Low Headroom Sectional and Rolling Overhead Doors for Tight Spaces

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Posted by Loading Dock Expert on September 08, 2021

In NJ and New York City, space is a premium.  There are really 3 different ways to do an overhead door or rolling door with low headroom (also known as low clearance garage door or low profile garage door). Below you will find a quick guide with a comparison chart at the end for those looking for a low headroom sectional and rolling overhead door for tight spaces:  

Three Ways to Install an Overhead Door or a Rolling Door With Low Headroom:

1. Install a Rytec Spiral® LH® High-Performance Rolling Door (for Low Clearance Garage Doors)

- Rytec Spiral® LH® High-Performance Rolling Doors are appropriate for high-traffic situations while meeting the low headroom/low clearance requirements of parking garages and other commercial structures.  
- The low lintel design only needs 11 inches of clearance at headroom.  
- The motor is compact with variable speeds allowing up to 60 inches per second.  It has soft acceleration and deceleration for smooth starts and stops.  

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2.  Install a Sectional Garage Door with Low Headroom Torsion Springs in Front

- Track is applicable for building applications where headroom is limited and standard track will not work.  
- Springs are mounted at the front of the horizontal track.
- Trolley motor operator or push up operation required, not applicable for jackshaft type operators.

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3.  Sectional Garage Door with Low Headroom Torsion Springs in Rear / Low Clearance Garage Door

- Track is applicable for building applications where headroom is severely limited.
- Springs are mounted at the rear of the horizontal track.
- Trolley motor operator or push up operation required, not applicable for jackshaft type operators.
- This is not recommended for medium to high usage and cycle environments.

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Cost Comparison Chart 

The below chart will help you understand the best product for your unique building.

#1 - Rytec Spiral® LH® (Low Headroom)
#2 - Sectional Door with Low Headroom (torsion spring in front)
#2 - Sectional Door with Low Headroom (torsion spring in in rear)

 

  Rytec Spiral® LH®
Low Headroom
Sectional Door w/Torsion Springs in Front Sectional Door w/Torsion Springs in Rear
Acquisition Cost $$$$$ $$ $$
Cost of Ownership During Operation $ $$$ $$$$$$
Warranty 5yr Mechanical
2yr Electrical , 2yr Door Panels
1yr Warranty, but No Warranty Over 10 Cycles a Day 1yr Warranty, but No Warranty Over 10 Cycles a Day
Cycle Life 1M+ <20K <10K
Emergency Egress Release Standard Not Available Not Available
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To learn more about other options, check out our product catalog and choose the right commercial door and loading dock equipment for your facility in NYC or NJ area. Spend some time looking at the sectional doors, rolling steel doors, other industrial doors and the accessories like commercial operators that you can find at Loading Dock, Inc. You will appreciate not only our amazing selection but also the level of customer service and care you receive from our team of overhead door experts. You can also read other entries in our blog.

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