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Roll-Up Door Packaging: Protect Your Investment
Purchasing roll-up doors is a significant investment whether it’s one door for a warehouse or several doors for a self-storage facility. To protect this investment while in transit and once on-site, it’s important that the roll-up door packaging is done properly and considers potential damage-causing scenarios that can lead to additional costs and schedule delays.
WHAT’S AT STAKE FOR SELF-STORAGE FACILITY OWNERS, DOOR DEALERS, CONTRACTORS AND INSTALL CREWS
Receiving damaged doors can result in significant project delays and additional costs. If a construction crew is on-site but can’t install the roll-up doors due, they’ll have to reschedule the install. These delays can ultimately result in additional out-of-pocket expenses and lost revenue from the delayed facility opening or operation.
Similarly, when dealers, receive damaged doors, this can strain valuable relationships with their customers. Customers have little patience for delays in construction schedules, which is likely to happen if product arrives damaged.
HOW ROLL-UP DOOR PACKAGING CAN PREVENT DAMAGE
There are many moving parts involved in roll-up door manufacturing, packaging and transit. Roll-up door manufacturers should invest in creating innovative and effective packaging solutions to help protect and preserve the products they provide to their customers. This is essential in preventing issues like damaged paint and broken drum components that can result from sheets rubbing together, dropped packages and other damage-inducing activities. These packaging solutions should consider the door size, packaging configuration and typical packing, transit and storage conditions. As a result of these efforts, products remain operational, aesthetically pleasing and ready for install upon delivery.
DBCI’s PATENT-PENDING ROLL-UP DOOR PACKAGING PROCESS
To preserve dealer/customer relationships and protect our customers’ investments, we’ve developed an innovative patent-pending packaging process. Integrated into our roll-up door manufacturing process, our unique packaging helps protect our customers’ investments.
Our roll-up door packaging solution has been proven effective through numerous tests. For instance, a drop test confirmed that the doors remained undamaged as a result of our improved packaging.
Watch the video to see the benefits of our unique process:
Here are some highlights:
- Protective barriers help prevent the roll-up door ribs from rubbing together and marring the paint.
- An additional protective layer prevents the drums from rubbing together and against other surfaces. Additionally, thick foam blocks on the ends of the rolled door protect the interior components.
- Each roll-up door is then stacked in an easily-transportable configuration. Durable framing elements encase the roll-up doors to ensure a high level of protection and damage prevention.
- The completed package is easy to transport with standard equipment.
Similarly, once your roll-up doors arrive safely to your customer or job site, be sure to follow best practices for storing and handling roll-up doors as well. To learn more about our unique packaging system, contact an experienced sales representative today.