Does your loading dock dock need a sectional overhead dock door? We provide seals & shelters for loading dock doors!
Benefits of Seals & Shelters
Loading dock seals and shelters are an integral part of your facility. Seals and shelters for your loading dock work to control the atmosphere and protect the product as it’s transported. Both seals and shelters reduce heating and cooling costs, thus saving you tremendous savings on energy. Furthermore, they provide safety and comfort to your employees by keeping out rain and harsh weather. Lastly, seals and shelters protect by sealing freight and preventing unauthorized entry into your facility.
Seals vs. Shelters
A dock seal is made from compression foam that mounts outside your dock doors. When a trailer backs up, a tight seal forms protecting against harsh elements. Conversely, shelters consist of curtains mounted to a wood or metal frame surrounding your dock door. The curtain surrounds the entry of the truck’s trailer, protecting its cargo.
Which one you decide to install will depend on various factors. Shelters are mainly used for large door openings and if the size of the trucks coming to and fro vary considerably. It should be noted seals may restrict access to larger trailers. However, seals provide greater energy efficiency over a shelter. Give us a call today to learn how we can install a seal or shelter for your loading dock projects.