loading docks with ford expedition and blue paintThe garage most of us have in our homes is a hub for parking, loading and unloading groceries, storing old boxes, and more.

Our garages are made easily accessible by garage door openers. Those of us who have had a broken garage door opener can attest to how much stress that can put on our daily routines.

In a commercial setting, this stress is magnified. All of the parking, loading, unloading, and more that happens in our homes happens much more frequently at a business, and as such, a broken garage door is more than just an inconvenience. It costs money and time.

What’s the difference between commercial and residential garage doors?

Despite having very similar functions, commercial garage doors are a completely different animal than your normal residential garage door. Mostly noticeably, you’ll find commercial garage doors to be much bigger and heavier, thus requiring a lot more power to operate.

On top of that, commercial garage doors and openers get much more use than residential doors and openers every day. All of your essential parts—motors, chains, track, etc.—are worked heavily non-stop, as opposed to the typical one to two times you open your garage door at home.

In turn, all the “mileage” you are putting on these doors can end up causing a great amount of stress overtime. As a result, you may run into these issues:

  • The door not opening properly, which means inconvenient downtime, slowed business, and loss of money or energy.
  • The door not closing properly, which can result in security issues and potential for theft.
  • Potential for serious injury or damage to property if the door should collapse or otherwise fail.

What can ODW do to help? 

Omaha Door & Window has a team of technicians available 24/7 in order to cover any emergency repairs. While our expert technicians are excellent at making repairs, emergency or otherwise, we are also experts at garage door and opener maintenance.

Proper maintenance prevents wear, and we can also help spot serious issues with your commercial garage door or opener before they become a problem.

Getting started on maintaining your commercial garage doors and openers is as easy as setting up a service contract. Depending on your needs, we can come out as frequently as you need to check up and make sure everything is in tip top shape. What you get in return is peace of mind, a steady business, and a safe environment for your customers and employees—a win-win, if you ask us.

Don’t ignore the importance of commercial garage door maintenance. Doing so can be dangerous and costly.

If you have any questions or would like to know more about what Omaha Door & Window has to offer, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us via our website’s Contact Us page. We’d love to help out! We’re also available on Facebook and on Twitter @OmahaDoor.

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