Understanding Wind Load for Commercial and Industrial Doors

High wind load industrial doorsLoading dock and entrance doors for commercial and industrial buildings are critical to the operations of a manufacturer and the companies involved in their supply chain.

In addition to the important areas of safety and utility cost control is the consideration for wind damage.  Industrial doors must meet certain safety and structural requirements for wind load.  Let’s explore how MaxDoors meet and exceed these requirements, and, how they perform better against the challenges of strong winds than overhead steel doors:

6 Advantages to Vertical Lift Fabric Doors vs. Strong Winds

  1.  Wind Load requirements for industrial and commercial doors should meet a minimum required standard to withstand a wind blast of 20 p.s.f. or 88 m.p.h. for 3 seconds.  Doors that are only a single layer of fabric, rubber or steel strive to meet this low wind load rating.  Maxdoors can be designed and built for a maintained windload of up to 150 m.p.h.  By design, Maxdoor utilizes a variety of beam size, spacing and material to provide the wind load required for any environment.
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HIGH WIND LOAD MAXDOOR – 58PSF / 150 MPH

2.  Wind Load capacity is a way of determining how strong and well-built the door will be for the end user.  The higher the wind load, the more robust and heavy duty the door components will be on the door.  Maxdoors maintain their strength, even in very large doors.  The horizontal beams in the Maxdoor fabric panel are hidden behind 2 layers of fabric and are what gives the door strength against the wind.

3.  Wind Load and how Maxdoor operates is significant to the way wind load is handled.  Maxdoor operates like a Roman Shade allowing the weight and wind load to be transferred from the traveling door panel into the door guides at every horizontal beam.

4.  MaxDoors are built with a 4”, 6” or 12” thick double layer fabric door panel. The fabric overlaps the door guides to provide a weather tight seal and to maintain a high wind load.

5.  Maxdoors are designed to be installed on the interior or exterior side of a wall.

6.  MaxDoors are self-supporting and do not put additional load onto the building.

Industrial Door Wind Test Assessment

Do you know if the doors to your facility meet the above requirements?  If not, or, you know they do not we strongly recommend that you contact us today for an assessment of your existing doors.  Having the right industrial doors in place that meet the requirements for windload will help to create a safer and more efficient working environment for your organization.

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Industrial Doors for Hazardous Waste Facility

Having the right industrial door for your facility matters, especially for spaces that contain hazardous materials.

Below is a video of our Model HD Vertical Lift Fabric Door that is still in service for a client that has NEVER had to experience a service call since our MaxDoor was installed.

From energy savings to tolerances against the elements such as high winds, the vertical lift fabric doors from MaxDoor USA are the ideal fit for the toughest industrial environments.

MaxDoor Model HD Industrial Door in Action

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How the Right Industrial Doors Help Climate Controlled Buildings

Climate Controlled Building Energy CostsDid you know that cooling costs for climate controlled buildings costs an average of 7 Times More than heating costs?

5 Ways The Wrong Industrial Door Costs You Money

Placing un-needed stress on a building’s cooling system can cause the following effects:

  • Excessive energy and utility costs
  • Excessive wear and tear on the cooling and hvac units
  • Increase in maintenance costs
  • Increase incidence in cooling unit replacement
  • Increase need to replace filters and equipment that ventilate with the outside air

Having a properly functioning and effective door for loading docks, large industrial doorway, or entrance can greatly decrease the amount of energy used to cool a factory, warehouse or industrial building.

Building operators and owners throughout the U.S. are constantly seeking ways to reduce operational and energy costs without having to make sacrifices in safety and quality.

Operations and facility managers are turning to industrial vertical lift fabric doors from MaxDoor-USA that create up to a 50% savings in utility costs.

Explore the recent case study below of a MaxDoor-USA customer who evaluated their energy savings for a door that was 16’ tall and 16’ wide.  Here are the results:

Existing Industrial Door Energy Costs

Energy Savings with Vertical Lift Doors

Energy Costs Using a MaxDoor Vertical Lift Fabric Door

Energy Savings with Vertical Lift Fabric Doors

If you find that your facility could benefit from a reduction in cooling costs this summer, Request a Quote from MaxDoor-USA today or call us at (248) 658-1900.

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Reduce Energy Costs by 50% with the Right Industrial Door

A fact of operating a factory, warehouse, or other industrial building is that materials, supplies, and products must enter an exit the facility.  This means that doors must open and close in order for this to be accomplished.

Operations Managers across the United States are always seeking to reduce operational and facilities costs without having to sacrifice safety and quality.

One area that can offer a tremendous savings, as much as 50%, is evaluating the effectiveness and efficiency of the doors of a facility.

MaxDoor-USA recently conducted an evaluation of a facility using a door that was 16’ tall and 16’ wide.  Here are the results:

Existing Industrial Door Energy Costs

Energy Savings with Vertical Lift Doors

Energy Savings with Vertical Lift Fabric Doors If you find that your facility could benefit from a reduction in its energy costs due to its industrial doors, Request a Quote from MaxDoor-USA today or call us at (248) 658-1900.

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