Dock Shelters | Ontario, CA
Raymond West supplies loading dock shelters throughout the West.
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Dock shelters can keep your loading dock area safe and comfortable by keeping weather and vermin out of your building, while keeping conditioned air inside where it belongs. Raymond West sells, installs and services solutions from the top producers of dock shelters in the country.
What Is A Dock Shelter?
Most dock shelters are constructed with a wood or metal frame that may be either flexible or rigid. Fiberglass or fabric is generally fastened to the outer surface and fabric curtains attach to the face of the shelter. These curtains seal the top and sides of the trailer when it’s up against the bay door frame. Shelters are generally used for larger door openings, and in situations where there is a wide variety in truck sizes. On average, shelters may reach about 70% air flow efficiency.
Rigid Dock Shelter
Rigid shelters are the most popular option, and they are commonly utilized for large dimension doors in situations where there is little uniformity in truck height and full access to the rear of the trailer is required. Rigid head frames and sides are bolstered by metal supports that are sometimes configured with fiberglass surrounds to maximize light during daytime operations. The head frame doubles as a canopy to shelter the loading dock from rain and snow.
Inflatable Dock Shelter
Like other shelters, inflatable units seal the perimeter of the trailer permitting unrestricted ingress and egress to the trailer. Inflatable shelters use a blower to inflate once a trailer is backed up to the dock door. These types of shelters are generally integrated with an interlock system, along with the door and/or the dock leveler, where the shelter can inflate only when the door and leveler are in the correct positions. Many sizes and shapes of inflatable shelters are available for a wide range of uses.
What’s The Difference Between A Dock Seal And Dock Shelter?
Dock seals are built with compression foam covered with durable fabric. They’re attached around the perimeter of a warehouse door. They form a firm seal when a truck backs up to the door.
In contrast, dock shelters consist of a frame that surrounds the warehouse door with drapes mounted to the frame. When a trailer backs in, the curtains enshroud the trailer entry and create a seal.
Dock Shelters Near Me
To get more information about dock shelter options and capabilities, get in touch with a loading dock equipment specialist at Raymond West today! Our team of of highly trained experts can help with the design and specification of a wide range of dock equipment options.
Raymond West's Ontario, California facility serves parts of Los Angeles County and San Bernardino County, including Ontario, Fontana, Rancho Cucamonga, Upland, La Verne, San Dimas, Covina, West Covina, Pomona, Diamond Bar, Rowland Heights, Chino, Norco, Eastvale, Corona, Jurupa Valley, San Bernardino, Rialto and all surrounding areas.
4602 E Brickell St
Ontario, CA 91761