fire rated doors

3 Essential Characteristics of Fire Rated Doors

Safety is an essential part of the door services we provide at Doors by Nalley. One important element we consider in our line of work is fire safety. Here’s a look at three elements that make sure doors like ours are rated for fire safety: A Latching Device– Each fire door must have a latching device. A latch bolt is used to make sure the door remains shut (or latched) in the case of a fire. Deadlocks may also be used in addition to the latch system on the door, but it is the latching device that is one...
industrial garage doors

How to Know if Your Industrial Garage Door Will Last Through Bad Weather

Industrial garage doors must be durable enough to withstand temperature changes, moisture, rain, and seasonal changes throughout the year. Is your industrial garage door up to the challenge? First, look for signs of rust. Most industrial garage doors are manufactured with steel. Rust spots on steel should be attended to frequently to avoid long-term problems. If your industrial garage door is facing a lot of wear and tear, rust will prevent the door from keeping out moisture and dust. Next, consider if your industrial garage door is insulated. This is an important consideration for energy efficiency. Non-insulated doors may...
loading dock equipment

Essential Loading Dock Equipment for an Efficient Workplace

After the doors are fitted and the loading dock is set, it is time to gather the right equipment to make loading and unloading easy. There are a few important accessories businesses need to consider as they prepare for their first delivery. Loading Dock Bumpers: Bumpers protect trucks and other equipment during loading and unloading. Rubber is much more forgiving than concrete when bumped or jostled! Loading Dock Lights: Reliable lighting is essential loading dock equipment for early-morning or late-evening deliveries. Warning beacons or dock guide lights may be important for loading docks that are especially busy or difficult...
garage door tune-up

5 Signs You Need a Garage Door Tune-Up

When you are running late for work or making a quick trip to the grocery store, you are probably not thinking about your garage door. However, your garage door is a heavy-duty piece of machinery that you use multiple times each day. Keep an eye out for these five signs of wear and tear that can help you identify when you need a garage door tune-up. You Hear Grinding or Scraping Noises. One of the easiest problems to spot is unfamiliar grinding or scraping noises. Once a week, take a moment to turn down the radio and listen as...
residential garage doors

How to Pick the Best Residential Garage Doors for Your Lifestyle

What kind of garage door do you need? This is a common question as you invest in a new residential garage door at your home. Here are a few ways you can choose which residential garage doors are right for you and your family. How often do you use your garage door each day? The average garage door opens 1,000 times a year or more. That’s a lot of moving up and down. If you are frequently going to and from your home each day, durability is an important consideration. This makes painted woodtone doors a good option. These...
Garage Doors

Things to Think About When Replacing Garage Doors as an Investment

If you are planning to sell your home in the near future, you are probably thinking about what improvements you can make that will provide the best return on your investment. If you stand at the street and look back at your home, you’ll be seeing it as a potential driver going by would see it. What’s the first thing you notice? You probably answered the garage doors because that’s probably the largest thing about your home. This could be a good thing or a bad thing depending on what your garage doors look like. To make replacing garage...