Information - Accordion Grilles
Accordion Grilles are very popular and
can be a viable solution to a unique problem. You should contact us when
you have what seems to be an unsolvable situation.
Accordion Grilles require very little headroom and are ideal products
when a curved area needs to be secured.
Accordion Grilles are always manually operated and are easy to open
When an area for a pocket is not available, Atlas Door and Evans
Overhead Door can provide a fixed trailing edge that will secure
directly to your wall and the grille will stack in front of this area.
If your lead stile is closed against an area that cannot accept a
lock receptor (window, finished wall, etc) Atlas Door can provide a
methods that locks the lead stile up into the top rack and down into the
floor, eliminating the Lock Receptor requirement.
We can build a solid curtain made from clear or bronze tinted Lexan
panels. This offers a full-view curtain that provides added security and
prohibits theft, vandalism, and intrusion of foreign objects into your
The purpose of the intermediate post is to prevent unauthorized entry
into the secured area by force underneath the grille. The intermediate
posts are spaced a maximum 8' on center in a straight grille, and
located at every curve. This post locks securely into the floor; keeping
the curtain taut and removes any slack between posts. When mounting an
Accordion Grille on a counter top, the spacing between the posts is
reduced to 4' on center for added security.
Instead of an unsightly floor track, Atlas Door provides a decorative
floor socket that accepts the intermediate posts floor bolt.
The Lead Stile lock both inside and outside to allow opening and
closing for either operation.
When your finished floor is sloped or has a fixed obstruction
(railroad tracks, conveyor system) we can manufacture a Bottom Bar to
match. Be sure to allow the Bottom Bar to raise above the lintel.
You can combine a Coiling Service Door or Thermal Door with our
Coiling Grille and have both a secured area when required and be able to
roll-up the door curtain and secure the opening with the grille when
ventilation or minimum security is required.