Dock Steps & Canopies

Upside’s team designs, manufactures, and installs ADA, IBC, and OSHA-compliant solutions. Our full line of innovative access solutions helps eliminate the uncertainty, costs, and lengthy timeline associated with disruptive custom fabrication.

Our dedicated team will work with you throughout the entire project lifecycle to ensure that your installation is fully compliant and done correctly according to your specifications.

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Innovative Access Solutions

The experts in compliant access, egress, and canopy systems for commercial buildings

Stairs, ramps, and canopies
Grip Strut DOCK Steps Installed at Warehouse Building in Edgerton, KS
 Loading Dock Steps
dock canopy
 Cantilever Awning
stair tower
Stair Tower
Long ADA Ramp Install
ADA Ramp
Portable OMNI Steps for mobile command center
 Portable Stair
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Covered Walkway
Rooftop Crossover Stairs for Generator Access
Rooftop Crossover
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Roof Access
Mezzanine Stair
DeKalb County Government Generator Platform Run
HVAC Access
Rooftop Crossover Stairs for Generator Access
Rooftop Crossover
Rooftop stairs over parapet
Rooftop Stair
A Black Custom Cantilever Canopy
Cantilever Awning
Warehouse & Distribution Center Warehouse & Distribution Center

Warehouse, Distribution Centers, & Cold Storage

From the loading docks to interior offices, Upside has a full range of solutions.

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Dock Steps

We manufacture industrial loading dock stairs for warehouses and distribution centers that will never rust, warp, or rot. Our products are always compliant, allowing employees to safely enter and exit the loading dock area.

Dock step render
IBC & OSHA Complaint Stairs

dock step specifications

Decking Options

extruded stair decking
fiber grate stair decking
Fiber Grate
bar grating option for decking
Bar Grating
grip strut stair decking
Grip Strut

Riser Options

Stair Riser Options

Handrail Options

handrail options render

Entry Options

Stair entry options
HeightReach variety of heights by using either 6″, 6.5″, or 7″ step rises
(Baluster Handrails)
56-3/4″ between handrails, 68″ out-to-out
(2-Line Rails)
56-3/4″ between guardrails, 68″ out-to-out
Tread Depth12″ nosing
Platform Sizes67″ x 67″
Platform Guardrail42″ high
Step Guardrail42″ high (only applicable to baluster handrails)
Handrail36″ high
BalustersLess than 4″ apart (only applicable to baluster handrails)
Weight Capacity100 lbs/sqft Live Load, 300 lbs over a sqft area
Powder Coating (Optional)Ask a solutions advisor for available color options
*The specifications above are standard dimensions, but our team can design a solution that will fit your application.


Our canopies and awnings feature modular components that easily bolt together, eliminating custom fabrication, code compliance issues, and time-consuming engineering. APEX simplifies your project and saves you time and money. Weather-resistant aluminum can be reconfigured to adapt to changing applications and ensure the industry’s longest service life.

Walkway Canopy

Covered Walkway Render

Self-supported freestanding canopies for walkways

Entry Canopy

Entryway Canopy render

Canopies for entrances and building openings

Cantilever Awnings

Cantilever awning

Awnings for entrances and building openings

How the drainage works

Rendering explaining how drainage works in APEX canopy options

With a modular design, all entry canopies have built-in gutters. Using canopy posts as downspouts, water drains from post outlets, smartly channeling water away from walkways. An integrated deflector located in the post outlet controls the water flow.

Built with 100% industrial-grade aluminum, the canopy and posts will not rust, deform, or rot.

Rendering of possible canopy decking options
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10 7110 – Exterior Sun Control Devices

MaterialAluminum Roll Form Flat Pan, Roll form W-Pan, or Extruded Flat Pan
LengthAny length
WidthMaximum: 12′
Post Spacing12″ widthwise and lengthwise between posts
Span10′ maximum length between buildings with no posts. Buildings must have proper supports (blocking, header board…)
Overhang1′ overhang on both buildings (applies to canopies between buildings)
ColorWhat is standard, powder coating and other colors are available
Posts4″ x 4″
Direction ChangeStandard: 90 degree (custom angles available)
WeatherDesigned to meet local snow and wind load requirements