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Quick Guide: Low Headroom Sectional and Rolling Door Products for Tight Space Environments

Posted by Jai Patel on Wed, Nov 25, 2015 @ 06:26 PM

In NJ and New York City, space is a premium.  There are really 3 different ways to do an overhead door or rolling door with low headroom.  I have made a quick guide for my customers.  


 

1.  Rytec Spiral Lowhead Room Rolling Door / Low Clearance Garage Door

  • This door is appropriate for high-traffic situations while meeting the low headroom requirements of parking garages and other commercial structures.  
  • The low lintel design only needs 11 inches of clearance at headroom.  
  • The motor is compact with variable speeds allowing up to 60 inches per second.  It has soft acceleration and deceleration for smooth starts and stops.  


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2.  Sectional Garage Door with Low Head Room Torsion Springs in Front / Low Clearance Garage Door

  • Track is applicable for building applications where headroom is limited and standard track will not work.  
  • Springs are mounted at the front of the horizontal track.
  • Trolley motor operator or push up operation required, not applicable for jackshaft type operators.

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3.  Sectional Garage Door with Low Head Room Torsion Springs in Rear / Low Clearance Garage Door

  • Track is applicable for building applications where headroom is severely limited.
  • Springs are mounted at the rear of the horizontal track.
  • Trolley motor operator or push up operation required, not applicable for jackshaft type operators.
  • This is not recommended for medium to high usage and cycle environments.

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COST COMPARISON CHART OF ALL 3 OPTIONS ABOVE FOR HIGH CYCLE APPLICATIONS LIKE PARKING GARAGE DOORS

The below chart will help you understand the best product for your unique building.

 

  PRODUCT ACQUISITION COST COST OF OWNERSHIP DURING OPERATION WARRANTY CYCLE LIFE EMERGENCY EGRESS RELEASE LONG TERM ROI TO BUILDING OWNERSHIP FOR HIGH CYCLE APPLICATIONS
OPTION #1 RYTEC SPIRAL LH $$$$$ $  5 YR MECHANICAL, 2 YR ELECTRICAL, 2YR DOOR PANELS 1M+ STANDARD
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OPTION #2 SECTIONAL DOOR WITH LOW HEAD ROOM TRACK & TORSION SPRINGS IN FRONT $$ $$$ 1 YEAR WARRANTY, BUT NO WARRANTY OVER 10 CYCLES A DAY  <20K NOT AVAILABLE star.pngstar.png  
OPTION #3 SECTIONAL DOOR WITH LOW HEAD ROOM TRACK & TORSION SPRINGS IN REAR $$ $$$$$$ 1 YEAR WARRANTY; BUT NO WARRANTY OVER 5 CYCLES A DAY <10K NOT AVAILABLE NO STARS

 

 

To learn more about other options, check out our product catalog and choose the right commercial door and dock for your facility. Spend some time looking at the sectional doorsrolling steel doors, other industrial doors and the accessories like commercial operators that you can find at the Overhead Door Company of The Meadowlands & NYC (Division of Loading Dock, Inc.). You will appreciate not only our amazing selection but also the level of customer service and care you receive from our team of overhead door experts. You can also read other entries in our blog.

For more information, please give us a call at 973-471-4060 or email us at: info@dockndoor.com We service Northern New Jersey, Manhattan, New York City, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, Bronx, Westchester and Rockland. 

 

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