The Difference Between Roil Coil & Overhead Sectional Doors

Doors are an essential element to metal buildings as they are the only moving part. High-quality, professionally manufactured metal doors help complete any metal building project. While modern markets provide a selection of door styles, two of the most common types are the Roll Coil and Overhead Sectional doors. While both styles have relatively similar costs, there are striking differences to take into consideration for your metal building project.

Roll Coil Doors

Quick Facts

  • Heavy Gauge
  • Speedy Install
  • Operational Opening Variety

The Roll Coil door is designed to protect the contents inside the building. Boasting a heavier gauge, which is typically the same thickness as the rest of the metal building, these doors will be strong and remain durable, ensuring safety and structural integrity requirements are met. Easy install and versatility allow the Roll Coil door to be featured on either the interior or exterior of the building.

For opening purposes, Roll Coil doors may be equipped with a manual rope, chain hoist, or electric operator depending on design needs. As the door retracts up, it coils itself just above the door head maximizing overhead space ideal for extra storage.

These doors do have a couple of disadvantages, however. They are non-insulated and difficult to seal on the sides.

Roll Coil doors favorable among many metal building owners. They are great for:

  • Mini Storage
  • Warehouses
  • Buildings with Garages
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Overhead Sectional Doors

Quick Facts

  • Window Options
  • Tighter Seals
  • Higher Insulation Values Available
  • Quiet Operation
  • High Wind Rated
  • Repeat Use Capability

When convenience is a top priority, Overhead Sectional doors are a great option for metal building projects. These door types can be installed with a mechanical operating system to control the opening and closing, reducing the manual labor involved.

Versatile in nature, Overhead Sectional doors are much easier to apply insulation too, aiding in temperature control throughout the building. Additionally, the door tracks can follow the roof pitch on the inside, which saves ample space.

One of the major advantages occurs when maintenance is required. In contrast to other metal doors, the Overhead Sectional door is pre-manufactured into individual sections. If there is ever an issue or a need for replacement, each section can be repaired separately as opposed to having to replace the entire door.

Popular metal building types that incorporate Overhead Sectional doors include:

  • Commercial Buildings
  • Retail Stores
  • Auto Shops
  • Firehouses
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