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Top 12 Benefits of Side Folding Grilles/Doors

Posted by Wilford Ordoñez on Jan 29, 2015 8:20:00 AM

Side folding grilles offer many security benefits, some of which you've never even thought of! For the curious or the unconvinced, this post lists out 12 of the top benefits.

Top 12 Benefits of Side Folding Grilles/Doors

Some areas just don’t have the right layout to afford a big, heavy door that closes at night. Yet certain high-value businesses such as banks, jewelry stores, document printers or electronics shops, to name a few, still need heavy security during off hours to protect against vandalism or theft.
Enter the side-folding door or grille, which you can install easily, requiring only a small amount of wall space for anchoring on each side. It provides top-notch protection for valuables and sensitive information, but opens and closes easily so any employee can operate it. These doors provide a versatile solution for inner spaces, such as those inside malls or hotels, as well as outer exits, and work for retail, industrial and commercial settings of all kinds.


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  • EZ's Side Folding by Overhead Door has a clear anodized aluminum pocket door with turn catch that gives a modern commercial finish. Rolling/Coiling leaves a gap in the ceiling.
  • EZ's Side Folding by Overhead Door requires zero floor space when built into 6 inch stud wall.
  • EZ's Side Folding by Overhead Door has a steel  framed pocket that can support headers for smaller openings-the only "headers supporting" Side Folding Grille/Door in the industry.
  • ADA locking height is standard at 42 inches - perfectly in line with the ADA standards of 15 inches off the floor to no higher than 48 inches. Rolling/Coiling locking is on the bottom bar, on the floor.
  • Side Folding Emergency Egress Door has true push - outward action, Rolling/Coiling goes up - does not meet outward  requirement code
  • Side Folding can flow almost any layout that can imagine i.e. special radius curves, neo-angels, circles - Rolling/Coiling can only be straight. Overhead Door is the only company that makes special curves "in house" in just days - not weeks.
  • Inside or outside comers do not need post/column when using Side Folding, keeping the opening  clear from obstacles of view, Rolling/Coiling will always require post/columns.
  • Side Folding can be 100's of feet wide without support posts. Rolling/Coiling as with corners need support post/columns to make large straight layouts.
  • Side Folding requires only 1 1/2 inches of headroom for the track and never requires a bottom track. Rolling will require 10 to 20 inches headroom.
  • Servicing Side Folding Security Grille/Door will only require dropping on piece of track from the ceiling-Rolling/Coiling may require removal of the ceiling area entirely around the counterbalance assembly to service the product.
  • Side Folding never needs motor assisted operation, no matter  the size, even over 100 feet wide. Rolling/Coiling will need a motor over 16 feet wide.
  • Any width Side Folding can fit i  almost any high-rise buildings freight elevator, Rolling/Coiling is limited if the Grille/Door is wider than 10 feet, it will not fit it in most freight elevators and would require a major cost to install on the higher floors.

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Thermacore Doors | NJ & NYC Area

Posted by Overhead Door Expert on May 2, 2013 8:37:00 AM

Thermacore Doors

Choosing the right commercial door or door systems for your loading dock, storage area or anywhere else can be a difficult task. There are many, many options out there—from basic aluminum doors to rolling doors and sectional steel doors. However, if you need the ultimate in thermal efficiency, wind load resistance and air infiltration, one of the Thermacore doors from the Overhead Door Company of The Meadowlands & NYC is an ideal choice.

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Thermacore doors and sectional Thermacore doors are one of the best ways to keep temperatures steady in you storage area. In certain industries, this can not only save money on your energy costs, it can help prevent merchandise from damage due to a drastic change in temperature.

The Thermacore sectional garage doors at the Overhead Door Company of The Meadowlands & NYC can be customized to fit y our particular needs. The doors are available in sizes up to 40’ 2” wide and up to 32’ 1” tall. The continuous hinge attachment strip not only makes installation easy, but also if you find you need repair work in the future, the repairs can be done on the spot.

When you are ready to look into the installation of Thermacore doors, knock and lock doors or any type of sectional garage door for your business, give us a call or contact us online. Our team of overhead door experts is always ready to work with you and help you make the right decision when it comes to commercial garage doors.

Remember, if you are interested in learning more about rolling doors, commercial operators, any type of sectional doors or other overhead door elements, check out further posts from Overhead Door Company of The Meadowlands.


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