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Old 07-03-2004, 06:24 AM
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Does anyone have any experience with this kind of roll-up garage door? All of my experience has been with the typical residential pull-up style. what are the pros & cons of this one:
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Old 07-03-2004, 07:02 AM
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I have one, and it seems to work pretty well.
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Old 07-03-2004, 11:40 AM
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As long as they don't get hit by anything, they work well. Where you're located insulated doors don't really mean much.
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Old 07-03-2004, 01:11 PM
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I have one of those in the small shop. Holds a lot of dust n grit on the inside surfaces. Not vet easy to seal if you have AC in the shop
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Old 07-03-2004, 01:26 PM
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As long as they don't get hit by anything, they work well. Where you're located insulated doors don't really mean much.
Ah, but then I guess you've never been here in the summer. Drop by about 3 pm tomorrow & we'll go over to the old 40 x 60 x 17ft barn I've been renting for the last 11 years. Insulation is nearly as important to me in the summer as it it is to you in the winter. I can neither heat that building in cold weather nor cool it in the summer. It has finally become intolerable to me to keep paying the rent so I have made it my goal for the rest of the year to somehow get free from it. Once I have my plan a couple of weeks further down the road I think I'll start a cuttershop thread so y'all can help me plan & build a little shop here at my house.

My reason for looking into these doors is to cut down on the shadow effect of overhead doors at night. But if roll-up doors cannot be had with insulation, I'm gonna have to make a less then happy choice.
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Old 07-03-2004, 04:31 PM
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That style leaves all the shop ceiling space behind the door free for a lift, hoist, overhead lines, hoses, whatever you want to put up there.

I know in my dad's 30x40, with the normal style doors, when we back the trucks into the shop we do it on the sliding door side, since the conventional overhead door means we don't have direct overhead light or can't strap to the beams overhead for a hoist.
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Old 07-03-2004, 09:37 PM
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Build the damn building HIGHER and run the overhead door straight UP!

Geez, you kids never do any thinkin on yer own.
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