When it comes to choosing an overhead sectional door, there are plenty of options to choose from. But with a few well-targeted questions and the right tools, you can make an easy and well-informed choice.
It starts with your daily rhythm
Every type of business, from a car sales dealership, to a distribution company or an emergency response service has its own unique daily rhythm. This is primarily determined by what’s kept inside the building, what goes in and comes out of the building, and how often and how fast.
It follows then that your business’s daily rhythm plays a key role in your choice of overhead sectional door. In short, the flow of goods and people in and out of your business will affect three important requirements: the door’s opening speed, the door’s opening frequency, as well as your business’s energy consumption (read about our case study at Copenhagen Market).
From handy tools to personal, qualified support
For many, this may seem quite complex, as the flow of goods and people may vary with the seasons, or other external influences could play a role. To make it easier to identify and apply your business’s unique requirements, ASSA ABLOY has developed an easy-to-use door selection tool to help you make the right choice.
To use the tool, just answer yes or no to three simple questions:
• Is temperature an issue?
• Is opening speed important?
• Are there many openings per day?
Based on your answers, the door selection tool suggests an overhead sectional door that will best meet your needs. It’s that simple. But keep in mind – it’s always a good idea to speak to a qualified industrial door expert before you make a decision – and we can definitely help with that!
If you’re a building owner, contractor, architect or specifier, ASSA ABLOY offers a range of tools to help you select the right door. An extensive BIM object library specifies the physical characteristics of every entrance solution in the entire ASSA ABLOY range. Every product is of course verified by Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs), which are available from the ASSA ABLOY EPD catalogue – one of the largest in the world. And an energy calculator helps you determine the right door based on the windows, size of the door, the number of daily openings – and more.
When there are so many variables involved, it’s reassuring to know that there are a range of easy-to use tools available to help you make an informed choice for your business.