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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.

Rolling Security Grille for Shops in Malls
 
 

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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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. 

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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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Rolling Steel Doors vs Sectional Doors: Which One's Better?

Posted by Wendell Daguno on Jul 3, 2020 3:55:00 PM

You just moved into a new facility and noticed that your overhead door needed replacement.  You searched the internet for the best commercial overhead door provider in the area and a lot of companies appeared then realized that you also have the option to choose either a rolling door or a sectional door. But which one is better? A rolling garage door or a sectional garage door? Which among the providers is the best? This article will help you with your choices and enlighten you about the differences between a rolling door and a sectional door.

Although they are sometimes considered to be interchangeable, there are dramatic differences between Rolling Steel Doors and Sectional Doors. Some of these differences are based on materials, durability, installation, and pricing. But before we come to a conclusion of which one’s the better option, let’s take a look at these differences.

- Rolling Steel Doors
Also known as coiling doors, service doors, and roll-up doors

Rolling steel doors are metal slatted doors that roll up to store in coil above the opening. They are used to provide security against entry or weather protection at exterior and interior openings in industrial, commercial, institutional, and other buildings. They are also called overhead coiling doors or service doors while sectional garage doors are normally made from much lighter gauge materials. For example, the 24” tall panels are typically 24 gauge or nominal 24 gauge, whereas rolling steel curtains are made of individual 3” tall slats of 22 to 18 gauge material. The guides of a commercial sectional garage door are typically roll-formed 16 or 14 gauge, whereas rolling steel guides are typically made from 3/16” to 1/2” thick structural steel angles.

→ Heavy-duty commercial/industrial rolling steel doors are built to last the lifetime of the building with very little cost of maintenance, whereas sectional garage doors typically have a life expectancy of only a few years with significant maintenance costs.

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- Sectional Steel Doors

Sectional doors may cost less than rolling steel doors but over time, heavy-duty rolling steel doors may save more as you will have to spend less service and maintenance on them.

Sectional garage doors typically float up and overhead into the building while heavy-duty rolling steel doors/roll-up doors are mounted to the face of the wall and supported by the vertical wall and require no connection to the ceiling or roof structure. Sectional garage doors are typically mounted to the vertical face of the wall, but the horizontal track must be supported from the ceiling or roof structure. 

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Bottom Line:

Rolling steel doors are of a heavier duty and sustainable construction. Also, rolling steel doors have mounting advantages that make them uniquely suitable for specific applications. Although they cost more money, they will last longer than a sectional steel door and will need less maintenance if used properly. 

Meanwhile, if you are looking for the best doormen in the area, you are in the right place!

Overhead Door Company of The Meadowlands & NYC has been in the business of changing doors since 1981 and has built quite a reputation on some groundbreaking installation projects such as New Meadowlands Stadium, NY Yankee Stadium, NY Mets Stadium, Meadowlands Xanadu Mall to name a few.

We live by our core values and we ensure that we keep our customers moving forward!

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627 Series Rolling Steel Door by Overhead Door Corporation

Posted by Wilford Ordoñez on Jun 15, 2016 9:46:32 AM

Whatever application you may have for using overhead doors and roll-up doors, you’ll find the expertise of the professionals at Overhead Door Company of The Meadowlands & NYC invaluable in making the right choice. We are known for our extensive inventory and ability to help you find just the right rolling door solution for your specific needs and budget.

All rolling doors provide the same basic functions of security and access while taking up a minimum of a side room and headroom. However, we have a wide selection of quality rolling roll-up doors that allow you to choose from the functions and features that provide exactly the performance your application requires. Additionally, we will assist you in tailoring your choice to provide reliability with the lowest lifetime ownership costs for your roll-up doors.

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For example, the Stormtite™ AP Model 627 is just one of our 600 Series of advanced performance doors designed to meet high-demand requirements in multiple environments and applications.

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The 627 Series Rolling Steel Door is designed and constructed to achieve thermal efficiency with its foamed-in-place, CFC, and HCFC-free polyurethane providing R-value 10.9 (1.91 W/m2)*; U-factor 0.84. This construction and a 20 psf wind load capability makes the Model 627 also capable of meeting and exceeding your expectations for:

✓ Reliability
✓ Durability
✓ Security
✓ Flexibility
✓ Sound performance (Sound Transmission Class (STC) rating of 28)

These characteristics are the reason you will find successful installations of the model 627 Stormtite rolling door in such varied applications as climate-controlled facilities, shipping and receiving docks, manufacturing facilities, food and beverage distribution operations, and other facilities.
 

With a standard maximum width and height of 30'4" (9144 mm) by 19'4" (5893 mm), this overhead door is available in multiple finishes and other options.

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Regardless of your industry and application, you get turnkey service when you turn to Overhead Door Company of The Meadowlands & NYC for your rolling door needs. From design and selection to installation and ongoing service, your total satisfaction is our constant goal.

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

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625 Series Rolling Steel Doors | NJ & NYC

Posted by Wilford Ordoñez on May 28, 2016 10:08:17 AM

When it comes to finding the exact rolling door solution, you’ll find the highly experienced staff at Overhead Door Company of The Meadowlands & NYC ready to assist you. Our extensive selection of rolling service doors allows you to find just the right balance between your specific requirements and the most affordable options.

For example, our rolling service doors provide a range of features and options that meet demands for light-duty service rolling doors to doors that perform reliably in the most demanding of environments. Our upward-coiling service doors are the perfect solution for openings of up to 1500 sq. ft. (139,355 sq. mm) and maximize the available headroom and side room.

Additionally, you will find options that allow you to customize your rolling service door solution with everything from thermal efficiency to slat profiles to aesthetic considerations such as color and curtain materials.

Just one example of our multi-purpose overhead service doors is the Model 625 Heavy-Duty Stormtite™ Insulated Service Doors. Designed as a superior solution to applications with large openings and demanding environments, the Model 625 is an insulated door providing moderate thermal control. The insulation utilized is an efficient CFC-free, foamed-in-place.

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Other features that make this an especially popular and effective rolling service door include:

  • Vinyl weatherstripping installed on the bottom bar
  • Curtain-side guide on the exterior
  • Hood baffle
  • Custom construction for openings up to sizes up to 30'4" wide and 28'4" high (9246 mm and 8636 mm)

Combined with the expert installation the professionals at Overhead Door Company of The Meadowlands & NYC provide, the Model 625 ensures additional control over air infiltration and long-term reliability.

Whatever your industry or service niche, you can rely on us to help you find a turnkey solution that includes finding the best rolling door, installation to factory specifications, and industry-leading service and support.

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