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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.

For 24-hour emergency service, please call 973-471-4060

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 (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.

Table of Content:

1. Sectional Overhead Doors
1.1 Advanced Sectional Doors (High-Performance Doors)
1.2 Thermacore® Doors (Insulated Sectional Doors)
1.3 Sectional Steel Doors
1.4 Aluminum Glass Doors

2. Rolling Doors (Coiling Doors)
2.1 Advanced Service Doors (High-Performance Doors)
2.2 Rolling Steel Doors
2.3 Fire Rated Doors & Counter Doors
2.4 Counter Doors
2.5 Security Grilles
2.6 Rolling Steel Doors with Man Door (Pass-Through Doors)
2.7 Fabric & Rubber Roll-Up Doors

 

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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Fabric and Rubber Advanced Sectional Doors

1.2 Thermacore® Doors | Insulated Sectional 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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Sectional Door with Pass-Through Door; White Sectional Door with Pass-Through Door and glass panels
Sectional Door with Pass-Through Door/Man Door
 

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 & Fire-Rated 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.

Rolling Security Grille for Shops in Malls
 
 

2.6 Rolling Steel Doors with Man Door (Pass-Through Doors)

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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2.7 Fabric & Rubber Roll-Up Doors

We offer a series of high-speed and high-performance fabric roll-up doors and rubber roll-up doors for both, interior and exterior applications.

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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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Top Factors to Consider When Purchasing an Industrial Overhead Door

Posted by Overhead Door Expert on Nov 4, 2020 1:57:50 PM

As every customer has different needs, at Overhead Door Company of The Meadowlands & NYC, we offer a wide selection of overhead doors for industrial and commercial settings. Some of the main factors that must be considered when purchasing an industrial overhead door are:

1. Functionality - Model, Size, Design, Operation, and Environment
2. Safety & Security
3. Quality/Value

1. Functionality of the Industrial Overhead Door:

✓  Model and Size
For the overhead doors, the model and size are the first criteria to be considered.
The architect has two options: to choose from an already existing door or to ask for a custom-made door.

Oversized Rolling Door in NJ Area Oversized overhead doors (40+ feet wide) are available, although these may become too heavy, slow, and unwieldy for many applications.

 

✓  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 well on the facility. Some of the characteristics that an architect must keep in mind are:

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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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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 lights/windows at all.

 

✓  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 open the door early in the morning and close it at night.
- Some facilities 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.

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

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Climate Control
Heavily insulated overhead doors are required when applications involve refrigeration, as well as facilities that have substantially different internal and external temperatures.
We offer insulated overhead doors that provide R-value up to 26.
These are an ideal choice for:
• Agricultural buildings
• Food and beverage storage facilities
• Pharmaceutical facilities
• Climate controlled facilities
• Industrial manufacturing facilities
• Government facilities
• Shipping and receiving docks

 

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Some applications may call for high wind pressure doors (hurricane resistant garage 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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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.  FireKing® Fire-Rated Door Model 635 is a rolling insulated fire door that offers the triple benefits of insulation, fire protection, and sound attenuation.

 

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:

✓ 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 - Invest in a High-Quality Overhead Door

One of the most common mistakes is to try to save money by using inferior quality 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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Broken Sectional Overhead Door


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

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 is 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.

If you need more information on choosing the industrial overhead door or loading dock equipment in general, please contact us, it will be our pleasure to serve you.

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Service areas: 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.

What we do: We sell, install, repair, and maintain commercial and industrial overhead doors, operators, and loading dock equipment since 1981.

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Benefits of Installing a High-Speed Door

Posted by Overhead Door Expert on May 12, 2020 11:17:00 AM

Benefits of Installing a High-Speed Door

Your rolling service doors are some of the most used and most underappreciated pieces of equipment in your facility. Every business has different needs and expectations when it comes to service doors, parking garage doors, or other types of overhead doors. Some businesses need a door that fits in with a particular architectural style, some companies value security and still others require a temperature-resistant overhead door. However, another important need is the need for speed. 

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High-Speed Doors

A high-speed door is a great investment for many facilities. Faster opening and closing times on high-speed doors can make a facility more secure, reduce heating or cooling loss and prevent airflow, which can damage certain merchandise. In addition, when you are not stuck waiting for a slow door to open and close, you save time that you can use for other more important tasks around your property. 



Our high-speed doors offer the perfect balance between speed, high performance, durability and style.

 

Choosing the right service door for your structure is a big decision, but a high-speed door can be the ideal solution in many cases. 

When it comes to all your door needs, you are never alone. If you have any further questions on high-speed doors or other types of service doors and accessories, call The Overhead Door Company of the Meadowlands & NYC. One of our experts will be happy to discuss your needs and help you choose the right solution for your business. 

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

24 HR Emergency 973-471-4060

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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Looking For a Security Grille For Your Shop?

Posted by Overhead Door Expert on Nov 18, 2019 8:50:00 PM

When you are looking for the perfect way to prevent unauthorized access, and discourage entry to storefronts, counters, and other areas, security grilles are a great option. This is a style of security doors that allow a line of vision into the unauthorized area, without sacrificing safety.

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While security grilles can be used alone, they are also sometimes used with plate glass storefronts or other types of commercial door setups to deter theft from smash-and-grab robberies. 

Different Types of Commercial Security Grilles:


1.
Side-Folding Full Enclosure Security Grilles are great when it is important to be able to easily open and close the gate. 

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2. Side-Folding Open-Air Security Grilles offer options that are as attractive as they are useful - perfect for locations where style is of an essence.

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3. Upward Coiling Security Grilles are best suited for locations where you need to save space, this is the style often chosen for pharmacy counters and other similar spaces.

Side FoldingGrilles, Rolling Grilles and Coilling GrillesUpward Coiling Security Grilles (Models 670/671/674)

As you can see, commercial doors and security grilles come in many different types, so no matter what your desires, you can find one that fits your needs. Spend some time browsing the selection at Overhead Door Company of the Meadowlands & NYC, then give us a call and let one of our industrial door experts work with you to choose the right solution for your business. Whether you are ready to place an order, or you just want to talk about the options, let us help you today.

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 

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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