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How to Prepare Your Roll-Up Door for Hurricane Season

Summer is quickly approaching and with it, so is hurricane season. According to NOA, hurricane season in the Atlantic lasts from June 1 through November 30. These strong storms can wreak havoc on your self-storage facilities. However, with the right preparation, you and your tenants can have peace of mind. Learn how to prepare your roll-up […]

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Choosing a Heavy-Duty Roll-Up Door

When selecting a heavy-duty roll-up door for your facility, it’s important to weigh the options before making a purchase. These doors are generally larger than residential doors, and they’ll have to stand up to damage from forklifts and other machinery that is present in a commercial setting. It’s important to choose a door that won’t […]

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How to Replace a Roll-Up Door Spring

If your door has become increasingly hard to operate or you’re hearing a popping or grinding noise during operation, it may be time to replace the spring. When the spring coils become rusted, your roll-up door may not stay open or may be difficult or impossible to open from the fully closed position. To ensure […]

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Self-Storage Door Maintenance

For storage facility owners, self-storage door maintenance is important. This routine maintenance prevents costly future repairs, saving you money in the long-run. It also keeps your facility looking clean and inviting. When tenants move out of the units, it’s important to inspect the self-storage roll-up door and perform maintenance to get the unit ready for […]

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How To Measure for Your Roll-Up Door

Need help ordering your perfect roll-up door? Measuring your roll-up door for light-duty or heavy-duty applications can be an easy task that requires little time, detailed instruction, accuracy, and precision. We’ve broken down the process into five easy steps for your convenience and clarity: 1. Door Opening Measure the width of the finished opening area. […]

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How to Adjust Your Metal Roll-Up Doors

When you experience difficulty either opening or closing your metal roll-up door, there is a good chance that your spring tension will need to be adjusted. Adjusting metal roll-up doors is a critical step in maintaining and prolonging the life of your metal door. The DBCI-exclusive tension set bracket is an innovative tool that accomplishes […]

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Greater Returns through Self-Storage Refurbishment

Self-storage facilities often look great when they’re new, shiny and clean. But over a number of years, they may need an upgrade for any number of reasons, including wear and tear from heavier-than-expected use, changing storage needs requiring a different configuration, or changing market conditions demanding updates to stay competitive. Thus, the owner of a […]

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Roll-up Doors for Recreational Buildings

Due to a growing interest in sports and recreation in people of all ages, it’s not surprising that more and more communities are building gymnasiums, ice rinks, live music spaces, indoor and outdoor arenas, sports and fitness complexes, park buildings and training facilities. And of course, these structures often need large, securable openings to facilitate […]

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Roll-Up Doors for Vehicle Storage Facilities: Simple Considerations

While traditional overhead doors are used on most home garages to house the family cars, holiday décor, tools, workstations and backyard items like grills, they often aren’t large enough to store much of anything else. And for many people, the allure of owning and perhaps restoring one or more vintage automobiles, or sports cars, or […]

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Converting Existing Buildings into Self-Storage Facilities

Self-storage facilities continue to be popular and in demand in many locations across the country, but finding the right place to build one can sometimes be tricky. In many market areas, rather than constructing a new facility, converting an existing building for self-storage is a great alternative. For example, converting an underutilized warehouse building may […]

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