|160C||Heavy Duty||12" Coil|
|157C||Medium Duty||12" Coil|
|150C||Light Duty||9" Coil|
Constructed from 26ga by 24 in wide sheets of steel roll formed with integral grooves that are hemmed together to form a continuous sheet guided vertically by roll formed guides. Sheet coils around a spring loaded shaft above the header as the door is opened. Designed with ease of installation in mind.
|160C||Heavy Duty||12" Coil|
|157C||Medium Duty||12" Coil|
|150C||Light Duty||9" Coil|
- 26 gauge hot-dipped galvanized steel curtain with a baked-on silicone polyester top coat.
- Roll-formed guides of hot-dipped galvanized steel (18 gauge 150C, 16 gauge 157C and 12 gauge 160C).
- Self-lubricating wearstrips on curtain prevent metal-to-metal contact and muffle door noise.
- Curtains are prepainted inside and out to inhibit rust. Hot-dipped, galvanized steel is painted with primer and given a tough oven-baked silicone polyester top coat, to provide the most rust-resistant steel door available.
- Heavy-duty bottom bar withstands the external elements.
- Full bulb-type bottom weatherstrip ensures proper fit along irregular floors.
BAKED-ON SILICONE POLYESTER PAINT
*Colors shown may not reflect true steel color.
Use for reference only. Premium colors are an upcharge.
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Benefits of Commercial Roll-Up Garage Doors
Selecting a garage door — or multiple garage doors — for your company can be challenging. Let’s face it — there are a lot of options on the market today, and it can be hard to narrow down the selection to the right door for your business.
If you’re looking for both beauty and functionality in a garage door, then a roll-up garage door, or a “coiling door” just might be the door you need. Attractive and practical, roll-up garage doors are an ideal solution for commercial applications in the Houston area.
- What Are Roll-up Garage Doors?
- How Do Roll-up Garage Doors Work?
- Types of Roll-up Doors
- How Much Does a Roll-up Garage Door Weigh?
- How Much Do Roll-up Garage Doors Cost?
- 5 Benefits to Roll-Up Garage Doors
- Operators for Roll-up Doors
- Roll-up Doors in Houston
What Are Roll-up Garage Doors?
Also referred to as “service doors,” roll-up doors are metal doors (usually steel or aluminum) that roll up and down, rather than swinging upward or outward on a track to open. You’ve likely seen commercial roll-up doors at loading docks, storage facilities and auto shops. They also block off particular areas of an airport or cover storefronts during off-hours. There are many different types of roll-up doors on the market today, including wood and glass roll-up doors, with each one designed for different needs.
Roll-up garage doors feature a series of metal slats locked together so they move as one piece. Sometimes the slats have foam in between to add insulation to block extreme temperatures and improve a building’s energy efficiency.
Overhead roll-up doors wrap around a drum until they are compacted into one roll. The roll is then stored above the opening they protect. They can be rolled up manually or with an electronic opener.
One of the benefits of a roll-up garage door is that it doesn’t move on a ceiling track like its traditional upward counterparts. As a result, the track — and the door when it’s up — don’t take up space on the ceiling. The extra overhead room means more storage, which can be significant if your workplace or home garage doesn’t have much square footage.
Besides being easy to roll up and down, roll-up garage doors hold up well to constant use and withstand extreme weather, including storms and high temperatures.
How Do Roll-up Doors Work?
Steel roll-up garage doors for storage feature smaller sections than sectional overhead doors, usually with individual metal slats. Overhead roll-up doors wrap around a drum until they compacted into one roll, like a tube of wrapping paper. As a result of this compact design, your door takes up less overhead space to give you more room for storing other objects.
When it’s open, the roll rests above the opening it protects. Roll-up doors can operate manually or with an electronic opener.
Types of Roll-up Doors
There are two types of roll-up doors — sectional roll-up doors and rolling steel roll-up doors. Consider the characteristics and advantages of each one.
1. Sectional Roll-up Doors
A sectional roll-up door has four or five attached horizontal panels that roll up to the ceiling as the door opens. This type of door comes in wood, aluminum, fiberglass or steel. Sectional roll-up doors come in various colors and finishes, including embossed and smooth.
Even though sectional roll-up doors are typically easier to install, they usually require more maintenance because they have more moving parts. On the other hand, they have higher R-values and are more energy-efficient than rolling steel doors. If you need high-performance options, manufacturers provide springs that prolong the door’s life span.
2. Rolling Steel Doors
A rolling steel door features a single panel of material, either fiberglass, steel or aluminum. The door is typically insulated with a heavier gauge of steel than a sectional door, and it comes in various color and finish options. Instead of being mounted on the ceiling, this type of door rolls up above the garage door opening. Since the garage is completely open when the door is up, it has more entrance space.
High-performance rolling steel doors are available if you use your garage door often. This type of door requires less maintenance than sectional roll-up doors because it has fewer parts. On the other hand, keep in mind that the parts may be more cumbersome to install.
How to Choose Steel Roll-up Doors
For those in the Houston area, Halo Overhead Doors offers a few types of steel roll-up doors, ranging from lightweight to heavyweight options. With a variety of door options available to consumers, how do companies choose which steel roll-up doors are right for them?
Choosing between light, medium or heavy-duty steel roll-up doors will come down to a few different factors. You’ll need to consider the intended use of the door, its environment, applicable laws and warranty options available. These are some of the main factors your business should consider when picking out steel roll-up doors:
One of the first things you should think about is compliance. You don’t want to order a heavy-duty, overhead roll-up door only to find out that your local laws don’t allow them. It’s always a good idea to check local and statewide laws before you purchase a door to see if the options you’re considering will comply with safety regulations to avoid fines and extra costs.
As a commercial facility, you’ll want to pay special attention to local, state and federal safety requirements for commercial overhead doors. Regulations such as UL 325 set standards for new and altered buildings to make sure they are accessible. Review these regulations for the most up-to-date information on compliance requirements, and you should review them to see what it stipulates for your types of facilities and coiling doors.
Choosing a coiling door will often depend on where you’re located and the environmental effects the doors will experience. Locations that are susceptible to hurricane damage, tropical storms or tornadoes, among other environmental forces, may need to go with heavy-duty steel roll-up doors. Your insurance provider or governmental bodies may require you to have a certain type of door to protect against environmental damage as well.
One of the most practical considerations you’ll need to make when choosing steel roll-up doors comes down to how you are going to use the doors. If you’re placing roll-up shop doors on a small structure or portable building, for example, a lightweight door is ideal. In contrast, a heavy-duty door is more suited for the needs of warehouses, commercial freight buildings or agricultural facilities.
Steel roll-up doors don’t all come with the same warranty. For example, our light-duty steel roll-up door comes with a three-year warranty, while our medium-duty and heavy-duty roll-up steel doors come with a one-year warranty. Depending on how long a company wants a warranty to last may play into their decision to choose a specific kind of steel roll-up door.
How Much Does a Roll-up Garage Door Weigh?
The weight of a roll-up door will vary, depending on the thickness of the door, as well as whether or not it’s insulated. The door’s weight will also depend on its size, since larger doors will naturally contain more material, therefore increasing the weight.
Roll-up doors are available in light-, medium- and heavy-duty gauges — or thicknesses — and it’s up to you to decide which will suit your needs. For example, Clopay makes three different gauges of roll-up doors — 150C, 157C and 160C. In general, a light-duty door will be used for smaller structures, such as portable buildings or recreational facilities. A medium- or heavy-duty door will be needed for places such as warehouses and commercial freight operations. When you work with an experienced sales representative at Halo Overhead Door, they can guide you through these choices and help you decide which best suits your needs.
Roll-up door dimensions also vary, which means they can fit a variety of openings.
How Much Do Roll-up Garage Doors Cost?
Let’s face it — your budget is going to play an essential role in determining the kind of garage door you purchase. So, how much are roll-up garage doors?
The cost of a roll-up garage door varies depending on the strength of the door, but that’s not the only factor when it comes to determining the price. The material you choose and the size of door you need will also impact your costs.
Clopay roll-up doors are made from 26 gauge hot-dipped galvanized steel and bonded together to form a continuous sheet. The steel sheets are covered with a top coat of silicone polyester which can be painted in a variety of colors, including white, gray, blue, tan, brown and red.
Our doors can be configured to meet wind load requirements, and we also offer fire doors that can protect your valuable assets at home or work.
In some cases, you may find that the upfront costs of a roll-up door are slightly higher than those of a traditional overhead door. However, when you’re calculating the price, it’s important to factor in the long-term costs associated with both kinds of doors. If you intend to install a garage door somewhere that it will be used a lot, then you need to consider costs for maintenance and repair over time. Steel roll-up doors are typically more durable long-term because their springs aren’t exposed, and steel holds up well against weather. Even the light-duty doors are designed to withstand 20 openings and closings every day.
Because roll-up doors are designed for extensive use, their parts are made to last. This means they won’t require as much maintenance over time, which may save you money if you opt for a roll-up door over a traditional overhead door.
Your costs will also depend on whether you buy an electronic opener or jackshaft operator as well. If you plan to purchase these accessories along with the door itself, make sure to tell your sales representative upfront so they can give you accurate details about pricing.
Benefits to Roll-up Garage Doors
Roll-up doors are often used in commercial applications because of how durable and low maintenance they are. If you’ve done any kind of research related to garage doors, then you probably realize that steel and aluminum doors are some of the strongest, longest-lasting doors on the market today. They hold up to the elements, withstand daily use and keep unwanted people out of your space.
Steel doors are also more economical than garage doors made of other materials.
Other advantages to these doors include:
When you install a roll-up garage door, you get a durable door, as well as peace of mind that your business is protected when you aren’t there. Roll-up doors are incredibly secure, which makes them an excellent choice to protect retail companies, factories and warehouses. The door can withstand a lot of punishment from burglars looking to break inside as it is more difficult to break the steel or aluminum in a flexible sheet than it is to damage panels in a wood or composite door.
Besides exterior applications, roll-up doors can be used indoors to seal off spaces during off-hours. Halo Overhead Door also offers roll-up fire doors, which are often used as interior doors to divide a building and protect its contents from areas that might present an increased risk of fire.
If you’re purchasing commercial garage doors for a company in the Houston-area, you need a door that can withstand varying weather conditions and climate changes. After all, these doors are an investment in your business, and you want to know that you are making a good investment when you buy them. Roll-up garage doors won’t bend, warp or rust, which means they’ll stand strong and serve you well for many years. Clopay doors are designed to withstand 20 cycles each day, which means you can have the peace of mind that your door will stand up to all the use you give it.
3. Low Maintenance
Roll-up garage doors require very little maintenance to keep them looking beautiful and functioning properly. Simply wash off the door occasionally so it continues to look as good as new. When you keep the doors clean, then you aren’t likely to have many maintenance issues with them. This is because roll-up doors don’t have as many moving parts, and the parts they do have are mostly contained. Keeping them free from dirt is the best way to preserve their function.
Because of the way roll-up doors are constructed, they have fewer parts to maintain or replace as the door ages. Roll-up garage doors also take up less space because they do not have the track system along the ceiling. For business owners, this can be a big bonus because it increases the amount of usable space available in your garage or storage facility. If you own an auto shop or a warehouse with limited storage space, you can use the extra headroom to store things or to give forklifts and auto lifts more space to operate.
When you talk about commercial garage door safety, there are typically two primary concerns — heavy doors falling when a spring breaks and damage to a door while it’s resting on the ceiling in an open position. Most modern garage door openers are designed with a safety mechanism to prevent the doors from falling. However, creating a safe work environment for your employees should still be a major consideration when you’re buying a garage door.
The reason traditional overhead doors are at risk of falling is because of the spring mechanism that they are attached to. The springs holding a traditional overhead door can become worn out and, in some cases, break unexpectedly. When springs break, the door falls. This can be extremely dangerous if it happens when an employee is nearby.
A roll-up garage door’s parts, including springs, are all enclosed, which means that they are less vulnerable to damage and, therefore, less likely to break. And, just like traditional fold-out garage doors, roll-up doors can be equipped with sensors so they cannot accidentally close on people or objects in their path. When you install roll-up garage doors rather than a traditional overhead door, you’re taking steps to keep your employees safe. And when your employees are safe, they feel more confident and can work with fewer distractions.
If you’re looking for garage doors that will be used in an industrial setting, another concern about overhead doors is that they’re vulnerable to damage from forklifts when they’re open. Depending on the height of your ceilings, the forklift may not be able to clear the door when it’s in the open position. When this happens, the door can be damaged. Then, you’re stuck paying for repair — or even a replacement.
When roll-up doors are open, the door is enclosed in the casing, protecting the steel from potential damage and keeping a clear space for forklifts and other tall equipment to operate. Besides being safer, this can equal massive savings because your door is protected from accidental damage and expensive repairs that might result from that damage.
Roll-up doors can be insulated, which can be a huge benefit if you want to install the door in a warehouse or space that needs to remain at a certain temperature. Installing an insulated roll-up door is also a primary way to save on your company’s energy costs because it will keep unwanted hot air outside while helping to maintain cool, air-conditioned temperatures inside. This keeps your employees comfortable and, in many cases, can be a valuable asset if your building is home to equipment and supplies that should be kept at cooler temperatures.
Roll-up doors are designed to fit snugly in your building’s opening, and they come with accessories designed to reduce the possibility of air leaks around the door itself. When you purchase a Clopay insulated roll-up garage door, it comes with top and side draft stops that also help prevent leaks. After all, an insulated door won’t do much to keep temperatures cool if air can leak around the top and sides.
Insulated doors are also stronger, which can be an additional benefit if you’re in the market for a door that will provide optimum security and protect your home or business from unwanted visitors.
Operators for Roll-up Doors
Roll-up doors are easy to install because they have fewer moving parts than other types of doors. They can operate manually or automatically, depending on your desired configuration. The following types of automatic operators can open and close your roll-up door with ease:
- Chain-drive operator: A chain-drive garage door opener connects the trolley to the motor through a chain. This configuration is the most affordable option.
- Belt-drive operator: This type of operator is similar to a chain-drive one, but it has a rubber belt instead of a metal chain. As a result, it moves smoothly and tends to be quieter.
- Screw-drive operator: Low-maintenance screw-drive systems feature a trolley that slides along a threaded steel rod that a motor spins in a circle.
- Jackshaft operator: Instead of taking up space on the ceiling, DC-powered jackshaft operators go on the wall next to your garage door opening. This type of operator saves room on your ceiling and accommodates low ceilings.
- Direct-drive operator: Direct-drive units have a chain that stays in place in a sturdy metal rail. This operator is the quietest option, and it costs about as much as the belt-drive configuration.
Roll-up Doors in Houston
The benefits of a roll-up door for your business are many — they’re durable, secure and give you a lot of bang for your buck. In short, they’re an excellent investment. And with the variety of colors and options on the market today, they look good too.
If you’re in the market for residential or commercial roll-up doors in the Houston area, let Halo Overhead Door guide you through the process. Family-owned and operated since 1991, we offer a wide selection of doors and pride ourselves on our ability to match our customer’s needs with the door that’s right for them. Whether you know the door you want or you don’t know where to start, our goal is to walk with you through the entire process, from selection to installation.
As a full-service company, we also pride ourselves on our outstanding maintenance and repair services. We know that a garage door is an investment, and we’re committed to helping you protect that investment for many years to come.
Ready to purchase a new garage door? Thinking a roll-up door is just what you need to improve the function and curb appeal of your business? Give us a call at (713) 224-3667 or contact us online to get started.