Considerations When Choosing a Door For Your Warehouse
Many people do not think about it much, but a door is an integral part of any warehouse. It can make a huge difference to not only the aesthetics but also the security, power consumption, security, and much more. There are several factors you need to consider and think about when choosing a warehouse door, and we will be discussing them below.
When choosing a warehouse door, you need to think about the closing and opening mechanism. For many warehouses, the main door will be opened in the morning, stay open during the day, and then be shut in the evening. For these warehouses, the opening and closing mechanisms do not have to be robust.
However, there are some warehouses whose doors are opened and closed more than 50 times or more in a single day. For these doors, a simple mechanism would break after a few weeks of use and so they need a much more robust solution.
Additionally, you need to think about the weight of other doors like the break room and office doors. Since these will be lighter and they will be opened and closed all the time, a simple door handle and hinge mechanism will work well.
The main material used for warehouse doors is sheet metal. This can be steel or. Both of these materials are strong enough to provide both structure and security. These materials do not rust and are relatively inexpensive making them an obvious choice.
Galvanised iron and steel are great for larger doors in the delivery area, but you can consider other materials for smaller doors. Although typically used in residential applications, uPVC is a great material that can also be used commercially for smaller warehouse doors such as side and office doors.
UPVC doors are sturdy, resistant to corrosion, insulating, low maintenance, and durable. Companies like Veka build cost-effective uPVC doors that can be used in commercial applications. They also have technicians standing by to help you with installation and other on-site issues and questions you may have during installation.
Making sure the door is the right size will save you a lot of time, money, and headaches. You do not want to bring a door to a warehouse only to find that it will not fit. To prevent this, measure the space you have twice before sending those measurements to a contractor.
Also, check that the door is not too high because that makes it a lot heavier. A heavy door means you have to spring for a much more expensive closing and opening mechanism, while also incurring higher power consumption when opening and closing it.
To ensure worker safety, all warehouse doors require safety features. Brakes are essential when the closing and opening mechanism fails.
Choosing a warehouse door is not just a matter of getting a door and having it installed; it is also about ensuring you get a door that fits, that is easy to operate, and that is safe for operation by workers.