Dock Seals | Seattle, WA

dock seals

Raymond West supplies loading dock seals in the Seattle area.

We are backed by one of the largest service and parts operations in the Pacific Northwest.

Call us today at (253) 333-2100

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

Dock seals can assist in maintaining consistent climate conditions on your loading dock and safeguard products from weather as they exit and enter your warehouse.

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

  • Energy conservation: Dock seals can generate a rapid return on investment by lowering your building’s climate control expenditures.
  • Safety: wet concrete is slippery and hazardous. Defending your dock against the elements makes it a much safer place to be.
  • Morale: no one enjoys working in extreme weather like rain or snow. The morale, productivity and comfort of your workers will be enhanced if you add door seals.
  • Cargo protection: Seals keep rats, mice and other pests out of your warehouse while defending it against harsh weather.
  • Building security: Seals help keep unauthorized people out of your warehouse.
  • Short term storage: trailers at your dock can provide temporary, secure, climate-controlled extensions of your warehouse.

Dock Seals Come in a Variety of Different Designs

Dock seals are typically fabric-wrapped foam panels that are fastened to the exterior side of your dock door frames. When a trailer is backed up, the foam gets squeezed, creating a secure seal that keeps the weather out. Seals are usually applied to smaller door openings, and they can control air flow on your loading dock with up to 90% efficiency.

Fixed Head Dock Seal: Foam side and head pads are used in this style of dock seal. For applications with unvarying truck heights and common dock requirements, it's one of the most common and practical dock seals.

Head Curtain Dock Seal: This type of dock seal is put to use when your facility has a wide range of truck heights and opening heights. It has foam-filled side pads. This type of seal generally has either an adjustable or fixed head curtain. Foam-filled curtains are also available, which can help to better seal the trailer and increase its energy efficiency.

Adjustable Head Pad: A once common configuration, this type of seal has fallen out of favor due to the difficulty of maintaining the moving parts. This seal, which functions similarly to a "Head Curtain," is well suited for variable trailer heights and door dimensions.

L-Shaped Dock Seal: Named for its configuration, this type of seal has “L” shaped side pads. The seal's design and expanded protrusion make it ideal for larger door openings. The configuration and protrusion are intended to seal the trailer's sides instead of the back. This allows for enhanced entry and exit to the trailer's back end. A “fixed head” or “curtain” header is utilized on this category of seal.

Inflatable Seal: When a trailer is backed up to the bay door, the inflatable seal balloons with the assistance of a blower. These seals are generally part of an interlock solution with the leveler and door, and will only inflate once the door and dock leveler are in the appropriate positions. Inflatable seals come in a host of sizes and shapes.

Dock Seals Near Me

To get more information on dock seal options appropriate for your warehouse, get in touch with a loading dock equipment professional at Raymond West now!

Raymond's Seattle service operation includes most of Western Washington, including Seattle, Bellevue, Kirkland, Redmond, Bothell, Woodinville, Lynnwood, Everett, Tukwila, Renton, SeaTac, Burien, Kent, Federal Way, Fife, Sumner, Auburn, Tacoma, Lakewood, Puyallup, Olympia, Lacey and surrounding areas.

Raymond West | Seattle Material Handling Equipment Supplier

6607 S 287th St
Auburn, WA 98001
(253) 333-2100