There are many items that are taken into consideration when choosing bay doors for a new fire station or updating an older station – the doors need to allow for a fast and safe egress of the fire truck, be reliable, offer energy efficiency and be visually appealing as they are generally the focal point of the building. Luckily the Extreme 1024 Door meets all of these expectations plus more!
Every second counts when there is a fire that needs to be fought, that is why the number one factor when choosing a bay door for a fire station is speed and reliability. The Extreme 1024 High Performance Door operates with an opening speed of up to 24” per second, which is three times faster than a standard coiling overhead sectional door. It is also tested to remain in action for more than a million cycles.
Fire Stations do not have down time and neither should their rolling doors - it vital that the door is ready for action when the fire truck needs to exit the station for an emergency. The 1024 Door requires no maintenance outside of routine checks and is backed by a five year warranty providing the dependability that a fire station needs.
Due to the lack of required maintenance, the 1024 Door provides the lowest lifetime cost and lowest cost per cycle in comparison to other high performance slatted doors. Because it is built for longevity, there is no need to worry about excessive maintenance and repair costs.
Another important factor when choosing a bay door for a fire station is energy efficiency. It is important for the door to maximize energy savings by sealing off the opening – the 1024 Insulated Door does just that. The insulated version features the patented perimeter sealing system that meets ASHRAE® 90.12, 2015 IECC® and California’s Title 24 air infiltration requirements. This seal allows the door to keep the inside temperature regulated by keeping any extreme temperatures or weather outdoors. The speed of the door also adds to this feature – the increased speed allows the door to operate fast, allowing less air flow while cycling.
When visibility is desired but the security of a rolling door is needed, we recommended incorporating vision windows into the 1024 Door. The vision windows allow the community to see in to the fire house providing a sense of security, knowing that the fire truck is in house and ready if needed. The 10” x 1 5/8” windows also increase the aesthetics of the door.
CycleShield finish is exclusively for high performance doors – it is frictions and wear resistance in high cycle applications keeping the door looking better for longer. It is available as standard in gray, tan or white – but is available as an option in a range of more than 180 RAL colors to meet the need of any design.