Roll Up Doors

What Curtain Options Are There for Roller Doors?

Slat options available for service doors

When choosing the curtain for your roll up door, there are three primary factors to consider:

  1. Purpose of the door
  2. The environment where it will function
  3. The level of security needed

While a wide variety of slat types and slat alternatives are available, each has its own strong and week points to consider with respect to your use.

The purpose of the door is one of the largest factors in making a decision for the curtain. If the door is supposed to control vehicular traffic during business hours, it will need a very different configuration than one needed to secure the front of a shopping center after hours. Then there are doors needed to secure an area, but also to keep fumes from building up, such as in a fleet operations bay. In the latter case, the operating environment is a crucial consideration.

When weighing environmental concerns, heating and cooling may be a factor to consider. In places with weather extremes, whether they are heat, cold, or storms, insulated slats might be a wise choice. If it’s a matter of high winds, curved slats add extra reinforcement. In other cases, indigenous wildlife may be a problem to overcome. In such circumstances, visibility through the door may be needed.

Level of security needed is an important factor as well. Higher security doors tend to be made of heavier gauge steel, and have more security systems installed too. Heavier doors require more materials and larger, higher horse-power motors to operate. For that reason, cost is usually a balancing factor.

You are welcome to regard the following chart, as it may help guide you in your decision.

Curtain Choices

Slat Profiles Available

Model: Extruded Aluminum Flat Slat
Profile: 2″
Pitch: 1.5″
Special: Extruded Aluminum

2 inch extruded aluminum flat slat

Model: No.17-slat-profile
Profile: 2″ flat-faced slat
Pitch: 1.6″
Gauges:
– 20 gauge steel
– 20 gauge stainless steel
– 16 gauge aluminum (anodized mill, clear, or bronze)

No.17 slat profile

Model: Secure Vent Slat
Profile: 2″ flat slat
Pitch: 1.6″
Gauges:
– 22 gauge steel
– 22 gauge stainless steel
Special: Perforated slat with 1/16″ diameter holes

perforated flat slat

Model: No. 34 Insulated Flat Slat
Profile: flat-faced slat
Pitch: 2.45″
Gauges:
– 22 gauge front with a 24 gauge back
– Up to 18 gauge steel or stainless steel front.
Special: mineral wool insulation
Options: Fire-rated vision lite

No. 34 double insulated flat slat

Model: No. 4
Profile: curved slat
Pitch: 2.76″
Gauges:
– 22 gauge steel
– 18 gauge stainless steel
– 16 gauge steel
– 14 gauge aluminum (anodized mill, clear, or bronze)

No.4 curved slat

Model: No. 2
Profile: curved-face single crown slat
Pitch: 1.9″ pitch
Gauges:
– 20 gauge steel
– 20 gauge stainless steel
– 18 gauge aluminum (anodized mill, clear, or bronze)

No.2 curved slat

Model: No. 14
Profile: flat slat
Pitch: 2.45″
Gauges:
– 22 gauge steel
– 18 gauge stainless steel
– 16 gauge steel
– 14 gauge aluminum (anodized mill, clear, or bronze)

No. 14 flat slat profile

Model: No. 14 Ventilated
Profile: ventilated (fenestrated) flat-faced slat
Pitch: 2.45″
Gauges:
– 22 gauge steel
– 20 gauge steel
– 20 gauge stainless steel
– 18 gauge steel
– 18 gauge stainless steel
Special: 5″ x 3/4″ rectangular holes evenly spaced across the slat

No. 14 flat slat profile ventilated

Model: No. 9 Titan 6″ Oversized Slat
Profile: Curved Slat
Pitch: 6.15″
Gauges:
– 18 gauge primed steel
– 14 gauge steel

No. 9 Titan 6 inch curved slat

Model: Grille
Profile: no slats. Made of steel rod and aluminum links and spacers
Special” Can be a section of the door.
Options: a variety of spacing choices

Grille roller door

Model: Grille w/ Fire Retardant Lites
Profile: no slats. Made of steel rod and aluminum links and spacers
Special: Can be a section of the door

grille fire retardant lites

Whatever configuration you may require for your business operation, just know that American Door is here for you. We can help design your system for you, and install it too, whether you are breaking new ground, or tearing out an old system for a newer, more updated solution.

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