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The Different Types of Commercial Overhead Doors

By Blog Master on 28 Feb 2016 In

Commercial doors must be reliable, durable, functional and secure. Oh yes, it helps if they are also attractive and competitively priced. It takes a wide range of products to meet the needs of today’s myriad commercial and industrial applications for doors, grilles and shutters. Overhead Door of Central Jersey has the perfect solution for virtually every commercial need, and can also provide custom doors for special applications. All of our doors are built to the highest standards with quality materials and expert craftsmanship. Here is a sampler of the different types of garage doors we sell:

  • 1. Sectional Doors: These doors are typically constructed from galvanized steel panels with

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    internal insulation to provide thermal isolation and sound reduction. Customers can select from a variety of metal gauges, panel profiles, track styles, hardware and glazing. Some applications require heavy-duty doors to resist the elements – rain, wind, dampness and temperature extremes. For example, the Model 418 uses 16-gauge flush galvanized steel panels that are 2 inches thick and provide an R-value of 7.35, ideal for thermal protection. The Model 422 doors are similar but come with a 20-gauge ribbed steel exterior, perfect for protection against the elements. The Thermacore collection of doors provide extra insulation and resistance to high wind loads. The Advanced Performance Model 850 boasts of 3-inch-thick panels and an R-value of 26 for the most demanding applications.

  1. Aluminum/Glass Doors: These are aluminum sectional doors with glass panels. They are

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    typically used in architectural situations that demand light transmission and visual access. Commercial and industrial customers can choose from a nice variety of glazing materials, stile widths, finish options and track styles. For example, the sleek, attractive Model 511 can be ordered in sizes exceeding 16 feet width and height, with a narrow center stile width and myriad choices for glazing, finishes, top/bottom stile widths and special customization options.

  2. Rolling Doors: These doors are typically constructed from interlocking flat or curved slats of galvanized steel, stainless steel or aluminum that coil around a drum to open and close. These doors are just the ticket when space is tight. The Storm-tite™ Advanced Performance Model 627 rolling steel door provides thermal protection (R-value of 10.9), low sound transmission, weather/wind protection and special security features. The standard finish is available in gray, brown, tan or white, or you can opt for any of over 200 available PowderGuard Finish colors.

Other specialized rolling door models include the RapidSlat Advanced Service doors that combine high speed with high cycles, durability and security, and the FireKing Fire Rated Rolling Service doors.

  1. Security Grilles: Available in side-folding or upward-coiling models, the aluminum or galvanized steel units provide advanced design and safety features in your choice of patterns and colors. You can specify electric motor operation and open-air design. The side-folding grilles, such as Model 678, are the shortest-stacking, lowest profile units of this type on the market. This model provides full closure to form a security barrier against debris and theft – great functionality for malls and airport concourses – and can be specified with panels made of clear polycarbonate, perforated steel, aluminum or tempered glass in standard and wide-model units.

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    Security Shutters: Good protection for high pedestrian applications such as hospitals, pharmacies and liquor stores that require security without sacrificing flexible aesthetic options. The Allura Shutter Model 653 has a curtain constructed of interlocking extruded .05-inch aluminum slats that offer open or partial fenestration or perforation, standard-finishes in silver, bronze, white or almond, or your choice of wood grain or powder coat finishes.


Your local Overhead Door distributor will be happy to work with you and your architect to find the perfect solution to your commercial-door needs. Contact us today!

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