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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.  

Rytec Spiral® LH® High-Performance Door (Low-Headroom) NYC NJRolling Overhead Door for Low Clearance Garage Doors

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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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Sectional Steel Door with Low HeadroomSectional Overhead Door with Low Headroom Torsion Springs in Rear

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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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Thermacore Light Duty Doors: 598 Series

Posted by Wilford Ordoñez on May 17, 2016 9:02:20 AM

We work with many owners and managers who struggle to meet budgets while choosing the right sectional door and rolling door for their application. That is why we only only offer products from leading vendors at Overhead Door Company of The Meadowlands & NYC. Those providers of quality doors, such as Thermacore®, have the experience and capacity to provide broad product lines to meet your specific needs.

An ideal example of this designing and building to provide just the right sectional door for every application is the Thermacore® Sectional Steel Doors 598. This unit has all the advantages and unique characteristics that make Thermacore the preferred sectional door for most installations requiring thermal protection. Moreover, the Thermacore line offers superior resistance to:

  • Air infiltration
  • Wind loads
  • Water infiltration

However, the Thermacore® Sectional Door Model 598 provides this and more while providing an economical solution without compromises found in standardinsulated doors. All Thermacore doors start with superior design and construction utilizing top-quality materials. These sectional doors start with the creation of fully encapsulated, foamed-in place and CFC-free panels that provide highly efficient R-value performance throughout the year.

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Long-term reliability with low maintenance adds to the value proposition of this affordable Thermacore® Sectional Door Model 598. Each door comes with a long list of attractive standard features, but you also have multiple options for your specific requirements.

These include:

  • Thermal glazing
  • Heavy-duty springs for high-cycle applications
  • Electric operator
  • Safety bottom features

Simply put, you can get the performance you demand at a price you can afford with the Thermacore® Sectional Door Model 598.

When you turn to the professionals at Overhead Door Company of The Meadowlands & NYC you get more than an overhead door or sectional door provider. We walk you through the selection process to optimize your selection, and then we provide long-term peace of mind with factory specification installation and 24/7/365 support.

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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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