Overhead Doors – Keeping Out The Cold

Winter is on its way, and it’s time to install overhead doors that hold up in tough cold environments.  The movement of materials in and out of a facility requires overhead doors that open and close quickly and efficiently.  To keep heating and cooling costs under control, it is important to have the right industrial door in place.  Heavy-duty MAXDoors can be built up to 65 feet high with a speed of 8-10 inches per second.

Heavy Duty Vertical Lift Fabric Doors

The Heavy-Duty vertical lift fabric MAXDoor is a simple design that withstands 88mph or 20-psf wind load, and higher wind load is available for any size door.  This door includes a 6-inch-thick door panel instead of the usual 4-inch thickness. Built with self-supporting steel side frames and guides, heavy-duty horizontal beams, and dual layer 22oz heavy duty PVC fabric, the HD MAXDoor will provide a strong and reliable entryway to get you through the toughest of weather conditions.

Door Fabric Colors & Safety Features

MAXDoor offers a wide variety of color fabric options that include:

  • Blue
  • Green
  • White
  • Tan
  • Black
  • Red
  • Grey
  • Yellow
  • Translucent
  • Insect/Bird Screen Fabric

Safety Features

  • Direct drive gear motor with brake
  • Multiple Lifting Belts
  • Manual Brake Release
  • Over travel limit switch
  • Photo-eyes
  • PLC monitored circuits

Options Available

  • Anti-Collision Door Protection System
  • Severe Duty Motor
  • Automatic Door System
  • Operator Mounted Controls
  • Wireless Reversing Edge
  • Door Activation Sensors

Speak with an Expert

Take the next step and reach out to speak with our door application experts at MAXDoor.  Contact us today for a quote.  Made in the USA!

MAXDoor 101: Industrial Doors Made In The USA

Vertical Lift Fabric doors (VLFD’s) give you the flexibility to build a specific door system using standard components.  MAXDoors are designed and built in the USA.  Our doors are designed for the toughest of industrial environments and by design offer minimal operation and maintenance costs.  In addition, your door request is handled by an application engineer focused on providing you with the best door solution.  All MAXDoors offer a 20-25 year service life.

Fabric choices on MAXDoors include a variety of materials for special environments such as high temperature, cut proof, anti-static and translucent.

Model WD VLFD  –  For Door Sizes Up to 24’ W x 24’ H

This door is economical, possesses a long service life and used frequently by warehouses, maintenance, and trade shops.  The door features a floor level brake release and a floor level manual chair hoist in case your facility should lose power.

Model SD -Standard Duty VLFD – For Door Sizes Up to 36’ W x 30’ H

Our simple design ensures minimum operation and low maintenance costs. Head member, side frames and door guides utilize structural steel.  Standard speed in both directions is 10-12 inches per second and faster speeds are available.  This door provides high wind-load resistance and excellent environment separation.

Model HD Heavy Duty High Speed VLFD – For Door Sizes Up to 45’W x 45’ H

With a speed of 20+ inches per second, this MAXDoor is designed for large openings and has a self-supporting head member and side frames utilizing C-15 steel channels to provide superior strength.  Designed with internal traveling horizontal beams and large UHMW guide blocks to provide the highest wind-load resistance.

Model UL VLFD – For Sizes Up to 45’ W x 70’ H

Simple operation ensures minimum operating and maintenance costs.  Custom built for each door application, this MAXDoor offers a variety of control panel types and options. With 4 lifting belts and photo-eyes for monitoring opening and closing, this door is built for safety.

With many years of experience in solving entries for buildings, industrial facilities, airplane and aerospace centers, fire stations, shipyards, crane-bays and more, give MAXDoor a call to find the right solution for your door needs at (248) 915-5838.

Fire Stations Plan for Energy Efficient Buildings

A MAXDoor Case Study on Energy Efficiency

MAXDoor was contacted by an architect on the east coast of the U.S. regarding the need for a NetZero fire station that required doors with no infiltration of outside cold air.  Currently the bi-fold doors being used were allowing significant leakage of air around all the sides and bottoms of doors. Instead, they needed a door that would increase the R-value especially during the cold winter months.

The MAXDoor Solution

In order to meet the requirements of the customer the existing bi-fold doors were removed and a new MAXDoor vertical lift fabric door was installed that provided a tight seal and eliminated the energy loss problem.

Why MAXDoors?

MAXDoors are the ideal choice when environmental separation is needed at critical facility entry ways and access points because:

  1. The sealing of a MAXDoor is excellent and are used on clean rooms without any additional weather seals.
  2. There are many choices for the fabric used on a vertical lift fabric door such as color, low-temperature material, high-temperature material, and 18–42 ounce fabric weights.
  3. A high-speed MAXDoor helps to increase overall efficiency

Key MAXDoor Features

Some of the most popular features of MAXDoors as requested by customers are:

  1. The ability to increase energy savings.
  2. Elimination of drafts and heat loss.
  3. Light colored fabric that allows natural light into a facility.
  4. A low “U” value is very important.
  5. A long service life of 20-25 years.

Industrial Door Help From The Experts

Contact the experts at MAXDoor today for a quote, or, talk to one of our industrial door application experts about your needs.

Aim High – MAXDoors for Military and Government Buildings

Just like the strong and capable forces that protect our country, MAXDoor provides an industrial vertical lift fabric door that is durable and will stand the test of time.  Our door has a simple design ensuring minimal operational and maintenance costs. MAXDoor is found in numerous doorways in a variety of military operations.

Airplane Hangars

MAXDoors ensure protection of aircraft, equipment, inhabitants and valuables inside a hangar.  Our door is designed to withstand cold, extreme heat and high wind load.

Repair/Maintenance Buildings

MAXDoors are the perfect solution for easy movement of vehicles and equipment in and out of buildings numerous times a day.  Our doors are designed for high-speed operations and can operate at a speed up to 60” per second.

Fire Stations

Safety is key and MAXDoor offers intelligence at the door opening and defends against human error.  Lifting belts, photo-eyes for monitoring opening and closing, and safety sensors are some of the safety features that accompany a MAXDoor.  Our door is made with structural steel components and provides overall strength and durability.

Storage Buildings for Military Weapons/Tanks

MAXDoors are custom built to protect from all type of weather including direct sunlight, high winds, snow, rain, and sand.  Our doors also provide a great barrier from the entry of varmints, pests and birds.  MAXDoors are designed with overlapping fabric at the door guides and door bottom providing a tight seal and a very energy efficient door solution.

Made In America

MAXDoor is 100% American owned and manufactured in Michigan. We are a leader in the door industry and experts in design, engineering and manufacturing of vertical lift fabric doors and custom door systems.  For more information, please contact us or call (877) 436-0302.

CAGE Code: 8AUG0

Improve Safety and Efficiency at Mine Sites

Extracting raw materials from the earth is dangerous business.  Protecting the workers and the environment is critical during all mining operations.  One way to enhance safety and protect the surrounding environment is to make sure the right doors are installed in crusher buildings, truck shops, wash bays and pellet plants.

Dependable, Strong and Safe

Tough mining conditions demand strong and safe entrance doors at all openings.  A door must stand tough in dirty, gritty and corrosive environments.  A premium door needs to be corrosive-resistant and strong enough to handle the demands of daily mining operations.  A door that is constantly breaking down will cost your operation a lot of unnecessary expense.

Steel Doors Are Out

The use of big expansive steel doors is a thing of the past.  Rolling steel doors are expensive and corrode quickly.  In addition, they need continuous repair and replacement.  Steel doors have a very short service life and can be a safety hazard. What you need at mining door openings are MAXDoors – the vertical fabric lift door that fits in less space and requires no additional building modifications.  In addition, a fabric door allows more natural sunlight into the building which greatly improves safety inside the building.

Controlling Dust and Dirt

MAXDoors operate at a high speed and cut down on dust and dirt.  Even on crusher buildings where debris is flying, our door is made with dual-layer fabric and provides a tight seal when closed.

Made in the USA, MAXDoor is a supplier to mining sites throughout North America.

Take The Next Step

To learn more about how a MAXDoor can help to create a safer and more efficient environment at your facility contact us or call 877-436-0302.

 

MAXDoor Offers Faster Delivery and Longer Service Life

Long lead times for commercial overhead doors is a major problem.  When you need to open or close a door, it is crucial to all operations of a business that the right door is installed at the door opening.  Choosing a vertical lift fabric MAXDoor can provide you with a much shorter delivery time compared to rolling steel doors.  There are many factors contributing to longer lead times such as lack of raw materials (steel), offshore suppliers unable to unload at the docks, and a shortage of employees in the manufacturing and delivery business.

MAXDoor understands the struggles everyone is currently facing especially in the industrial door business.  However, we are based in Michigan where all our design and manufacturing take place. We can build and deliver a door much faster because we are a Made in the USA company designing and manufacturing doors in the state of Michigan.  Our doors can be shipped anywhere in the U.S. and overseas.  Because we have this advantage, we can deliver our product much faster than other door companies who rely on materials from foreign parts and overseas production.

Overhead Door Replacement

Replace your overhead door with a vertical lift fabric MAXDoor.  Remember, for example, rolling steel doors are the cheapest door you can buy, and right now you will wait months to get one delivered.  Instead look to MAXDoor and install a door that is high quality, 2-5 times stronger than most doors and has a life span of 20-25 years of dependability.

Experience Matters

With 35 years plus in the door business, we can design and custom build a door to fit your specific door opening needs.  MAXDoors hold up in the most demanding of envi­ronments and can be designed and built for a maintained windload of up to 150 m.p.h.

Get The Right Type of Door

You want to make sure you order the right type of door for a specific door opening.  Many doors will fit but you need to decide the type of internal and external environments you are dealing with and the severity of the surrounding environment.  That’s where our door experts can come to the rescue.  Reach out to a MAXDoor expert, talk to our design engineer and get a quality door that fits all of your overhead door needs.

Get The MAXDoor Advantage

You get it all with a MAXDoor:

  • Strength for High Wind Resistance
  • High speed opening and closing
  • High cycle capability

Get Help Today

Learn more about how MAXDoors can help increase the efficiency and safety at your facility when you talk to one of our design engineers today!

Replacing An Overhead Door? Do This First.

Talk To an Expert at MAXDoor

When the time comes to replace an overhead door, look to the door experts.  USA-made Maxdoors are vertical lift fabric doors designed for the toughest of industrial conditions such as factories, mines, loading docks, warehouses, fire stations, military, and aerospace buildings.  By installing a quality MAXDoor you can realize significant savings without sacrificing quality or safety.  MAXDoors have a 20-25 year service life and are 3 times stronger than steel doors and much more energy efficient.  Our doors are custom made to perfectly fit your specific application.

The Low Maintenance – High Quality Solution

By design, MAXDoors are low maintenance and high quality:

  • A simple designed door with no components to get trapped inside the door guides.
  • If a collision occurs, horizonal beams are designed to flex and give way. Put the beams back into the door guides and the door is operational.
  • MAXDoors are designed for high cycle applications (hundreds per day).
  • High wind load resistance up to 150 m.p.h. due to dual-layer fabric and horizontal beams.
  • MAXDoors can operate at a high speed – up to 60” per second

MAXDoors save you money in the long run:

  • Can reduce your energy and utility bill up to 50%
  • Save money on costly maintenance visits and downtime at the door opening
  • MAXDoors are self-supporting and do not put additional load on the building

With MAXDoor you have fabric choices:

  • Available in a variety of colors
  • Available in 18, 20, 22 or 28 ounces
  • Available in material that is fire retardant, low temperature, high temperature, anti-static, etc.

Made In The USA

MAXDoor is owned and operated in Michigan.  With over 35 years in the door business, we have built a door that is designed for strength and durability.

We can answer all of your door replacement questions and custom build a door that meets your specific door needs. Put your trust in MAXDoor and rely on our expertise to replace your overhead door.  Contact us today to learn more about replacing your overhead door.

Searching for Overhead Industrial Doors?

An industry leader in overhead industrial doors for shops, warehouses, factories, mines, hangars, aerospace and more.  MAXDoor is a strong tough commercial overhead door that works exceptionally well in difficult and demanding environments.  The advantages of an overhead MAXDoor far outweigh the competition.  It is the answer for hard to fit doorways of any size and stands strong under adverse weather conditions.

Why MAXDoor Is The Perfect Solution

Reduce Energy Costs – the right overhead industrial door can lower your energy costs as much as 50%.  MAXDoor can perform an evaluation of your facility and recommend ways to stop the heat loss or cool air from escaping at the door entrance.  Having a properly functioning commercial door for loading docks, warehouses, large doorways, or entrances can greatly decrease the amount of energy used to heat or cool your facility.

Wind Load Capacity – MAXDoors are designed and built for a maintained wind load of up to 150 m.p.h. By design, our door utilizes a variety of beam sizes, spacing and material to provide high wind load for any environment. Even in very large overhead doors, MAXDoor maintains its strength. Talk to one of our door experts to better understand how our door stands up in tough environments.

Low Maintenance – You will save big on service calls with a MAXDoor. Our doors require very little maintenance and when they get hit, the door pops out of the door guides.  Our commercial overhead door operates like a roman shade allowing weight and wind load to transfer from the traveling door panel to the door guides at every horizontal beam. The quick fix is to simply put the door back in the guides, and you are back in operation within minutes.  MAXDoor is the only door with this type of capability due to its durable parts and flexible design.

High Speed/High Cycle Operation – MAXDoor is designed for high cycle operations meaning hundreds of cycles per day and can operate at a high speed – up to 60” per second.

MAXDoor is made in the USA and built for strength using steel and other components made in North America. By design of lifting belts and horizontal beams, MAXDoor limits safety issues typically associated with a commercial overhead door.

Contact our MAXDoor specialists to find the answer to your overhead door needs.

The Essential Door for the Mining Industry

The mining industry like any other manufacturing industry utilizes sophisticated machinery and equipment.  Digging in the earth and extracting valuable minerals is a messy business. The MAXDoor is a perfect fit for this tough, rugged environment because this vertical fabric lift door provides intelligence at the door opening.

Development in mining has come a long way to enhance safety, productivity, and efficiency.  You need a door that also has the same qualities.  MAXDoor is a premium door that fits perfectly in dirty, gritty, and corrosive mining environments.

Reasons Why MAXDoor Is a Fit for the Mining Industry

  1. Safety – Anti-collision, fully automatic, fail-safe control panels
  2. Strength – Designed with streel and dual layer fabric panels
  3. Wind Load – Designed for a maintained wind load of up to 150 m.p.h.
  4. Environmental Separation – Built to keep out the dirt, dust, and moisture
  5. Service Life – 20–25-year service life
  6. Minimal Service Costs – Designed to operate with little repair or maintenance
  7. Opening/Closing Speed – high-speed operation operating 2-3 times faster than a rolling steel door
  8. Fabric Options – Fire-retardant material; insulated; sound reduction, etc.

MAXDoor is custom designed to meet the specific needs of each customer.  It is built to take the guess work out of operating an industrial door.  Made in the USA and with over 30 years in the door business, our product is the best door solution available on the market today.

Contact us today or call (877) 436-0302 for a consultation from our experts about your industrial door application.

MAXDoors for Large Industrial Door Entrances

Turn to MAXDoor when you need an industrial door for large entrances and access points.  Our vertical lift fabric doors are the perfect solution and are the best in the industry.  Listed below are several choices to fit your need for a large custom-built industrial door for your warehouse, factory or any entrance that requires a strong, well-built door.

We offer many door solutions such as:

  • Heavy Duty High Speed – Self-Supporting head member and self-supporting side jamb/guides resulting in minimum load on your building. This door is used on door openings over 30FT in width.
  • Heavy Duty-XL is a door for heavy industrial environments and openings over 60FT wide.  Multiple lifting belts provide increased protection and safety.
  • SD-Insulated – this vertical lift fabric door is for door openings that are in the closed position most of the time. Also available in a high-speed version for door openings up to 30FT wide.
  • WD Model – ideal for warehouses and maintenance shops.  This simple design ensures minimum operation and maintenance costs. A folding curtain stacks like a roman shade on the exterior and interior of the door. This door is very economical and has a long service life.
  • TD Model – telescoping steel panel door that provides security, fire protection and sound absorption. This door is perfect for high cycle operations, high wind load and latches down when closed.  Available in several color choices, the TD model is easy to repair and requires minimal maintenance.
  • Crane Way Door Model – custom engineered door available in several color choices and designed for large cranes entering and exiting the facility.  Standard features include severe duty motors, aluminum guide rails, brush weather seals, multiple lifting belts, dual layer fabric to name a few.  Also available in a Lower Door Swing Model.

The above models are designed for safety, low maintenance, energy efficiency and are cost-effective based on the long service life of a MAXDoor. The perfect door for many industries, including agriculture, aerospace, steel, aluminum, glass, mining, ship building, port authorities, military, large equipment manufacturers, and waste handling facilities.