Commercial Doors: What You Need to Know

Commercial doors are an essential part of every construction project.

Libraries, distribution centers, office buildings, and hospitals. What is one thing all of these buildings have in common? Commercial doors. Without giving it much thought, we open and close doors everywhere we go. Every commercial building has multiple doors—some buildings may even have dozens or hundreds. Because these specialized doors are an essential part of every construction project, it is important to understand the basics to ensure you select the best option for your building.

What is the Difference between Commercial Doors and Residential Doors?
Although all doors have the same universal function, to provide safety, privacy, and connection, the main difference between commercial and residential doors is the frequency they are used. Residential doors, such as a front or back door to a home, may only be opened and closed a few times a day. On the other hand, commercial doors are subjected to being open and closed hundreds (or more) times a day. Because of their heavy use, these doors need to be more durable and more secure.

Types and styles of Interior and Exterior Commercial Doors
A variety of doors are available to best fit the door’s use and the space’s specific needs. Some common types and styles include:

  • Automatic doors
  • Manual doors
  • Overhead doors
  • Storefront doors
  • Fire Rated doors
  • Bypass doors
  • Folding doors
  • Hinged doors
  • Pocket doors
  • Single doors
  • Double doors

Commercial Door Materials
These doors also come in a variety of materials, including:

  • Aluminum
  • Steel
  • Wood
  • Fiberglass
  • Glass

When choosing a material, you should consider your budget, aesthetic, and durability needs, as well as the overall function of the door. Consult with an expert like Holman, Inc. to ensure your doors meet all of your project’s needs.

Choosing a Commercial Door Supplier and Installer
Holman, Inc. has been serving Northeast Florida since 2003 with Division 10 specialty products and has recently begun offering commercial doors as well. Unlike other contractors, we sell and install our products. If you have a project in mind, contact our team today to find out how we can assist.

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