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How to Select Your Self Storage Swing Doors

When it comes to choosing doors for your building project, one size doesn’t always fit all. When a roll-up door won’t work, there’s another option to consider – swing doors.   What is a Swing Door? A swing door is a hinged door that features a four-piece frame with a curtain placed in the middle. […]

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How to Tension Your Light-Duty Roll-Up Door

To keep your light-duty roll-up door operating smoothly, it’s important to maintain proper spring tension. In addition to ensuring it’s easy to open and close, maintaining appropriate spring tension helps maintain and prolong the life of your roll-up door. How do you Know if the Spring Tension Needs Adjusting? If your roll-up door becomes difficult […]

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Tips for Storing and Handling Metal Roll-Up Doors

Now that your roll-up door has been delivered, what’s next? To prevent damage to your roll-up door while storing or handling it prior to installation, here are some things you should consider: Storing Your Metal Roll Up Door If you’re not ready to install your roll up door upon delivery, it is important to properly […]

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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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