Aluminum Polycarbonate Doors Set a New Automotive Standard
Aluminum polycarbonate doors are the affordable long-term solution for high-cycle use in car dealerships, automotive service centres and select industrial applications. Customizable polycarbonate panels provide superior aesthetic appeal and are up to ten times more impact-resistant than plastic.
✓Lightweight: Polycarbonate panels put less stress on the door’s moving parts (approximately 66% of the weight of glass panels).
✓Ideal for high-speed operators: Lightweight construction makes polycarbonate panels ideal to pair with high-speed operators for superior efficiency.
✓Soft, diffused light: Translucent panels let in diffused light and retain a R-value of 3.4 (actual R-value higher due to light infiltration).
✓Complete wash-down application: Panels are ideal for wash-down applications, are easy to clean and can also be used in food facility and processing plants.
✓Aesthetic design: Highly customizable door panels complement any building design.
✓Extended lifespan: Select upgrades are available for corrosion-resistant polycarbonate door panels to further extend the lifespan of the door.
Comparing an Aluminum Polycarbonate Door to an Aluminum Door with Glass Panels
The aluminum polycarbonate door is engineered to be impact-resistant yet lightweight by design. Its polycarbonate material weighs in at approximately 66% of the weight of glass panels, reducing stress on common moving parts including the operator. Translucent polycarbonate panels also let in diffused natural light to create a more modern environment without sacrificing on functionality or strength and are ideal for wash-down applications.
Click the graph to see a time comparison between a traditional operator and the high-speed springless Safedrive operator.
High-Cycle Application: Pair with a High-Speed Springless Safedrive Operator
The springless Safedrive operator turns any standard overhead door into an energy-efficient door with has incredibly fast opening speeds of up to 100″/second. Increase operational efficiency, throughput and worker productivity and eliminate costly spring repairs or replacements with Safedrive’s springless design.
Extensive Customization Options
The aluminum polycarbonate door has a variety of customization options to perfectly complement any building design, including a customized blackout panel, designed in conjunction with Northern Dock Systems.
The revolutionary blackout panels were specifically designed for a Jaguar dealership in Ontario to prevent any reflection of light when flash photography was used to take a snapshot of new vehicles.