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How to Specify Garage Doors             for  Architects & Developers Technical and Style Issues First 6 Steps in Door Sele...
Joseph J. Centofanti III Director of Strategic Management & Export Sales          jcentofanti@olymps-door.com      The Oly...
Objectives• Provide maximum value for the Developer  (Client)• Provide maximum long-term value for the  Villa Owner (Final...
Design Process: Page 1• Garage doors are a large percentage of a  villa’s elevation: 10 – 35% .• An attractive villa will ...
Design Process: Page 2• Or, a garage door style concept is presented  which is not possible to realize…• Garage door speci...
Design Process: Page 3• This approach severly limits the  opportunity to have the best possible  garage door at the lowest...
Villa Elevation % ExampleGarage Doors are 25% of Elevation
No Concept Example(Model Maker Decided Door Style)
Bad Door Concept Example
Unrealistic Door Concept Example
Good Door Concept Example
Good Door Concept Detail
Technical Consultants & Developers• Consultants and Developers usually do not  have the experience and knowledge to make  ...
Technical Specifications             Better ExampleElectricaly operated, 40 mm thick insulated (PU-foam) sectional overhea...
Technical Specifications             Typical Example2.2 STEEL SECTIONSA. Construct door sections from galvanized,structura...
Contractors - Page 1• Contractors’ main interest is commerical:  to have the lowest bid in order to  maximize profit.• Fac...
Contractors – Page 2“I don’t care if the door falls offafter a year. My responsibility    is the one-year warranty        ...
Sectional Garage Doors  Main Components• Panels• On-door hardware• Spring system• Track system• Windows and other accessor...
Garage Door Panels
Garage Door Panels    • Door panels are 50 – 60% of the      garage door cost (without motor)    • Panel selection criteri...
Garage Door Selection: 6 steps• Insulation• Color                  • Opening Height                  • Opening Width • Ins...
Step 1: Door Insulation
Non-Insulated
Polystyrene Insulated
Polyurethane Insulated
Insulation Advice: Part 1Non-Insulated• Carports or separate garagesLight Insulation: Polystyrene 35 or 51 mm• Separate ga...
Insulation Advice: Part 2Medium Insulation: Polystyrene 51 mm or  Polyurethane 40 mm• Garage built into villa and some the...
Step 2: Door Color
Color Issues: Page 1Dark colors absorb too much sunlight andheat, causing these problems:  • Reduced insulation value  • P...
Color Issues: Page 2UV exposure affects dark colors much morethan light colors. Door finish problems:  • Discoloration  • ...
Dark Color = Problems
Colors: Best Appearance1                                5     Natural Oak                     Metallic Silver             ...
Recommended Colors: UV Resistance 1                               5     True White    Pure White          Light Oak       ...
Wood Folio Finishes• Benefits compared to paint finishes:   • Very attractive finish   • Hides dents and scratches better ...
Natural Oak polyolefin folio doors for the        Al Barari project in Dubai
Natural Oak – Example of   Hiding Sand/Dust
Custom ColorsGarage doors are frequently paintedcustom colors.For projects, custom painting is notrecommended because of c...
Villa Colors vs. Garage Door Colors  Garage door panels are manufactured in a  limited range of colors – recommend the vil...
Door Bowing: Page 1Insulated doors can experience positive doorbowing -- when the exterior skin is hotter thanthe interior...
Door Bowing: Page 2              Resulting Problems • Door may not be able to open • Cracking of the paint or wood folio. ...
Door Bowing - Germany                             Bottom of door: 25 mmMorning - OK   Afternoon -                 BowedDoo...
Door Bowing - GermanyAfternoon -  Bowed
Step 3: Opening Height
Door Opening Heights• Doors usually have two panel heights:  depending if they are USA or EU manufacture.• The best door o...
Step 4: Opening Width
Door Opening Widths: Page 1Maximum Door Width depends on:• Type of panel construction• Overall door size• Door engineering...
Door Opening Widths: Page 2Door Style• Door panels with a ribbed, microprofile or flat  design can be manufactured in any ...
Door Opening Widths: Page 3    Bad Cassette Spacing - Dubai
Door Opening Widths: Page 4Oversize Door Widths – CAUTION !!!• Many garage door specifications in the Middle East  are too...
Wind Load: Page 1UAE has experienced +120 kph winds inrecent years. During the design life of 20 -25 years for a garage do...
Wind Load: Page 2              • Double side                hardware: top                brackets, side                hin...
Wind Load Failure Example    Garage door turned inside out!
Wind Load Failure Example      Automobile Damage
Wind Load Failure Example Door failure lead to partial roof failure
Wind Load Failure Example Door mostly withstood wind forces.Door destroyed, but garage protected.
Step 5: Installation  Requirements
Installation Requirements• Ensure architectural designs and  specifications provide sufficient space for  garage door and ...
Installation Requirements                                     Minimum      Recommended      H – Door opening height      T...
HeadroomMinimum of 320 mm(450 mm recommended)Headroom is the spacerequired for spring systeminstallation. Measuredfrom top...
HeadroomNotice pipe affects headroom!
SideroomMinimum of 110 mm(150 mm recommended)Sideroom is the spacerequired for verticaltracks installation.Measured from s...
Backroom   Minimum of H+1200 mm*   (H+1370 mm recommended)*   *Motorized door   Backroom is the space   required for horiz...
Backroom
Step 6: Door Styles
Garage Door Panel Styles  Most Common Styles   • Cassette   • Ribbed   • Flush (flat)   • MicroProfile   • Carriage House
Cassette Style: Short CassetteMost common style. Suitable for most villas.
Cassette Style: Short Cassette
Cassette Style: Short Cassette
Cassette Style: Short Cassette
Cassette Style: Long CassetteLess “busy” looking than short cassette. Very      suitable for villas with wide doors.
Cassette Style: Long Cassette
Cassette Style: Long Cassette
Cassette Style: Long Cassette
Ribbed Style: Standard
Ribbed Style: Standard
Ribbed Style: Standard
Ribbed Style: Standard
Ribbed Style: German Middle Rib
Ribbed Style: German Middle Rib
Ribbed Style: German Middle Rib
Ribbed Style: German Middle Rib
Flush Style
Flush StyleFlush style is not recommended exceptwhen absolutely required to meet designcriteria!• Difficult to manufacture...
Flush Style
MicroProfile Style
MicroProfile Style
Carriage House Style – page 1
Carriage House Style – page 2
Carriage House Style
Carriage House Style
Carriage House Style
Carriage House Style
Carriage House Style
Decorative HardwareLow Cost Way to Enhance a Door
Simple Handles
Fancy Handles
Hinges
Clavos
Decorative HardwareFestival City - Dubai
Decorative HardwareFestival City - Dubai
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How to Specify Garage Doors for Architects & Developers (short version)

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Informative seminar for architects, technical consultants and developers about how to specify sectional garage doors for villas. Presentation specifically focuses on the Middle East.

How to make the best door selection, save money and prevent common problems.

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  1. 1. How to Specify Garage Doors for Architects & Developers Technical and Style Issues First 6 Steps in Door Selection Joseph J. Centofanti III
  2. 2. Joseph J. Centofanti III Director of Strategic Management & Export Sales jcentofanti@olymps-door.com The Olymps Group, Inc. (USA)Manufacturer of Sectional Garage & Industrial Doors Olymps Door s.r.o. (Slovakia) Olymps Door spol. s r.o. (Czech Republic) Olymps Door BV (Holland) Olymps Door Kft. (Hungary) Olymps Door SRL (Romania)
  3. 3. Objectives• Provide maximum value for the Developer (Client)• Provide maximum long-term value for the Villa Owner (Final Client)• Maintain or improve Architect’s reputation• Stay out of trouble
  4. 4. Design Process: Page 1• Garage doors are a large percentage of a villa’s elevation: 10 – 35% .• An attractive villa will suffer from a bad garage door.• Architects often do not specify a garage door style and color in the beginning – only a “concept” style is presented. Or, no garage door.
  5. 5. Design Process: Page 2• Or, a garage door style concept is presented which is not possible to realize…• Garage door specifications are usually made after the door opening size has already been set. Door opening size affects which panel insulation types, colors and styles are available.
  6. 6. Design Process: Page 3• This approach severly limits the opportunity to have the best possible garage door at the lowest total cost.• This is the Backwards Approach – also, known as Putting the Cart Before the Horse.• Involve the door supplier early in the design process to achieve the best solution.
  7. 7. Villa Elevation % ExampleGarage Doors are 25% of Elevation
  8. 8. No Concept Example(Model Maker Decided Door Style)
  9. 9. Bad Door Concept Example
  10. 10. Unrealistic Door Concept Example
  11. 11. Good Door Concept Example
  12. 12. Good Door Concept Detail
  13. 13. Technical Consultants & Developers• Consultants and Developers usually do not have the experience and knowledge to make garage door specifications.• Lack of practical experience and expertise to differentiate between a quality door and a sub- standard door.• Consultants need to improve their knowledge of doors.• Developers have an interest to to improve their knowledge of doors.
  14. 14. Technical Specifications Better ExampleElectricaly operated, 40 mm thick insulated (PU-foam) sectional overhead door. Hot dipgalvanized steel sheet, gasketed, sandwichpanels. Raised (embossed) profile withwoodgrain like finish on outside. Custom UV-resistant polyester or powder-coated finish.Include enclosed safety extension spring,torsion spring, cable break safety devices andspring break safety devices.
  15. 15. Technical Specifications Typical Example2.2 STEEL SECTIONSA. Construct door sections from galvanized,structural-quality carbon-steel sheets complyingwith ASTM A 653M, commercial quality, with aminimum yield strength of 225 MPa and aminimum Z275 zinc coating.1. Steel Sheet Thickness: 1.6 mm.2. Exterior Section Face: Flat
  16. 16. Contractors - Page 1• Contractors’ main interest is commerical: to have the lowest bid in order to maximize profit.• Factors like quality, safety, performance, style are not important to the Contractor.• If the door is ugly, does not function properly, is unsafe or has a short life – the Villa Owner will blame the Developer – and the Developer’s reputation suffers.• Do not let the Contractor buy the door!
  17. 17. Contractors – Page 2“I don’t care if the door falls offafter a year. My responsibility is the one-year warranty period.” Quote from one of the largest UAE contractors at one of the most prestigous Dubai villa projects.
  18. 18. Sectional Garage Doors Main Components• Panels• On-door hardware• Spring system• Track system• Windows and other accessories• Garage door motor
  19. 19. Garage Door Panels
  20. 20. Garage Door Panels • Door panels are 50 – 60% of the garage door cost (without motor) • Panel selection criteria: #1: Insulation #2: Color #3: StylePanels are the most important door component
  21. 21. Garage Door Selection: 6 steps• Insulation• Color • Opening Height • Opening Width • Installation • Style
  22. 22. Step 1: Door Insulation
  23. 23. Non-Insulated
  24. 24. Polystyrene Insulated
  25. 25. Polyurethane Insulated
  26. 26. Insulation Advice: Part 1Non-Insulated• Carports or separate garagesLight Insulation: Polystyrene 35 or 51 mm• Separate garage with air conditioning or heating• Garage partially attached to villa and some thermal and/or sound insulation required
  27. 27. Insulation Advice: Part 2Medium Insulation: Polystyrene 51 mm or Polyurethane 40 mm• Garage built into villa and some thermal and/or sound insulation requiredFull Insulation: Polyurethane 40 - 51 mm• Garage built into villa and full thermal and/or sound insulation required
  28. 28. Step 2: Door Color
  29. 29. Color Issues: Page 1Dark colors absorb too much sunlight andheat, causing these problems: • Reduced insulation value • Potential injury due to high surface temperatures, particularly to children • Insulated doors can have a bowing problem • Heat build-up will damage door finish
  30. 30. Color Issues: Page 2UV exposure affects dark colors much morethan light colors. Door finish problems: • Discoloration • Fading • CrackingDoor color must match villa color scheme:Often seen with white doors.Door color should hide sand/dust: Majorproblem in the Middle East
  31. 31. Dark Color = Problems
  32. 32. Colors: Best Appearance1 5 Natural Oak Metallic Silver (RAL 9006)2 6 Light Oak Gray Gray-White3 (RAL 9002) Almond Light Ivory (RAL 1015) 7 Sandtone4 Golden Oak Golden Oak 8 (paint) (folio) True White Pure White (RAL 9010)
  33. 33. Recommended Colors: UV Resistance 1 5 True White Pure White Light Oak (RAL 9010) 2 6 Gray-White Metallic Silver Gray (RAL 9002) (RAL 9006) 3 7 Almond Light Ivory Sandtone (RAL 1015) 4 8 Natural Oak Golden Oak Golden Oak (paint) (folio)
  34. 34. Wood Folio Finishes• Benefits compared to paint finishes: • Very attractive finish • Hides dents and scratches better • Hides dirt and dust Natural Oak Light Oak• Golden Oak suitable only for doors with minimal direct sunlight exposure.
  35. 35. Natural Oak polyolefin folio doors for the Al Barari project in Dubai
  36. 36. Natural Oak – Example of Hiding Sand/Dust
  37. 37. Custom ColorsGarage doors are frequently paintedcustom colors.For projects, custom painting is notrecommended because of cost andquality variances.
  38. 38. Villa Colors vs. Garage Door Colors Garage door panels are manufactured in a limited range of colors – recommend the villa color scheme complement an available door color. Match the villa color to the door color, particularly when the door is a significant percentage of the villa’s elevation or street view.
  39. 39. Door Bowing: Page 1Insulated doors can experience positive doorbowing -- when the exterior skin is hotter thanthe interior skin. Thermal expansion of theexterior skin -- while the interior skin does notexpand -- causes door bowing.
  40. 40. Door Bowing: Page 2 Resulting Problems • Door may not be able to open • Cracking of the paint or wood folio. • Exterior skin can separate from the insulationDoor bowing is a major problem in environmentswith strong sunlight and high temperatures. Avoidthis problem by selecting light color door finishes!
  41. 41. Door Bowing - Germany Bottom of door: 25 mmMorning - OK Afternoon - BowedDoor width : 4.500 mmColor: medium green Top of door: 20 mm
  42. 42. Door Bowing - GermanyAfternoon - Bowed
  43. 43. Step 3: Opening Height
  44. 44. Door Opening Heights• Doors usually have two panel heights: depending if they are USA or EU manufacture.• The best door opening height is based on using one panel height. The door opening height limits potential panel styles! Choose the desired panel style first -- then design the opening height accordingly!
  45. 45. Step 4: Opening Width
  46. 46. Door Opening Widths: Page 1Maximum Door Width depends on:• Type of panel construction• Overall door size• Door engineering: on-door hardware, track system, spring system, etc.• Environmental factors: must withstand wind speed (“wind load”) to 130 kphDubai has experienced +120 kph winds in recent years.During the design life of 20 - 25 years for a garage door,expect similar wind speeds. Doors must be engineeredto withstand 130 kph wind speed!
  47. 47. Door Opening Widths: Page 2Door Style• Door panels with a ribbed, microprofile or flat design can be manufactured in any width and will not affect the appearance.• Door panels with a stamped design can be manufactured in almost any width. However, the issue is the spacing between the stamps; and, at the ends of the panel. Bad spacing results in an ugly appearance.• Consult with door supplier concerning stamp spacing and proposed door opening widths early in the design process.
  48. 48. Door Opening Widths: Page 3 Bad Cassette Spacing - Dubai
  49. 49. Door Opening Widths: Page 4Oversize Door Widths – CAUTION !!!• Many garage door specifications in the Middle East are too wide -- up to 9.000 mm!• Maximum standard width for European industrial doors is 6.000 mm.• “Excessive” means more than 4.267 - 6.300 mm (depending on door panel type).• Oversize doors are dangerous! Door weight can exceed 250 kg. Injury or death can occur!!!• Oversize doors are not suitable for residential use!
  50. 50. Wind Load: Page 1UAE has experienced +120 kph winds inrecent years. During the design life of 20 -25 years for a garage door, expect similarwind speeds. Doors must be engineered to withstand 130 kph wind speed!
  51. 51. Wind Load: Page 2 • Double side hardware: top brackets, side hinges, rollers and steel panel end caps • Support Struts • Extra intermediate hinges • Track and vertical angles: industrial
  52. 52. Wind Load Failure Example Garage door turned inside out!
  53. 53. Wind Load Failure Example Automobile Damage
  54. 54. Wind Load Failure Example Door failure lead to partial roof failure
  55. 55. Wind Load Failure Example Door mostly withstood wind forces.Door destroyed, but garage protected.
  56. 56. Step 5: Installation Requirements
  57. 57. Installation Requirements• Ensure architectural designs and specifications provide sufficient space for garage door and motor installation.• Attention to installation requirements will save time, costs and re-work later.• Watch out for pipes, beams, ducts and lighting fixtures!!!• Watch out for window locations in the garage that can interfere with the horizontal door tracks!!!
  58. 58. Installation Requirements Minimum Recommended H – Door opening height Track radius 300 mm 380 mm h – Headroom required 320 mm 450 mm D – Horizontal track length H + 440 mm H + 700 mm m – Motor rail length H + 1200 mm H + 1370 mm F – Horizontal track height H +70 mm H + 150 mm Z – Vertical track height H - 330 mm H – 410 mm Side room 110 mm 150 mm
  59. 59. HeadroomMinimum of 320 mm(450 mm recommended)Headroom is the spacerequired for spring systeminstallation. Measuredfrom top of door openingto bottom of ceiling orother obstruction.
  60. 60. HeadroomNotice pipe affects headroom!
  61. 61. SideroomMinimum of 110 mm(150 mm recommended)Sideroom is the spacerequired for verticaltracks installation.Measured from side ofdoor opening to wall orother obstruction.
  62. 62. Backroom Minimum of H+1200 mm* (H+1370 mm recommended)* *Motorized door Backroom is the space required for horizontal tracks and motor installation. Measured from the lintel.
  63. 63. Backroom
  64. 64. Step 6: Door Styles
  65. 65. Garage Door Panel Styles Most Common Styles • Cassette • Ribbed • Flush (flat) • MicroProfile • Carriage House
  66. 66. Cassette Style: Short CassetteMost common style. Suitable for most villas.
  67. 67. Cassette Style: Short Cassette
  68. 68. Cassette Style: Short Cassette
  69. 69. Cassette Style: Short Cassette
  70. 70. Cassette Style: Long CassetteLess “busy” looking than short cassette. Very suitable for villas with wide doors.
  71. 71. Cassette Style: Long Cassette
  72. 72. Cassette Style: Long Cassette
  73. 73. Cassette Style: Long Cassette
  74. 74. Ribbed Style: Standard
  75. 75. Ribbed Style: Standard
  76. 76. Ribbed Style: Standard
  77. 77. Ribbed Style: Standard
  78. 78. Ribbed Style: German Middle Rib
  79. 79. Ribbed Style: German Middle Rib
  80. 80. Ribbed Style: German Middle Rib
  81. 81. Ribbed Style: German Middle Rib
  82. 82. Flush Style
  83. 83. Flush StyleFlush style is not recommended exceptwhen absolutely required to meet designcriteria!• Difficult to manufacture without waves in exterior steel sheet (“oil canning”).• Lack of embossment or ribs reduces panel strength – important for large doors.• Dents and scratches show easily – affecting long-term door appearance.
  84. 84. Flush Style
  85. 85. MicroProfile Style
  86. 86. MicroProfile Style
  87. 87. Carriage House Style – page 1
  88. 88. Carriage House Style – page 2
  89. 89. Carriage House Style
  90. 90. Carriage House Style
  91. 91. Carriage House Style
  92. 92. Carriage House Style
  93. 93. Carriage House Style
  94. 94. Decorative HardwareLow Cost Way to Enhance a Door
  95. 95. Simple Handles
  96. 96. Fancy Handles
  97. 97. Hinges
  98. 98. Clavos
  99. 99. Decorative HardwareFestival City - Dubai
  100. 100. Decorative HardwareFestival City - Dubai
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