Picture this scenario; you are in the market for an existing hangar or hangar home. The neighbor on the left has a nice place with a hangar door from one manufacturer; the neighbor to the right has an equally nice hangar or hangar home. Which of these properties do you think has more value or resale value?
Before you make your decision on which one to buy, take the time to do your homework on the reputation and quality of the door brand on the hangar, the door can play a large role on which home has more value. The door can be the deal breaker!
- What kind of door is on the hangar structure?
- Is it a bifold door with liftstraps or cables?
- Is it a one-piece hydraulic door?
- How old is the door, are there still parts available?
- Is there a door company willing to service the existing door?
Door opens to the inside of the structure. When the tilt up door is in the fully open position, one third of the door slides back into the building similar to the old style garage doors - losing valuable headroom! Tilt-up doors obstruct valuable inside space when open and utilize a cam mechanism that travels within a framework, reducing headroom space inside the building structure. This costs you valuable headroom and space you paid for, in addition to blocking interior lighting! A customer told us “The headroom loss from a tilt-up door as compared to a hydraulic door type was a deal breaker for me.”
Add-ons like these add value to the
door and won't cost you more if you
decide you want them in the future.
There is a particular brand of hydraulic door that is no longer in business, and getting service is almost impossible. Schweiss has had calls from customers reporting they were in need of replacement parts. Others reported their hydraulic door had failures and no one was returning their phone calls when they needed repair or help with their broken door!
Identify the door you are about to purchase; it gets costly to replace a door, so find out who manufactured the door!
You thought you found the perfect hangar, only to find out after you made the purchase that the door came with the hangar is a lemon. The company who manufactured the door is no longer in business. No Technical Support . . . No Service . . . No Parts . . . No One To Go To ! ! !
In some cases when a “Brand-X” company has gone bankrupt its name has been sold or acquired through a new ownership process. But still they may not be able or willing to provide parts or service of any kind on their brand doors that are out in the field and still in use today! Service can be a real issue for hte party considering purchasing a hangar with a door that nobody is willing to service!
When homes are sold most states require a certified home inspection. The same quality inspection should be performed on the door; it may save you dollars down the road.
Does it open and close smoothly; does it lock in tight to the building? Does it have a weathertight seal to eliminate water from running into the hangar? How fast does it lift and close? Is the motor big enough for the weight of the door? What condition are the hinges in? Does it creak and groan and show frailty under strain? Does the door open all way to the top and close all the way to the bottom? From inside the hangar, can you see streaks of daylight peeking through the top, bottom and sides of the door?
If you experience a loss of power to the hangar, does the door have one or more backup systems in place to open or close it? Is this even an option on the door that's in place, check into it !
We look forward to the opportunity to design and manufacture a custom-made bifold, hydraulic, or designer door system that is best suited for your needs. We are committed to serving our customers long after the sale.
We're proud to offer three styles of custom-made doors that we manufacture in sizes ranging from 6' width to 140'. They are the newly designed Liftstrap Bifold door, the “One-Piece” Hydraulic door, and our architectural Designer Door lines. Schweiss Doors has been known through the years for its flexibility by establishing new trends in the door world.
The Schweiss Patented Lift-Strap design has virtually revolutionalized the bifold door industry and made us a leader in the bifold door market. It utilizes nylon web material rated for 29,000 lbs. that quietly and smoothly lifts and lowers the door. Straps are quiet, clean, faster, rust-free, durable and longer lasting than steel cables. Schweiss doors are custom-made to precisely fit your opening without loss of headroom. We can also do custom cuts to follow your roofline to gain more headroom.
For years, bifold doors all around the country have been lifted and lowered by the conventional means of steel cables. Schweiss Doors has figured out a way to convert and modernize those existing cable bifold doors manufactured by other companies with its innovative liftstraps conversion kit that has easy to follow do-it-yourself install instructions. Schweiss Doors has been happy to accommodate all these requests.
Schweiss Doors leads the construction industry with its one-piece Hydraulic doors. Builders like the clean, yet rugged design of these sturdy, yet smooth and quiet-operating doors. What sets us apart and makes us stand out in the market is our patented robust wrap-around hinge design with grease zerks; double push tubes, spherical bearings, hydraulic windpins and heavy-duty cylinders that provide super stability. These big doors are in demand for agricultural buildings, aircraft hangars, residential designer door use and more. As one builder commented, “Hydraulic doors with the Schweiss name, it doesn't get any better!”
Schweiss created a new world of interest from architects and builders throughout the country.
Our philosophy is: “You Think It, We'll Build.”
Ask any Schweiss Designer Door owner: Chances are very good that they'll say purchasing a Schweiss bifold or hydraulic door of any style was one of the best investments and smartest decisions they ever made. Schweiss door aesthetics are one factor, but what really matters is quality of construction and door longevity with reliable, efficient performance for years to come.
Schweiss glass designer doors enhance the interiors and exteriors of homes and offices; blending in so well that sometimes you have to look twice to see it's actually a door, roomd ivider or moving glass wall. There are many choices of decorative door coverings that can be clad with siding to blend in with adjacent walls. You may also want to choose from glass, metal or vinyl siding, decorative wood, translucent panels, decorative and custom windows and trim, stucco, rock face material and more to make your door one of a kind with its own unique style.
Whether it be a hydraulic or bifold style door, our outstanding long line of Designer Doors are used on homes, restaurants, stadiums, museums, RV garages and more.
Doors manufactured at our facility are shipped throughout the country on semi-loads, shipping containers for overseas, or they can also be picked up directly from our factory. Our doors are easy-to-install by the owner or by our skilled installation crews. Wherever you may want doors delivered to, we can arrange for local, national and international shipments.