Replacing Commercial Garage Doors and Openers

Replacing commercial garage doors is a much more involved process than swapping out your run-of-the-mill residential overhead opening door. For one thing, these pieces of equipment, once fully installed, can weigh more than 1,000 pounds. Better yet, their opener systems are much heavier, more sophisticated, and maintenance intensive than their residential counterparts. 

Simply put, replacing a commercial garage door is not easy, even if you are a handy working professional. If you think it might be time to replace the commercial garage door at your business or operation, here are a few signs you should look for before calling The Genuine. The Original. Overhead Door Company®!


Garage doors and their opening systems often signal that they need maintenance or replacement through their noises. When a commercial door opener is near the end of its lifecycle, it will screech, grind, and produce loud banging sounds. These are the mechanisms within the motor, struggling to do their job because of the regular wear and tear required to do their job daily. 

Commercial doors are built more rigid, so they can do demanding jobs without sacrificing longevity. However, like all machinery, they can only do a job for so long before they need replacement. If your commercial garage door is making loud noises when opening and closing, it is recommended that you contact a technician from The Overhead Door Company®. Our highly trained servicemen and women will be able to tell you if it is in need of maintenance or if the whole system needs replacement. 

Struggles with opening and closing 

Commercial garage doors, or any overhead opening garage door system for that matter, will have issues performing their opening or closing functions when they require replacement. Here are some examples of what these issues will look like.

Opening: When a garage door has problems opening, it will take noticeably longer to make its trip upwards and into its resting position on the structure’s ceiling. The door may stop in the middle of the movement, start to come down, then continue to rise. While this happens, you should watch the opening system to see if it sways back and forth. This signals that the engine is struggling against physics and requires professional attention. 

Closing: Garage doors and openers that need replacement will close quickly, but not in a good way. As the door starts to shut, it will often slam down when it usually would slowly close and eventually shut. This is yet another sign that you’ll need to call a garage door technician, as openers are designed to guide the door slowly to the ground to avoid damage to the system and injury to people in its vicinity. 

Note: If your business has a high-speed commercial garage door, closing quickly is a part of the system’s design. Often it will open and close, producing loud noises.

How do I replace my commercial garage door? 

As we said above, the average commercial garage door weighs well over 1,000 pounds. If you feel you need a new one for your operation, the best way to do it is to contact The Overhead Door Company® as soon as possible. We’re getting new commercial garage door types in stock every day, so give us a call, and we’ll set up a time for an installer to come to you for an estimate. 

Contact The Overhead Door Company of Central Texas Today! 

Whether you need a run-of-the-mill commercial garage door maintenance visit, inspection, replacement, or installation, The Overhead Door Company® has you and your business covered! We make it easy to get your equipment installed or back up and running so your operation suffers as little downtime as possible. 

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