As suppliers and installers of domestic, commercial and industrial roller doors, we understand how hard it is to choose the best type of door for your needs. It is never as simple as looking at a vacant door opening and making a snap decision. There are questions that need answers first; such as what is the key function of the door or what type of door would suit the space available.
In an industrial environment, for example, fire proofing may be essential in certain circumstances, but it is never requested for a domestic situation. However, for commercial properties where there may be large quantities of stock or electronic equipment, security could be a major characteristic needed by the owners.
At Direct Door Services our many years of experience enables us to help our clients choose the correct types of roller doors and shutters for their specific needs. Because we source our products from a range of different suppliers, we are able to offer any type or brand of door at a competitive price.
Some Features of Domestic Doors
Most garage doors are situated at the front of a dwelling, so the appearance of the door is just as important as its functionality. It must blend with and enhance the existing structure, so having a wide colour choice is essential. A poor choice here could reduce the value of the home by thousands of dollars.
The type of door is usually influenced by the space available. A panel lift door is excellent for tight spaces because it glides along the ceiling, saving ceiling space and not needing room outside to open and close. A tilt-a-door is perfect when there is plenty of space in front of the garage as it needs to open outward before it slips up into the ceiling space, roller doors are easy to operate as it just rolls onto a drum leaving you ceiling area clear but does require 350mm head room clearance.
For the Industrial Environment
This is usually a very active, no-frills scene, with fork-lifts and heavy machinery moving around quickly to meet deadlines. It needs a robust door that does not have to be completely removed if it is damaged. A roller shutter is the best option for this environment, as it is made from heavier materials giving that added security and are comprised of individual slats interlocked together, requiring only the damaged part of the door to be replaced, should the shutter ever be impacted.
Considerations for Commercial Applications
Many of the characteristics of industrial doors are applicable to a commercial situation, but sites like underground parking areas, shopping centres and office buildings, also require protection from fire. These are usually premises for use by the general public as well as staff. Therefore, the well being of large numbers of people is of major concern. This type of shutter closes automatically when the fire alarm is activated, and keeps the fire contained.
These are just a few issues to consider, so identifying the right type of door for a particular purpose is best left to experts like Direct Door Services. We have a solution to your roller door or shutter problem.