Industrial Garage Door

When choosing a commercial service door for a building, Cookson’s Industrial Garage Doors and Hurricane Rated Doors are the top choices for architects and building managers worldwide.


When you need security, durability and reliability, you need an industrial garage door.


An industrial garage door provides security and protection against entry as well as the weather at exterior and interior openings in industrial and commercial buildings.  Manufactured from slats of formed galvanized steel, aluminum or stainless steel, they roll up to store in a coil above an opening.

Commercial Garage Doors

Commercial garage doors are typically made from steel, engineered for higher traffic areas and built to last longer than typical garage doors. When its long life durability or increased security or best life value, top architects and building owners will specify an overhead coiling door. 

Our overhead roll up doors set an industry standard when it comes to any type of industrial garage door. They are engineered for daily use, custom manufactured to your specifications with commercial grade materials and designed to require only minimal maintenance. Our staff of engineers can help design or customize any door to meet your specific needs and solutions.


Is there a difference between an industrial garage door and an overhead sectional door?

In an industrial or manufacturing setting, you have factors that help determine what type of door to specify. Roll up doors have interlocking steel slats that stay interlocked as the coil up above the door opening. A sectional garage door will have larger sections hinged together. A sectional door requires space for the door to retract upward or up and over to open the door. A commercial roll up door only needs the space above for the door to coil into. Overhead rolling doors are typically made from heavier gauge steel in 2” to 3” sections, while a sectional door average 24” per piece. The framing, or guides, that the garage door follows are manufactured with structural steel with a roll up door as compared to formed metal guides on a sectional door. Maintenance is a big difference. Overhead roll up doors require much less maintenance as most parts are stored internally. High-performance roll up doors are manufactured all the way up to 1,000,000 open and close cycles with little to no maintenance. Sectional garage doors have springs, cables and other parts that are always exposed to the elements and require ongoing upkeep. This is especially problematic in high traffic areas that require a constant opening and closing of the garage door. 

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Roll Up Garage Door Flexibility

When you choose a roll up door as your industrial garage door, each door is custom built to meet your exact specifications. Our standard overhead rolling doors are constructed of galvanized steel, in 18, 20, 22 or 24 gauge. Our exclusive Galvanex two-step baked-on polyester finish is available in gray, tan, white or brown, however, finishes can vary by product or steel gauge. Coiling industrial garage doors can additional be manufactured in stainless steel or aluminum.

Individual door slats can be customized with vision windows of either one-way or two-way visibility. Various perforated designs or even customized designs allow visibility and ventilation while still maintaining security and insect control.

For a polished look, adding any one of our more than 180 stock SpectraShield powder coating finishes adds aesthetic value and eliminates any need for field painting the doors. Either with a stock color or even a custom powder coat color, can help your overhead door blend seamlessly into a building design or surroundings. Not only is our SpectraShield commercial door finish environmentally friendly, but the chemical bonding properties help it outperform any type of field applied finish.

For extreme or harsh environments, our AtmoShield finish provides a thicker, textured coating that is very resistant to scratches and blemishes. The rugged durability makes it ideal for building openings with high UV exposure or extreme weather conditions. We can also add logos, graphics and full-color images to any commercial overhead garage door.

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Durable and Secure Garage Doors

Roll up doors have steel formed interlocking slats or sections, so there is more steel, less weak points and zero gaps in between sections. This rugged, commercial-grade door construction requires little to no maintenance for the lifetime of the rolling door. Our standard overhead service door is constructed to withstand daily use and warrantied up to 50,000 cycles (more than twice the amount of many competitive brands).

Our doors can be configured to withstand the full range of wind load requirements, including Miami-Dade, Texas Department of Insurance, ANSI/DASMA-108 and more. We can also supply seismic calculations, missile impact ratings and much more. Our rolling garage doors are ideal for areas with a limited overhead room, roll up door curtains store in an overhead coil fully supported by the side guides.


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Industrial Garage Door Options

Even though our standard rolling garage doors and durable and secure, we do offer some specific commercial garage door models that help solve many specific needs.

When it comes to environmental control, our Thermiser insulated roll up door combines the durability of our standard rolling door with foamed in place insulation to protect against the elements. Combines with our patented perimeter door sealing system, you get an overhead door with environmental protection, improved security and reduced sound infiltration. Thermiser Max is our most energy efficient insulated roll up door available today.  IECC, ASHRAE, LEED certified, this insulated garage door decreases air infiltration by 94% and can achieve up to 38 points in five LEED certification credit categories.

High traffic areas demand high-performance overhead doors. Our Extreme 300 series high-speed rolling door provides high speed, high cycle performance that offers 300,000 maintenance free cycles. Featuring our advanced Apex Smart Controller and a springless design, the insulated model boasts an air leakage rating of less than 0.3 cfm/ft2 - meeting and exceeding ASHRAE 90.1 and IECC 2015 air leakage standards - making it the most energy efficient high cycle rolling door available today. For the highest door cycle life, our Extreme 1024 high-performance door is engineered for an unbelievable 1,000,000 maintenance free door open and close cycles. Operating at 3 times the speed of normal doors, our lowest cost per cycle will quickly seal your building, reducing energy loss and prevent unwanted intrusions.

Cookson is the leader in special need overhead coiling door solutions. Rolling fire doors provide protection in the case of a fire event. Maximum security doors are designed to help when security, rapid response or extra protection solutions are required. When mother nature threatens, industrial rolling doors that are installed in high wind areas or hurricane zones, our wind load hurricane roll up doors are the perfect solution.