of a home and offers the all-important first impression to visitors and potential buyers. Choosing your door from a residential garage door showroom can be one of the most important home improvement decisions you make.
When selecting a door, consider how it will look once installed. Take a photo of your home with you to a showroom or dealer, and if you want to get extra creative, you can even cut out your existing garage door from the photo to frame your potential new door for a quick comparison.
Function: The most important feature of a residential garage door is how well it performs. Quality brands offer rugged doors that withstand the elements, protect the contents of your garage against intrusion, and will stand up to frequent operation. Garage door openers by well-known manufacturers will last through years of operation when properly maintained.
Style: Residential garage doors come in a wide variety of types, many of which are a far cry from the familiar generic door seen in many older homes today. You can always choose the traditional rolling-door style and jazz it up with a coat of paint, but today’s most popular look is carriage-house style doors. You can also find custom garage doors with arches, transom windows, and hardware touches for a really unique statement.
Finish: Many residential garage doors fall back on the steel or aluminum standby, but specialty doors can include a faux-wood finish, custom paint or designs, and even real wood for a beautiful addition to your home’s exterior.
Explore the possibilities of a new garage door with Florida Door Solutions. Visit our website to see our selection in full or contact us at (407) 378-4867 to learn more about making the entrance to your home absolutely beautiful.