Are the fasteners included with the kit? The strip door kit will come with everything needed to assemble the strip door with the exception of fasteners. What fastener should be used is dependent on the mounting surface for this reason we do not supply fasteners. back to top
What is the best strip material for cold temperatures? For temperatures at or below freezing Polar/USDA material will remain the most pliable, offering the least likelihood of splitting or tearing. Keep in mind holding polar/USDA strip material at temperatures exceeding 32° will cause the material to stretch and become tacky. back to top
What is the lead time for strip doors? All strip Doors offered through loading dock supply will hold a 2-3 day lead time. back to top
What is the best overlap for a strip door? The best overlap is not universal due to the variety of applications and strips sizes used to create strip doors. While there is no universal overlap we can say the smallest overlap you should ever have is 2".
Note: keep in mind that the height of the door and strip size greatly effect the quality of a strip door seal. back to top
How to mount a strip door? Mounting a strip door is relatively easy and only requires a few simple tools to get the job done. To view an in depth tutorial on this please copy and paste the following link into your URL Bar https://j.b5z.net/i/u/2040267/f/Strip_door_installation_2013_Kit.pdf
or navigate to our strip door page and view the installation guide. back to top
Maximum height for 6" strips? A strip door with 6" material should never be used for a door over 7' high. This is due to the low weight and limited range of overlap making the strips separate at the base should they be too long. back to top
Maximum height for 8" strips? A strip door with 8" material has an option of two overlaps allowing for two maximum heights. A door with a 2" overlap has a maximum height of 8', while a door with a 4" overlap (also known as a full overlap) will reach up to 9'. The limitations are in place due to the amount of overlap decreasing at the base of the door; as strips tend to separate more the longer they get. back to top
Maximum height for 12" Strips? A strip door with 12" material has an option of two overlaps allowing for two maximum heights. A door with a 3" overlap (2/3) has a maximum height of 12', while a door with a 6" overlap (also known as a full overlap) will reach up to 14'. The limitations are in place due to the amount of overlap decreasing at the base of the door; as strips tend to separate more the longer they get. back to top
Maximum height for 16" Strips? A strip door with 16" material has an option of three overlaps allowing for three maximum heights. A door with a 4" overlap (1/2 overlap) has a maximum height of 18'; a door with a 6" overlap (3/4 overlap) will reach up to 18'; and a door with a 8" overlap (also known as a full overlap) will reach up to 20'. The limitations are in place due to the amount of overlap decreasing at the base of the door; as strips tend to separate more the longer they get. back to top
Can I just buy the Mounting Hardware? Yes, We sell all the components of our strip doors by piece or as a kit. back to top
Do you sell strip door replacement strips? Yes, we offer a wide selection of strip door material ready for shipment within 1-2 days. We also have perforated Bulk rolls of strip door material which work great for facilities with multiple strip doors using the same strips, making stocking and using replacement strips easy, economic, and convenient. back to top
Will the strips become cloudy or discolored? All PVC strip material will eventual discolor, this process may be sped up through several factors. The primary reason for strip discoloration is exposure to sunlight; to avoid this we offer a specialized hardware called stand in frame hardware designed to mount your door around the door track on the inside of the building reducing the exposure to sunlight. The second most common cause of discoloration is from abrasion and small scratches caused by the movement of product and equipment through the strips; while it may be impossible to completely protect your trips from this the ribbed strip style performs exceedingly well at limiting the effect. back to top
do you offer bulk pre-punched and perforated bulk PVC rolls? Yes, We do offer pre-punched material perforated at specified lengths. Make sure when ordering this style you buy the strips long enough for your application i.e. face of wall mounts should be 4" longer than the door height and lintel mounts are typically fine at the door height.
Note when ordering this style there is an additional cost. back to top
How to clean a strip door? In order to
maintain an acceptable level of clarity the PVC strips should
be periodically checked for excessive dirt or scratching.
If dirty, the PVC strips can be cleaned. Medium strength
detergents or Isopropyl alcohol can be used. Do not use
solvents or heavy abrasives.
If the PVC strips are scratched to the point where vision is
impaired a replacement strip can be ordered. The replacement strips can be easily
installed by in-company maintenance crews. back to top