This guide covers everything you need to know about commercial rollup steel doors, including how they work, the types available, and how they compare to their sectional counterparts.
Rollup doors are steel doors that roll up into a coil directly above the opening. As they protect against unwanted entry and natural elements, they are indispensable for many businesses. Other benefits of these doors include:
A rolling door consists of small, interlocking horizontal slats that, when lifted, travel along a track and coil around a drum directly overhead. They can roll into a coil due to their great flexibility, which is due to the thinness of the slats. The slats on rolling steel or aluminum doors are much thinner than those of traditional overhead doors.
We offer a wide variety of rollup doors that vary in terms of purpose and performance, which include:
If you're looking for an overhead rollup door with fast operation and top performance, you'll want to consider investing in our high-performance security doors, which boast exceptionally low overall lifetime costs. Browse some of our secure rollup doors below:
If you need a rollup door that's high-security and provides superior protection, you'll want to invest in one of Cookson's rolling security doors. These doors defend your building against burglary, unwanted entry, and destructive vandalism as well as inclement weather.
This superior custom-made door is designed to withstand daily use and is warrantied for as many as 50,000 open-and-close cycles, which is over twice that offered by many competing brands. These doors are supported fully by side guides to free up as much overhead space as possible with motor operation, push-up, and hand-crank options available.
One of the greatest benefits of these doors is their ability for customization. We manufacture each of our rollup doors to meet our customers' specific requirements, which results in a door that is well suited for your specific application. Many parts of our doors are customizable, including:
If you have a high-traffic entrance to your business, you're going to be opening and closing your commercial door frequently, which means you'll want a door that can open and close quickly. Our Extreme® 300 Series High-Performance Door is ideal for this situation. This rollup door comes with several beneficial features, including:
Our Extreme 1024 High-Performance Door offers high performance, intelligent operations and an extremely long lifespan. With the 1024 Series, you can be certain your door will serve you for many years, as it has been tested to open and close over 1 million times without any maintenance. In addition to its longevity, this door also offers the following advantages:
Our award-winning StormDefender shutters can transform any area into an extremely safe storm shelter in the event of a natural disaster. Some benefits of these rollup storm shutters include:
These tough shutters are perfect for any facility that requires reliable protection from Mother Nature's most powerful disasters. Whether you're required to install these by law or are doing so as a proactive measure, these shutters can fit seamlessly into practically any public facility, including schools, universities, 911 facilities, and municipal buildings.
These shutters have been proven to stand up to positive and negative wind pressures of 300 pounds per square foot (PSF). They can also withstand a direct impact from a flying object without suffering much damage.
Our EntryDefender® Door is a platinum award-winning door designed to protect manufacturing facilities, official government buildings, marijuana dispensaries and other sensitive buildings against intrusions. These doors offer many benefits, including:
Our StoreDefender™ Door provides businesses with protection against bodily force and common tool attacks from three or more attackers. It features continuous cast wind locks, allowing it to stay securely in the guides. The slide locks secure the heavy-duty bottom bar in place and the slats lock into the barrel.
Our insulated doors are among our most popular models, and it's not hard to understand why — they protect against harsh natural elements, stop intrusions, and improve the building's energy efficiency. These doors' thick, dual-layer insulation also reduces sound, making them great for any application.
Our energy-efficient rollup door models include:
Our Thermiser® Insulated Rolling Doors feature foamed-in-place insulation that provides superior energy efficiency and two layers of formed steel. This combination makes them one of the most secure rollup door models on the market.
However, even if a door has excellent insulation, it doesn't necessarily provide good energy efficiency. This is because warm or cold air can sometimes make its way around a door, even if the insulation is excellent. For this reason, we've equipped our Thermiser® insulated doors with a perimeter sealing system, which provides thorough protection against the natural elements.
Like all our other door models, we custom manufacture our insulated doors to your specifications and offer various materials and finishes.
The Thermiser Max® Insulated Rolling Door offers better insulation than any other rollup door on the market, with ASHRAE, IECC and LEED certifications to prove it. The Thermiser Max® decreases infiltration of air by 94% compared to standard products and can help you obtain as many as 38 points in many LEED certifications credit categories.
A rolling fire-rated door is a structural fire barrier designed to impede the spread of flames and smoke by keeping them isolated to a certain compartment of a building. Rollup steel fire doors have become a standard safety requirement in many buildings.
Our selection of fire-rated rolling doors include:
The Firemiser insulated rollup door provides all the life-safety features of rollup fire doors along with the sound reduction and energy efficiency benefits of insulated rollup doors.
In a fire, the Firemiser will close, preventing flames and smoke from entering and spreading through the rest of the building. By isolating the fire and smoke, this door protects both lives and property.
Firemister rollup doors can be installed on the following wall types:
Firemiser insulated fire doors are ideal for applications outside of a structure that may be expanded later on or areas that require fire doors and need the sound-dampening benefits of insulated doors.
Our rolling fire doors are designed to protect lives and property in a fire by isolating the incident to a certain part of a building. Besides stopping the spread of fire, these doors also provide excellent security and access control for openings in walls that aren't a required means of egress.
Our fire-rated rollup doors come with the option of a SmokeShield® package, which adds draft and smoke control listed to UL1784. This assures the smoke is compartmentalized with the fire and doesn't spread throughout the building. Our rollup fire doors are listed for fire protection ratings of 45 minutes, 90 minutes, 3 hours, and 4 hours.
Rollup and overhead doors have much in common — they're both available in steel and they both protect against human-made and natural threats. So you may be asking yourself, which is more suitable for your business? In this section, we'll compare the benefits of each:
The price to install your rollup door will depend on several factors, including the size, material type, and brand. Additional features may also increase the installation price.
Depending on the above factors, installing a normal rollup door could cost anywhere from $5,000 to $8,000. This is because the installation is more complicated and time-consuming than standard sectional garage doors. Special tools may also be necessary.
At Cookson Door, we're dedicated to providing customers with the highest quality products and services. No matter what you need, our support team will help you find, design, or specify the best door for your application. Reach out to us today to receive a quote.