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Frequently Asked Questions: General Questions

What's the benefit of a Bug Blocker door?
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Our doors provide Security, Ventilation & Pest Control. Strong stainless steel provides unparalleled protection for your facilities. We keep out both the “Thugs & the Bugs”. Rasco Industries, Inc. is a pioneer in the screen door industry with over 20 years of experience crafting custom loading dock screen doors to your exact specifications.
What is Dual Track or Switch Track?
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Two options we can provide you with. Would you like a separate track for your new Bug Blocker door or would you want to tie into your existing track?

Switch track is a more affordable option that shares the lower track with your existing solid door. In other words when you pull down the Bug Blocker door there is a mechanism similar to a railroad track switch at the top of your door opening that switches the Rasco door into your existing door track. Only one door can be closed at a time. The switch track provides an excellent seal just like your current solid door. If you have a clearance problem because of pipe bollards this is the solution for you. Rasco Industries’ track switch has been in production since 1992 and has an excellent “track record”. The switch track system has remained the preference of many of our customers. Our door can be motorized or manually operated. See our video for more information on the switch track here.  View the Switch Track Configuration here.

Dual track provides a second track that allows the Bug Blocker door to work independently of your solid door. The advantage is that you can decide how much airflow is allowed in by the positioning of your original door. Brush seal and steel side plates are provided to completely seal the sides between the two tracks preventing bugs or debris from sneaking in the sides and top. Chain-Link security doors, where pest control is not a priority, will not have the side plates or brush seal included. Both the Rasco door and your existing door can be left up or kept in the down position. This application can be manually or motor operated.  View the Dual Track configuration here.

Do I have to get rid of my current doors?
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No your door will stay where it is. Rasco doors work in conjunction with your current doors either retrofitting into the same track (with the track switch application) or the Rasco door will run on its own track working independently (using the dual track system).
Which Mesh is best?
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There are many choices we have for you to choose from depending on your individual needs. Our most popular is the strong 12 mesh (12 lines x 12 lines per inch). 30 mesh is finer (30 lines x 30 lines per inch), not as strong, but used in facilities with flour, rice or grain trying to keep out the lesser grain borer Rhyzopertha Dominica. We have listed a variety of our most popular stainless steel mesh options for you to consider, please follow this link to see image and descriptions of all our stainless steel mesh.
What is expanded metal?
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Expanded metal is a popular option used in many high security applications. It utilizes 3/4 inch, 20 gauge, flattened, expanded 304 stainless steel. It has 82% free area opening size 1.018sq.in. Expanded metal can be combined with one of our 12 or 30 mesh Bug Blocker screens for pest control follow this link to see images and descriptions of expanded metal.
What about chain link?
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When Security is a concern our Chain Link may be the solution for you. Made of 2- inch diamond galvanized steel mesh with a wire diameter of 0.120”. The Chain Link 11 gauge strong steel is a popular choice. Follow this link to see images and descriptions of our chain link doors.
What door configuration do I have?
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Vertical Lift
The most common configuration. In the open position the door goes straight up the wall sometimes breaking away at the top. This configuration allows a sectional door to open vertically along the wall above the door opening without turning back inside the building. 
See Vertical Lift


High Lift / Lift Clearance
A high lift /lift clearance door goes up above the top of the door opening and then by means of a radius turns back into the building. Track hardware causes the door to rise vertically some distance above the top of the door opening before it levels out into a horizontal position. Also known as High Lift Track, Lift-Clearance is the distance above the top of door opening to the underside of the horizontal tracks.
See High Lift


Standard Lift / Normal Lift
Similar to a residential garage door. A standard lift /normal lift door by means of a radius turns into the building at the top of the door opening. This configuration hangs horizontally inside the building right at the top of the door opening.
See Standard Lift


Rolling Door/ CoilingDoor
A rolling or coiling door is a popular commercial door style. A rolling /coiling door coils into a big roll or drum at the top of the door opening.
See Rolling / Coiling


Side Sliding
A side sliding door slides on a rail horizontally on the floor from side to side. A side slider style can also be bi-parting with half sides meeting in the middle of the door opening. Can be installed in the interior or outside of your building.
See Side Sliding

Is there a door dealer in my area?
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Yes, your current door professional can help you or give us a call and we can give you names of door dealers in your area. 1(800) 537-3802.
I’m looking to raise my ratings /score with my food inspectors can your doors help?
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Absolutely for over 20 years this has been our focus Keeping Bugs Out! In addition to exceeding the requirements for A.I.B., USDA, and the FDA we comply with the new Food Safety requirements for the physical security of your facilities by allowing you to secure your freight loading doors with strong steel. Homeland Security guidelines require you to secure your facility with metal or metal-clad exterior doors. Rasco stainless steel screen doors minimize the entrance of bug, rodent, animal and human intrusion into your facility. Look on our website for frequently updated food safety requirement information.
How big can you make my door?
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Our doors can be made up to a width of 25’ feet wide. Look under our gallery photos under Bug Blocker Door Applications and see our Winning Monster Garage Door of the year photo. This custom made door was engineered to a width of 32’ feet! This special project was made possible by seaming two 16’ foot doors together. This door is still in use after 10 years at the General Mills facility in Minneapolis. See the image here.
Are you Green?
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Environmentally sound steel is a renewable and recyclable resource. Our stainless steel security doors do not need electricity nor use any plastics that may harm our earthly home. An added benefit is that our screen doors also provide a non chemical pest control barrier to keep the insects out. Compared to the high carbon cost of using electrical air conditioning letting natural fresh air into your facility is a cost saving/earth saving measure. Fresh air is best!
Can you make custom sizes?
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Absolutely, each Rasco Industries product is hand crafted. We are able to work with you, your architect or engineer to make a custom screening product to your specifications. Give us a call we would be happy to work with you.
Can you ship to Canada? Mexico? Overseas?
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Yes, we have many years experience in shipping to our neighbors in Canada. We can also ship to the Caribbean, Mexico, Central and South America. Overseas shipments can also be arranged for you.
Can you work with my engineering designs?
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Absolutely, we can work with your approved architectural or engineering designs. Send us your shop drawings and we will be glad to work with you.
Can your doors be powder coated?
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Yes, there are a variety of color choices available. Keep in mind the powder coating process will add significant cost and time in the production of your door. The powder coating can only be done on the end stiles and frame. The standard color that your door will come in is a beautiful mill finished aluminum. See Powder Coating
What if my door is motor operated?
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Our doors can also be motor operated. In order to have both doors motorized you will need one motor per door. In a track switch design you will need to have interlocks (whisper switch) added for safety. You can also continue to have your door motorized while leaving the Rasco door manually operated. Your choice. See the information of commercial door operators.
How can I get a quote?
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You can email, text, call or fax a request to us. For a budgetary quote we will need the width, height and the type of door configuration that is on your existing door. Want an estimated freight quote too? Include your zip or postal code with your quote request. Contact your professional door dealer for an installed price.
How long does it take before I get my door?
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Generally once we receive your completed survey form the average time in production is two weeks, much depending on the quantity of your order and the time of year your order is placed. Include your email when you place an order and you will be notified of the progress and then shipment of your order.
Where is the Serial Number?
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Look on the bottom right hand corner of your product.  With this number we are able to learn everything about your Bug Blocker door. View where to find your serial number here.
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