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The Key Difference Between Light, Medium, and Heavy Duty Steel Doors

Jan 06, 2020

The first question you should ask yourself when selecting an overhead door is, "How often will this door be used?". Not all doors are designed for heavy traffic, so this question's a big one!

Keep in mind that heavy duty doors aren't always the best option, especially if they're not necessary. Choosing the appropriate door for your application will help you make the most efficient and cost effective decision!

 

The biggest difference between light duty, medium duty, and heavy duty doors here at Janus is the gauge and depth of their guides! A stronger guide allows the door to combat more frequent and demanding operations that heavy duty environments require.

 

Keep in mind that a heavy duty door has nothing to do with the gauge of it's curtain!

Believe it or not, while it has everything to do with the door's guide, a heavy duty door has nothing to do with the door's curtain. By keeping the same gauged curtain amongst our doors, we've minimized the dead-load our doors are responsible for supporting (this is the constant weight of the curtain itself). With a lighter dead-load, our doors can sustain a heavier live-load which is the fluctuating pressures inflicted on the doors such as wind, rain, and more!

 

Light Duty Commercial Steel Doors

Model 1000 Light Duty Commercial Steel Door

 

No matter the duty, steel has the advantage of superior durability - that's why it's known as the king of the industry! Light duty steel roll-up doors are designed for applications that require less frequent and less demanding operations.

 

These doors are the perfect product for RV storage, boat storage, or any application that's accessed less often; for example, most people wouldn't access their RV or boat several times a day, every day of the week. This means you don't need the Goliath of all doors to keep up with this simple and sporadic operation!

 

If your project calls for light duty commercial steel doors, start with looking into our Model 1000!

 

Medium Duty Commercial Steel Doors

Model 2000 Medium Duty Commercial Steel Door

 

Steel Doors that are designed for medium duty applications are optimal for typical commercial settings. They're the perfect product for warehouses, commercial buildings, and even terminals.

 

If your project calls for medium duty commercial steel doors, start with looking into our Model 1950 or 2000!

 

Heavy Duty Commercial Steel Doors

Model 2500 Heavy Duty Commercial Steel Door

 

Heavy duty steel roll-up doors are manufactured for frequent and demanding operations; for example, industrial buildings and freight terminals that are being utilized on a consistent basis. These doors are designed with a higher gauged and deeper guide, which combats the heavy scale of use with it's superior strength and durability!

 

Heavy duty steel roll-up doors are the perfect product for larger openings as well as high-traffic applications with greater requirements!

 

If you project calls for a heavy duty steel roll up door, start with looking into our Model 2500!

Model 2000 Medium Duty Commercial Door

If you need additional help with choosing the right door for your project, talk to an industry expert!

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