A guide to the commercial door, locks and hinges.

Commercial Door

Commercial door entry hardware can be found in steel, glass and other styles.

Any time you are thinking about opening a store or other type of structure that many people will be walking in and out of, one of the most important elements to take into consideration is the doorway.  It is essential to have an efficient method of entering and existing a store, and therefore the entrance must be easily accessible.  A Commercial door is the most common type of door used in the aforementioned areas.  The Commercial door is not recommended for the home, but for any other type of structure, it is considered by far and wide the best option available.

When it comes to choosing the right commercial door for your office, store or other area, you have many options and styles to choose from.  These days, one incredibly prevalent type of commercial door is that which has handicapped access functionality.  There are several ways to go about adding handicap access to an entrance or doorway, but the most common way of doing it is to have a button that upon being pressed, will open up the doors accordingly.   Another easily accessible and efficient type of commercial door is that which has sensors for movement, allowing the door to automatically open when something obstructs the sensors path.  These are the most popular styles of commercial doors in places like department stores such as Walmart, Target, Kmart and others, as well as in major supermarkets such as The Food Emporium, Whole Foods and Kroeger.  If you have need a commercial door for an area with a ton of traffic such as the aforementioned places, then you will want to look at automatic sliding doors.   If you need a commercial door that will provide a barrier to entry, then you will want to look at doors that require opening via a push handle or knob.  This would be appropriate for an entrance to a school, as you want to make it slightly more difficult to enter a school or classroom than a supermarket.

Whichever style of commercial door you decide to use, there are a few factors that you will want to take into consideration in order to help you choose the best option for your needs.  It is likely that you will want to have a setup that will allow you to use locks after closing hours; make sure whichever commercial door you choose can be locked with ease, if necessary.  You also want to be sure that the commercial door is made out of a material to your suiting.  Some of the more popular models of the commercial entry are made of materials like aluminum, glass (panel), wood, steel and other types of high strength metal.  If security is your main priority, rather than aesthetic, then you will want to consider a high strength steel commercial door or similar material.  If you are looking for a stylish commercial door, then you may want to consider a wood or glass commercial door.  There is no right or wrong with color of your commercial door, it is just a matter of preference.