Commercial Garage Door Sizing Guide

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Did you know the average lifespan of a commercial garage door is 10-15 years? But with proper maintenance and care, some people can prolong it to 20 or more years. Updating your garage doors has many benefits, including improving property value, curb appeal, and security. 

Of course, many people are confused about how to update their garage doors. Many factors are involved, including the door size, the material used, and how it operates. Luckily for you, you don’t have to do this alone. At Perimeter Garage Doors, we have over a decade of experience helping size commercial garage doors for customers all over Georgia. And we’re ready to help you! Call us today at 770-809-9793 to get started. 

What Industries Need Commercial Doors? 

The size and type of commercial garage door depend heavily on the industry. Many different industries use these types of garage doors, including the following: 


The hospitality industry has versatile uses for commercial garage doors. Many buildings use them to create an outdoor seating area when the weather is nice or to close in the room when the weather is bad without losing any seating. Commercial garage doors offer the hospitality industry flexible options to make buildings stand out among competitors. 


The automotive industry uses commercial garage doors. Dealerships use them to protect inventory. Many buildings have glass garage doors to show off the inventory and entice potential buyers at all times. These commercial garage doors are designed to show off the availability anytime so the industry maximizes sales.        


Mechanics garages generally have two or more commercial garage doors. This is to allow customers to come and go and make traffic flow easier for workers. Commercial garage doors at mechanic shops help increase efficiency and streamline the process so workers can see more customers. 

Shipping and Logistics 

Shipping and logistics companies use commercial garage doors strategically to increase efficiency in the supply chain. Distribution centers work best with clear, efficient processes. Commercial garage doors allow distributors to create various touchpoints, saving time and money throughout the organization. 

Types of Commercial Garage Doors: 

Before considering the size of a commercial garage door, consider the available options. Each industry has different needs. And each type of garage door has various features that may or may not benefit a company. At Perimeter, we work with clients from beginning to end to ensure they get the right size, type, and material for commercial garage doors. Read more about the types of commercial garage doors below: 

Overhead Doors 

Overhead doors are a popular choice for commercial and residential customers. These doors have several moving parts, including panels connected by hinges and rollers to control the movement. Overhead doors have several operation methods to allow for flexibility with business owners. This will enable you to choose the best option for your company. 

Benefits of Overhead Doors 

Commercial overhead doors are durable and sturdy, meaning they will last for years with high levels of functionality. Overhead doors come in a variety of materials, meaning there is an option for whatever your business needs. These garage doors are also built to withstand any climate. 

Roll-Up Doors 

For businesses with limited space, roll-up doors are a great option. These efficient garage doors are designed for small spaces, allowing business owners to maximize their space. With these doors, it is rolled around a coil instead of being held against the ceiling. These types of garage doors are durable and offer a robust amount of offerings to meet your business’s unique needs. 

Benefits of Roll-Up Doors 

Roll-up doors take up the least amount of space when open. They are efficient and effective for many types of businesses. Roll-up doors are also user-friendly, meaning you’ll have to invest less time and energy in training your employees on how to operate them. 

Insulated Doors 

Insulated doors are a necessity for several industries. They help maintain temperature to keep your customers happy or inventory safe. Insulated doors are great for cost-efficiency and lower energy consumption. 

Benefits of Insulated Doors 

Insulated doors are as durable as any other type of garage door. These offer energy efficiency, which allows businesses to see cost savings across heating and cooling, and more. This in turn helps to prolong the life of the HVAC unit. Insulated doors offer an extra layer of protection for the inventory. 

Typical Garage Door Sizes: 

Typical garage doors range from 30 to 41 feet wide and 28 to 32 feet tall. Of course, this is just an average. There are several factors that determine the size of a commercial garage door. The type of material, the size of the building, the type of door, and the door’s usage all impact the size. 

At Perimate Garage Doors, we work closely with our customers to ensure we install garage doors that correctly fit their buildings. If you have questions about garage door sizing, we are here for you. Call us today at 770-809-9793. 

FAQs About Commercial Garage Doors: 

Investing in commercial garage doors is a big decision! Many of our clients have common questions they want to know before making this decision. We’ve compiled those questions and answers for you below to help guide your decision-making process. 

Will I Get a Commercial Garage Door Opener? 

Yes! All of our commercial garage doors come with openers. When we work with you, we’ll help you determine the best type of door and opener that fits your business’s needs. 

How Often Is Commercial Garage Door Repair Needed?

This is a difficult question to answer. With proper and regular maintenance, garage doors can last for decades. However, without maintenance, repairs will likely be needed sooner. There isn’t a set timeframe for how often repairs are needed due to outstanding factors that no one can predict. 

However, we can tell you that Perimeter Garage Doors is here for your repair needs. We can install, repair, or replace any garage door. Our team is available to help you at any time with your repair needs.  

How Much Do Commercial Garage Doors Cost? 

This is also a difficult question to answer because each material and type of door has a different price range. Installing new commercial garage doors is an investment in your business. While the price may seem high at first, when you consider the longevity of the doors with proper maintenance, the cost is very affordable. 

At Perimeter Garage Doors, we understand costs can seem overwhelming. We do offer coupons and financing options for eligible customers. We also will submit insurance claims on behalf of our clients when needed. If cost is a concern, please don’t hesitate to reach out with your questions. We have several available options! 

How Do I Know Which Garage Door Size I Need? 

You don’t have to worry about determining the size when working with Perimeter because we’ll do that for you! We’ll measure the exact size of door you need so it fits perfectly. Our team manages your project from start to end, leaving you to focus on other important aspects of your business. 

What Kind of Garage Door Should I Buy? 

The type of garage door depends on the usage, the type of building, and what you want it to look like. We offer a variety of garage doors that come in glass, wood, or metal. When you work with Perimeter Garage Doors, we’ll evaluate your need for commercial garage doors and recommend the most affordable and reasonable solution to fit your business’s needs. 

Do I Need My Commercial Garage Door Repaired or Replaced? 

This depends on what is wrong with the door and how old it is. If your commercial garage door is 20 years old and severely damaged, we’d likely recommend you replace it with a newer option. If it is only two years old with minimal damage, we can likely repair it quickly. 

Perimeter Garage Doors has 24/7 services. We understand some garage repairs put customers in an emergent situation, so we work quickly to help resolve the issue. Your garage door may be damaged if it takes too long to open, is off-balance, has visible damage, or comes off the track. When in doubt, we’re here to help! Call us today to request an assessment. 

What Are the Benefits of Commercial Garage Doors? 

There are many benefits of commercial garage doors! They offer a layer of protection for your business to safeguard your inventory, customers, and employees. Many of our garage doors have additional security features to maximize the protection. 

Other benefits include making your building more appealing to the eye and increasing the property value of your business. 

Upgrade Your Commercial Garage Doors With Perimeter Garage Doors Today! 

Perimeter Garage Doors has been serving customers in Georgia since 2011. We have years of experience in residential and commercial garage door installation, repair, sizing, and maintenance. We are recognized as instrumental members of the community and hope to continue to serve for years to come! 

If you are ready to upgrade your commercial garage doors, we are here to help. Contact our office today to get started with your new doors! 

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