The Ultimate Guide on How to Maintain a Fire Rated Door

Posted by Bethany Morehouse on Jul 7, 2020 10:04:46 AM

How to Properly Maintain a Fire Rated Door 

Properly maintaining a fire rated door is vitally important to the success of protecting a building's structural integrity, occupants, and assets during a related emergency. After all, a fire rated door is only as reliable as the state it's left in. Because of the severity of it's importance, we've provided an all-encompassing rundown of fire door maintenance, including what fire doors are, why maintaining them is crucial to their success, and essential steps and tips for better operation and preparation.

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Topics: fire rated doors, Rolling Doors

How to Stay Safe During Hurricane Season with Rolling Doors

Posted by Bethany Morehouse on Jun 29, 2020 8:40:37 AM

The threat of hurricane season lasts for 6 long months, spanning from June-November, and according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), we're in for a rough one! They've predicted 2020 to have an above average hurricane season, making it important for those susceptible to stay protected. The best way to guard your residential, commercial, or industrial building from hurricanes is by installing wind load rated, rolling doors. In this post, we'll explain how rolling doors provide the ultimate protection for your building.

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Topics: hurricane doors, Rolling Doors

Why are the Best Facilities Converting to Rolling Doors?

Posted by Bethany Morehouse on Jun 16, 2020 11:09:43 AM

From warehouses, loading docks, and freight terminals, the best facilities are making the switch to rolling doors because of their supreme structural integrity and sustainability. Wondering how rolling steel doors could benefit your operations? Through their design differences, rolling doors bring commercial and industrial applications next-level, and have even become the primary solution to many operational problems. Check out the 4 common problems outlined below, if you can relate, it may be time to consider upgrading your facility with heavy duty rolling steel doors.

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Topics: steel roll up doors, Rolling Steel Doors

The Best Tips & Tricks for Maintaining a Rolling Steel Door

Posted by Bethany Morehouse on May 7, 2020 10:16:52 AM

It's no secret that Commercial and Industrial Doors are costly to maintain, just think about how many dock doors can be in a single distribution facility. It can get quite timely and expensive for staff to routinely inspect, check, and maintain each one of these doors on a consistent basis. We've recognized this high labor expense, and have designed a virtually maintenance free Rolling Steel Door to alleviate that cost.

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Topics: Rolling Steel Doors

How are Counter Shutters a Security Solution?

Posted by Bethany Morehouse on Apr 22, 2020 1:29:45 PM

Counter Shutters are the Primary Security Solution for Small Pass Through Openings


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Topics: Fire rated counter shutters, Counter Shutters

5 Popular Questions on Rolling Steel Doors

Posted by Bethany Morehouse on Apr 14, 2020 3:00:08 PM

There's so many ins-and-outs when it comes to the Rolling Steel Door industry, how can one possibly know everything?! Call it a superpower, but ASTA does! That's why we've sat down to answer 5 of the most popular questions we get asked as a leading door manufacturer. 

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Topics: fire rated doors, Rolling Steel Doors

Why Is Powder Coating Steel Doors Better Than Paint?

Posted by Bethany Morehouse on Apr 7, 2020 12:26:33 PM

Powder Coated Doors Vs. Painted Doors

It's no secret that traditional paint has it's problems... If you've ever had an Overhead Steel Door with an old-fashioned painted surface, you know the many complications that come hand-in-hand. It's mostly famous for chipping, scratching, chalking, and fading, but the list goes on and on.

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Topics: Rolling Steel Doors

4 Top-Tips for Designing the Best Backyard Building

Posted by Bethany Morehouse on Mar 30, 2020 3:06:46 PM

Backyard sheds, garages and carports are becoming increasingly popular, just take a look around you the next time you're out cruising on a Sunday drive and you'll notice those little (or big!) buildings all over. With this growing market in mind, there are several considerations that the average-Joe may overlook, including the types of doors they utilize on their building. That's why we've developed 4 top-tips for designing the best of the best backyard building!

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Topics: Rolling Steel Doors, Insulated Rolling Steel Doors, Rolling Steel Garage Door

Protect Your Building With Rolling Steel Doors

Posted by Bethany Morehouse on Feb 25, 2020 10:50:20 AM

Did you know that doors are the most vulnerable part of any building? They're the most susceptible point of entry for burglary, vandalism, and theft. But not only are your doors vulnerable to wrong-doers, but to the environment as well! For example, if one door is damaged during a hurricane it can blow the entire roof off it's building, completely devastating it's structure (you may not even have a building left?!). That's a whole lot of responsibility for just ONE door... making it crucial for you to choose the right door to protect your investments!

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Topics: Rolling Steel Doors

Don't Let a Damaged Door Get You Down

Posted by Bethany Morehouse on Feb 7, 2020 10:59:18 AM

A damaged door can immediately halt a project which decreases productivity, directly affecting your revenue. The longer that door is down or damaged, the more extensive that financial loss will be. That's why it's crucial to invest in an easily sustainable door that's both quick and cost efficient to repair when damage strikes!


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Topics: Rolling Steel Doors, Slat Replacement