Doors: Rolling, Bifold and Walkthrough

Doors – December 2018

Doors featured in Metal Construction News’ December 2018 issue.

AeroDoor International LLC

AeroDoor offers its bottom rolling doors with a dual slide door configuration. This configuration allows operators to move door panels to the east or the west end of openings. Internal motor operator on the first and the last panel allow all the panels to be moved to the east end, the west end, or stacked within the opening. The quantity of door panels is variable; the more panels utilized, the narrower final clear opening spaces are.

Blumcraft, a division of CRL-U.S. Aluminum

Blumcraft’s Entice Panic Device is an emergency egress system with a narrow crash bar that attaches to a vertical panic component. It has a two-piece system that allows architects to specify a panic device with an interior handle that matches the exterior handle. Using through-glass fittings, Entice Panic Device can be mounted onto double-glazed, 1-inch insulating glass with 1/2-inch and 3/4-inch monolithic tempered glass. Its narrow crash bar has a curved end that produces smooth, through-glass visuals and prevents clothing from being caught.


DBCI’s 650 Series roll-up door is made of 26-gauge steel and has a maximum opening size of 10 feet wide by 10 feet tall. The door is wind-rated to 8 feet, 8 inches wide and it can be used in coastal areas susceptible to large wind gusts and hurricanes. The 650 Series door is available in 23 colors.

Ellison Bronze Inc.

Ellison Bronze’s tempered glass and narrow stile doors have thin, decorative stile edges. Slim 1 5/32-inch stiles are available in clad bronze or stainless steel. Additionally, 1-inch stiles are available in extruded aluminum. Balanced door frames for narrow stile glass doors are offered in stainless steel, bronze and aluminum. The torsion bar can be either concealed within the door frame or exposed. Tempered glass and narrow stile doors relieve pressures, external wind loads and internal stack effect, at both sides of the door leaf. Ellison Bronze’s PowerNow power operators are optional.

Overhead Door Corp.

Overhead Door’s RapidShield 998 and RapidView 999 high speed metal doors operate to 80 inches per second. RapidShield 998 provides a solid, dual-walled aluminum curtain for applications where privacy is a priority. RapidView 999 is a full-view door with scratch-resistant polycarbonate panels for visibility and daylighting. The doors have a gravity drive system with variable frequency drive that eliminates sudden jolts and wear and tear from start/stop motion. They come with static and operational pressure ratings and 200 RAL powder-coating is offered.

Schweiss Doors

Schweiss Doors’ bifold doors with lift-straps are designed to be firmly held against buildings in all positions and provide protection from wind gusts during operation. They have automatic strap latches and a manual latch system is also available. The lift-straps are rated at 29,000-pound tensile strength. The bifold doors are made of structural steel tubing and are factory welded and assembled. They have top- or bottom-drive electric motors that operate on 220-volt, single-phase electricity; optional three-phase electricity is also offered. Other options include walk doors, windows, remote openers, photo eye sensors, door base safety edges, horns, trusses and emergency back-up systems.

Wayne Dalton Corp.

Wayne Dalton offers its ThermoMark Model 5150 sectional steel door with an all-window option. The all-window option has the appearance of an aluminum, full-view garage door with the durability of insulated sectional steel doors. The ThermoMark Model 5150 door is made with foamed-in-place, polyurethane insulation sandwiched between steel sections for thermal performance. The all-window door option is available with flush panel in short (Clear I) and long (Clear III) windows.