SS Series


NOVA SS Series Soft Sided Dock Shelter—provides maximum dock protection and full access to trailers while minimizing pressure on the building wall.  The SS Dock Shelter has a much greater tolerance to off-center impacts from trucks.  Utilizing foam side pads in its construction, it is capable of compressing and bending out of the way of a truck which fails to properly align with the doorway, preventing costly repairs.

  • Cover material and wear pleats are top-grade fabrics providing superior performance and maximum durability
  • Impactable side pad structure protects unit from damage against off-center trailers
  • High-density polyurethane foam provides long life and excellent resiliency characteristics
  • Select grade pressure-treated, kiln-dried wood framing
  • Raked header with translucent fiberglass top provides natural light, permits water drainage, and provides snow load support
  • Flexible fiberglass stays add stiffness to shelter face curtains
  • Aluminum angle face edging on head frame
  • Detachable side curtains and draft pads use Velcro® for easy removal and are re-attachable within minutes for routine maintenance
  • Heavy-duty galvanized mounting hardware
  • 15-inch yellow guide stripe standard
  • Wind straps on head curtain keep the head curtain from being blown out of position
  • All sew lines are locked stitched utilizing heavy bonded polyester multifilament thread with UV protectant for extended life


Dock shelters can significantly improve the energy efficiency and environment control of buildings, reducing costs.  They provide an effective barrier against the elements, keeping loading docks safe and efficient.

Dock shelters provide a positive seal between internal and external environments.  They prevent the passage of dust, insects, exhaust fumes and other airborne particulate matter while the loading dock is in use.


NOVA’s SS Series dock shelter side pads are constructed from high density polyurethane foam for impressive resilience to damage, with solid wood backings and head frame.  Dock Shelters are constructed from high density polyurethane foam and solid wood.  Cover material and wear pleats are top-grade fabrics providing superior performance and maximum durability.


Dock shelters help avoid safety and productivity problems associated with unprotected openings, such as:

  • Employee discomfort
  • Energy loss
  • Theft or security concerns
  • Product damage or contamination
  • Insect infiltration
  • Slippery or dangerous dock conditions


  • Full-height yellow guide stripes
  • Shelter projection—24″ standard, customizable to any projection
  • 2″ foam front head curtain
  • Pull rope system
  • Hook and loop splits on head curtain
  • Head curtain drop over 54″
  • Frame cut-outs for obstructions
  • Common member units
  • Ground level units
  • Clear roof panels for extra lighting
  • Chain weighted head curtain
  • Spring steel stays
  • Tapered units for inclined/declined approaches