Universal Dock Shelter Recovers for Any Brand of Dock Shelters

Chalfant Dock Equipment

Rigid Dock Shelters, Universal Recovers

Save Up to 40 Percent on Total Cost of Replacement by Getting Universal Dock Seal Recovers

Chalfant Universal Dock Shelter Recovers
Dock shelters are widely used to ensure both safe material handling and maintenance of the loading dock environment. Though dock seals are highly durable and a great investment choice for energy and safety maintenance at the dock, the fabric covering the foam eventually wears and tears over time.

The ongoing wear and tear lowers the performance and functionality that dock shelters are primarily designed to offer. And because of this, many dock facility managers and owners then seek finances to invest in new dock shelters and replace the old ones. But do you know that replacing dock seals every now and then can be overwhelming expensive for your business and add greatly to your cost of doing business? This is where we come into the picture with our dock shelter recovers.

At Chalfant Sewing Fabricators Inc, we offer you dock shelter recovers—the perfect way to recover your worn and torn dock seal fabric without replacing the shelter, entirely. That’s right; a simple recover is all you need to make sure that the seal installed at the dock performs at the same level that it used to.

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Recovers Are A Cost-Effective Solution ...

Apart from improving the performance of dock shelters, recovers also serve as a cost-effective solution, saving you big in terms of total cost of replacement. With our dock shelter recovers, you can easily save up to 40 percent over the total dock shelter replacement cost which includes cost of freight, cost of new seals and the cost of disposing the old ones.

Recovers are a great choice when the foam inside the seal is in a good shape while the fabric covering it gets worn and torn badly. At Chalfant, we offer dock shelter recovers for all brands. So, no matter what brand you may have installed at your dock, you can come to us with full confidence that you’ll find the recover for it easily.

Also, recovers at Chalfant are available in all sizes and configurations, colors and fabric options. We also offer clients easy and fast universal dock shelter recover installation services. Simply stated, with us, you don’t have to go anywhere. We are your one stop service provider for all your dock seal and recover needs.

To ensure quick installation of recovers, all we need are the right field measurements of the dock shelters installed at your dock and the brand name. These measurements generally include the following side curtain length and width, and head curtain length and height. Other details include fabric selection.

Once we have the measurements, we can provide you the quotation and if you agree, our team can visit your facility to install the dock shelter recover in the shortest time with minimal loading dock downtime.

For more information about dock seal recovers or to request a quote, get in touch with us today! Call us Today at 1.800.365.0389 in U.S.A.

Dock Seal Fabric Performance Specification

Our full range of selected quality fabrics; Vinyl, “High Tear Resistant Guardian 60” fabrics and other optional fabrics, in a variety of colors and available fabric weights, make durable seals and shelters. The dock seal/shelter lifespan depends on the application; lighter duty fabrics have a lower investment cost and are best suited for low volume truck applications.

The Guardian 60, is the most durable and abrasion resistant fabric, it will endure the most demanding applications at the loading dock. Durability of the dock seal will be enhanced if it includes one of the following; wear face, guardian face, guardian pleats. For color selection we recommend black and most loading dock professionals do agree, that is the best color choice due to the contact of dirt, grime and oil on the back over-the-road trucks/trailers and contact with a dock seal/shelter, eventually the face of any dock fabric will turn black.

Fabric Material Choices

  • High Tear G60
  • 22 oz Vinyl
  • 40 oz Vinyl
  • 16 oz Hypalon
  • 40 oz Hypalon
  • 16 oz Neoprene
  • 40 oz Neoprene

Tongue Tear Strength (lbs. W×L)

  • 176 X 154
  • 110 X 110
  • 176 X 154
  • 50 X 40
  • 50 X 50
  • 65 X 55
  • 45 x 38

Abrasion Resistance (cycles)

  • 10,000
  • 4,000
  • 9,000
  • 300
  • 1,500
  • 1,075
  • 300

Cold Resistance (at -40°)

  • Pass
  • Pass
  • Pass
  • Pass
  • Pass
  • Pass
  • Pass

Standard laboratory tests and field experience with various dock seal, dock shelter and rail shelter cover fabrics provide long life and superior tear strength, abrasion resistance, resistance to low temperature cold cracking and weatherability. Chalfant dock seal, dock shelter and rail shelter fabric selections include; vinyl, hypalon and neoprene coated nylon. See fabric weights, types and colors in our fabric performance section.

Fabric Color Selection

dock seal fabric black
dock seal fabric blue
dock seal fabric tan
dock seal fabric green
dock seal fabric brown

Note: Fabric Color May Vary From Web Images, Your Chalfant Dealer/Installer Has Fabric Swatches For Your Valued Review and Selection. Other optional colors are available upon request.

Dock Seal Wear Faces

dock seal wea rface
docl seal guardian wear face
dock seal wear face gp 4
docl seal wear face gp 8
dock seal wear face gp 16

Guardian Wear Pleats Add Greater Life To Your Dock Seal, With Greater Protection Comes Longer Life For Your Dock Seal.
Note: Full Length Guide Stripes for 4″ and 8″ wear pleats is optional. Standard height approximately 16″ in height from the bottom of the each side pad.


At Chalfant finding the right dock enclosure for your application just got easier. Whether its a dock seal, hybrid dock seal, flexible dock shelter, rigid dock shelter or or rail shelter, we can help guide you in making the right selection for your application.


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At Chalfant finding the right dock enclosure for your application just got easier. Whether its a dock seal, hybrid dock seal, flexible dock shelter, rigid dock shelter or or rail shelter, we can help guide you in making the right selection for your application.

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Proper Loading Dock Equipment Selection

Contact us today for help you with proper loading dock equipment selection for your loading dock equipment application. We can help you in properly select and specify dock seals, dock shelters, rail shelters, dock levelers; hydraulic dock levelers and mechanical dock levelers, truck restraints, and your loading dock equipment needs, to meet your unique needs.