DBCI, a manufacturer of self-storage roll-up doors and other building components, has introduced Curl-Lok, a new door constructed of replaceable panels. It’s engineered with curls that lock along the edges rather than seam together. The door can be quickly repaired on site without any specialty tools, company representatives said in a press release.
Shipping replacement panels rather than an entirely new door will reduce associated freight costs and increase delivery speed, company officials said. “This is a huge advancement for our customers,” said Larry Miller, vice president of operations. “In the past, the only options for a damaged door was to either live with it or replace the entire thing. Now damaged panels can be changed out at significantly less cost.” DBCI also expects many self-storage operators will keep replacement panels on site to keep unusable units to a minimum.
“Curl-Lok is simply a more cost-effective door solution for the self-storage industry,” said Roc Hughes, general manager. “It’s a convenient and efficient product that extends the life of a door and helps facilities remain profitable into the future.”
The product is the result of more than three years of development and testing. “DBCI is a company that lives and breathes innovation,” said Bray Allen, who works in the company’s research and development department. “We realized that one component of the rolling-sheet door our industry has taken for granted is the curtain itself. We saw that as an opportunity. The result is an efficient and dependable door unlike anything else in its category.”
Customers can find more product information and a demonstration video at curl-lok.com. The company is also launching a marketing campaign to announce the product in various trade publications.
DBCI designs and manufactures commercial-grade, steel roll-up doors as well as frames and panels, wall systems, interior-hallway systems, mezzanine systems, portable-storage units, and wine lockers. Headquartered in Douglasville, Ga., the company also operates production facilities in Chandler, Ariz., and Houston.