Dock Shelters Ask An Expert Request a Quote Request Service Or give us a call: 1-888-606-9415 Dock Shelters are somewhat similar to dock seals in that they form a perimeter around your loading dock door. However, dock shelters differ from dock seals in that dock shelters are specifically designed to protect your facility and cargo from being damaged by weather. In addition, dock shelters are used when doors are greater than 9′ wide as a dock seal is limited in such applications. When you have a lift gate trucks visiting your facility, a dock shelter is often the best solution as a dock seal can be easily damaged by the operating lift gate. When loading and unloading product is critical to your operation, you cannot risk losing materials or functionality. Available in a large variety of materials and sizes, dock shelters are crafted to your specifications to provide the protection you need.