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Due to their many similarities, both slat and sheet steel roll-up doors share competitive advantages in the market that make them a superior choice in the door industry. This is because they're made from quality steel, operate with similar functionality and space, and have a long preforming, easily sustainable life cycle.
But what makes the two doors different and how should you choose between them? That all depends on the product application, which we'll explain in greater detail below!
Slat doors are constructed of narrow thin strips of steel that are interlocked together. More joints create more strength, allowing a slat door to be used in heavy duty applications with frequent and demanding operations. Because slat doors eliminate vulnerability through increased support, they're ideal for industrial settings that use large and hefty equipment on a consistent basis. These doors are typically seen in industrial buildings involving production, storage, and the distribution of goods.
Slat Doors are the answer if your building requires specific performance needs such as fire rated doors, fire rated shutters, or counter shutters.
Sheet doors on the other hand are constructed of larger sections of steel, corrugated and lock seamed together to create one continuous curtain. There are many models of sheet doors, ranging in design to suit different environments. Although sheet doors can be used for a variety of applications, they are typically designed for commercial settings ranging from light to medium duty such as warehouses.
A major benefit to sheet doors is the fact that they're easy, simple, and quick to install. So not only do roll-up sheet doors save you money in material when comparing them to slat doors, but they save you a significant amount in labor costs as well.
Choosing between the two based on Key Differences
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Janus International Group, is the leading global manufacturer and supplier of turn-key self-storage, commercial and industrial building solutions including: roll up and swing doors, hallway systems, re-locatable storage units, and facility and door automation technologies. The Janus team operates out of several U.S. locations and five locations internationally.