A Guide to Choosing Commercial Doors
The Canadian real estate market has been growing. In March 2021, the construction industry saw an increase of CAD 18.6 billion, with 11 months of consecutive gains. Commercial real estate contributed CAD 4.6 billion to this growth. The Canadian commercial real estate market has 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.
There are currently many renovations happening in the commercial space. To help with your search, we have created a brief guide about commercial doors to assist you in finding the best solution for your needs.
Types Of Commercial Doors
Various types of commercial doors are available, each with strengths and weaknesses. The most commonly used commercial doors are:
- Steel doors: Notoriously solid and durable
- Fireproof doors are specifically designed to slow down or help prevent the spread of fire and smoke.
- Glass doors are attractive, aesthetically appealing, and great for the storefront.
- Automatic doors: This makes the building more accessible and improves customer traffic flow entering and leaving a building.
- Wood doors: They are long-lasting and require little to no maintenance.
Factors to Consider: The Usage
When selecting a commercial door, it’s essential to consider various elements besides materials. Consider the door’s purpose, the location where it will be installed, and frequency of use.
For instance, if you opt for a glass door for your storefront, consider adding a pull-down gate to increase security and prevent break-ins.
Another scenario is needing to comply with the latest building codes by upgrading outdated openings. In such cases, refer to the guide The Conference Board of Canada created and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). The guide can help small businesses make their space more accessible, and installing an automatic door operator is one of the most straightforward changes you can make.
The type of door you choose can significantly impact the pedestrian flow in the area and the safety of your customers and staff. It’s crucial to take the time to identify your requirements and consult with a company to explore your options.
Looking For Local Suppliers?
Canuck Door System has provided high-quality commercial doors and hardware in the GTA for over 30 years. We offer a range of options to meet your specific needs. Please get in touch with us if you have any questions or would like to schedule a consultation. We also offer bulk ordering for your convenience.
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