Overhead Door introduces enhancements to RapidGrille and RapidSlat products to simplify installation & maintenance

Standardized motor across all models, built-in brake mechanism and wireless safety edge to shorten learning curve and installation times, while boosting door opening speeds

RapidGrilleLEWISVILLE, TEXAS, April 5, 2017 – Overhead Door, one of the leading manufacturers of doors and openers for residential, commercial, industrial and transportation applications, has introduced enhancements to its commercial and industrial RapidGrille® and RapidSlat® Advanced Performance (AP) doors that allow the same motor to be used across all Rapid platforms. Additionally, a built-in brake mechanism with motor/gearbox assembly, hand chain override and a wireless, monitored safety edge were added, as well as boosting the door opening speed.

“By standardizing the motor across all Rapid platforms and adding the built-in brake mechanism, we’re aiming to shorten installers’ learning curve for installing and supporting these door systems – allowing for faster and easier installations and reducing customer inconvenience and time in the field for our installers,” said Jennifer Castro, Rolling Steel Product Manager for Overhead Door.

Customer experience has been enhanced by increasing door opening speeds from 20” per second to up to 24” per second and by adding a hand chain override that eliminates the traditional crank for manually opening the door during a power outage. A wireless, monitored safety edge has also been added to phase out coil cords, eliminating the need to maintain cords which may get stretched out or damaged, as well as creating a cleaner overall aesthetic for the door.

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About Overhead Door

Overhead Door, a division of Overhead Door Corporation, is one of the most trusted brands of garage doors and garage door openers in the United States. Overhead Door’s dedicated network of more than 400 Red Ribbon Distributors across North America 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 www.overheaddoor.com.

Media Contact: Nina Koch
nina@coopersmithagency.com, (214) 329-9191

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