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Commercial & Industrial Hurricane Garage Doors

Posted by Overhead Door Expert on Sep 21, 2021 12:00:00 AM

Commercial or industrial wind load rated overhead doors can help to protect your facility, your staff, your equipment and your goods. During hurricane season, there’s often a lot of questions about commercial and industrial hurricane garage doors and how to protect buildings from damage. It’s no surprise that rolling doors, sectional steel doors and fire-rated doors are often areas of great concern, as any opening or hole in the building is a natural pressure point that must be able to withstand great wind forces in a hurricane. 

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One important component that can help your facility withstand hurricane force winds and should be one of the top items in one’s preparedness list is selecting a commercial or industrial hurricane and wind load overhead door.

What is a Wind Load Garage Garage Door?

Wind load garage doors are engineered to protect the structural integrity of a building from the high speed winds associated with hurricanes, tropical storms, etc. These doors protect a building's structure by resisting buckling, bowing, and misalignment when faced with intense pressures.

Having a Wind Load Rated Overhead Door Can Make a Big Difference

Did you know that when high winds hit, a reinforced door like this is one of the most important structural elements to keep your home or business intact while disaster kits are important for emergency evacuations. Having a wind load-rated overhead door might make the difference between returning to a pile of debris or to your structure as you left it. If a high force wind causes your overhead door to collapse or detach from its track, high winds can blow out entry doors, walls, windows and even the roof once inside as winds build up internal pressure. 

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There's No Need to Sacrifice Style for Safety

Our wind load overhead doors have a system of specifically designed components such as upgraded track, hinges and roller, reinforcing struts for the door, and brackets that work all together to reach a specific design pressure, the one that the overhead door can withstand. They have also been tested and designed to comply with wind load requirements set by the local building authorities and by state.

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Commercial Doors With Wind Load Options

Business owners can choose from an extensive line of industrial and commercial garage doors with wind load options, such as:

1. Sectional Steel Systems

Our complete line of sectional steel doors include the most complete selections of track styles, gauges, panel profiles, and hardware for commercial sectional door systems.

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2. Fire Rated Roll-Up Door Systems

We offer a wide array of wind load fire-rated rolling steel doors that meet demanding unusual opening sizes, fire safety standards, and discerning aesthetic requirements.

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3. Overhead Door Rolling Service Systems

Our wind load overhead door rolling service doors ensure that your project specifications will be met with style and in an easy way.  We offer in addition to the industry’s widest array of slat profiles, curtain materials, colors, and wind load options.

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4. Overhead Door™ Thermacore® Systems

It is an ideal choice for applications that demand the highest levels of wind load resistance, thermal efficiency and air infiltration.​ The Thermacore® sectional door model 515 and model 525 are engineered to withstand h​igher design pressure than our other Thermacore® models.​ They are the premier line of insulated sectional steel doors available today.

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5. Rolling Sheet Doors

Attractive and solidly constructed, our wind load rolling sheet doors are also easy on your budget.

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When a hurricane is coming, there’s a lot to worry about. You won’t have to worry about your hurricane garage doors if they’re constructed with the correct wind load. Get the peace of mind and dependable performance you expect and deserve.

We also offer preventive maintenance plans, repairs and  24/7 emergency repair. support you need to keep your operations running. Call today 973-471-4060 or email at

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What's Best for My Facility? A Hydraulic Garage Door or a Bifold Door?

Posted by Overhead Door Expert on Aug 27, 2021 4:49:00 PM

It’s important to know your facility's needs in order to decide which commercial garage door will work best for you: commercial bifold doors or hydraulic garage doors. Each door offers something different and have specific advantages.

These are some of the things that must be considered when trying to decide between a hydraulic garage door or a commercial bifold garage door for your facility: 

- Hydraulic Garage Doors:

1. Hydraulic Garage Doors Require Less Headroom
 A hydraulic door is ideal as there is no loss of headroom.

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2. Extra Parking Space Is Needed
The hydraulic garage door acts as a large moving wall that swings outward when opening, requiring extra space as the door travels outward to the open position.
It is quite important to keep the doorway clear in order to avoid possible damage to equipment, vehicles and airplanes when opening the door.
By clearly marking the “No Parking Area” there will be minimal loss of valuable parking space in front of your hangar/warehouse/storage building/restaurant.

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3. Water and Snow Can Build Up in Hydraulic Doors When Left Fully Open
When the commercial hydraulic door is in the full open position, it lies flat 90°. As a consequence, water and snow can build up. It's important to make sure that this one-piece door has a slight downward slope when open to direct moisture and water off the door sheeting, to prevent water from seeping under the door sheeting and ruining the interior door insulation and moisture. You can always get external trusses (these are available and optional) or order your door with a built in slope.

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4. Hydraulic Garage Doors Cause More Stress on the Buildings than Bifold Doors
The building must be prepared to support the forces of your door in all positions. When hydraulic doors are fully open, these lay in a flat 90° position, which causes more stress on the building than bifold doors.

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5. It’s Best to Have Windows in the Door Frames
Adding windows in the door frames will help you prevent accidents by making any obstructions in front of the door visible to the operator before opening the door.

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- Commercial Bifold Doors:

When thinking about installing a bifold garage door, these are the things that must be considered:

1. Less Headroom Is Required
There is no headroom lost inside the building, bifold doors mount up and above the clear opening on the outside of the building structure. The bifold doors lift up and out from the building.

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2. No Extra Parking Space Is Needed
Two great advantages of bifold doors when opening:
      ✓ They start by raising upward not outward.
      ✓ They require less operating space in the front of your building.
The two pieces of the bifold doors allows more usable space in front of your door opening. These are a real space savers. 

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3. Bifold Doors Have a Natural Slope
The sheeting on bifold doors are flashed to allow water to easily drain off the door.
Bifold doors have a 1:12 natural slope when in the open position. Water and snow run off in any position. Internal trusses are standard. No external truss required on bifold doors.

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4. Less Stress on the Building
As mentioned before, hydraulic garage doors lay in a flat 90° position when fully open, which causes more stress on the building. Bifold doors don't lay in a flat 90° position, which means, these doors cause less stress on the buildings.

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As you can see, each door has specific advantages. It’s important to learn about your facility, your operation, and your needs in order to decide which will work best for you a commercial bifold door or a commercial hydraulic garage door.

At Overhead Door Company of the Meadowlands & NYC we only work with the best manufacturers. For hydraulic and bifold doors, we work with Schweiss Doors who has a long history in the door world.

For more information, please give us a call at 973-471-4060 or email us at: 

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High-Speed Doors for Food & Beverage Applications

Posted by Wilford Ordoñez on Jul 27, 2021 10:33:29 PM

When it comes to providing roll-up high-speed doors (fast rolling doors) for food and beverage applications, the pros at Overhead Door Company of Meadowlands and NYC are ready to meet your specific needs.

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We understand the varied and demanding environments and operating demands faced by many food and beverage vendors and retailers. That is one reason we rely on Overhead Door Corporation. Their commercial and industrial high-speed doors that are designed and built based on 100+ years of experience.

If you are one of the behind-the-scenes companies that support retail food and beverage operations, you’ll appreciate the reliability and rugged performance of the high-speed doors that we offer.

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There are options available for proper handling and environmental control at every stage of cold chain logistics, balancing costs with efficient operations. The innovative high-speed, high-performance operational abilities built into Overhead Door's fabric Roll-up doors provide the dependability you require.

You’ll find that high-speed rolling doors can apply to:

- Warehousing and processing for beverages and food items
- Stadiums and events
- University and school cafeterias
- In-house kitchens and dining areas
- Malls and airport concessions
- Kiosks and mobile operations

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Whether you have run a food service that is only open for a few hours a day or provides 24-hour service in an institutional environment, you’ll find that the rolling shutters, the overhead doors, or the counter shutters that we offer, are also reliable and will allow you to get the job done.

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Get the peace of mind and dependable performance you expect and deserve from your overhead door choice. Our experienced and professional team will oversee the installation of your rolling door to factory specifications.

We also provide the 24/7/365 support you need to keep your customers happy and your operations running smoothly. Give us a call today to discuss your rolling shutter or food service overhead door needs. 

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For more information, please give us a call at 973-471-4060 or email us at: 

 For 24 hour emergency service, please contact us at 973-471-4060.

We service Northern New Jersey (Bergen, Passaic, Hudson, Union, Essex, Morris, Hudson, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Mercer and Somerset county/counties), Manhattan, New York City, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, Bronx, Westchester and Rockland. 

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Commercial Glass Doors & Bifold Doors for Restaurants and Coffee Shops

Posted by Overhead Door Expert on Jul 23, 2021 1:23:10 PM

When you’re designing your space in your new coffee shop, smoothie shop, your restaurant, or a bar, lighting is one of the most important factors to keep in mind. We ought to take advantage of natural daylight, as it is not only a bright way to light up your establishment--it’s also free! Use this to your benefit by installing tall windows, commercial glass doors or bifold doors, and skylights, if you’re able to. 

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To best use natural light, you need to understand the natural light patterns that your restaurant experiences throughout the day due to the movement of the sun. Patrons who are seated facing east or west will be affected the most by direct sunlight, so make sure to install curtains or blinds on your windows to help keep the sun out of your customers eyes. 

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Benefits of Installing a Commercial Glass Door in an Establishment:

Learn the main benefits of installing an aluminum glass door or a glass bifold door in a restaurant, bar, coffee shop, or smoothie bar:

- Bright lighting and natural lighting allows customers to feel awake and alert. It is good for high-energy establishments like smoothie shops, cafes, or restaurants during their breakfast and lunchtime services. 
- By taking advantage of natural light, you can save even more energy and costs. 
- By properly setting the mood, lights influence customers to enjoy a lengthy breakfast or lunch experience, which will hopefully lead to a larger order, too. The longer customers spend in an establishment, the more likely they are to spend more money.

A well designed interior will improve the quality of your business, increase productivity and make staff and customers happier. 

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At Overhead Door Company of the Meadowlands & NYC, we have installed hundreds of commercial glass doors and glass bifold doors in coffee shops, restaurants, hotels, and bars.

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Commercial Glass Doors Photo Gallery:

These are just some of the installations that we've done in NYC & NJ area:

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If you’re not sure where to start, contact us. Our team can help you create almost any commercial door to fit your needs. We've been serving NJ and NYC Metro area since 1982. 

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Vertical Dock Levelers (Ideal for Cold Storage Facilities)

Posted by Loading Dock Expert on Jul 6, 2021 4:21:00 PM

A vertical dock leveler is a perfect solution for facilities that must maintain strict temperature control. As these dock levelers are stored in the vertical position inside the building, the overhead doors can close completely to the pit floor, preventing energy loss, debris entry, and improved security while maintaining a clean, energy-efficient environment.

In this article you will learn specifically about Blue Giant Vertical Storing Dock Leveler

- Main Benefits
- How They Work
- Design Features
- Finish Options
- Available Upgrade 

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Benefits of Installing a Vertical Dock Leveler:

✓ Vertical storing dock levelers are more energy efficient because when they are in the stored position with the overhead door closed the chance of energy loss is minimized. Dock seals help reduce energy loss but cannot eliminate the gaps that surround the platform of conventional pit levelers, this concern is eliminated by choosing vertical storing dock levelers, helping maintain the environmental control of the facility.

✓ These reduce the risk of vermin entry which is very important in any food industry.

✓ Easily wash down and sanitize the pit floor to ensure the highest level of cleanliness.

✓ Powder coat finish will not rust or corrode, keeping the facility cleaner, longer.

→ Application Benefits for Cold Storage Facilities:

✓ Maintain cold chain integrity during the loading and unloading process.
✓ Avoid exposure to the outside atmosphere while preserving climate control inside the facility.
✓ Eliminate internal temperature fluctuations.
✓ Ensure product quality from the arrival of raw materials to the shipping of finished goods.

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How Vertical Storing Dock Levelers Work:

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Vertically stored over-center, allowing the overhead door
to remain closed, providing a tight seal.

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Trailer doors can remain closed and the truck driver does not
need to get out of the cab.

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Dock attendant opens the trailer doors inside of the
building and lowers the leveler into position.

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The loading and unloading process takes place like a
standard pit-mounted leveler.

Video: Blue Giant Vertical Dock Leveler in Action

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Design Features:

✓ Load Usage: Up to 33,000 lb. (15,000 kg)
✓  Load Class: Heavy-Duty, Extreme-Duty

1. Reliability:

- Unique deck hinge design supports a smooth transition bridge between the dock and truck bed.
- Precision-based inclinometer to detect and communicate deck position.
- Enhanced protective cushioning safeguards the deck cylinder while the deck is being parked. Minimizing wear and tear to the facility floor.
- Sensor technology allows the lip to maintain constant contact with the truck bed.
- Deck will flex up to 4" (102 mm) when under load, to ensure full-width contact between the lip and the truck bed.

2. Performance & Efficiency

- EasyClean™ provides a streamlined frame layout with minimal obstructions, allowing for easier cleaning and maintenance.
- Double-acting hydraulic cylinders with full power control for deck and lip operations.
- NEMA4X control station for wash down sanitation, while maintaining full control.
- Maximize unit versatility with double-acting lip control for end-loading applications.

3. Quality:

- 8-10 enhanced J-beam channels are robotically welded to the underside of the deck at dynamic impact points to prevent distortion and extend the lifetime of the dock leveler.
- 5 rear deck-load support points ensure a distributed load with less wear and tear on the rear hinge, extending the product lifespan.
- Inverted deck cylinder is continually self-bleeding, reducing internal corrosion and increasing velocity fuse efficiency.
- 1HP (TENV) power pack with a separate manifold system for product longevity and serviceability.
- PowderCoat™ is an effective rust-proof solution that prolongs the life of dock equipment and helps maintain a sanitary environment.

4. Safety:

- High visibility yellow run-off guards are built for safety and allow wider access to the trailer entry.
- Integral safety stand keeps the deck securely upright during servicing.
- Built-in maintenance strut with lockout pin prevents leveler use during cleaning or maintenance.
- Non-adjustable hydraulic velocity fuse limits loaded platform free-fall to within 3" (76 mm).
- High visibility beveled toe guards with OSHA striping improves worker safety.
- Constant pressure touch button allows the dock attendant to safely control the deck at all times.

5. Engaged Solutions:

- The Blue Genius™ Gold Series I Touch Control Panel has flat-surface touch buttons and a keypad for easy management of all dock operations.
- LCD screen delivers operational, diagnostic, and troubleshooting messages in real-time.
- STOP button on the control station halts the dock in mid-travel during an emergency condition.
- LED red/yellow/green control station lights to send safety signals to dock personnel.
- The Blue Genius™ Platinum Series operates various combinations of loading dock equipment. A single control panel integrates all required functions, enabling the safe & simplified operation of any dock system from one central DESIGN location

6. Finish Options: 

- Anti-slip powder coat
- Enriched zinc powder coat
- Hot dipped galvanizing

Vertical Dock Leveler Finishing Colors

Available Upgrades:

Vehicle Restraints

Vehicle Restraints

Loading Dock Lights Communication Packages

Automatic or Manual
Light Communication Packages

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Related products:

Hydraulic Dock Levelers | Mechanical Dock Levelers | Air-Powered Dock Levelers

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