5 Things to Consider When Installing Commercial Roller Doors

The secret to long-lasting commercial roller doors is professional installation. If mistakes, shortcuts, or quick tricks are made during the installation process, it will only lead to issues down the track. To ensure your roller doors will last for lifetime, you need to invest in professional installation from the get-go. Although it will involve an initial cost to begin with, the installation will pay off in the long-term.


Whether you’re looking to complete your commercial roller door installation yourself or, you’re simply curious about the steps involved, in this blog we explain the 5 things to consider when installing commercial roller doors. Consider these steps throughout the installation process on your commercial premises.

1. Type of Door

Before you commence installation, you will need to choose the type of commercial roller doors you wish to be installed. There are 3 main types of commercial roller doors to choose from with the choice of different materials. 

Roller Shutters

For all kinds of commercial projects, roller shutters provide an extra level of security and protection for garages, warehouses and entryways. Choose between ventilated doors (ideal for car parks) or completely enclosed steel shutters.

Industrial Roller Doors

Suitable for commercial applications, our range of industrial roller doors are highly durable using a traditional B&D R2I Profile, an ideal material for large and small commercial projects. 

Commercial Roller Shutters

With a double-walled profile and small head box design, commercial roller shutters are great for shop fronts and entryways that require security. Manufactured with aluminum alloy construction, these commercial roller shutters are hard wearing and are suitable for any project. 

When selecting the type of commercial roller door, consider the frequency of use, the level of security required, and the environment in which the door will be installed. Considering Australia’s tough climatic conditions with high temperatures, winds, rainfall and humidity levels—depending on the location of installation might determine the roller door requirements.

2. Material

The material of your commercial roller door is another essential factor to consider. Steel is the most common material used in commercial roller doors because it is durable, strong, and provides excellent security. However, other materials such as aluminum, fiberglass, and wood can also be used depending on your needs.

As mentioned above, it’s important to understand the climatic conditions of where you’re installing your commercial roller door. For rural locations with higher temperatures you will want to choose tougher materials such as steel and aluminium. For commercial settings with stable temperatures, you might be able to choose a softer material such as wood.

Aluminum doors are lightweight, corrosion-resistant, and ideal for environments that require frequent opening and closing of the door. Fiberglass doors are a cost-effective alternative to steel doors and are ideal for buildings that require natural light. Wood doors are also an option, but they require more maintenance and are not as durable as steel or aluminum doors.

3. Size

When it comes to the size of your commercial roller door, it is essential to choose a door that fits the opening. Installing a door that is too small or too large can cause operational issues and compromise the security of your building. To determine the correct size of the door, measure the height and width of the opening, and add a few inches to ensure that the door fits properly.

If you are unsure about the size of the door you need, contact a professional door installation company like WA Roller Doors to help you select the right size door for your building.

4. Security Features

Commercial roller doors are designed to provide maximum security for your building, and it is crucial to select a door that has the right security features to meet your needs. Some security features to consider include:

  • Locking mechanism: each commercial roller door has slightly different locking mechanisms that provide optimal security. 
  • Material: Steel doors are more durable and secure than other materials and recommended for situations where the highest level of protection is required.
  • Visibility: For some situations such as car parks, public areas or shops, visibility might be required. We offer bar panel commercial doors for these purposes.
  • Opening/closing: Both manual and electric openers are available for most commercial roller doors and commercial roller shutters. In the event of an electrical drop out, all motors come with manual mechanisms.
  • Keyless entry: For an extra level of security, consider installing a keyless entry system that requires a code or access card to enter the building.

5. Maintenance Requirements

Commercial roller doors require regular maintenance to ensure that they operate efficiently and last for a long time. Depending on how often the doors are used, you will need to service your commercial roller doors at least once per year. 

Some maintenance tasks you can complete yourself include; lubricating the door tracks, inspecting the door for wear and tear, and cleaning the door to remove debris and dirt. For a full service of your commercial roller doors, contact a professional to ensure the job is completed properly.

It begins with proper installation with WA Roller Doors

Choose a reputable installation company such as our team here at WA Roller Doors to ensure that your commercial roller doors are installed correctly. We have the expertise and experience required to install your door safely and efficiently.

During the installation process, our installation team will need to measure the opening, prepare the space for installation, and install the door and any necessary components. We will also test the door to ensure that it operates smoothly and meets safety standards.

If you have any questions before, during or after the installation process, we’re happy to help. Simply get in contact with our team and we’ll answer any and all questions.


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