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Rolling Steel Doors or 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, 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, where 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, where 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, where 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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Conclusion:

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

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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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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Thermacore® Wind Load Doors: 515 and 525 Series

Posted by Wilford Ordoñez on Apr 22, 2016 10:39:10 AM

Engineered to meet demanding requirements in extreme wind conditions, the Thermacore® Wind Load Doors are built to last. If your project has a need to withstand higher wind pressures, you’ll find the Thermacore® Wind Load Doors 515 and 525 Series offer excellent solutions.

The construction of these overhead doors is of steel and polyurethane insulation, providing superior wind load protection as well as an R-value of 12.12 (Series 515) to 16.12 (Series 525). In addition to these functional advantages, the sectional doors in this series provide high aesthetic appeal with multiple colors and finish options.

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When you compare all the features and benefits of these insulated sectional steel doors, you’ll find a performance that is unequaled in any alternative product. Manufactured by the industry-leading Overhead Door Company, the many options (such as factory-glazed windows) provide rugged and long-term reliability in a range of applications.

Just a few of these features include:

- Three-layer construction of steel/insulation/steel in 1 3/8” thick(Series 515) to 1 7/8 thick (Series 525) panels 
- Joints that seal out weather
- Thermal break
- Standard 10,000 cycle springs with 25K, 50K, 100K options
- Choice of chain hoist or motor operation for lifting

The safety options for these doors provide added protection with broken cable devices, sensing edges, and photo eyes.

You won’t find a similar wind load rolling door that offers such an attractive appearance. The wood grain panels and color choices allow the door to fit any decor in industrial, retail, or other situations

We are proud to offer the 515 and 525 Series as a part of the popular collection of Thermacore® Wind Load Overhead Doors. Click here to learn about other commercial and industrial wind load garage doors that we have available. 

The professionals at Overhead Door Company of The Meadowlands & NYC will install your wind load overhead doors to exact factory specifications and provide full maintenance to ensure years of dependable service. Gain the peace of mind you want and deserve by accepting no compromise when it comes to your overhead door needs.

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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 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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Traffic Doors - The Perma Flex

Posted by Wilford Ordoñez on Apr 8, 2016 9:03:49 AM

While it is easy to take your traffic doors for granted, they play an essential role in keeping your products protected and ensuring an efficient work flow. If you expect reliable and long-term durability, you’ll find the Perma Flex is the ideal solution.

Designed and manufactured by the loading dock professionals, Perma Tech, this is an industrial door that gets the job done. The 1 and ¾” insulated core door performs superbly in the most demanding environments, including warehouses, super markets, and manufacturing facilities.

Operators in these high-traffic environments utilize mobile dollies, hand trucks, fork lifts and other equipment that punish access doors. However, the Perma Flex is designed with such heavy use in mind, and the innovative use of flexible rubber components ensures the Perma-Flex traffic door stands up to years of use and abuse.

In addition to providing temperature controls with its full insulation, the Perma Flex protects separate spaces from dust and dirt, provides a filter for air, and helps attenuate workplace noises. Its rugged construction allows workers to come and go without any waiting or delay in their traffic flow.

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You simply can’t find an alternative traffic door with all the features of this proven industry-leading door. These include:

  • Efficient cam action that opens on first impact and closes automatically without any power assist
  • Use of materials that are FDA/USDA approved and selected for their ability to withstand punctures, tears and abrasion, long-term and frequent impacts.
  • Multiple options for colors and window design to fit virtually any work environment

Perma Flex traffic doors are customizable to your specific needs, including the addition of options for even heavier duty applications.

Call on the pros at Overhead Door Company of The Meadowlands & NYC for all your traffic door, loading dock doors, and rolling door needs. We’ll help you find the most efficient and affordable options.

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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. 

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

 

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