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We are open and serving our customers as normal. Face coverings are required at all locations for walk-in customers. We will continue monitoring the situation and take appropriate steps to safeguard our employees.

Mid-Atlantic Door Group Inc. Distributors of Overhead Door Corp.

Benefits of a Commercial Garage Door

For business owners, investing in a new commercial garage door may feel daunting. It also may be something that gets delayed given potential interruptions to business operations because of installation. Additionally, an owner may ask, “How will my business benefit from this project?”

As a garage door company that has worked with businesses of all sorts over the years, we can empathize with these sentiments and want to help readers make the right decision. The post that follows focuses on the benefits of a commercial garage door, the different styles available, and their recommended uses.

Benefits of Upgraded Commercial Garage Doors

Upgrading your business’ garage door offers you the following benefits:

  • Increased Security: Newer commercial garage doors are capable of being outfitted with the latest in security technology, including app-based lock systems and motion detectors.
  • Increased Durability: Commercial garage doors are constructed to withstand the elements and everyday wear-and-tear for years to come thanks to their use of durable materials.
  • Better Energy Efficiency: Along with enhanced strength, upgraded doors offer you energy savings in the form of better insulation and UV protection.
  • Enhanced Curb Appeal: Giving your storefront a facelift will likely grab people’s attention as they walk by. It may also increase your property value in the event you wish to sell your business.
  • Better Protection Against Fires: In the event of a fire, sturdier doors may lessen the damage and fumes from spreading outdoors.

Types of Commercial Garage Doors and Their Ideal Uses

restaurant front window and patio

Aluminum Glass Doors

Excellent If Your Priorities Are: 

  • Appearance
  • Visual access
  • Light infiltration

Ideal Uses:

  • Service stations
  • Fire stations
  • Professional facilities
  • Retail spaces

shutter doors on storefront

Rolling Shutters

Excellent If Your Priorities Are: 

  • Security

Ideal Uses:

  • Street-level retail storefronts
  • Pharmacies
  • Hospitals

counter door at counter

Fire-Rated Doors

Excellent If Your Priorities Are: 

  • Security
  • Compliance with NFPA-80 standards
  • Protecting flammable materials or equipment

Ideal Uses:

  • Laboratories
  • Warehouses
  • Storefronts

bifold door at gym

Bi-Fold Doors

Excellent If Your Priorities Are: 

  • Quiet and easy door openings
  • Beautiful views
  • Safety

Ideal Uses:

  • Restaurants
  • Gyms
  • Concession stands inside of sports stadiums

tire service center outside

Sectional Steel Doors

Excellent If Your Priorities Are: 

  • Energy savings
  • Durability
  • Minimal maintenance

Ideal Uses:

  • Service centers
  • Fire and rescue departments
  • Warehouses

countertop with steel door

Counter Doors

Excellent If Your Priorities Are: 

  • Security
  • Matching a garage door to the surrounding materials
  • Flexibility in application

Ideal Uses:

  • Walk-up service windows for restaurants, service centers
  • Cafeterias

warehouse interior door

High Speed Doors

Excellent If Your Priorities Are: 

  • Durability, especially against accidental collisions
  • Energy savings
  • Partitioning a large space

Ideal Uses:

  • Warehouses
  • Manufacturing centers

Need Help Finding the Right Door for Your Business? Consult with a Garage Door Pro.

Get expert advice from our team about what type of garage door is right for your business. Request a free estimate by submitting your contact details on any of the product pages above.

About The Author | Justin White


Justin White is the VP of Marketing for Mid-Atlantic Door Group, Inc. The company opened in 1973 and now consists of (3) official Overhead Door™ Distributors and (8) warehouse locations throughout Maryland, DC, Virginia and Pennsylvania. Justin was born into the door industry, ultimately following in his father's footsteps and joining the family owned business in 2011. After spending time in the field with fellow mechanics, Justin found his niche in marketing, along with a specialty in residential garage door sales, installation, and service.

Garage Door Services

Since 1973, Mid-Atlantic Door Group, Inc. has been providing Washington DC, Suburban MD, Frederick MD, Southern MD, Northern VA, Fredericksburg VA, Richmond VA, Harrisburg PA, Hanover-York PA and the surrounding areas with the most reliable and trusted garage door services. These services include new garage door sales, professional installations, and 24-hours a day, 7-days a week garage door repair services on all makes and models.

We are the region’s only Authorized Overhead Door™ Distributors and all of our products are backed by the garage door industry's best warranty.

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