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Roll-Up Door Sizes & Other Considerations

March 26, 2021

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Designing a new building or planning a retrofit project is a huge undertaking, and you've got a full schedule from now until project delivery. If you’re a warehouse operator, you don’t have time to spend researching roll-up doors, you need an expert team to advise you and keep the business running without interruption.

At Door Systems, we know you've got bigger and better things to do than stress yourself out about rolling service doors. For projects that require roll-up doors, our team is ready to provide you with the best options for the business application, climate, and budget.

If you'd like to do a bit of research prior to meeting with a roll-up door supplier and installer, use our quick guide to get started.

Roll-Up Door Sizes

Most standard door widths up to 30'4" (9.2m) and 28'4" (8.6m) in height, and custom door sizes up to 1500 sq. ft. (1.39 sq.m).

The first thing you need to know when selecting the size of a roll-up door, you’ll need to account for the size of the necessary headroom, side room, and backroom. These measurements are determined by the size of the rough opening, the bracket mounting surface areas, and clearance areas. At Door Systems, we provide a full-service team surrounding all your project needs; we can determine the sizing and measurement details so you can focus on the project.

Other Roll-Up Door Considerations


Whether you are storing sensitive documents, expensive machinery, or valuable inventory, whatever is behind that door is likely crucial to business operations, and it's going to be a massive headache if something goes wrong.

We carry heavy-duty Roll-up security doors for all types of buildings (industrial, commercial, institutional, etc), and they work to defend your building from threats like burglary, destructive vandalism, and unauthorized access. Rugged, commercial-grade stainless steel, galvanized steel, or aluminum construction will keep the property safe for a long time to come.

Insulation & Speed

If you're designing or updating a building with a refrigeration room or an area that needs to maintain a certain temperature, poorly insulated roll-up doors or doors that open and close slowly is not an option.

Door Systems carries a variety of energy-efficient insulated roll-up doors, which meet the compliance certifications from IECC, ASHRAE, and LEED. Combined with high-speed opening and closing technology, these doors can help businesses save on energy bills.

Our technicians are trained to ask all of the right questions to ensure that your project gets the type and size of door to benefit the business. We’re proud to carry the most energy efficient insulated rolling doors on the market today.

Durability & Wind Resistance 

The last thing you need to worry about is the longevity of your roll-up doors, whatever size they are. We’ll make sure you choose doors that will go the distance.

Daily motor operation inevitably wears out moving parts, and nothing lasts forever. Selecting doors with manufacturer guarantees (rated for a minimum of 50,000 cycles) is a smart investment.

If your business is in a high-wind area, ask about flexible designs. If you’re unsure about wind conditions in the area, our team can research the local climate and make recommendations.

Door Systems Provides Roll up Doors of all sizes

Whether you're looking for commercial garage doors for a brand new building, a retrofit project, or replacement doors, choosing the right size is only part of the selection process. These doors will serve your business for years to come, it’s important to consider factors that will have an impact on the productivity of the business.

If you need a hand with your roll-up door sizes and options, give us a call!