Fabric Industrial Doors – What You Don’t Know CAN Hurt You

Safe Vertical Lift Fabric DoorsLearn below how MaxDoor takes the pain away!

Let MAXDoor conduct an evaluation at your facility to determine the effectiveness and efficiency of your current doors.  MAXDoors are designed for the toughest industrial conditions (factories, loading docks, industrial buildings, warehouses, fire stations, military buildings, law enforcement locations, etc.).

  • USA-made MAXdoors are vertical lift fabric doors that can save a company as much as 50% on utility costs.
  • Operational and facility managers are realizing significant savings without sacrificing safety and quality by installing a MAXDoor.
  • In climate controlled environments MAXDoor can minimize overuse of cooling and HVAC Systems leading to replacements of entire units.
  • Made with USA steel, MAXDoor maintains its strength in doors from 10 feet to 100 feet.
  • MAXDoor is built with a dual layer fabric panel and operates like a roman shade allowing the weight and wind load to transfer from the traveling door panel to the door guides at every horizontal beam.
  • Door collisions cost companies a lot of money.  MAXDoor’s horizontal beams are designed to flex and give way when there is a collision.  The horizontal beams are quickly put back in place resulting in minimal downtime and no expense.

In today’s fast paced work environment, MAXDoor, a high-speed vertical fabric lift door offers hassle-free operation, minimal downtime, safety and cleanliness.

You don’t have to HURT anymore!  Contact MAXDoor today for an evaluation and quote on a custom high-speed fabric vertical lift door.



Installing a MAXDOOR = YUGE Savings on Service Calls

The high cost of service calls for industrial and commercial doors can add up quickly.  Door service and installation companies typically charge a high profit margin on parts and labor. The upside is that it enables these companies to grow and have a successful business. The down side is that they generally will not recommend a high-quality door like MAXDOOR.

MAXDOORS require very little maintenance and when they are mistakenly hit they often pop out the door guides without any damage to the door. Although hitting any door with a lift truck or other vehicle should never be acceptable, it does happen.  The important thing is that no one gets hurt and hopefully the door doesn’t get damaged.

Tough Stories…By Industrial Doors

MAXDOORS have been hit by lift trucks and large trucks used in the mining industry on several occasions.  On each occasion the MAXDOOR was knocked completely out of the door guides, but not a single part was required to repair the MAXDOOR.  Instead, the solution was to simply put the MAXDOOR back into the door guide where it could be back in operation in just minutes.  With a long history offering Vertical Lift Fabric doors, MAXDOOR is THE only door with this type of capability because of its durable parts and flexible design.

Ask Your Door Service Company About MAXDOOR

Your industrial door service company may not know about MAXDOOR, or, you may have to ask them what they know about us.  By installing a MAXDOOR at your facility you will be purchasing a door that will contribute to minimizing annual maintenance costs.  Our customers that have facilities with high usage of their industrial doors have notice significant savings that have enabled them to purchase additional doors and further reduce maintenance costs.  With MAXDOORS installed you will be calling your door service company to provide planned maintenance instead of emergency repairs!

9 Ways MAXDOOR Saves You Money

  1. MAXDoors simple design ensures minimum operation and maintenance cost.
  2. MAXDOOR has a 4” or 6” thick traveling fabric panel that does not have any belts, components or devices that are trapped in the door guides.
  3. Depending on the door size, collision repair typically costs $1,000.00 to $50,000.
  4. Should a collision occur the traveling fabric door panel is free to break away from the door guides.
  5. Head member and side frame/guides utilize common structural U.S. steel components providing superior overall strength.
  6. Horizontal beams manufactured from structural steel or aluminum provide the highest wind load resistance.
  7. An optional weight counter balance reduces wear and tear of the operator and lowers maintenance.
  8. 2 Year Warranty with optional extended warranty.
  9. U.S. components utilized – readily available when needed.

It’s Time To Get Tough…It’s Time For MAXDOOR

If you want to achieve MAXimum Strength and MAXimum Cost Savings install a MAXdoor – the made in the USA Vertical Lift Fabric Door for industrial and commercial door openings.  Contact us today to engineer your industrial door solution!




  • MAXDOORS are designed for the toughest industrial environments (factories, loading docks, industrial buildings, warehouses, and more)
  • MAXDOORS are designed for all door opening sizes from 10-ft to 100-ft wide
  • All traveling horizontal beams are designed to flex and give way when there is a collision. After a collision, the horizontal beams are easily put back into the door guides
  • Real life collisions prove horizontal beams flex out of door guides without damage
  • High Cycle Guide Blocks are located at the end of each horizontal beam. Guide Blocks never need lubricating. Door guides are clean and free of any lubrication
  • MAXDOORS design ensures minimum operation and maintenance costs
  • Structural steel components provide superior overall strength
  • Several MAXDOORS have been hit and knocked out of the door guides, and yet, NONE of the collisions have required any repair parts
  • Having the door guides free of any mechanical devices proves to be a huge benefit when there is a collision
  • Lifting belts that are free to travel with a door panel that has been hit improves safety
  • MAXDOOR horizontal beam design proves to be significantly stronger
  • MAXDOORS have survived real life collisions with Lift Trucks and Industrial Articulating Dump Trucks


PARTS: None Zero $0.00
LABOR:  .5 – 2 hours Depending on doors size and man lift availability
DOWNTIME:  .5- 2 hours
Other Manufacturers
PARTS: Horizontal Beams, Bottom Beams, Lifting Belts Drop Devices, Fabric, Reversing Edge, Bottom Weather Seals. Price $10-$40,000.00 depending on door size
LABOR:  2 Men 10-12 hours
DOWNTIME: 2-3 days depending on Parts availability

If your facility has suffered costly expenses due to collisions with its industrial doors, contact us to request a quote from MaxDoor-USA today or call us at (248) 658-1900.

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.
High Speed Vertical Lift Door

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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