Aluminum Garage Doors- A Multipurpose Solution
Garage doors are synonymous with the suburbs, minivans, and storage; but for the discerning business owner, a garage door can transform the way you engage with your customers.
Here are three ways you can use a garage door for your business:
1. Instant Outdoor Seating. In places like Los Angeles and Miami, it’s year-round outdoor seating, but for our friends in the Midwest and Northeast, outdoor seating is a luxury experienced for only part of every year. Installing a garage door in lieu of window panels can create instant outdoor seating when the temperatures change over night. Closing the door secures the restaurant and it’s heat/cooling, but with the flick of a switch, viola, outdoor breeze and seating, with easy ingress/egress for your servers.
2. Warehouse/Office Separation. In these economic times, we’re always looking for ways to reduce costs. One way is to reduce the amount of rent you’re paying, especially if your business requires both warehouse and office space. If you find yourself paying for both, consider an open floor plan (if space accommodates) with a separation using an aluminum garage door. The lites allow for office observation of the warehouse activity, while the solid aluminum door design prevents excess noise from seeping in. The garage door can also help foster a team-focused workspace, eliminating the “us vs. them” mentality when two departments fail to interface with one another.
3. Front Door. Okay, so this one is a pretty modern idea, but it’s totally doable, especially if you run a creative agency, media, or entertainment firm. This will take some weather considerations, similar to those listed in part 1 of this article, but if planned well, your front door could create an open office space, office meeting room, or a waiting room, easily sealed or opened by a garage door opener.
Garage doors don’t have to be relegated to the homes of suburbanites, they can be integrated into many office and business spaces to create openness, airflow, and a unique work environment. ETO Doors, in conjunction with Main Garage Doors, offers a large variety of aluminum garage doors in sizes that fit your unique needs. For more information or to view the garage doors available, check out www.maingaragedoors.com and www.etodoors.com or call 888 DOORS ETO to speak with a trained team member who can guide you through the garage door ordering process.