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A Guide to selecting industrial doors for your facility

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When it comes to safeguarding your business premises, particularly for larger warehouses, choosing the right industrial doors is a crucial decision. Making the correct decision can impact security, efficiency, and overall operations. 

In this guide, we aim to help you make an informed decision about your business doors by exploring various industrial door options, including roller shutter doors, sectional overhead doors, and high-speed doors. Let’s delve into the specifics of each to help you choose the right industrial doors for your facility.

Using industrial doors on your business premises 

Industrial doors are fundamental in a facility’s infrastructure, serving as a barrier between the external environment and assets stored inside. 

By installing the right industrial doors, your business premises can benefit from enhanced security, improved insulation, and overall better efficiency of operations. However, in the world of industrial doors, there are a few options, each with its distinct benefits depending on the nature of your business. 

What are industrial roller shutter doors

Roller shutter garage doors are a popular choice for industrial settings due to their robust design and enhanced security features. 

These doors are characterised by their vertical operation and roll-up design, consisting of interlocking slats that roll up and down, providing a solid barrier against unauthorised access. As well as security, industrial roller shutter doors are durable, making them suitable for a wide range of industrial applications.

Once stored away, roller shutters can fit seamlessly into the space above most doorways, making them practically invisible during day-to-day operations. This concealed appearance makes roller shutter doors attractive for customer-facing shop premises that require space efficiency and security. 

Are Roller Shutter Doors Secure?

Yes, roller shutter doors are secure. Roller doors are known for their durability, providing enhanced security for commercial buildings. Further, the materials used in their construction provide a robust barrier, deterring break-ins and vandalism.

What is a sectional overhead door?

A sectional overhead door is a versatile solution characterised by horizontal panels that move vertically during operation. These doors are known for their space-saving design and are ideal for facilities with limited headroom. As well as this, sectional overhead doors offer enhanced insulation, making them suitable for environments that require temperature control, such as warehouses and loading docks.

Sectional doors are commonly made of steel or aluminium and offer a robust, sleek and modern appearance. 

What are high-speed roller doors?

High-speed doors are designed to optimise efficiency by minimising wait times during the opening and closing of doors. These doors are beneficial in high-traffic areas where quick access is critical. Examples of these areas include cold-storage facilities, due to their efficiency in minimising heat loss. With quick cycle times, high-speed doors contribute to energy conservation and improved workflow. 

However, with such high-speed operations, durability and a robust design are essential for smooth, stress-free operation. At GDUK, our high-speed doors make use of PVC-reinforced fabric. This tough material is reliable and ensures our doors can withstand continuous external wear. 

Which industrial door is right for your premises?  

Choosing the right industrial doors for your facility involves careful consideration of your specific needs, including security requirements, space constraints, and operational efficiency. 

Whether you opt for roller shutter doors, sectional overhead doors, or high-speed doors, prioritise durability, security features, and compatibility with your facility’s unique demands. By making an informed decision, you can enhance the safety and functionality of your facility ready for long-term success.

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To contact our team about our range of industrial doors, call us on 0800 316 6994. Alternatively, you can email us at

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