Roll Up or Swing Doors? Which is Right for Your Business?

  • by boxwell/June 29, 2020

Boxwell portable containers and relocatable self-storage units are customizable and built with a variety of specifications and features. One key option to choose from is which type of door is right for you: roll up or swing? The doors are the most frequently used part of each unit, so be sure to choose a door that works best for your business and clientele. Here are some ideas from the experts at Boxwell for how to determine which doors will work best for your storage facility.

Identify Your Customers and Their Needs

Which door option would be more valuable for your customers? Roll up doors can help save space and are less obtrusive when open. This is helpful for those storing large bulky items. Roll up doors literally roll back into the container instead of swinging out. Did you know that roll up doors are also ADA compliant? With added modifications, roll up doors are a great option for self-storage facilities adhering to ADA rules.

Maintenance Differences in Roll Up and Swing Doors

How easy is it to regularly clean and inspect your units? Roll up and swing doors have different maintenance needs and require different care to ensure they stay pristine. Roll up doors, for example, have numerous hinging components that make up the door and give it its ability to roll and flex as it moves. This means that when cleaning them, one must regularly inspect each area and clean individual hinges that become bent, stuck, or otherwise sustain wear and tear during usage. With traditional swing doors, the face of the door may be easier to clean, but the hinges can become more readily damaged by repeated impact or use. For both door types it is also important to check for wear on paint.  Both types of doors have unique maintenance needs, so identify which is more feasible for your business.

Consider these factors and mention them when discussing your potential options with a Boxwell representative! We are happy to explain and help you better understand the values and maintenance needs of the different options available for our containers. Call today at (303) 416-6280 or visit our product pages to learn more! 

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