Whether you’ve been offering a service or product for weeks, months, or years, it’s likely that your customers sometimes come to your place of services to look at the items you have for sale or to inquire about replacement parts. That means you need to have a commercial garage door which you can be proud of, especially if it’s front and center. This facet of your business should show you off in a way that makes customers want to do business with you.
This article will explain how to look over your garage door and provide solutions for making you and your customers proud of your business when pulling up into your lot.
You aren’t limited by your choices
The most important thing is having a commercial garage door that handles what you need, but it can also be aesthetically pleasing. Most of the time when garage door design is considered, it’s in the vein of residential garage doors. However, that doesn’t mean you are out of luck. You can give your business the image you want and make your garage door look great all at once.
You may not realize that Garaga creates durable metal garage doors which offer embossed designs that are marketed to both residential homes and commercial businesses. Here are some of the options available:
- The Grooved model: you are likely to see this model most often. It includes horizontal lines of about 1” (25 mm) across all sections
- Models featuring rectangular embossed patterns, Classic, Prestige, mixed and elongated
- The Shaker models, Classic or elongated
- The Carriage House model options, short or long
- The Flush model, which has no lines or designs included on the garage door sections
Want to try it out on your own? You can visit our Design Centre and design the perfect 10’ x 10’ garage door for your business. Then you can decide whether this would make your business more attractive. If you want the most accurate view, we make it possible to upload a photo of the front of your business so you can add the garage door right over the top of it.
Another choice you can make with your garage door is to make it a sign. You can affix a decal with your company logo and add a few photos of things you sell or services you provide. This is a great way to bring in customers to your store. With so many vinyl decals available on the market today, this is an excellent option. However, make sure there are no city regulations forbidding this sort of thing.
The other thing you need to think about
When you’re looking to make your garage door look good, you also want to consider its windows. Have you ever seen car dealerships that use a stunning all‑glass garage door? This lets clients look in to see mechanics working on their car while also offering the sunlight to the mechanics to more easily do the work. This type of window system is also common with firehouses, so citizens can look in and see the trucks ready to roll out in an emergency.
You’d be surprised by how many options for glass there are when you go with a garage door that is all glass. You can choose from tinted, clear, laminated, gray, glue chip, fluted polycarbonate and many more. There are more than 25 possible choices!
Not sure that all‑glass is the right option for your commercial garage door? If you are concerned about the security of the space when adding windows, that’s a valid concern. However, if you have a tall garage door, windows can be added to the top section so people passing by can’t see in but the light of day comes in to brighten up the storeroom. If these are large windows of 40” x 13” and you use clear glass, there will be lots of natural light coming in. Those who want to see out to determine who is outside can go with 21” x 8” windows that give visibility without the concern of a burglar getting inside.
Ready to learn a little more?
Ready to change the appearance of your garage door to help earn the trust of your customers? If you live in the London, Mount Pleasant, Goderich or Guelph area, feel free to contact us now at:
We are happy to offer you a no‑obligation quotation through email. You are also welcome to meet us by visiting us at our showroom. For additional inspiration, you can also view our image gallery of commercial doors.