When you’re in the service business, you need to make sure that you’re attracting customers to your business with more than just your services. The appearance of your business can make a big impression ‑ how’s yours looking? Is your commercial garage door up to par? If your business has a street‑facing garage or a garage that is within the customers’ eyesight, it needs to be looking its best at all times.
Beyond just looks, there are a lot of elements that go into owning and maintaining a commercial garage door. Here is some useful information to help you get more out of your door and take pride in your business.
Function and style galore
Everyone knows they need a quality functioning door, but that doesn’t mean it can’t look as good as it performs. While most people assume that garage door design is left to the residential market, there are a number of commercial garage doors available that will leave a lasting impression and offer a unique design.
Garaga makes a full line of metal doors with various embossed designs for both residential AND commercial garage doors. Here are just a few examples of what you can find:
- The most common is the Grooved style. This door features one‑inch horizontal lines across the sections for a stylish finish.
- Rectangular‑patterned embossed designs:
- The Classic or Elongated Shaker
- Short and Long Carriage House designs
- For a more basic look, try the Flush model, which has no lines or designs
You can see how each design will look on your garage at our virtual Design Centre. Choose a 10’ x 10’ door, compare the styles available, and then upload a picture of your business or commercial garage so that you can see exactly what the finished look will be.
If you’re looking to make the most of your garage door, consider using it to advertise. You can have your logo, product photos, and other items turned into vinyl decals and apply them to your door. This essentially gives you a free billboard, and then you don’t have to worry about finding the right design. Just be sure to check whether your city has regulations or restrictions about this kind of thing.
Windows offer another option for customization
If you want to add an even more unique finish, consider upgrading your garage windows. Think about car dealerships ‑ most opt for all‑glass garage doors in their showroom, shop, and service lanes. This is done for multiple reasons:
- Provides daylight for shop mechanics so their work is easier to perform.
- Instills trust in clients who can see their vehicle being worked on.
- Offers security during the day and after hours because everything can be seen from outside.
A lot of fire stations also have these glass doors as a means of reassuring people that the trucks are primed and ready in the event of an emergency. Of course, clear glass isn’t the only type you can choose. Manufacturers make all‑glass doors with clear, gray, laminated, glue chip, and polycarbonate options, and others, with over 25 styles to choose from!
On the inverse side of the security topic, if you aren’t near the street and have expensive inventory or customer vehicles in your garage, you might not want to opt for full‑glass doors or windows at sight‑level. You can install larger windows along the top of your commercial door for natural light or choose smaller sizes to provide a little light and prevent a person from slipping into your business through the window.
Ready to find out more details?
If you think it’s time to upgrade the look of your door, contact us at 1-800-545-3667. If you live in Boston or the surrounding areas, we’re here to help with all of your commercial garage door needs.
We’ll even deliver an obligation‑free email quote or you can visit us at the showroom to see things in person. If you need a little inspiration, ask to see our image gallery of previous commercial projects.