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A Guide to Choosing Between Sectional Doors and Rolling Doors

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In commercial industries no matter how big your business is, physically securing your premises will be a top priority. To do so, it is important for the management to take a close look at the types of industrial doors available, noting the uses, differences and benefits they offer before deciding on which to install.

There are a variety of options to choose from when it comes to industrial doors, considering the purpose, whether for securing, separating or monitoring access. However, if security is your main reason for the installation, it is often a case of choosing between a roller shutter or a sectional door. Although they are sometimes considered to be identical there are dramatic differences between the two. Read on to learn more how a sectional door contrasts from a rolling door.

Sectional Doors

Sectional doors are created to offer maximum convenience for any business production. They are assembled with larger sections and composed of separate panels that hinge as the sectional door opens and closes, allowing the door to curve on a track. That said, a sectional door does not need a room in front or directly behind it and just above. However, sectional doors are not the best solution for high traffic areas and are only suited for low volume building openings.

Another benefit of a sectional door is that it has the capacity to deliver a high level of weather resistance with seals around outer edges and intermediate panels. The internal temperature can be controlled with the help of these seals which is why sectional doors are well suited for premises that require controlled climates.

A sectional door is inexpensive compared with a rolling door when it comes to the initial pricing but might be more costlier in the long run due to the constant maintenance it requires.

Rolling Doors

Rolling doors or roller shutter doors are commonly utilised by commercial, agricultural and machine related companies. These industrial doors are easy to secure, offer a high level of security and are designed for frequent use.

Just as the name sounds, roller shutters roll into a mounted casing at the top of the doorway. The individual metal slat sections of a rolling door interlock together and coil up above the door opening around a drum so they store in a compact area. These doors are considered incredibly versatile because there is no storage space lost as well as needing very little extra headroom. Some styles of roller shutters are used to separate sections of a building into individual areas.

The heavy duty materials used in rolling doors are engineered for high volume use, they are designed to last and are built to withstand substantial usage. Good reasons why roller shutters are the best solution if your business has high traffic during operating hours and also requires solid security when not in use. In addition to this, rolling doors can also come with or without insulation depending on your premises’ needs.

Although rolling doors may initially cost more, the long-term savings from the durability and low maintenance you get in return give these industrial doors a distinct advantage compared with sectional doors.

TPS Industrial is a family-run business that offers quality services to both commercial and industrial industries. We have experienced door engineers who can install, maintain and repair roller shutter doors, fast action doors and sectional doors. From ground works through to commissioning of the automation system, our skilled experts will provide you with professional assistance. If you are located in England or Wales, please give us a call on 01594 840408 .