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Control Loading Dock Temperature With A Dock Seal

Control Loading Dock Temperature With A Dock Seal

Loading and unloading trucks is an important element of practically any business's operations. If your facility has a loading dock, it's likely that staff spend a significant amount of time loading and unloading equipment and items from vehicles. By investing in a high-quality loading dock seal, you can make your employees more comfortable while also lowering your energy expenditures.


What are loading dock seals?

A dock seal is exactly what it sounds like: a seal for your loading dock that helps regulate the temperature of your loading dock. It preserves cool or warm air inside your facility by keeping cold or hot air from outside from flooding your loading bay. You can keep your loading dock at a respectable temperature by managing the quantity of outside air that travels through it, and you won't have to spend thousands of dollars on heating and cooling while your climate control system tries to compensate for a large hole in the side of your building.

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Vestil loading dock seals for 8' x 9' and 8' x 8' loading dock doors are available from Gold Key Equipment. Vestil dock seals are made of three pieces: the header (top) is 12" high, the uprights (sides) are beveled and 9.5" wide at the wall and 12" wide at the face. They also have a variety of projections, which allows them to work with a wide range of loading dock designs. Dock seals with 20" projections are required for flush to building docks with edge-o-dock levelers, for example. We recommend adding optional reinforced nylon pleats to cover the dock seal's external surfaces, extending the seal's service life.

If you're looking for a loading dock seal but aren't sure which one will suit your dock or how to determine the proper fit, Gold Key Equipment is the place to go. For more information about our loading dock seals, please contact our support team at Sales@goldkeyequipment.com.