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    Selecting Loading Dock Doors

    [fa icon="clock-o"] Oct 3, 2016 2:27:00 PM [fa icon="user"] Grey Decker Ariam [fa icon="folder-open'] Selecting Loading Dock Doors, Common Dock Door Dimension, Dock Bay Design, Roller Doors, Sectional Doors, Door Track Protectors, Sealing System, Loading Dock Door Sizes, Door Bay Design

    Selecting Loading Dock Doors, Loading Dock Door and Truck

    A dock door is required for inside/outside loading docks. The most commonly installed doors are manually operated and are either an overhead sectional door or a roller door.

    See pictures of roller doors and sectional doors  by reading more below↓

    Roller Doors


    loading dock doors, white roller doors

    loading dock doors, roller doors

     loading dock doors, gray roller doors

    loading dock doors, orange roller doors

    A sectional door is smoother and quieter than a roller door because of rollers that run inside of tracks. Other advantages of a sectional door are:

     • They are thicker and stronger than a roller door

    • They can be insulated

    Sectional Doors

    loading dock doors, white sectional doors

     loading dock doors, white sectional dock doors

    loading dock doors, white sectional dock door

    loading dock door, white sectional doors exterior view

    NOTE: Install door track protectors to protect the door tracks.


    Common dock door dimensions are 8’0” in width with 8 ft, 9 ft or 10 ft heights. Consider extending the door 13 ft to 14 ft above the driveway and a minimum of 8’6” wide if full access to the truck’s interior isrequired. Dock doors dimensions are determined by:

    • Type of trucks being serviced

    • Sealing system

    Environmental concerns

    Our adept team of technicians at  Loading Dock, Inc. can  help you in selecting the most suitable loading dock door/s for your business.  Click the "Schedule Estimate" below to get started↓Schedule Estimate

     For more information, please give us a call at 973-471-4060 or email us at: info@dockndoor.com We service Northern New Jersey (Bergen, Passaic, Union, Essex, Morris, Hudson, Hunterdon, Somerset county/counties), Manhattan, New York City, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, Bronx, Westchester and Rockland. 



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