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While several types of doors can be used in industrial environments, roller-shutter doors are a popular choice for several reasons. Not only do they fit in perfectly with an industrial setting, but they also offer high cost-efficiency, fantastic insulation and maximum security, as well as many other advantages. Below, we’ve listed just six benefits of industrial roller-shutter doors: 
One of our industrial roller-shutter doors as part of a storage unit


While some doors can appear heavy and bulky, roller-shutter doors have an efficient design that is structured yet sleek. Our custom-made roller doors are made from 75mm interlocking laths to form a solid curtain of steel that is not only strong but aesthetically appropriate for an industrial setting. Depending on size and location we offer laths in 18, 20 or 22 gauge lath thickness. Manual or electric operation is an option. 
Here at Zenith Doors, we also offer the optional extra of plastisol colourcoat, meaning our clients can choose from a range of door colours to match their existing environment or business colour scheme. Not only is plastisol more durable than standard outdoor paint being specially formulated to include a corrosion resistant primer and heat cured, high-performance polyester, but it also provides an embossed leather grain finish that fits in perfectly with the industrial theme. We can though offer powder coated finish with a vast range of RAL colours available. 


When it comes to cost-efficiency, roller-shutter doors come second to none and can help business owners save money in several ways. As well as providing security when shut, these steel curtains also function efficiently, opening and closing quickly to keep traffic flowing through busy areas and causing minimal disruption. Their quick turnaround time also prevents large amounts of hot or cold air from escaping, serving to minimise energy usage and keep your costs down. We can also supply insulated electrically operated roller shutters with double skin 95mm lath with CFC infill polystyrene. A complete package of various electric operation and safety features are available. 

Fire Resistant 

Being made from hot dipped galvanised or plastisol coated steel, not only are roller-shutter doors incredibly durable but they are also highly fire resistant, making them one of the safest solutions to use in an environment such as kitchens or where a fire barrier is required. Our roller-shutter doors have a high shutter speed meaning they can seal off a fire quickly and safely. Additionally, once closed, they can provide several hours of fire protection, keeping a blaze contained until professional help arrives and ensuring it does not cause damage to other areas by spreading. 

Quick Operation 

As previously mentioned, roller-shutter doors are specially designed to operate quickly, making them an ideal solution for fast-paced environments. Here at Zenith Doors, our roller-shutter industrial doors can be powered by either a three phase or single phase electric motor, both with emergency cut-out chains and wall-mounted starters. While their standard operational speed is 18 metres per minute, our ‘fast speed’ door has an even faster shutter speed of 27 metres per minute, making it a great solution for those running rapid operations. 

Thorough Insulation 

Good insulation is essential, especially for those in the food industry who need to maintain a chilled environment in order to keep their products fresh. Not only do roller insulated shutter doors have a quick operation time that helps to maintain a constant temperature, but they only open as high as required, meaning there is less room for air to escape and drafts to flow through. 


Finally, roller-shutter doors are one of the safest options when it comes to security. With fast movement, these doors function quickly, meaning they can be opened or closed in an instant to provide protection fast. Additionally, being made of steel ensures a durable and hardwearing barrier that would be incredibly difficult to break through, while secure locks deliver maximum security when closed. 
If you would like to find out more about our extensive range of industrial doors, please visit our website or contact one of our team members here at Zenith Doors today to receive expert advice and recommendations. 
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