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8 Items to Consider in Choosing a Rapid Roll Door

Depending on what your application is, a rapid roll door could make your operations more efficient. Before going ahead with it, there are a few points that you need to consider first. It’s quite an investment after all, and having the right type of door for your company can be greatly beneficial with its ability to allow for increased productivity and the protection you are trying to achieve. Here are some things you need to keep in mind when choosing a rapid roller door:

8 Items to Consider in Choosing a Rapid Roll Door


This may seem obvious, but a major element that has a vital role when it comes to choosing the right roller door is its size – the consequences of even minor misjudgments in size cam be costly. Rapid Roll doors are usually customised to size, which makes it a lot easier for buyers. Size is certainly not something to ignore since a lot of effort (and money) can be wasted from having the incorrect measurements for your door. DMF offer a FREE Measure and Quote Service to remove this stress when making your investment.


When it comes to being time-efficient, choosing rapid roller doors is a great option. They’re designed so that they can withstand high traffic movements without a reduction in quality or speed, but make sure that you’re choosing the kind that is just as durable as it is quick. DMF offers door that can be as fast as 4m/sec. But with speed also comes a need for effective safe operation. It is therefore very important to consider what safety sensors are used and their effectiveness against approaching traffic, and then traffic within the opening. All DMF doors come with a minimum of two safety sensors, with many options that can be added.


More than its speed, a rapid roller door of quality is required to withstand the pressure from its surroundings, and from continuous opening and closing. It also must have a kind of seal that is tight enough to act as a barrier for airflow, vermin entry, and withstand the prevailing air pressures or wind.


This is a large part of how you will determine the door model to purchase, but you can’t simply sacrifice quality. Be aware of the cost of the door including the installation. Make it a point to examine the parts of the door and measure if they can handle the pressure of your workplace so you can expect its cost regarding maintenance. The cheapest door on the market, may not necessarily be a good investment.


Is thermal or sound insulation a requirement? If installed correctly and it’s made of quality material, a good rapid roll door should be able to provide a sufficient amount of insulation. Its capability to act as a barrier in between temperature zones will also increase energy-efficiency.


Rapid roll doors are now commonly used to control secure access though an opening, whether this be an internal application, or full overnight security. The type of door is critical in this selection, since a flexible PVC rapid roll door will provide adequate internal security. For higher level security, DMF can supply Efaflex doors complete with aluminium door blade which in most cases, is stronger and more secure than a standard roller shutter door.


This is an essential decision as part of the selection, since how the door is activated is critical in the efficiency and security of the door. Factors to consider include . .

The type of traffic using the opening

The frequency of use

The security requirements and is there restricted access

What cross traffic movements occur

How does the activation work with the safety of the door operation.

DMF are well trained to advise the best solutions to ensure your door selection is optimised by the correct activation.


Rapid roll doors are best considered like a motor vehicle, in that even the highest quality door still needs to be serviced or repaired at times. You would not purchase a car that you knew no one could maintain properly. It is important to carefully consider how well a supplier can service the door, which includes response time, product knowledge, and also availability of spare parts. Being the manufacturer, DMF carry a large inventory of spares, and this is also the case for the Efaflex products that DMF distributes throughout Australia.

Quality rapid roll doors are the ideal doors for a company that values durability in the midst of high traffic and areas that need environmental control and improved security. Kwang offer a range of durable high speed doors hat can be the perfect solution for your smart door needs. Give us a call today or go to our CONTACT US PAGE.

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