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A Beginner's Guide to Grilles and Rolling Doors

Posted by Jeff Myers on Apr 16, 2015 12:15:00 PM

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Today we will cover some of the basic advantages of our rolling service doors, rolling fire doors, and rolling grilles. If your commercial door needs to be replaced, consider looking into a durable and reliable door from Wayne Dalton or The Cookson Company. Their heavy duty doors are built to last.

Rolling Door Products from Wayne Dalton

Wayne Dalton manufactures both standard and custom rolling doors in a variety of colors and materials. Whatever your commercial door needs, Wayne Dalton has a door to suit them. They offer FireStar rolling steel fire doors, Secur-Vent doors, Titan rolling doors, accordion-folding grilles, and more. If you want to install a new rolling door or you need a rolling door product repaired or replaced, check out the following links or contact us for more information:

The Cookson Company, Inc.

The Cookson Co. is a family owned and operated business, and the rolling door industry is their area of expertise. More architects specify their products than they do any other rolling door manufacturer.

Rolling Service Doors

The Cookson Co. manufactures heavy duty rolling service doors, designed to last for 50,000 cycles. These doors are known for their ease of operation, their premium ball bearings, balance designs, high efficiency standards, and minimal maintenance. Their rolling service door includes structural angle guides and bottom bar, steel plate brackets, cast iron stops, and heavy duty cast gears, as well as 20 PSF windloading (also known as wind pressure: the intensity of wind against a building). The door is finished with Cookson’s exclusive FinalCote or ColorCote.

Rolling Grilles

Cookson’s rolling grilles have been manufactured using the same materials and designs for decades. Why? Because they work. Solid and secure are two words that describe these rolling grilles. The grille curtains are composed of 5/16” solid aluminum rods with either 1/8” or 3/16”-thick aluminum links. They also include oil-tempered torsion springs designed to last for 50,000 life cycles, aluminum extruded guides and bottom bar, and several finish options. Choose from three different operating methods: crank, motor, or push-up. 

Service Fire Doors

Fire doors have three functions: to seal an opening in a fire wall, to increase a building's safety, and to help protect a building's property during a fire by limiting damage. Cookson’s service fire doors are reliable, durable, cost effective, and equipped with leading technology. The Auto-Test Fire Door Products System was created specifically to work alongside smoke detectors and building alarms. These fire doors come with built-in batteries so they won’t come crashing down during power outages. They also include a governing system that limits the speed at which the door closes to nine inches per second. Their oil-tempered torsion springs built to last for 50,000 life cycles, and they can be used on any type of wall. Several finish options are available for fire doors including, standard, ColorCote, and stainless steel.

Commercial Garage Door Services in Des Moines

WD Door services all makes and models of garage doors. We also install various other commercial products, including

  • Dock Doors
  • Gate Operators
  • Speed Doors
  • Coiling Doors
  • Counter Shutters

and provide the following services:

We service all kinds of businesses, including hospitals, schools, gas stations, car washes, parking garages with gate operators, and retail establishments with security rolling gate operators (such as pharmacies, box stores, malls, etc.). If you need your commercial garage door repaired, installed, or inspected and your business is in or around Ankeny, Des Moines, or Urbandale, contact us today! Click the button below to contact us about servicing your commercial door this spring.



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