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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.

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

Posted by Overhead Door Expert on Nov 17, 2021 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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Commercial Doors: Sectional Doors VS Rolling Doors (Shutter Doors)

Posted by Overhead Door Expert on Oct 20, 2021 3:01:00 PM

Sectional Doors VS Rolling Doors

There are so many options when it comes to commercial doors. Depending on the area you are securing, separating, or monitoring access to, you may want a particular type. However, when it comes down to it, we sell two main types here at The Overhead Door Company of The Meadowlands and New York City, sectional doors and rolling doors. Within those two types, you will find several different subtypes.

Learn more about commercial sectional doors and commercial rolling doors, as well as the subtypes we offer, so you have a better idea of what type of door you need for your particular commercial need.

 

1. Commercial Sectional Doors

Sectional doors are created with convenience in mind. These doors work with a controller that can make opening and closing them a breeze. With options like Thermacore®, sectional doors are a great choice for spaces that need temperature control. Today’s sectional doors are well constructed for reliable use and minimal maintenance is required. Some of the more popular types of commercial sectional doors available at The Overhead Door Company include the following:

1.1 Advanced Sectional Doors:

For advanced performance, many industrial and commercial buildings need a simple, well-rounded sectional door. The advanced sectional doors at The Overhead Door Company offer climate control, ease of use and durability. While useful in a number of situations, these are a great choice for industrial and commercial applications.
 
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1.2 Thermacore® Doors

For industries that need the utmost thermal efficiency, the Thermacore® door is a perfect solution. These insulated sectional doors keep temperatures at a steady level, saving you money over time.
 
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1.3 Sectional Steel Doors

For one of the best combinations of heavy-duty workmanship and convenience, sectional steel doors are a great solution. You often find these doors on fire stations, commercial garages, and retail establishments.
 
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1.4 Aluminum Glass Doors: 

Aluminum glass doors offer a sense of architectural style while still providing protection and the ability to easily open and close your commercial door. This is a good choice for buildings where it is important to make a good impression.

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2. Commercial Rolling Doors | Roller Shutters | Coiling Doors

Rolling doors, also known as rolling shutters and coiling doors, are created to protect the contents within an establishment. These doors are easy to secure and allow you to protect the interior of your commercial structure. Certain styles are used within buildings, to separate sections of a building into individual areas.


2.1 Advanced Service Doors
 

When service and security are important, one of these advanced service doors is the perfect solution. They offer fast open and close cycles that are in line with a sectional door; however, you get the increased security of a rolling door.
 
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2.2 Rolling Steel Doors
 
A standard rolling steel door (also known as service door, coiling door, or roll-up door) is the go-to option for loading docks at warehouses, factories, and storage facilities. It offers great security at a great price.
 
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2.3 Fire Rated Doors & Counter Doors

In certain buildings, such as schools and hospitals, a fire-rated door is a necessity—both for safety and to meet the regulations of the city or county. These fire-rated doors offer many of the same options of our standard service doors with the added fire rating.
 
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2.4 Counter Doors

Also known as counter shutters help protect your space while the counter is closed for the day. Some applications are snack bars, service counters, or ticketing areas, food courts, and many more. A counter door is a perfect solution—you can find many of the same features as are available in normal service doors.
 
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2.5 Security Grilles

Security grilles allow line of sight into a specific area but still provide security and protection. These are often used in shopping malls, airports, and similar spaces where it is necessary to close down certain areas while leaving the main walkway open.

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2.6 Rolling Steel Doors with Man Door (Pass-Through 

A rolling steel door with a man door (pass-through door) is the go-to option that offers both, security and convenience.
 
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As you can see, there are a number of options when it comes to commercial doors. Taking the time to understand the types of available doors will make it easier to decide on which type is best for your particular structure.

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

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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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Commercial & Industrial Hurricane (Wind Load Resistant) 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 an 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 altogether 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 the 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 includes 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 higher 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 at 973-471-4060 or email at info@dockndoor.com

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