Dock Seals | Santa Barbara County

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Raymond West supplies loading dock seals in Santa Barbara County.

We are backed by one of the largest service and parts operations on the Central Coast.

Call us today at (805) 749-2777

If you’re in search of new dock seals, Raymond West provides a diverse variety of options for almost any application.

Dock seals can assist in maintaining a consistent environment on your loading dock and protect shipments from weather as they exit and enter your warehouse.

Do you really need to seal your docks? Here are some points to consider:

  • Energy preservation: Dock seals can quickly pay for themselves by slashing your facility's heating and cooling expenses.
  • Safety: wet concrete is slick and dangerous. Protecting your dock from the elements makes it a much safer place to be.
  • Morale: nobody appreciates working in inclimate weather like rain or snow. The comfort, morale, and productivity of your employees will elevate if you add door seals.
  • Cargo protection: Seals keep rodents and other pests out of your warehouse and protect it from harsh weather.
  • Security: Seals help keep unauthorized people out of your building.
  • Temporary storage: docked trailers can provide temporary, secure, temperature-controlled additions to your building.

Dock Seals Come in a Variety of Different Designs

Dock seals are typically fabric-covered foam panels that are mounted on the outside of your dock door surrounds. When a trailer pushes against it, the foam gets squeezed, making a firm seal that shields your warehouse from the outside climate. Seals are typically applied to smaller door openings, and they can control air flow on your dock with up to 90% efficiency.

Fixed Head Dock Seal: A foam-filled side and head pad are used in this type of dock seal. For applications with unvarying truck heights and standard dock requirements, it's among the most common and effective dock seals.

Head Curtain Dock Seal: This style of dock seal is put to use when your facility has highly variable truck heights and opening heights. It has foam side pads wrapped in fabric. A stationary or adjustable fabric head curtain sized for specific trailer types is common for the seal. Foam-filled curtains are also available, which can create a more airtight seal and improve its energy efficiency.

Adjustable Head Pad: A once common configuration, this kind of seal has fallen out of favor due to the difficulty of maintaining the moving parts. This seal, similar in use to a "Head Curtain," is ideal for wide ranging truck heights and door dimensions.

L-Shaped Dock Seal: As the name suggests, this seal has “L” shaped side pads. The seal's design and expanded overhang make it well suited for larger door openings. The shape and protrusion are intended to seal the trailer's sides instead of the back. This enables enhanced access to the trailer's opening. A “fixed head” or “curtain” header is used on this category of seal.

Inflatable Seal: When a trailer arrives at a loading dock bay, the inflatable seal enlarges with the help of a blower mechanism. These seals are typically a component of an interlock solution with the door and/or dock leveler, and will only inflate once the door and dock leveler are in the proper positions. Inflatable seals come in a wide range of sizes and shapes.

Dock Seals Near Me

To get more information on dock seal options for your warehouse, get in touch with a warehouse equipment expert at Raymond West today!

Raymond West's Santa Barbara County service area includes Buellton, Carpinteria, Goleta, Lompoc, Santa Barbara, Santa Maria and all surrounding areas.

Raymond West | Santa Barbara Material Handling Equipment Supplier

Santa Barbara County, CA
(805) 749-2777

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