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Importance of Fire Door Drop Testing

Posted by Wilford Ordoñez on Mon, Aug 25, 2014 @ 08:07 AM

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 doors drop tested. Testing your fire doors is incredibly important. Consider these four reasons why you need to make it a priority:

  • 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. 

Importance of Fire Door Drop Testing

 

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 1-201-273-7619

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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Fire Door Systems - General Features & Benefits

Posted by Blog Admin on Wed, Nov 06, 2013 @ 11:51 PM

Fire Door Systems - General Features & Benefits

Overhead Door Company of the Meadowlands & NYC offers a wide array of rolling steel doors to meet the most demanding fire safety standards, unusual opening sizes and discerning aesthetic requirements. 

Our fire-rated doors are designed to close automatically in the event of a fire or alarmed event. They are available for both, service door and counter applications in commercial, industrial, institutional and retail uses.

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We have a wide range of sizes and styles. Our doors meet or exceed industry fire safety testing standards including Underwriters Laboratories (UL & ULC), Factory Mutual (FM), New York City, and the State of California (CSFM) requirements, offering a reliable fire protection for your business. 

Our fire doors close automatically under governor control after separation of fuse link. UL recommends a 165°F (74oC) fuse link for ambient conditions of 100°F (38oC) or less, or a 212°F (100oC) fuse link for ambient conditions over 100°F (38oC)
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Fire Doors | Counter Fire Doors

Some of the additional fire and smoke protection options to give customer more extensive protection are:

  • Fire Sentinel: The Fire Sentinel® is a UL-listed, fail-safe, timedelay door release device that controls a fire door’s closure in an emergency condition. A variety of Fire Sentinel® models and a number of optional features permit customization of any fire-rated door to the level of protection required for your specific application.
  • FireLite®: FireLite® vision lites are available in 4-hour, 3-hour, and 11⁄2 hour labeled rolling fire doors to provide visual access through the door’s curtain slats. 
  • Smoke Detectors: Photoelectric or ionization types, with or without heat detector. Requires the use of a Fire Sentinel® release device.
  • Smoke Seals: Brush-type smoke seals available for applications which have requirements for smoke retardation.

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 800-362-6367.

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 Doors: Sectional Doors VS Rolling Doors

Posted by Blog Admin on Fri, Jul 19, 2013 @ 06:33 PM

Sectional Doors VS Rolling Doors

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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 what type of door you need for your particular commercial need.

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 required. Some of the more popular types of commercial sectional doors available at The Overhead Door Company include the following:

  • 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 commercial garages.
  • Thermacore Doors – For industries that need the upmost in thermal efficiency, the Thermacore door is a perfect solution. These thick doors keep temperatures at a steady level, saving you money over time.
  • 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.
  • Aluminum Doors – Aluminum 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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Commercial Rolling Doors

Rolling doors, also known as rolling shutters, 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.

  • Advanced Service Doors – When service AND security are important, one of these advanced service doors is the perfect solution. They offer the fast open and close cycles that are in line with a sectional door; however, you get the increased security of a rolling door.
  • Rolling Steel Doors – A standard rolling steel door is the go-to option for loading docks at warehouses, factories and storage facilities. It offers great security at a great price.
  • Fire Rated 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.
  • Counter Doors (Counter Shutters) - When you have a service counter, such as at a snack bar, service counter or ticketing area, you need a way to protect the space when the counter is closed for the day. A counter door is the perfect solution—you can find many of the same features as are available in normal service doors.
  • 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.
Rolling Doors

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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Protect Your Premises With a Fire Door

Posted by Blog Admin on Sat, Jun 29, 2013 @ 02:25 PM

Fire-Rated Doors

Depending on the needs of your company, regular commercial doors may not provide the safety you need. If you work in an environment where you are worried about fire, one of the fire doors available here at Overhead Door Company of The Meadowlands & NYC may be the perfect solution.

Fire Rated Door

Types of Doors

Fire doors come in many different styles. For instance, we carry fire-rated counter doors that are ideal for use in areas where you only need a door to reach from the ceiling to the counter. Another popular option is fire-rated insulated rolling service doors. These allow you to maintain a consistent temperature inside your building, provide security and have that protection against fire. For a finished look, the integral frame & sill fire counter doors are another option.

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How a Fire Door Protects You

So, why do you need a fire door? A fire door is designed to slow the spread of both, smoke and fire, from one part of your building to another. This can give you occupants of the building a chance to escape, and may also protect valuable equipment or merchandise from damage during a small fire. A fire door is superior to a standard door in protecting because it is made of multiple layers and is both, self-closing and self-sealing, in case of emergency.

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Installation

At The Overhead Door Company of The Meadowlands and NYC, we offer installation, maintenance and repairs of all types of commercial and industrial doors, such as sectional doors and rolling service doors, including these fire-rated rolling service doors. Our team of experts are trained to install nearly any type of commercial door.
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Give us a call or contact us to talk about the options you have when you choose a commercial overhead door. You may be surprised. Our installers are also trained in customer service. We will leave you feeling comfortable about the job ahead, so you can rest easy about installation project. If something ever goes wrong in the future, we can candle regular maintenance and all necessary repairs.

As you can see, The Overhead Door Company is the firm to call for fire doors. However, keep us in mind if you need something simpler too. We offer a variety of rolling doors, aluminum glass doors and other options for your commercial overhead door needs.

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 1-201-273-7619

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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