Roll Up Door: Model 944

Model 944:

The Trac-Rite® door is ideal for residential, self-storage, and some light-duty commercial applications, including institutions and recreational facilities. Continuous curtain of solid steel is durable, attractive, and available in a variety of colors. The 944 is available in custom sizes from 3’W x 3’H to 11’W x 10’4″H in 1″ increments. Designed for the do-it-yourselfer, 944 doors install in a fraction of the time it takes to install a sectional door.

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Model 944WL (with Windlock System):

The Trac-Rite® 944WL is ideal for the same residential, self-storage, and light-duty commercial uses as the Model 944. In addition, Trac-Rite’s windlock system provides maximum wind resistance for this model. As wind blows against the 944WL, the curtain’s windlocks engage with the door guide for a strong interlocking grip. This grip keeps the curtain securely in the guide.  Continuous curtain of solid steel is durable, attractive, and available in a variety of colors. The 944WL is available in custom sizes from 8’W x 3’H to 11’W x 10’4″H in 1″ increments. Designed for the do-it-yourselfer, 944WL doors install in a fraction of the time it takes to install a sectional door.

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  • Applications
    Model 944 Doors are great for:
    • • Self-Storage Facilities
    • • Counter Shutters
    • • Garages
    • • Park Shelters
    • • Roll-Up Interior Partition Dividers
    • • School Equipment Sheds
    • • Security Doors
    • • Small Span Structures
    • • Apartment/Condo Storage Locker Doors
    • • Backyard Sheds
    • • Boat Houses
    Model 944WL Doors are great for:
    • • Self-Storage Facilities
    • • Garages
    • • Boat Houses
    • • Park Shelters
    • • School Equipment Sheds
    • • Security Doors
    • • Small Span Structures
    • • Utility Sheds

    NOTE: Doors should not be used in applications that require fire rated or explosion proof doors. Heavy industrial and complex HVAC System (high negative or positive pressure) applications should also be avoided.

  • Specifications
  • Wind Load Ratings
  • Installation
  • Measuring Tips
  • Accessories
Model 944 Doors are great for:
  • • Self-Storage Facilities
  • • Counter Shutters
  • • Garages
  • • Park Shelters
  • • Roll-Up Interior Partition Dividers
  • • School Equipment Sheds
  • • Security Doors
  • • Small Span Structures
  • • Apartment/Condo Storage Locker Doors
  • • Backyard Sheds
  • • Boat Houses
Model 944WL Doors are great for:
  • • Self-Storage Facilities
  • • Garages
  • • Boat Houses
  • • Park Shelters
  • • School Equipment Sheds
  • • Security Doors
  • • Small Span Structures
  • • Utility Sheds

NOTE: Doors should not be used in applications that require fire rated or explosion proof doors. Heavy industrial and complex HVAC System (high negative or positive pressure) applications should also be avoided.

Model 944: (scroll down to see 944WL specifications)

Design Type
• Live axle: door axle rotates in bracket bearing during operation.
Drums
• Stamped, continuously welded at the hub. 9-5/8" diameter spiral x 1-1/4" wide. 18-gauge, zinc-coated steel. Two drums with doors up to 5' wide, three drums with doors over 5' wide. Prevents panels from bowing.
EP3 Springs
• Helical torsion, oil tempered, and coated to halt corrosion and increase life. One spring for doors 5' wide and smaller, two springs for doors wider than 5'.
Tensioning System
• Springs come with a zinc-coated cast steel tension wheel and winding bar for ease of adjusting spring tension.
Axle
• 1-5/16" outside diameter, high-yield structural steel tubing.
Curtain
• Roll-formed sections, factory-seamed from 26-gauge, Grade 80 galvanized steel. Siliconized polyester finish in eleven standard colors. Full-length 2" felt tape located at each drum.
Bottom Assembly
• Seal-Rite pliable bulb and blade astragal integrated into galvalume bottom bar with stiffening angle. Powder coated handle secured to bottom assembly with stainless steel bolts.
Brackets
• 2-gauge, cold-formed, zinc-coated steel. Grease-packed ball bearings are factory installed in the bracket.
Guides
• Pre-punched 18-gauge, galvanized, 1-1/2" deep. Featuring fully hemmed edge for secure attachment of the polypropylene guide runner.
SpaceGuard Exterior Latch
• Cast zinc alloy with black nickel finish. Latch slide has magnetic properties for use with security system switches. Designed to accommodate two padlocks up to 7/16" shank. Accommodates Trac-Rite's optional SpaceGuard Cylinder Lock, which features an easy over-lock system. The cylinder lock does not penetrate the door.
Mounting Fasteners
• Steel or wood fasteners included. For masonry openings, mounting clips and anchoring system are sold separately.
Steel - Bracket: 1/4" x 7/8" self-drilling screws / Jamb - 1/4" x 7/8" self-drilling screws
Wood - Bracket: 5/16" x 1-5/8" washer head lags /Jamb: 1/4" x 1-1/2" self-drilling screws
Masonry - Clip type system with 5/16" diameter expansion anchors for both brackets and jambs.
Door Stop
• 12-gauge, zinc-coated stops mount to brackets for increased strength and ease of installation.
Exterior Handle
• Powder coated, zinc-plated outside handle.
Pull Rope Handle
• Molded plastic rope handle with long-lasting rope.

NOTE: Product specifications are subject to change without notice.

Model 944WL:

Design Type
• Live axle: door axle rotates in bracket bearing during operation.
Drums
• Stamped, continuously welded at the hub. 9-5/8" diameter spiral x 1-1/4" wide. 18-gauge, zinc-coated steel. Three drums prevent panels from bowing.
EP3 Springs
• Helical torsion, oil tempered, and coated to halt corrosion and increase life. Two springs per door.
Tensioning System
• Springs come with a zinc-coated cast steel tension wheel and winding bar for ease of adjusting spring tension.
Axle
• 1-5/16" outside diameter, high-yield structural steel tubing.
Curtain
• Roll-formed sections, factory-seamed from 26-gauge, Grade 80 galvanized steel. Siliconized polyester finish in eleven standard colors. Full-length 2" felt tape located at each drum.
Curtain Windlocks
• 10-gauge, zinc-coated steel, secured to door with two 3/16" rivets.
Bottom Assembly
• Seal-Rite pliable bulb and blade astragal integrated into galvalume bottom bar with stiffening angle. Powder coated handle secured to bottom assembly with stainless steel bolts.
Brackets
• 12-gauge, cold-formed, zinc-coated steel. Grease-packed ball bearings are factory installed in the bracket.
Guides
• 16-gauge, zinc-coated, 2-3/4" deep. Featuring polypropylene guide runners to assure smooth operation and prevent steel-on-steel contact. Guide windlock bar manufactured from 12-gauge, zinc-coated steel.
SpaceGuard Exterior Latch
• Cast zinc alloy with black nickel finish. Latch slide has magnetic properties for use with security system switches. Designed to accommodate two padlocks up to 7/16" shank. Accommodates Trac-Rite's optional SpaceGuard Cylinder Lock, which features an easy over-lock system. The cylinder lock does not penetrate the door.
Mounting Fasteners
• Steel or wood fasteners included. Masonry fasteners sold separately.
Door Stop
• 12-gauge, zinc-coated, L-shaped door stops. Mounts to guides.
Exterior Handle
• Powder coated, zinc-plated outside handle.
Pull Rope Handle
• Molded plastic rope handle with long-lasting rope.

NOTE: Product specifications are subject to change without notice.

Model 944 Door:

WidthPSF Rating
5'0"56.0 PSF / 150 MPH
6'0"42.0 PSF / 150 MPH
7'0"30.0 PSF / 140 MPH
8'0"24.0 PSF / 130 MPH
8'8"23.0 PSF / 130 MPH
9'0"22.0 PSF / 130 MPH
10'0"18.0 PSF / 120 MPH
11'0"16.0 PSF / 110 MPH

Model 944WL Door:

WidthPSF Rating
8'0"33.0 PSF / 150 MPH
8'8"33.0 PSF / 150 MPH
9'0"32.0 PSF / 150 MPH
10'0"32.0 PSF / 150 MPH
11'0"32.0 PSF / 150 MPH

Model 944:

After reviewing the complete installation instructions, installing a Trac-Rite 944 door is as easy as 1-2-3!

Installation Outline

  1. Assemble brackets and guides to door nest.
  2. Lift door in place and attach brackets. Tension the door, cut bands, and install door stops.
  3. Adjust and fasten guides. Install the handle and rope.

You’re now ready to use your Trac-Rite 944 door!

Model 944WL:

After reviewing the complete installation instructions, you will find that Trac-Rite 944WL doors are easy to install!

Installation Outline

  1. Assemble brackets to door nest.
  2. Hoist door in place and attach brackets.
  3. Attach guides, tension the door, cut bands, and install door stops.
  4. Adjust and fasten guides. Install the handle and rope.

You’re now ready to use your Trac-Rite 944WL door!

Step 1: Measure Framed Opening

Measure your framed opening. Doors are custom made to 1″ increments in both width and height.

FOR EXAMPLE: If your framed opening is 7’6″ wide and 8’0″ high, you would order a 7’6″W x 8’0″H (width first, height second) door. A = Width B = Height

Step 2: Measure Mounting Surfaces

Measure the mounting surface areas. NOTE: all mounting surfaces must be flush.

Minimum Mounting Surface Areas:
944 Door 944 944WL
Brackets
C = Width 4″ 5″
D = Height 7 1/2″ 6 1/2″
Guides
E = Width 2″ (4″ masonry) 3″ (5″ masonry)
955 Door 955 955WL
Brackets
C = Width 5″ 5″
D = Height 13″ 13″
Guides
E = Width 3″ (5″ masonry) 3″ (5″ masonry)
988 Door 988 988WL
Brackets
C = Width 7 1/2″ 7 1/2″
D = Height 13″ 13″
Guides
E = Width 3″ (5″ masonry) 3″ (5″ masonry)

Step 3: Measure Door Clearance

Measure the door clearance. NOTE: Insulated doors require an additional 1″ of back room and head room.

Minimum Clearance:
944 Door 944 944WL
F = Back Room 18″ 19″
G = Head Room 15″
(16″ for doors 7’1″+)
15″
(16″ for doors 7’1″+)
H = Side Room 4″ 5″
H = Chain Hoist 9″ 9″
955 Door 955 955WL
F = Back Room 19″
(20″ for doors 9’6″+)
20″
(21″ for doors 9’6″+)
G = Head Room 21″
(22″ for doors 9’6″+)
22″
(23″ for doors 9’6″+)
H = Side Room 5″ 5″
H = Chain Hoist 9″ 9″
H = Motor Operator 22″ 22″
988 Door 988 988WL
F = Back Room 20″ 21″
G = Head Room 22″ 23″
H = Side Room 7 1/2″ 7 1/2″
(includes standard Chain Hoist)
H = Motor Operator 22″ 22″

Step 4: Select Door Model

Choose Model 944, 944WL, 955, 955WL, 988, or 988WL from the Door Model Selection Chart. If you are unsure of the best choice for your particular application, consider how your door will be used. The Model 944 is ideal for residential and light-duty needs. The Model 955 has heavier springs, brackets, bearings, drums, and guides, while the Model 988 offers the largest door dimensions. The “WL” models may be needed when building codes require a specific PSF rating.

Step 5: Order Your Door

Once you have completed the four preliminary steps for determining your needs, you are ready to order your door. *Trac-Rite strongly suggests contacting your local building inspector before placing an online order. The inspector will be aware of any wind load requirements for your area. Should you require certain wind loads, please contact Trac-Rite at 1-800-448-8979 to place your door order. Our Website is not able to accommodate specific wind load requirements.

Liftmaster 3950 Jackshaft Operator
Liftmaster 3950 Jackshaft Operator optional
Description: Heavy duty 24v DC motor provides ultra quiet operation, along with variable speed smooth start and stop.
Application: For 944 and 955 doors, applications of up to 12 ft height x 12 ft width.
Jamb Brush Seal
Jamb Brush Seal optional
Description: Weather strip fabricated from black polypropylene filament brush in a mill finish aluminum extrusion. Attaches to side jamb.
Application: Designed to eliminate air infiltration. Recommended for use in wide-open spaces, dusty weather conditions, and with the insulation accessory.
Header Draft Stop (Field Installed)
Header Draft Stop (Field Installed) optional
Description: 4" wide, consists of a 1" rigid PVC® strip and 3" flexible TPE section. Attaches to the header.
Application: Designed to seal the top of the door to eliminate air infiltration. Recommended for use in wide-open spaces, dusty weather conditions, and with the insulation accessory.
SpaceGuard Exterior Latch
SpaceGuard Exterior Latch standard
Description: Cast zinc alloy with black nickel finish. Latch slide has magnetic properties for use with security system switches. Designed to accommodate two padlocks up to 7/16" shank. Accommodates Trac-Rite's optional SpaceGuard Cylinder Lock, which features an easy over-lock system. The cylinder lock does not penetrate the door.
Application: Provides secure exterior locking capabilities to a single entrance.
Interior Lock
Interior Lock optional
Description: 12-gauge, zinc-coated steel slide bolt engages a lock strike attached to the side guide. Two locks per door fasten to the bottom assembly and are suitable for padlocking.
Application: Recommended where interior access is needed, for example, counter shutter applications.
SpaceGuard Cylinder Lock
SpaceGuard Cylinder Lock optional
Description: Removable security cylinder features easy over-lock capability and protection from bolt cutters. Each cylinder lock comes with three coded keys.
Application: Provides added security, especially for unfenced areas.
Sill Plate
Sill Plate optional
Description: Formed from heavy 20 gauge G90 galvanized steel, the sill plate provides years of protection against wear, standing up to foot and vehicle traffic. Available in sizes from 5’ to 10’ in 1’ increments. Sill plates must be trimmed with a hacksaw or angle grinder to achieve a custom fit.
Application: Provides additional protection against water intrusion and wear on the door opening sill. Ideal for structures with wood floors.
Hood (Available in Iced White only) optional
Description: Covers the door nest. Available in Iced White only.
Application: Keeps the door nest clean, protects the mechanisms from weather, and is aesthetically pleasing.
Insulation (Factory Installed)
Insulation (Factory Installed) optional
Description: Double bubble foil reflective insulation with an extra layer of polyurethane coating on the front side for durability.
Application: Helps maintain desired temperature in heated building applications. Header draft stop and jamb brush seals are recommended with insulated doors.
Reverse Rolled Curtain optional
Description: A reverse rolled door is one that coils above the exterior of the door opening rather than the interior of the building. Click here to see examples: [Reverse Rolled Door Examples]. The link opens a new window, which you may close to return to this page.
Application: Use when exterior mounting is necessary due to lack of available head room for interior mounting. A hood may be necessary with this option.
Direct-Drive Chain Hoist
Direct-Drive Chain Hoist optional
Description: 9-1/2" outside diameter cast iron pocket wheel with zinc-plated steel chain guide. Mounts on a 1" diameter shaft extension fastened to the door axle. Mounts on either side of the door. Chain keeper provided.
Application: Pulley system offers easy and convenient opening.
4:1 Reduced-Drive Chain Hoist
4:1 Reduced-Drive Chain Hoist optional
Description: Uses a chain and a two-sprocket arrangement to make the door much easier to lift. Mounts on a 1" diameter shaft extension fastened to the door axle. Mounts on either side of the door. Chain keeper provided.
Application: When opening large, heavy doors, this chain hoist fits the bill. With one pull, the door opens 1/4 of a revolution. This allows for controlled easy opening. Additionally, this hoist allows tall doors to open completely with little effort.
Medium-Duty Motor Operator
Medium-Duty Motor Operator optional
Description: 1/2" horsepower, medium-duty operator. Wall mounted, this operator drives a sprocket mounted on the shaft extension connected to the axle.
Application: Offers one-touch opening with several accessory options and has remote control capabilities. Ideal for extended operation (up to 12 cycles per hour).
Shaft Extension Kit
Shaft Extension Kit optional
Description: Shaft extensions are designed to fit the axle. Measures 1" in diameter with a 1/4" keyway.
Application: Necessary to install chain hoists or motor operators.