To many, the term overhead is a bit uncommon. If you don’t work in the industry of overhead doors the way we do, at Springfield Overhead Doors. You may not even know what exactly an overhead door is.

The truth is, however, you probably interact with overhead doors on a daily basis and likely have one or more within your home.

Simply put, an overhead door is any door that opens up over your head. So, your residential garage door is an overhead door that you probably use every day.

Overhead doors, however, are not limited to your garage door in your home or maybe even a shed door in your backyard. There are a number of different types of garage door, used both residential and commercially.

Types of Overhead Doors

Looking for more insight on overhead doors? Whether you are looking for residential use or commercial use, we are sure to have a style that will fit your needs.

Residential Garage Doors

Residential garage doors are what many people are most familiar with. This is an overhead door that usually opens and closes efficiently at the click of a remote button or a button fixed to the interior of your garage.

Residential garage doors are used to seal your garage from the outdoor elements and protect your home through added security.

There are a few different types of residential garage doors but most commonly used is the steel, sectional door.

Rolling Steel Curtain

The rolling steel curtain is most commonly used in commercial settings. Its name does a pretty good job of describing how it works. This steel curtain acts as a barrier or sealant between the outdoors and your warehouse or commercial space. When access is required, say in a loading dock, the steel curtain rolls up inside itself overhead and then can easily be unrolled to be closed.

This option is used commercially when overhead space is limited because it is very compact and efficient.

High Speed Doors

High speed doors are overhead doors that open and close at high speeds, just as the name would indicate. Why does speed matter, you ask?

High speed doors are great for facilities that see a lot or constant traffic coming in and out. The high speed of open and close allows them to operate more efficiently. It is also a great choice for facilities that need temperature control as it shortens the time your space may be affected by outdoor elements and temperatures.

Sectional Doors

Sectional doors are going to be similar to your residential garage door just expanded in size to meet commercial needs. This is installed in long horizontal sections that allow the door to maneuver in order to follow tracks to open and close.

Customizable Options

If you’re looking for new overhead doors in Ohio, the option doesn’t stop at what is listed above. Each type of overhead door has an abundant amount of customizable options to suit your needs residentially or commercially.

From material, to color, to insulation, and operation options your overhead door can truly be customized to your home or business.

Give us a call at Springfield Overhead Door today, to get started on selecting the door that fits your needs!