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Overhead Sectional Garage Doors – What Are They?

Overhead sectional garage doors are by far the most popular garage door option for homeowners and business owners in today’s market. Overhead sectional garage doors are manufactured in individual hinged sections made of steel or aluminum and operate by moving vertically upwards and then back into the space on horizontal tracks depending on the clearance available. They are easy to operate and maintain as well as offer a higher level of customization when compared with other garage door types. Overhead sectional garage doors are available with or without a motor operator. To help you understand more about overhead sectional garage doors and why they have become so popular in both commercial and residential applications, below are the different types of applications overhead sectional garage doors are being used on:

Types of Applications for Overhead Sectional Garage Doors

Overhead Sectional Garage Doors

Commercial Loading Dock Overhead Sectional Garage Doors:

By and large, the most commonly used application for an overhead sectional garage door is the loading dock for commercial properties. In the past the loading dock area of a building was not often seen by the public and little care was given to how appealing it may look. In recent years the old school loading dock has gone through a renaissance. Architects, contractors, and businesses are focusing in on the potential curb appeal of the loading dock and the significant impact a high end overhead sectional garage door can make. This is especially true in cities like New York, Los Angeles, Boston, and other metropolitan areas where a property’s loading dock is often right in the public’s face and subject to judgment by potential customers. A well maintained high end overhead sectional garage door will certainly make a great impression on prospective clients.

Restaurant Overhead Sectional Garage Doors:

From small, cozy family owned diners to large international chain restaurants the appeal of using overhead sectional garage doors is growing by leaps and bounds. Many restaurants enjoy the hassle free option of opening or closing their interior overhead sectional garage doors to either expand or reduce their seating and dining areas. Other locations prefer to use their overhead sectional garage doors on the exterior of their buildings to open up their space onto outdoor patios or cafe style open air dining spaces. Regardless if the overhead sectional garage door is an interior or exterior application, restaurants have embraced the use of this assembly type in large part to the custom options available and easy operation. For restaurant projects in urban areas where space is limited, pass door options are available for overhead sectional garage doors which allow a public egress through the overhead door without having to raise or lower the assembly.

Residential Overhead Sectional Garage Doors:

Whether the construction material is steel or aluminum, overhead sectional garage doors are the largest moving part of the typical American home. Most residential garage doors in the U.S. are overhead sectional garage doors. Depending on where the home is located and the type of conditions the door will be subject to homeowners should choose the best overhead sectional garage door for their unique situation. That may mean using insulated glass, choosing a custom finish color, or investing in a wind loaded door for hurricane areas.

Choosing an Overhead Sectional Garage Door that is the Best Fit

As you can see, there are many application types for overhead sectional garage doors. If there is a style or “feel” that an architect or owner wishes to capture with their door it can be achieved thanks to the large array of customizable features. Before investing in a new overhead sectional door, it is best to familiarize yourself with your local residential or commercial building codes. Some codes are heavy into energy efficiency where others are more concerned about a door’s performance in a high wind event.

Looking for the Best Selection of Overhead Sectional Garage Doors?

Arm-R-Lite got its start manufacturing high quality gas station garage doors more than 60 years ago. Since then, our welded aluminum and glass overhead sectional garage doors have become the number one choice among architects for their strength, quality, beauty, and longevity. Our contacts consist of thousands of reputable garage door dealers from all over the country. Arm-R-Lite’s product line includes both commercial overhead sectional and residential garage doors. Aside from our welded aluminum and glass roll up doors, Arm-R-Lite also offers high quality steel doors as well as commercial fiberglass garage doors.

In addition to having the highest quality products on the market, Arm-R-Lite also has the most consistent manufacturing process in our industry. This consistency means that we can provide replacement parts and sections for any of our aluminum and glass models whether they are needed now or thirty years from now. We do not cut corners or “phase out” models like our competitors. As the largest moving part of a building, garage doors are an investment and should not ever have to be entirely replaced because of a few unavailable parts.

Arm-R-Lite garage doors have been installed in many diverse applications including car dealerships, car care centers, car washes, service stations, restaurants, fire houses, loading docks, stadiums, greenhouses, hospitals, interior applications, offices, parking garages, artist studios, cafes, museums, private residencies, retail stores, marinas, casinos, and in high wind load and impact rated areas. For more information on our products and services, you can call us at (800) 554-5816 or explore our website.



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