There are many, many uses for overhead coiling roll-up doors in the public realm, but are you aware of just how frequently you see this type of door? These metal slatted doors are built to roll up for storage above the door opening and are a great option for places where a standard overhead door might not be a feasible option due to space, or where aesthetics require a neatly-stored away roll-up door option. Here are a few different types of overhead coiling roll-up doors and how different types of companies make use of them.

Service Doors

Standard rolling service doors are used in a variety of industrial, commercial, and institutional spaces—from store backrooms, warehouses, and company headquarters to stadiums, speedways, and concert venues. They are used to provide security, access control, and/or weather protection and are available in both insulated and non-insulated varieties. Rolling doors can come in any combination of color and material and thus can be suited to virtually any commercial space.

Counter Doors

Counter doors are like service doors, only they are on a slightly smaller scale because they are built to fit over a counter-type space such as a reception area or pharmacy counter. You’ll find rolling counter doors at food counters, concession stands, pharmacy and hospital counters, and other reception-type spaces, in both interior and exterior settings. Rolling counter doors tend to have even more aesthetically pleasing options because of how they are used and can be crafted out of aluminum, stainless, steel, and even wood. They will also often feature more hidden hardware for limited space situations. These are also often referred to as counter shutters.

Fire Rated Doors

Fire rated doors can be used in applications where both service doors and counter doors are used. They are primarily used to protect various parts of building from a fire and thus are used in spaces not designated for exit. You’ll find them in arenas, commercial spaces, casinos, and even in museums to protect valuable artwork. One especially remarkable feature of fire rated doors is their ability to be triggered by fusible links, building alarm systems, or smoke alarm systems. These can also come in a variety of finishes, including specialized powder coating, which offers an entire spectrum of color options to choose from.

Security Grilles

These are an adapted version of service doors and counter doors that allow for you to still see inside of the space that they secure. These are most often seen on storefronts and at shopping malls.

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