Overhead Door™ Brand Launches Two Models of High Speed Metal Doors, Providing Security and Versatility

RapidShield Model 998 and RapidViewModel 999 are engineered for high cycle performance, minimizing downtime and service costs for business owners

October 29, 2018 – Overhead Door Brand, one of the leading brands of garage doors and openers for residential, commercial and industrial applications, has expanded its collection of high speed doors with two new metal doors — RapidShield Model 998 and RapidView Model 999. Operating at up to 80” per second and engineered for over 1 million cycles, these high speed metal doors are ideal for applications requiring a reliable, fast-acting door to accommodate high-traffic areas such as parking garages, auto dealerships, manufacturing, warehouse or distribution facilities.

Keeping design flexibility in mind, both models provide the same speed, security and durability features with the benefits of diverse styles. RapidShield Model 998 provides a solid, dual-walled aluminum curtain for applications where privacy is a top priority, while RapidViewModel 999 offers a full-view door featuring scratch-resistant polycarbonate panels for maximum visibility and light infiltration, creating an architecturally striking aesthetic. All doors come with static and operational pressure ratings, similar to the previously launched RapidFlex Models.

“Our high speed metal doors not only give business owners more control over what door style better fits their needs, they also save businesses valuable time and money with their springless design. Enduring constant operation, RapidShield Model 998 and RapidViewModel 999 eliminate the need to replace damaged springs, saving business owners maintenance costs and reducing downtime. The installation has also been streamlined through key aspects of the doors including the door header assembly, and utilizing the same control system and quick connect wiring as our RapidFlex product providing familiar technology to installers,” said Mark Sawicki, Overhead Door High Speed Door Product Manager.

The high speed metal doors are built for smooth and easy operation boasting a gravity drive system with variable frequency drive that eliminates sudden jolts and wear and tear from the door start/stop motion. A built-in motor break provides additional protection against uncontrolled curtain travel in busy areas.

The models offer customizable options, including 200 RAL powder coat finishes available on all pieces, as well as scratch-resistant vision slats for RapidShield Model 998.

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About the Overhead Door brand
A brand of Overhead Door Corporation, The Overhead Door brand is one of the most trusted for garage doors and garage door openers in North America. Through its dedicated network of more than 400 Overhead Door Distributors – which operate across the country under “Overhead Door Company” trade names – that provide superior service and expertise to consumers, the brand is easily recognized by its iconic Red Ribbon logo and “The Genuine. The Original.” slogan. For additional information, visit overheaddoor.com.

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Media Contact: Laura Murray
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