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Counter Doos (Shutters) & Fire-Rated Counter Doors | NYC & NJ Area

Posted by Overhead Door Expert on Mar 17, 2022 11:21:00 AM

When it comes to keeping your business secure, there are many things to consider. Here at The Overhead Door Company of the Meadowlands & NYC, we have tons of options for all areas of your store, warehouse, or office. Rolling doors are a great choice for loading docks, but did you know there is another type of rolling door available? Rolling doors that are built for counter service are called counter doors or counter shutters. Any type of business that has a counter operation struggles with how to keep equipment and stock safe during non-business hours. Rolling counter doors are a great solution.

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These types of security doors allow you to operate with no worry. The door rolls out of the way during business hours but slides down to give you the security you need when you are not around.

Counter security grilles are another option. They give the same security but do allow you to see into the “behind the counter” area while they are closed. This can be a great way to build desire among passersby, especially if you have a business with interesting stock.

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The safety of your counter-based business is only as good as the door you use. Check out the options for service counter doors we have at The Overhead Door Company. The security counter doors will allow you to get into and out of the business easily but protect your investment. Fire-rated counter doors are important for the food service businesses and any other area where you may risk a fire.

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Now that you understand more about counter doors, read more about some of our other options for rolling steel doors, such as the high-performance/high-speed rolling doors.

Remember, The Overhead Door Company is your number one resource for all types of commercial doors, industrial doors, and loading dock equipment in the NYC and NJ area.

For more information, please give us a call at 973-471-4060 or email us at info@dockndoor.com

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

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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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Roller Doors (Roll-Up Doors) for Your Business | NYC & NJ Area

Posted by Wilford Ordoñez on Feb 15, 2022 11:08:00 AM

Whether you are searching for the right roller door (also known as a roll-up door) to meet the specs of a new project, or you are interested in replacing your existing roller doors, we have an answer that will work. The team at Overhead Door Company of The Meadowlands & NYC has unequaled experience in helping thousands of satisfied clients solve their access and security needs.

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Selecting a Roller Doors 

Selecting the right roller doors for your business requires you to balance a number of different factors, including:

- Life cycles and durability
- Environmental factors
- Security requirements
- Aesthetics
- Affordability 

The beauty of our extensive inventory is your ability to choose the right closure solution without compromising on any of your project requirements. Openings of up to 1,500 square feet (139,355 square meters) are accommodated in the manner you need. You can choose the slat profile, colors, materials, and a number of other options to meet your specific requirements. This includes a wide range of security grilles for applications that include industrial, commercial, and retail.

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You simply provide the specifications and we go to work producing computer-designed rolling doors that provide easy installation, trouble-free use, and long-term dependability.

You can use our rolling doors, gates, and grilles anywhere you have a concern over side or headroom. In fact, the advanced design of these doors makes their use an optimum choice even when space is not an issue. From lightweight and economical rolling doors of 26-gauge slats to the 14-gauge C-600 slat model, you can match the size and type of door with the project specs for your openings.

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We offer such a wide variety of solutions because every project deals with different factors. You can choose insulated or non-insulated rolling doors, exterior doors to withstand high wind load factors, and interior doors or grilles to simply control access while maintaining visibility.

In addition to the numerous door choice, you can customize everything from the type of hoist (chain, push-up, crank or electric motor) to the inclusion of pedestrian pass doors.

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We’ll help you choose the right rolling door solution that fits your budget and specifications.

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For more information, please give us a call at 973-471-4060 or email us at info@loadingdock.com.

We offer 24-hour emergency service for our existing customers!

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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Preventative Maintenance Plans For Overhead-Doors

Posted by Overhead Door Expert on Jan 5, 2022 10:51:00 PM

The Overhead Door Company of the Meadowlands & NYC strongly recommends a regularly scheduled preventative maintenance plan for commercial overhead doors.  Our preventative maintenance plans improve operational efficiency, safety, and reliability.  

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Why Is a Maintenance Plan for an Overhead Door So Important?

Overhead Door preventative maintenance not only decreases costly downtime by preventing some types of industrial door malfunctions, but it can also decrease repair expenses over the long term.  Scheduling commercial doors maintenance regularly reduces the need for emergency repairs to overhead doors.  

What Does a Preventive Plan Entail?

Preventative maintenance is focused on keeping your overhead doors in peak condition at all times, instead of only performing maintenance in response to a needed repair.  

Among other things, preventative maintenance includes keeping the track surfaces of the overhead door clean and free of obstructions, grease, and oil, making certain bolts and fasteners are correctly tightened, and addressing any damage or wear and tear which has occurred over time. The door surface and hardware should also be checked on a regular basis, to maintain the functionality of the roller assembly, bottom seal, hinge points, and other elements.  The counterbalance should also be examined periodically to ensure that the drum, cable, torsion spring, shaft bearings, set screws, and collars are working as intended.  Some elements may need periodic lubrication, while others may need tightness adjustments or replacement due to corrosion. 

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Why Schedule Professional Preventive Maintenance for Your Overhead Door? 

Overhead doors include a number of elements that can be under high spring tension, including bottom fixtures, cables, drums, pulleys, shafts, and brackets, and only professionals should attempt repairs to these items. These springs are under extreme pressure which can be dangerous to release. If they snap suddenly, there is a possibility that they can cause serious injuries, damages, and even causalities. 

Winding, repairs, and spring adjustments must also be completed by trained personnel.

Another advantage is that a professional technician will have extensive experience in identifying the potential for problems before they have a chance to occur. 

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How Often Should a Preventive Maintenance Be Scheduled? 

The frequency with which a customer schedules service technicians to perform preventative maintenance on industrial doors or other equipment will vary according to the climate and other conditions under which the door regularly operates.  Some preventative maintenance may be required monthly, while other types of maintenance should be undertaken every three to six months. To determine the best preventative maintenance schedule for your overhead doors or loading dock equipment contact The Overhead Door Company of The Meadowlands & NYC for a consultation.  

For more information, please give us a call at 973-471-4060 or email us at: info@dockndoor.com.

For 24-hour emergency service, please call 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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Which Dock Bumper Should Be Installed On My Loading Dock?

Posted by Loading Dock Expert on Dec 20, 2021 11:54:03 PM

The main purposes of dock bumpers are to protect against impact damage of the truck bed when loading or unloading, to protect against up and down movement of the truck bed during loading/unloading, and to protect the dock and the vehicle from the impact of trailers being reversed loading or unloading in the dock

Loading dock bumpers absorb up to 90/95% of the impact of a backing truck striking with the dock.

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As bumpers limit how close the truck is parked to the dock, they affect the dock leveler lip, the dock shelter protections, or the dock seal.

At Overhead Door Company of the Meadowlands & NYC, we have a range of dock bumpers patented with materials to provide a much-improved performance. 

The standard bumpers are 4 inches thick, but laminated dock bumpers are also available in 6 inches. Thicker dock bumpers may be required for recessed docks or special applications.

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Types of Dock Bumpers


1. Molded Bumpers (Also Known as Rubber Bumpers)

Rubber dock bumpers (molded bumpers) are suitable for:

Light traffic applications, where damage to walls or equipment could be an issue
✓ Interior walls from potential damage caused by forklifts or any other material handling equipment

As molded dock bumpers will not warp, harden, or rust, they are maintenance-free.

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2. Laminated Bumpers

Laminated bumpers are suitable for:

Low and medium traffic applications. These can guard against damage to buildings, loading docks, and cargo during loading/unloading vehicles and they are long-lasting (years).

The laminated dock bumpers are the industry standard and are well suitable for most applications absorbing impact forces up to 80%. They are available in 4” or 6” and moreover, with lengths up to 36” long, although extra-length dock bumpers and extra-thick dock bumpers will also be available if you request some.

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3. Steel Face Dock Bumpers

Steel-face dock bumpers are suitable for:

Heavy-duty applications (high-frequency use), and where jockey trucks are used for truck positioning.
✓ Protecting against either the biting out of the rubber or the unusual wear. 

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Not sure which dock bumper will work best for your loading dock? Talk to our experts. We also offer dock bumper repairs and replacements. 

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Schedule a service for your commercial overhead door and/or your loading dock equipment. Our team is ready to support you with your commercial and industrial needs. 

For more information, please give us a call at 973-471-4060 or email us at info@dockndoor.com


 

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We sell, install, repair, and maintain commercial doors, industrial doors, commercial door operators, and loading dock equipment.

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Importance of Fire Door Drop Testing

Posted by Wilford Ordoñez on Nov 6, 2021 12:53:00 PM

Protecting your staff and yourself, is very important to you, of course. Luckily, there is one way you can offer protection without too much-added work or stress on your part--having your fire door drop tested. Testing your fire doors is incredibly important. 

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Reasons to Schedule a Fire Door Drop Test

 
- Safety of Your Staff and Vendors – A well-maintained door that passes our drop test will keep you and those who work around it safe—even in an emergency situation.

- Long Life of the Door – Our fire door drop test will help find small problems that could turn into big ones. By finding and fixing these issues now, you will assure that the door lasts for years to come.

- Government Compliance – There are certain requirements that you must meet to assure that you are doing what is necessary to protect your building and its occupants. Our test will make sure you meet the standards put in place by NFPA, IDA, IDEA and UL. This can prevent costly fines or even potential closure. 

- Insurance Requirements – Your private insurance company may have further requirements when it comes to testing your fire door. Our standard drop test will meet or exceed all of these. If not, we’ll work with you to make certain we come up with a solution that does.

Don’t put your business, staff, and structure at risk. Scheduling a fire door drop test is easy. Call or contact us at the Overhead Door Company of the Meadowlands & NYC today. We’ll help arrange a time to take care of this important task and put your mind at ease. 

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For more information, please give us a call at 973-471-4060 or email us at info@loadingdock.com
For 24-hour emergency service for existing customers, contact us at 973-471-4060

Schedule a Fire Door Drop Test

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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