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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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Wind Load Resistant High-Speed Overhead Door

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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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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NYC Botanical Gardens

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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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What to Consider When Purchasing an Industrial Overhead Door?

Posted by Overhead Door Expert on Jun 8, 2021 4:13:50 PM

Purchasing an industrial overhead door for your facility can be an overwhelming task, as there are several factors that must be considered such as:

1. Functionality     2. Safety/Security    3. Quality/Value

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Insulated & Non-Insulated Sectional Overhead Doors

1. Functionality:

1.1 Model and Size
For the overhead doors, the model and size are the first criteria to be considered.
The architect can choose from an already existing door or can ask for a custom-made door. Although overhead doors can be made in different sizes, there are limits on the doors' sizes mainly because of their weight. Oversized doors (40+ feet wide) are available, these may become too heavy, slow, and unwieldy for many applications.

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1.2 Design
Although industrial overhead doors are usually not seen by the general public, it may be important in some specific applications that doors are aesthetically pleasing. Still, architects will want doors that fit well on the facility. Some of the characteristics that an architect must keep in mind are:

✓ Desired Light Infiltration:
Some facilities will require maximum visibility and call for clear-panel doors made of tempered glass, or other transparent materials. Some other facilities may want complete privacy/security and use doors with no lites/windows at all.

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Overhead Door Color:
Fancy hardware is usually not used in industrial settings, however, some industrial settings have public functions or may be visible to the public. In those cases, the architect may want to make sure that the industrial doors that are selected work well with the building’s aesthetic.

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✓ Operation:
When choosing the overhead door, it is important to keep in mind how often the industrial overhead door is going to be used as well as the speed that is needed in some specific cases.

→ Some facilities may open the door early in the morning and close it at night.
→ Some facilities need to open and close the overhead door several times per day.
→ Some facilities operate around the clock (24hrs).
→ Some facilities will use the overhead door infrequently and will remain closed most of the time.
→ Some facilities may need a high-speed door to make sure that it opens and closes rapidly for environmental or safety reasons.

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✓ Environment:
Due to the environmental challenges, many industries may need an overhead door that has special characteristics such as:

Climate Control:
Heavily insulated overhead doors are required when applications involve refrigeration, as well as facilities that have substantially different internal and external temperatures. At Overhead Door Company of The Meadowlands & NYC, we insulated overhead doors that provide an R-value of 26, which are perfect for:

- Agricultural buildings
- Food and beverage storage facilities
- Pharmaceutical plants
- Other heavy-duty applications

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Weather and Wind:
Some applications may call for high-wind pressure overhead doors and/or doors that are sealed tightly against water and air infiltration.
To support their high performance, these types of doors require flexible weather seals and thermal breaks.

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Sound Attenuation:
In order to attenuate sounds entering or leaving the applications, doors may require heavy insulation to diminish the sounds entering or leaving the application. It is most common in mixed-use developments.

2. Safety / Security

It is of utmost importance to create a safe working area for the workers. Most industrial applications strive for zero tolerance of unsafe conditions as well as aiming for physical security in the work locations. In order to reach these goals, companies for both, safety and security, with extreme care. Some of the factors that are usually considered are:

Security meaning in this context is:

Only personnel authorized can operate the overhead doors.
Video monitoring is also required for a secured communication network so that the door at all times can be observed and controlled.
Control of the vehicles entering or exiting (through a high-security protocol)
Trigger floodlight and/or alarms.
There must exist an automated record of all movements of all doors.
There must be a central security control that locks down all doors.
In order to prevent code stealing when the doors are locally managed with remote controls, the units should be equipped with rolling code technology, so every time the remote is operated, a new code will be used. Tightly controlled for remote openers must be used in high-security situations.
Pressure sensors, electric eyes, and emergency-release mechanisms are items that all power-operated doors should be equipped with as part of the safety equipment.
It is recommended that once a month door safety should be tested so as to be sure that closing doors automatically reverse when they hit obstacles.
Trained personnel must regularly maintain and keep the doors in good shape.

3. Quality/Value

One of the most common mistakes is to try to save money by using inferior quality industrial overhead doors as the door will be compromised in its lifetime, and it will require maintenance and repairs more frequently to keep it working.

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To be sure that the door provides the thermal and sound diminish characteristics, managers must have a clear preventive maintenance plan for their industrial overhead doors.

If a door is for rough use, the best materials to be used are heavy gauge steel and aluminum, as they live for a long time and they can also be painted or powder coating. On the contrary, wood overhead doors are usually avoided for industrial settings except for breweries or facilities that have a public component.

We highly recommend contacting us when renovating an industrial facility or designing one, as there is an enormous variety of choices and our experts will give you the best solution for your requirements.

It will be our pleasure to assist you when looking for a new industrial overhead door. Call 973-471-4060 or email us at 

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Industrial High-Speed Doors (High-Performance Doors)

Posted by Overhead Door Expert on May 3, 2021 9:26:00 PM

If you've been looking for one of the most cost-efficient ways to protect your property and building, consider the many benefits of a high-speed/high-performance door.

If you are trying to decide on a worthy investment in the security, convenience, and overall quality of your storage space, warehouse, or loading dock, you should look at the possibility of adding a metal high-speed door, or a fabric high-performance door. Today’s high-performance doors offer:

- High-Speed: High-performance doors offer you more speed than any other type of door. This can help you increase your productivity and efficiency while remaining energy efficient. Plus, a fast door will allow you to get in and out more quickly—reducing energy expenditure in that manner too.


- Security: One of the reasons you are considering the installation of a roll-up door in the first place is security, so why not go with the very best in security possible? These high-performance doors can help you protect your stock, your employees, and your property from both natural and unnatural dangers.

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- Durability: Instead of springs, a high-performance door uses a direct drive motor. This makes the door much more durable and less likely to experience those unexpected problems. In addition, with advanced diagnostics, troubleshooting is easier than ever before.

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- Added Features: A high-performance roll-up door offers a number of optional features that can help you achieve even more than you thought possible. This includes insulation, weather shield, and wind load options that can help these doors perform well even in harsh environmental conditions.

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These benefits are only the beginning! If you would like more information about today’s high-performance doors and how they can help your business, contact us at Overhead Door Company of The Meadowlands & NYC. Our team of experts is here to help you!

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