No matter how long you have been in business offering services or products, you likely have some patrons who visit you at your place of business. They might be picking up replacement parts or looking to see what the items are that you have on the shelves. Have you ever looked at your commercial garage door and thought about how it looks to customers? Especially if this door is at the front of the business, you want the appearance to convey who you are and what you do.
This article will help you with the steps needed to analyze the garage door at your business. We’ll also share some options for making sure that door shows you in the best light and makes your customers trust you. Then you can make a decision about whether a change is needed.
Choices, choices everywhere
The most important thing with a commercial garage door is that it handles the job, but that doesn’t mean it can’t look great while it does that. In most cases, when people think of and talk about garage door design, residential garage doors come to mind. However, there are many options for making a commercial garage door look great and show off what you want customers to think of your business.
Something you may not know is that the garage door manufacturer Garage offers designs embossed on the door for both residential homes and commercial businesses. Here are some of the options available:
- The Grooved model: the most commonly seen design. It features 1"(25 mm)‑high horizontal lines traversing the sections.
- Models with embossed rectangular patterns, Classic, Prestige, mixed and elongated.
- The Shaker models in both Classic or elongated.
- The Carriage House models, short or long.
- The Flush model, without any design or lines on the sections for a simple choice.
You don’t have to take our word for it when you can see your options in action yourself. You can visit our Design Centre and take advantage of designing a garage door of your own. Think about whether the new design would improve the look of your retail store. If you want, you can upload a photo of the front of your business and put a design right on top to get a better idea of what it would look like.
Not sure that’s the right option for you? Another choice is to make your door a massive sign by applying the logo for your company and some photos of the products you carry. This can look great and make it simple for your customers to find you from the street. There are a wide variety of decals that you can use on your garage door. However, be sure that there are no city regulations related to the practice.
The other things you need to consider
If you really want to make your commercial garage door special, you also need to consider its windows. Those who have visited a car dealership in the recent past may have noticed they often use an all‑glass garage door. This lets clients see in to discover what work is being done while letting in light so technicians can do their work. Another establishment that often uses this type of garage door is a firehouse. Residents can take a look inside and be sure there are firetrucks ready for any emergency that might come.
There are several glass options when you go with an all-glass garage door. You can choose from tinted, glue chip, clear, fluted polycarbonate, gray and more. There are more than 25 possible choices!
Not sure that a fully glass garage door is right for you? This might be the case if you worry about security when it comes to adding windows. If you have a tall garage door, you can add windows to the top section to let in light while preventing pedestrians from looking inside to see what you might be storing. For large windows of around 40” x 13”, this is an excellent option. However, if you want a small window just to see who is hanging around outside, a window of 21” x 8” is tiny enough that nobody can slip in through it, but you can still see what’s going on outside of the garage.
Don’t you think it’s time for more information?
If you are ready to make a change to your garage door and ensure your customers know your business for what it is and you live in Mississauga or Georgetown area, contact us now at 905-569-9133.