This is the second part in our series highlighting temporary structure door options and their many uses, types and applications. This article will focus on the ever-evolving (or should we say rolling) roll-up door.
What is a “roll-up” door?
With a solid, practical design, roll-up doors (also known as steel-curtain doors) vertically lift up and gather into a roll formation instead of following tracks laid out for the opening. These doors can be placed onto any structure, and allow for the ultimate maximization of space. With a roll mechanism allowing the intra-folding of the door, this specific type of door can eliminate the need for clearance space in structure such as hangars, warehouses and other work-related temporary structures.
What can it do?
A feature that is highly implemented by many companies using fabric structures is the ability to have the roll-up door be automatic. This feature allows for less energy exertion by workers, saves time (which also means money) for the company, and is a safe alternative to manually having to open and close the door. With an electric operator and a chain hoist reduction of 8:1, the utilization of this automatic feature can be cost-reductive and a safe element to consider when deciding on what type of roll-up door (or any door) a temporary structure needs.
Roll-up doors are also characterized by their high level of durability and the added security that they can provide for a fabric structure. Mahaffey’s roll-up doors are made of 26-gauge galvanized, Grade E hard steel that is resilient to major wear and tear damage, and can accommodate for heavy usage. Being made from this type of steel provides a sturdy barrier that is more resistant than doors created from other materials, and can be outfitted with more advanced security features.
Other elements of the roll-up door that aid in maintaining the safety and operational efficiency within a temporary structure include the weather-prevention measures used in the door’s creation and implementation. Designed with deep-ribbed corrugation and a three-rivet wind lock attachment, Mahaffey’s roll-up doors are wind-rated up to 120 MPH with a 20-foot-wide opening, with the MPH rate increasing as the width of the door is decreased.
Whether outfitting a temporary structure for a construction site or an airplane hangar, roll-up doors are a viable and reliable option to consider when thinking about safety, longevity and structure practicality.
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