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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.

 

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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1.2 Thermacore® 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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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 & 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.

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2.6 Rolling Steel Doors with Man Door (Pass-Through 

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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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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Rapidslat® Advanced Service Doors (High-Performance Rolling Doors)

Posted by Overhead Door Expert on Jun 14, 2021 12:24:00 PM

It is always great to find high-performance commercial doors that meet your requirements for security, durability, and high performance. It is a special pleasure to add speed and high cycle rates to those performance criteria. 

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Overhead Door takes pleasure in introducing RapidSlat® Advanced Service Doors as a door solution that is safe, rugged, and easy to operate. Its enhanced functionality provides both the security you need and the convenience you appreciate. By eliminating the need for a second door, RapidSlat allows you to enjoy both advantages in one high-quality door.

Three series, the 611, 621, and 626, give you width and height options of up to 20 feet and come with a 5-year limited warranty. The 2-year or 300,000 cycle limited warranty coverage on components adds to your protection. And where needed, the 626 Series offers an insulation option of up to 7.71 R-value.

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The creative combination of a high-performance door with the rolling steel door provides a solution that many will appreciate for multiple applications. The faster opening speed allows for increased productivity while saving on energy costs.

The many advantages of the RapidSlat® High-Performance Doors come from an innovative combination of several unique features. These include:

  • Direct Drive Motor. With a standard gearbox design, specially designed gear teeth serve to spread drive and shock loads over a greater tooth contact area. This provides greater durability and lowers your commercial door maintenance needs.
  • Interior Hood Assembly. Carefully designed to protect all components from dirt and debris. Also, it adds to the door’s overall appearance.
  • Safety Features. Both a built-in variable frequency drive and a self-monitoring sensing edge add safety and reduce wear on the door and components. Additionally, with the elite C-channel photocells and a unique brake system, you have full functionality with maximum security.

When it comes to eliminating that extra door without compromising security or convenience, RapidSlat® Advanced Service Doors are your only effective option.

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Preventive Maintenance for Commercial Doors | NYC & NJ Area

Posted by Overhead Door Expert on Feb 17, 2021 11:28:00 AM

Preventative maintenance — that is something you utilize for your car, home, and even your body! When it comes to your business, there is another area you should consider maintaining preventatively—your commercial overhead doors and other security grilles. Overhead Door Co. of The Meadowlands & NYC offers preventive maintenance for commercial doors in NYC & NJ area.

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Whether you have aluminum doors, rolling steel doors, sectional steel doors, or another form of commercial door, properly maintaining your commercial door can have some major benefits. Consider these three reasons why servicing commercial doors before they actually break just makes sense:

1. Financial Benefits
If you use your high-speed doors or other commercial doors daily and do not keep them properly maintained, you can have some unexpected and costly repairs. By having your doors inspected and serviced regularly, you can spot problems before they start. Properly lubricating and making adjustments will save you money. Replacement parts are often more affordable when you buy them ahead of time too.

2. Safety First
High-performance commercial doors have many moving parts that wear out and break over time. When these parts are broken, they can become noisy, hard to use, and could even cause injuries. In the worst cases, hinges can break and cables snap which could cause major property damage or even hurt you or your staff. Looking into commercial door maintenance ahead of time can prevent this.

3. Keep Your Business Up and Running
You want to keep your business running on a day-to-day basis. If you have broken fire-rated doors, security grilles, counter doors, or other parts, you could run into problems that make you shut down. Missed days at work are bad for business. By making an appointment with Overhead Door Company of The Meadowlands & NYC, you can avoid these closures and keep your business running smoothly.

For more information, please give us a call at 973-471-4060, email us at: info@dockndoor.com or visit our website www.overhead-doors.com.

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Overhead Door's RapidGrille® Model 676 | High-Speed Security Grille

Posted by Overhead Door Expert on Nov 19, 2020 1:19:00 PM

The RapidGrille®​ Advanced Performance Security Grille provides facilities with visual access and maximized air movement while delivering better safety features than a standard security grille

Every client's security grille needs are different, but this new product developed by Overhead Door can be useful for a wide variety of businesses, including parking garages, loading docks, performance venues, manufacturing facilities, or retail businesses -- basically anywhere that a client needs to make a location secure but also wants a grilled that's safe yet simple, and easy to minimize when it's not needed.

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RapidGrille®'s Main Features: 

Some of the state-of-the-art features of the new product include:

✓ Max. Standard Width: 30'4" (9,246 mm) | Max. Standard Height: 14’4" (4,369 mm)

✓ Curtain:
Galvanized steel links and solid rods with mill aluminum spacer tubes

✓ Curtain Pattern:
Straight lattice 9" center vertical links with 2" center rod spacing

✓ Door Roll:
Directly driven, springless steel tube roll with integral shafts, keyed on the drive end and supported by self-aligning grease-able sealed bearings

✓ Hood:
24 gauge black painted steel

✓ Guides:
Three structural steel angles with PowderGuard® Premium finish with black powder coat

✓ Bottom Bar:
Tubular extruded aluminum with mill finish​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

✓ Standard Mounting: Face of wall ​​

✓ Operation: Direct drive, integrated gear motor/brake assembly (up to 24” per sec up speed / 12” per sec down speed); drive assembly and limit sensors are factory pre-assembled. Manual hand chain for a power outage. Horsepower is appropriate to the size and weight of the door. 230V AC 3-phase motor (operating range 208-245V)

✓ Control Panel: NEMA 4X rated; variable frequency drive, self-diagnostics, built-in cycle counter, and timer to close​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

✓ Safety Devices: Built-in braking mechanism provides additional peace of mind against uncontrolled curtain travel.

✓ Wireless, Monitored Safety Edge - all doors are equipped with a mandatory reversing or sensing edge to prevent entrapment.

✓ Photoelectric Safety Sensors with Guards - provide additional safety during door operation to help prevent injury and damage.

✓ Limited Warranty - 60-month on motor; 24-month/300,000 cycles on door components​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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RapidGrille Model 676 customers can choose a straight lattice pattern or optional brick pattern, and can also select a complete steel curtain; a powder-coated curtain; or a grille that contains aluminum links and spacer tubes.

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Grille controls and operation details can be found right at your fingertips, in the form of an interactive panel that displays info about the opening and closing cycle, a closing timer, and any helpful system diagnostics.

Foeng Tjong, Overhead Door's commercial product manager for rolling products, said the Model 676 has been engineered to perform at high levels over long periods of time.

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

You can read more about our security grilles here. 

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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