POLYTITE™

Sectional Polycarbonate Overhead Doors

Polytite Door Systems are made with triple-walled polycarbonate panels that are strong yet lightweight, providing easy operation with minimum stress on hardware components. The translucent panels provide a naturally-lit, inviting work environment and help reduce winter heating costs through the effects of solar heat gain. The panels are also extremely impact-resistant and can withstand long-term exposure to extreme elements such as sun, wind, rain and snow without cracking or splitting. Particularly suited for service garages but ideal for all types of industrial, agricultural, commercial, institutional and residential overhead door installations where an attractive, light-transmitting, strong, lightweight door is desired.

Polytite Door Systems

  • SECTION DETAILS
    P175/P175T SECTION DIMENSIONS
    • Section Thickness 1 3/4″ (45mm)
    • Section Height 21″ & 24″ (533mm & 610mm)
    OPENING WIDTHS
    • Basic Windload: 8′-0″ – 16′-2″ (2438mm – 4877mm)
    • 15 psf Design: 8′-0″ – 24′-2″ (2438mm – 7366mm)
    • Custom Door Width: Up to 30′-2″ (9195mm)
    POLYCARBONATE PANELING

    The external side of the Polycarbonate is protected with a coextruded layer warranting resistance to atmospheric agents and U.V. rays.

    Thickness: 5/8″ (16mm)

    Structure: Triple-walled

    Weight: 0.553lbs/sq ft (2.69 kg/sq m)

    R-Factor: 2.500 ft2 hF/Btu

    U-Factor: 2.271 W/m2K

    Fire Reaction: ASTM E84-01 Flame spread and smoke. Developed: Class A.

    Solar Heat Gain Coefficient: Clear: 75; Bronze: 57; White: 63

    Stock Colours: Clear, Dark Bronze, Western Bronze

    Optional Colours: Green, Blue, White

    SECTION FRAMING

    Fabricated from 6063-T6 aluminum alloy extrusions, extrusion thickness 0.063″ (1.6mm) thick, and 0.090″ (2.18mm) thick at hardware mounting locations.

    End stiles: 2 1/2″ (64mm) wide aluminum; Double end stiles for doors over 16′-2″ (4928mm) wide

    Centre stiles: 3″ (76mm) wide aluminum

    Pair of meeting rails: 4 1/2″ (114mm) high aluminum

    Top rail: 2 3/16″ (56mm) high aluminum

    Top rail: 2 9/16″ (65mm) high aluminum

    Stock Colours: Clear Anodized, Bronze, White

    OPTIONAL THERMATITE MULTI-RIBBED (MR) BOTTOM SECTION (P175T)

    Insulated sections fabricated from pre-painted, hot dipped galvanized, steel sheet; with rigid polyurethane insulation core, CFC and HCFC free, face sheet stucco embossed and rib reinforced.

    R-Factor: 16.000 ft2 hF/Btu

    U-Factor: 0.355 W/m2K

    WARRANTY

    Polytite Panels: 10 years against breakage, excessive yellowing and loss of light transmission

    Materials and workmanship: 1 year

  • STANDARD / OPTIONAL HARDWARE

    Standard Hardware

    Weatherstripping

    Full length retainer and bulb weather strip minimize air flow and ensure weather-tightness at the base of your door.

    Trussing

    Doors are constructed to withstand wind load specified in ANSI/DASMA 108. Linear style trusses are provided according to door size. Additional trussing can be provided for higher wind load applications.

    Track

    Roll formed from commercial galvanized steel. Vertical tracks sloped to ensure weather tight seal. Horizontal track curve available in 12″ (305mm) or normally provided 16″ (406mm) radius.

    Track Brackets

    Bolted type, field adjustable, rib reinforced, stamped from 0.123″ (3.1 mm) thick commercial galvanized steel.

    Rollers

    Ten ball bearings provide years of smooth and quiet operation. 7/16″ (11mm) diameter standard stem, long stem on doors over 16’-2″ (4928mm) wide.

    Counter Balance

    Helically wound torsion springs manufactured from oil tempered spring wire, stress relieved, minimum 10,000 cycles. Aluminum die-cast grooved drums. Flexible 7 x 19 construction aircraft type galvanized cables with 5:1 safety factor. Higher cycle available upon request.

    Horizontal Angle

    72″ (1829 mm) long or 90″ (2286mm) for 3″ hardware.

    Hinges

    Linear type, fabricated from 0.078″ or 0.106″ (2 or 2.7mm) thick zinc plated steel with embossments designed to resist higher load and provide greater stability resulting in improved performance.

    Top Roller Carrier

    Fabricated from zinc plated steel designed to provide greater stability, field adjustable to ensure weather tight seal.

    Roller Brackets

    Linear type fabricated from 0.078″ or 0.106″ (2 or 2.7mm) zinc plated steel. Graduated type design to ensure weather tight seal.

    Shafts

    1″ (25mm) diameter 0.078″ (2mm) tube or 1/8″ (3mm) wall keyed full length or 1″ (25mm) diameter cold rolled galvanized steel keyed full length.

    Head Plates

    Full height fabricated from galvanized steel, complete with bolt-on type bearings.

    Lock

    Interior slide bolt type.

    Mounting Fasteners

    Zinc plated.

    Optional Hardware

    Exhaust port: 3″ (76 mm) / 4″ (102mm) / 5″ (127mm) diameter

  • ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
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    A door is only as good as its installation. That’s why our doors are only installed by Authorized Dealers.

    The Richards-Wilcox Difference

    Since 1912

    Incorporated in 1912, Richards-Wilcox was the first company in Canada to introduce sectional overhead doors and establish nationwide distribution channels. In the 1970s, RW launched a full line of steel sectional doors. In the 1980s, we began production of a continuous polyurethane insulated section – one of only three lines of its kind in North America.

    The subsequent decades have brought continual improvements to our product offerings and manufacturing processes, including the addition of a full range of residential polyurethane insulated sectional doors. Celebrating our first centenary, RW is proud of our rich history of excellence. We are committed to be innovators of sectional door design and purpose to be the highest quality door systems manufacturer in the world

    Quality Production

    Every aspect of our manufacturing operation is subject to the highest standards. Our team of engineers is dedicated to researching state-of-the-art design and production methods. An in-house testing facility and uncompromising quality control inspections make certain that only premium products leave the premises. Using the best available materials and technology guarantees that the finished door system will be reliable, strong, and worry-free for years to come.

    Why Richard-Wilcox

    AUTHORIZED DEALERS

    A door is only as good as its installation. That’s why our doors are only installed by Authorized Dealers. This process ensures that every installation meets our standards of quality.

    LIFETIMER™ WARRANTY

    When you choose R-W, you’ve chosen the best garage door you can buy and we’ll back that up in writing with our Limited Life-Timer™ Warranty.

    Neufoam™

    In order to achieve the highest thermal values and stability, RW sections are evenly filled environmentally friendly CFC/HCFC-free Neufoam™. The higher density polyurethane insulation in a computer controlled continuous process provides uniform insulation, superior adhesion and excellent strength to the door panels.

    WeatherLock™ System

    Featuring our exclusive WeatherLock™ Section Joint, Dual Fin Triple Contact Weather Seal and Arctic Grade Bulb Shaped Bottom Seal with a Dual Contact aluminum retainer.

    TruBalance™ Drum System

    The patent pending TruBalance™ Drum System provides doors built with a heavy weighted glazed top section with up to an 87% better balance than industry standard.

    Standard Hardware & Standard Hardware Plus

    We manufacture very beautiful doors. We also care about saving you the hassle and maintenance for many years to come. We have built our reputation on delivering exceptional quality. Our hardware items are manufactured to the highest standards in the industry.

    Design A Door system will let you customize your door as you want!

    Build the Garage Door of your Dreams with R-W’s Design-A-Door Feature. Quickly Scroll through our myriad of models, styles and option and request a quote in a matter of minutes.

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