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Learn How to Store Your Roll-up Doors the Right Way

Nov 25, 2019

Handling, Storing, and Protecting Your Commercial Roll-up Doors before Installation

So you've received your Commercial Roll-up Door from the manufacturer, but have some time before you're ready to install it on site... that's a common situation, but how you handle it can have direct impacts on your door and completed project. The wrong step can damage your door's curtain and even effect the installation when it's time to get started, that's why we've outlined how to best protect your investment through handling, storing, and protecting your roll-up doors properly during that time before installation.

Protect Your Financial Investment!

When manufacturers take extra steps during production, they can deliver quality products that require less work for their customers. This means with a focus on operational efficiency and product innovation, leading manufacturers can save customers time, energy, and money when installing commercial roll-up doors! This can be achieved through various ways, including how the doors are packaged.

By wrapping our commercial roll-up doors in roller board packaging, the risk of damage during handling, transporting, or storing prior to installation is greatly reduced and most often eliminated. This packaging is made of 6 ft wide corrugated cardboard that's wrapped around the commercial door's curtain to form a protective barrier against harmful elements that could cause damage.

Rollerboard wrapping around Janus Commercial Door


While often overlooked, the transition period between delivery and installation is such an important step in the midst of your investment. Any damage to your door could cause it to not work properly, affecting your operations and degrading your investment. To ensure you protect your doors during this limbo period, check out the great tips below.


How to Store Your Commercial Steel Doors

  • KEEP THEM PACKAGED: Until you're ready to install your door, keep them the way you received them. When it comes time for installation, you'll receive specific instructions, including when to take the door's packaging off. We've made detailed and easy to understand instructions to make this process as simple and efficient as possible. 
  • STORE THEM INSIDE: To minimize the risk of your door being exposed to harmful environmental elements, store them inside under safe conditions. If your door is outside, debris and elements are more likely to cause damage to your door and it's parts.
  • MAKE ROOM: Clean the area where you will be storing your doors prior to receiving them. Steel can become scratched and dented easily, especially if it's exposed to debris like rocks and gravel which are common components on commercial/industrial sites.
  • POSITION HORIZONTALLY: Make sure you lay the doors down horizontally on a flat surface, instead of propping them up vertically against a wall or object.
  • LIMIT TIME: Try and avoid storing your commercial doors for extended periods of time prior to installation.


Best Practices for Handling Your Commercial Steel Doors

  • EQUIPMENT AND PROCEDURES: Make sure to use proper lifting equipment and correct lifting procedures to avoid damage or injury when moving or handling your commercial steel doors.
  • PROPER INSTALLATION: Installation, Maintenance, and repairs need to be completed by a proper installer! To learn more on our maintenance recommendations, check out our Operation and Maintenance Manual.
  • SAFETY GEAR: To prevent serious injuries, wear your safety gear at all times when handling your roll-up steel doors. For additional safety information on garage doors, download DASMA's Safety Guidelines.


When you've made the investment in commercial roll-up doors (no matter the quantity), it's important to do everything on your end to help protect and prolong that investment. With the dedication of leading manufacturers pair with this knowledge, you're set to have a high quality, aesthetically pleasing roll-up door when it comes time for installation.

Commercial Roll-up doors in warehouse

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