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How to reduce the heat in your warehouse during the hot summer

Tips to help you save money and increase efficiency in your facility 

It can prove daunting to decipher exactly where to find savings on heating or cooling your warehouse. So what is the best solution for your particular site?

The two biggest energy consumers in a warehouse are lighting and temperature control (in the form of heating, cooling or refrigeration). In fact, they account for approximately 76 percent of total energy use, which makes these systems the best targets for energy savings.

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Tags: warehouse doors, warehouse operations, insulated doors, cold storage warehouses, energy consumption, insulated sectional door, energy efficient, energy loss

The 7 Habits of Effective Maintenance Managers


In any workplace, maintenance and upkeep throughout the site is crucial to keeping operations flowing successfully. Even more so, in a fast-pace, production-line system where one fault or issue could cause a huge knock-on effect to operations.

How effective is your maintenance team, do they make a positive contribution to the bottom line or are they consistently fighting one issue after another? Perhaps it is time to hit the reset button on maintenance management.

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Tags: warehouse doors, warehouse operations, maintenance costs, warehouse managers, warehouse management, maintenance manager

4 Things About Rapid Doors Your Boss Wants To Know

How do you know that you are getting suitable Rapid Doors for the site?

And more so, how do you sell your preferred product to the boss?

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Tags: warehouse doors, maintenance costs, warehouse managers, rapid doors, capital cost, maintenance manager

Forklift Precautions in Cold Weather

With cold weather come additional hazards for forklift operation. During the winter season we must stay alert to factors such as temperature, black ice, snow, sleet, ice, etc.

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Tags: warehouse doors, warehouse operations, forklift operations, maintenance costs, forklift accidents, energy efficient, frost, doorways, energy loss, winter

Stop energy loss at the door

How you can improve energy efficiency at your warehouse

Manufacturing, warehousing and distribution businesses across the world are looking for ways to cut costs to remain as competitive as possible. But with productivity more crucial than ever, large warehouse doors are being left open for longer and used more frequently.

Because internal temperatures change by as much as 10°C within moments of the doors opening, it’s important that warehouse businesses act to stop energy sneaking out of the back door and making a huge hole in their profits.

This news post covers some options to reduce your energy loss.

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Tags: warehouse doors, warehouse operations, maintenance costs, energy efficient, doorways, energy loss

5 Considerations when choosing a door for your warehouse

Tips for finding the right door solution 

When you're choosing the right door for your warehouse, it's important to consider a range of factors, from the size of the doorway to the insulation grade of the door's materials.

The Remax team have created this list of the 5 major considerations of the door selection process. Working through these items will give you the information you need to choose the ideal door for your application.

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Tags: rapid roller doors, warehouse doors, warehouse operations, high speed doors

Compact doors vs. overhead doors

Here's why they're far superior to overhead doors

Overhead doors are made of several jointed panels that roll up on tracks above the access or across the ceiling. These doors come with different rail systems depending on the building and the space available. The tracks can either go straight up above the doorway (with a bend towards the ceiling), or they can follow the roof pitch. The overhead door is primarily used as a service door but also very popular as garage door.  

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Tags: warehouse doors, door equipment efficiency, warehouse operations, insulated doors, compact sectional door, sectional door

What Are the Advantages of a Bespoke Warehouse Door?

Much like the rhetorical question, “how long is a piece of string?”, warehouse door sizes depend largely on the application. The size varies from small doors for pedestrian access to large doors for wide loads. In fact knowing the average size of a warehouse door is almost entirely irrelevant, every door should be chosen to match its unique situation. While it is important to keep up to date with developments and successful applications in other work environments this should only inform you of your options. When you choose a door you should be matching it to the criteria of your warehouse and your vendor should assist you with that if necessary. 

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Tags: warehouse doors, maintenance costs, custom warehouse doors, sectional doors, bespoke warehouse door, bespoke door, tilt-up door

High Speed Industrial Doors: The Basics

Here are the basic bits of information that you need to know about high speed doors for your industrial application - what they are, why they are valuable for a variety of industries, and what characteristics you should look for.

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Tags: warehouse doors, roller doors, door equipment efficiency, food manufacturing equipment

How to reduce your warehouse energy costs and carbon footprint

5 energy saving tips from the Remax team

The two biggest energy consumers in a warehouse are lighting and temperature control (ie. heating, cooling, or refrigeration). It follows therefore that reducing the costs of these two major contributors is the quickest way to make energy savings in your warehouse.

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Tags: warehouse doors, warehouse operations, maintenance costs

Compact sectional doors verses standard roller shutters

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