A Guide to Choosing Commercial Doors
The Canadian real estate market's been blowing up recently. The construction industry, in total, increased by $18.6 billion CAD in March 2021, with 11 months of consecutive gains. $4.6 billion CAD of that is commercial real estate.
The Canadian commercial real estate market's been trending steadily upwards since 2017, even with a global pandemic. Many people are renovating their buildings by updating floorplan layouts or customizing existing spaces for new occupants.
Either way, there are a lot of renovations happening in the commercial space right now! We've put together a short guide about commercial doors to help you find what works best for your needs!
Types Of Commercial Doors
There are all kinds of doors you can install for your commercial space. Different types of materials have different strengths and weaknesses. The most common types of commercial doors are:
- Steel doors: Notoriously strong and durable
- Fireproof doors: They are specifically designed to slow down or help prevent the spread of fire and smoke.
- Glass doors: They are attractive and aesthetically appealing, great to use for the storefront.
- Automatic doors: This makes the building more accessible and improves the flow of customer traffic entering and leaving a building.
- Wood doors: They are long-lasting and require little to no maintenance.
Factors to Consider: The Usage
Materials aren't the only thing you need to think about when you're choosing a commercial door. Consider the other factors such as what is being used for, where, and how often it will be used.
For example, if you select a glass door for your front entrance, you might want to consider a pull-down gate to make sure your storefront stays safe from break-ins.
Another example is upgrading outdated openings to comply with the latest building codes. The Conference Board of Canada and Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) created a guide to help small businesses to make their space more accessible. One simple change is installing an automatic door operator to make the opening easier to enter and leave.
The type of door you choose can change the flow of pedestrian traffic in an area and the safety of your staff and customers. It would help if you took the time to figure out your needs and consult with a company to explore your options.
Looking For Local Suppliers?
With over 35 years of experience, Remac Door has supplied contractors with quality premium commercial doors and hardware in GTA. Whether your needs may be, we probably will have the option for you. Contact us with any questions or to schedule a consultation today! We also offer bulk ordering.