What is a commercial garage door?

Both commercial and residential garage doors allow people and vehicles to enter and leave their garages, but there are some major differences between them. For one, commercial garage doors are generally larger than residential garage doors. After all, trucks may need to load and unload supplies from large semi-trucks, whereas residential garage doors are usually around seven feet tall since they only need to accommodate sedans, SUVs, and pick-up trucks. 


It’s also worth noting that commercial garage doors require standard, full vertical, or high-lift types, whereas residential doors can use standard or low-headroom lift types due to their weight. Plus, commercial garage doors require more energy to open than lighter residential doors. 


Though commercial garage doors are more expensive than their residential counterparts, they are incredibly durable and are ready to withstand heavy use.