Commercial doors are generally made of metal, glass, aluminum, wood, or a combination of these. The type of material you choose for your door will influence its durability, cost, and ease of maintenance, among other things.
When it comes to security, you’ll want to consider the locks and other security features you need. For example, a keypad entry system can be used for secure access, while a card reader can be used for swipe access. There are also a number of other security measures you can include to make your door more secure, such as installing CCTV cameras, motion sensors, and access control systems.
The type of commercial door you will need depends on its purpose and the type of conditions that it will be subjected to. When deciding the right type of door, you’ll want to consider how much traffic will be going in and out of your door, the size it needs to be to accommodate a number of people or motorized equipment, and whether or not you need your door to provide protection from the weather, high heat or cold, or sound.
Fire-rated doors are required in certain areas according to local building codes. You’ll need to determine what type of fire-rated door you need and make sure that it passes the necessary fire-door inspections.
Certain businesses are also required to install ADA-accessible doors. There are several things to consider when installing an ADA door, including width and threshold size, amount of maneuvering space, and ADA-compliant hardware.