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Low Headroom Sectional and Rolling Overhead Doors for Tight Spaces

Posted by Jai Patel on Nov 5, 2019 12:23:00 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 (also known as low clearance garage door or low profile garage door). Below you will find a quick guide with a comparison chart at the end for those looking for a low headroom sectional and rolling overhead door for tight spaces:  

Three Ways to Install a Sectional Overhead Door or a Rolling Door With Low Headroom:

1. Install a High-Performance Rolling Door for Low Clearance

- These doors are appropriate for high-traffic situations while meeting the low headroom/low clearance 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.  Install a Sectional Garage Door with Low Headroom Torsion Springs in Front

- 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 Headroom 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 

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

#1 - High-Performance Rolling Door for Low Clearance
#2 - Sectional Door with Low Headroom (torsion spring in front)
#2 - Sectional Door with Low Headroom (torsion spring in in rear)

  High-Performance Rolling Door for Low Clearance Sectional Door w/Torsion Springs in Front Sectional Door w/Torsion Springs in Rear
Acquisition Cost $$$$$ $$ $$
Cost of Ownership During Operation $ $$$ $$$$$$
Warranty 5yr Mechanical
2yr Electrical , 2yr Door Panels
1yr Warranty, but No Warranty Over 10 Cycles a Day 1yr Warranty, but No Warranty Over 10 Cycles a Day
Cycle Life 1M+ <20K <10K
Emergency Egress Release Standard Not Available Not Available
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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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Emergency Service for Parking Garage Doors

Posted by Ranee Patel on Feb 22, 2017 9:16:26 AM

As the leaders in overhead door installations for high-end mutli-family residential buildings in New York City, North Jersey, Southern Long Island, Westchester & Rockland Counties, we are also the leaders for emergency service. Every now and then we receive phone calls past 8PM where the overhead door is either stuck open or closed. Once in a while we receive phone calls when the doors look like this: 

This was an unsafe situation where the door was off the tracks and hanging unsecurely. Soon after the customer called, we dispatched a technician right away. He put the door back in the tracks and tested the operation of the door and motor. Within a few hours the door was back to working in its normal operation.Emergeny Service Overhead Door.jpg

If you ever find yourself this situtation with your parking garage door or loading dock door, please call us at: 973-471-4060. 

 

Tags: parking garage door, repair, Emergency Service

The Doors of New Orleans | Beautiful Architecture

Posted by Jai Patel on Dec 12, 2015 1:54:53 PM


New Orleans is not only a city with lots of food, art and culture but it's also a city with lots of diverse architecture and doors.

On a recent family trip to New Orleans I saw great examples of what doormen and women do in another tourist city.  I have found learning what is done in other cities helps me support customers in the metro NYC and NJ area.  Check out my photos of New Orleans!

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Private Condo Parking Garage Door with Wood Grain Finish

*** This installation is specifically by our friends at Overhead Door Company of New Orleans ***  

Photo Credit for Next Five Photos: Overhead Door Company of New Orleans

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Near Cruise Line Dock: Aluminum shutter for a ticket booth

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Rolling Metal Door for a Public Parking Garage

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Fulton Street: Countertop Aluminum Glass Garage Doors for Restaurant Bar


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In-Dining Movie Theatre at Shops on Canal Street: Rolling Grille with Emergency Egress Lever

 

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Decatur Street: Security Grille for Retail Store

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Decatur Street: Garage Door for Retail Store

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The French Market: Security Food Kiosk Grilles

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Federal Customs and Immigration Building: Insulated Metal Gate

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If you stumbled upon my blog and you are interested in doors in New Orleans, contact our friends at Overhead Door Company of New Orleans.  They are located at 5451 Mounes Street, New Oreleans, LA 70123.  You can reach them at 504-822-0345.

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To learn more about our installations in Metro NYC and NJ, 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. 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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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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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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