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Multi-tasking Strip Doors from A Plus Warehouse Reduce Noise and Dust; Keep Heat in and Cold out

October 18, 2011  |  Comments

The most basic and economical barrier to separate two spaces is a wall, but what happens when you need to go in and out of this area with a fork lift? In situations where warehouses or factories need to provide access for large material handling equipment, but still wish to keep unfavorable weather conditions out, strip doors are the most economical solution says A Plus Warehouse, a leading business-to-business distributor of lockers and materials handling equipment.

A Plus Warehouse stocks strip material and mounting hardware as well as full bulk rolls of PVC strip for configuring plastic and vinyl strip doors for use in many industrial applications. Vinyl strip doors are used to keep heat in, cold out. or vice versa. Strip doors can be customized by altering the overlap percentage ordered so forklift trucks can be accommodated as easily as foot traffic.

"Choosing your strip door overlap is very important when ordering," said Ed Stairman, president of A Plus Warehouse. "A 33% overlap may be appropriate for foot traffic and small temperature differentials, whereas 100& overlap might be necessary for forklift access, and for keeping higher and lower temperatures out."

"You can also customize the thickness of your strip doors by your application," said Stairman. "You can choose strip thickness of .180 all the way to .250 inches. A .250 inch thick strip door is too much for a person to walk through, but a forklift may do fine."

Strip doors are deal for loading docks, interior plant passages, freezers and personnel doors. In addition to keeping high heat and cold temperatures out of docks that still need to be accessible to vehicles driving in and out, multi-tasking strip doors also reduce noise, dust, fumes, drafts, conserve energy and increases worker productivity (because a comfortable worker is a productive worker). Retractable strip doors can even be designed so that the entire door can be slid out of the way if there is activity that requires full access to an area.

Vinyl and plastic strip doors are quick ship from A Plus Warehouse, and as with all their products, are available at the most competitive pricing. For more information on strip doors from A Plus Warehouse, call 800-209-8798 or visit

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