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4 Must-Haves of Underground Carpark or Basement Entry Garage Doors

Basement Entry Garage Doors

The average person may not even think twice or have much to do with the doors allowing them access in to their underground car parking spot, whether it's below their apartment or office block. And that's how it should be, easy for the user.

The decision makers involved in the process of picking the right door for the underground carpark are predominantly the Architect or builder, so therefore it's a big decision to ensure that the safety, ease of use and aesthetics are all taken care of right at the very start of the building and planning process. 

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Firstly, lets consider what end-result is needed: security mesh, slatted, bar panels, louvre mesh, louvred, roller shutters, sectional garage doors. What does all this mean?

Mesh Sectional Garage Doors:

Where free airflow through your underground garage area is required, a mesh style garage door provides just that. Mesh security doors and slatted garage doors vary but can provide various ventilation levels while providing a sleek modern look to your basement carpark area.

Pro's: Ventilation all year round and easy to see oncoming traffic. Wind, pests and dust also able to enter?

Cons: Anybody walking by will be able to look inside - possibly a security issue?

Bar Panel Garage Doors:

Using rods through a door frame is able to provide up even more ventilation than a mesh-style door.

Pro's: Good ventilation

Cons: How close together are the rods? Can a person fit through them? Security issue potentially. Wind, dust, pests able to get in. 

Louvre Mesh Sectional Aluminium Garage Doors:

Louvre mesh Sectional is able to provide airflow whilst still limiting the ability to see in through the door.

Pros: Ventilation

Cons: Wind and dust, possibly pests able to enter?

Louvred Garage Doors: 

The Louvre sectional door is extremely strong and secure with a modern look. It provides privacy while still allowing some ventilation through the site.

Commercial Roller Shutters:

Maximum security constructed from interlocking aluminium slats with an integrated bottom rail available with full or part perforation.

Pros: Security and privacy.

Sectional or folding Garage Doors:

The ultimate sectional door offers most of the Pros points mentioned above, including options to include mesh panels, full block out, or insulated panels. 

Pros: secure, able to match the panels to the building for a smart, clean look. Folds up into a compact unit above the opening, therefore also able to install lighting above the door on the inside since the overhead space is not compromised.

Essentially Garage Doors have to tick off four important issues to be considered for the role of a Basement Entry Garage Door for use in commercial and high rise residential applications.

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1. Security

Touchless or remote access, what type of access is on offer? Consider how your secure car park doors will affect traffic. Ideally, you want secure doors that function smoothly and efficiently for traffic to get in and out as easily as possible and for potential apartment and office residents to be assured that their vehicles are parked in a secure environment around the clock.

2. Round the clock Access

With remote activation devices, sectional doors will allow constant traffic, whilst quickly closing upon egress, maintaining traffic flow as well as security for the driver. Whether that be day or night.

3. Aesthetics

We discussed some of the options earlier, can a mesh door offer you top end design? Can the doors be made bespoke to your build? The Compact Sectional Door for example offers many options, whether you need ventilation panels, coloured,  insulated panels or glass.

For some folks, this may be crucial.

4. Noise

Ergh! The squeaky noise of a roller shutter opening and closing all day long can be torturous... most especially for the residents living/working right above the entrance. The Compact Sectional Door is a low maintenance, quiet alternative due to the fact that it has no balancing springs and the panels pack up together in a small unit above the doorway. 

It is precisely for these considerations that door selection is critical. We’re in the business of managing these considerations, through doorway solutions you can trust. So talk to us about your door control situation anyway -you'll be surprised with what else we might have up our sleeves!

For more about Remax Doors, contact us online or call us on 1800 010 221.


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