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Commercial Doors: Sectional Doors VS Rolling Doors

Posted by Overhead Door Expert on Jul 19, 2013 6:33:00 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 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.
Sectional Doors


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: 
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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 Perform Double Duty

Posted by Overhead Door Expert on Mar 29, 2013 11:44:00 PM

Security and Convenience in One Door

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. 

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.

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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.

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 gear box design, specially designed gear teeth serve to spread drive and shock loads over a greater tooth contact area. This provides greater durability and lowers you 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 photo cells 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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