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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 criterias 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 lites/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 a 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 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 the 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:

Security meaning in this context is:

- 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 to be sure that closing doors automatically reverse when they hit obstacles.
-Trained personnel must regularly maintain and keep in good shape the doors.


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 aluminium, 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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Security Grilles 675 Series by Overhead Door Corporation

Posted by Wilford Ordoñez on Dec 4, 2015 8:50:32 AM
If you have a project or location that requires a quality commercial security grille, you’ll find just what you’re specifications call for at Overhead Door Company of The Meadowlands & NYC. Whether the security grille you need is for a commercial, retail or industrial application, we have side-folding grilles that require the shortest stacking dimensions of any grille on the market.

The Model 675 Series: Secure Protection with Full Visibility

One popular model of attractive and secure grilles is the 675 Series. The painted perforated steel of these grilles provides for maximum visibility and full ventilation while affording the security you require. The grilles are composed of four panel materials that include clear poly-carbonate, tempered glass, perforated steel, and aluminum. Additionally, you have the option of ordering these four models in either the standard or wide-body versions.

You have the option of multiple colors with 675 Series security grilles, and the aluminum components are clear anodized. These security grilles also come with a 24-month limited OEM warranty.

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There are a number of additional features that make the 675 Series the ideal solution to your security grille needs. These include:

  • Multiple door options (thumb-turn guards, vertical adjustment up and down, custom radii and curves)
  • Heavy-duty aluminum sections of top-mounted track
  • Multiple locking mechanisms (lead post with concealed cylinder-operated hook lock, concealed cylinder shoot bolt accessible from only one side, self-locking trailing end post with an attached 10’ max protection plate)
  • Multiple post types (lead, intermediate, trailing end)

These and other high-end construction techniques and materials make the 675 a durable and stylish option for your security grille needs. You can also rely on expert installation and ongoing maintenance from Overhead Door Company of The Meadowlands & NYC to provide you with long-term reliability and maximum performance from your security grille.

 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. 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. 

For 24 hour emergency service, please contact us at 973-471-4060.

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Security Grilles 671 Series by Overhead Door Corporation

Posted by Wilford Ordoñez on Nov 3, 2015 9:32:22 AM

There are many applications that require an effective yet attractive way to prevent access to certain areas at different times. Whether your need is for a retail location, sports arena, or other access control point, you’ll find the design and functionality of the 671 Series of upward-coiling grilles the perfect answer.

Depending on your specific requirements, you have the option of selecting between curtains made of galvanized steel, aluminum, orstainless steel. In each case, mesh gate you choose will provide safety you need while maintaining air circulation, light infiltration, and visual access.

Our years of experience in designing and installing high-quality upward-coiling security grilles provide you with the affordable solution for your project. In addition to you choice of material for the curtain, the grille can be installed with a straight-lattice pattern or one of staggered bricks. There is also an option for an aluminum curtain constructed with a fire-retardant poly-carbonate panel. These designs provide a grillewith full visual access while preventing theft and ensuring security of the area.

Options and Versatility without Compromise

The team at Overhead Door Company of The Meadowlands & NYC specializes in delivering security grilles with customized features. They will help you choose among options that include:

When you choose just the right security grille from our many designs and combinations, we can even offer a heavy-use package for high-traffic applications. Get the peace of mind you desire without compromising appearance and affordability when you select your security grille from the 670 Series.

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 doors, rolling 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.

For 24 hour emergency service, please contact us at 800-362-6367

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Metal Roll-Up Doors in Manhattan

Posted by Wilford Ordoñez on Oct 7, 2015 9:51:00 AM

It’s hard to imagine most New York City streets without their roll-up doors. In fact, metal rollup gates in Manhattan are the standard way for most retailers and other locations to efficiently secure their entrances and loading areas.

However, we understand at Overhead Door Company of The Meadowlands & NYC the many unique ways such metal roll-up doors in Manhattan are used. To accommodate these different applications and needs, we design and offer a wide variety of roll up doors and security grilles.

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The high demand for reliable and long-lasting roll down doors has allowed the industry to develop a number of quality options to affordably meet your specific requirements. Whether you are looking for a new installation or wish to replace older roll down gates, we can show you the many choices for:

Variety among the Variety

Not only do we have a wide range of roll up doors to select from for your needs, each category of roll up doors offers a number of additional ways to customize your selection. These include:

Whatever your specific needs, the team at Overhead Door Company of The Meadowlands & NYC is ready to help you choose just the right roll up doors and security grills for your property.

Plus, far more than just selling you a roll up door, we are there for the long haul, and we’ll ensure your roll up door in Manhattan is installed properly and maintained properly to ensure long-term reliability.

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 doors, rolling 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, Brookln, Queens, Staten Island, Bronx, Westchester and Rockland.

For 24 hour emergency service, please contact us at 800-362-6367

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Metal Roll-Up Doors in Queens | | Serving NJ & NYC Since 1981

Posted by Wilford Ordoñez on Sep 29, 2015 10:59:41 AM

If you have a need to select doors for you parking garage, warehouse, or loading dock, you’ll be surprised at your many options. A great deal of technology and experience goes into designing and producing today’s roll-up doors and security grilles.

This means you are able to select just the right roll-up door to meet your requirements and budget for any project. At Overhead Door Company of The Meadowlands & NYC we work closely with each client to make an initial assessment of your needs. Once we have that basic understanding, we can help you select the right solution for your:

  • High Speed Doors
  • Rolling Steel Doors
  • Rolling Aluminum Doors
  • Rolling Doors
  • Counter Doors
  • Fire-Rated Doors
  • Fire-Rated Doors
  • Security Grilles

Not only do you have these initial choices for your closure needs, you have a lot of options for each door. For example, you can choose the finish for most doors, the type of lift mechanism (manual push up, electric motor driven, or chain-hoist) and the slat configuration, among other variations.

Affordability without Compromise

When you are making decisions about your roll up doors, it is vital to consider all the factors that make those doors right for your specific needs. Our firm provides the services, installation, maintenance and repairs that keep commercial overhead doors and industrial roll up doors and loading dock equipment operating the way they are designed to.

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Whether you need high speed doors to accommodate thousands of cycles each month or fire retardant doors for special applications, our team will help you choose the right solution for the highest long-term reliability and return on your investment. We can even help you with side closing doors if your situation requires them. Don’t settle for less when you can have the best in Queens from Overhead Door Company of The Meadowlands & NYC.

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. 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, Brookln, Queens, Staten Island, Bronx, Westchester and Rockland. 

For 24 hour emergency service, please contact us at 800-362-6367

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