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82: BOAT HOUSE DOORS

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3 years ago I received a bid for a strap lift bifold door for a boat house to be built in Tower, MN. Life got in the way (kids' college and wedding), and the project was delayed. We are now underway again, so I will need a new bid. The boat house walls are 9 foot high reinforced poured concrete, with the distance from the center of one concrete wall to the center of the other being 19 feet. The header will be 20 feet long and will be bolted to the face of the concrete walls. I am assuming the door may be bolted onto the header beam with the top of the hinges flush with the top of the header and the center of the hinge holes 1" below the top of the header. Dimensions (assuming the door is mounted with the top of the hinges flush with the top of the header): A - 216" finished clear opening AA - 228" B - 84" C - 108" D - 24" top of clear height to top of hinges E - 23" top of clear height to center of mounting hole for hinges Please double check those dimensions and send me an updated bid, including dimensions of the appropriate size header. Please email (preferred) or call if you require further information or clarification. Thank you, Daniel

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Need quote for Bifold boat storage door, belt straplift, no walkdoor option, R-11 door insulation in walls, metal panel skin by Bldg manufacturer. 115 MPH windrated door design with 30 MPH opening requirement. 70'-0" wide x 18'-0" clear door height opening required.

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I have an older Schweiss bi-fold boathouse door, serial 15408. Can I get a bifold liftstrap door  conversion kit and the center strap door system that pulls the boathouse door straight up and  closes it fully. Bifold remote door opener is still working fine.

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Need ball park price for lightweight boathouse door. 20 ft wide with 13 opening. Need full 13 foot opening. Aluminum frame bifold strap door.

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This bifold strap boathouse floatplane door is built out over water. 50 ft x 100 ft two story, metal siding, with wood frame, 24"-30" treated telephone poles. Large trusses. I have photos to email you. 

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I would like a quote on 2 garage doors to be used on a boat house. Please quote for a folding door and also on a hydraulic door. Seeing your website video, I think the hydraulic Schweiss door may work best for this. Have you installed bifolds on a boathouse?

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We need to design a closure for a boat garage on a coastal Florida site. The current configuration is (2) windrated swing doors, each 8-0 wide x 15-4 high, finished in cedar to match adjacent O/H doors. As such we are concerned that the doors will be too heavy to operate, and cannot find hinges etc. that will work with this size/weight of door. Can you help? Was also wondering if a hanger type arrangement, that folded horizontally would be an option, and if so, how the cost would compare to swing doors, and what headroom we lose with this configuration? Appreciate any help Schweiss Doors could offer. Don't hesitate to call for further information. Thanks

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I am building a 10' x 15' Schweiss bi-fold door for a boat house. I would like to get a price for the motor and liftstrap drive system with limit switches and controls.

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Boathouse / lake house application MO south of Branson West on Table Rock Lake. Interested in two 7ft. X 9 ft standard garage door sized bifold  doors with glass panels that will function as walls that can be opened allowing a garage / boathouse to be also used as a outdoor pavilion. One end wall and adjacent side wall. Saw a Lake Vermillion boathouse video on your Schweiss Doors website. What a great boathouse you helped him with.

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Please email me the updated quote #112712 PC for our boathouse Marine project as I will look to place these doors on order. Please note that only one (1) of the bi-folds requires a walkdoor, but both require liftstraps. Also please send me any credit info that you may require so that we can set up our account. Thank you. Jon

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Our office is designing a high-profile community boathouse for the City of New Haven and we are interested in your bi-fold liftstrap doors for the boat bays- do you have a local sales rep that could come to our office to discuss and provide specs/CAD drawings?

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We have a boat house over water with two doors, 8 ft tall, one 8 ft wide the other 7 ft wide. interested in bifold (1 hinge) or 4-panel (3 hinge) horizontally folding door. We cannot use roll-up because of interior truss and brace positions. I think your frame-based door would work fine. For an 8 ft tall door would you consider a design that has four horizontal panels of 2 ft height each with 3 horizontal hinges? Can you provide a hand-powered door-opening mechanism with an appropriate big wheel to turn to provide mechanical advantage? The work site is 3 miles across water and 75 miles north of Utica NY, some 7 miles out of Eagle Bay NY on Big Moose Lake. UPS and other LTL carriers come to a gravel parking lot 4 miles from work site. we (customer) would have meet the load and to move it a mile or so onto a barge for the 3 mile trip over water to get to the work site. For shipping cost estimate figure FOB Big Moose Lake. THIS IS A REQUEST FOR AN ESTIMATE FOR BUDGET PURPOSES. WHEN WE ASK FOR A QUOTE WE WILL PROVIDE VERY SPECIFIC DETAIL ON SIZES AND SURFACE MATERIAL. summary of requested info: (1) cost estimate for a pair of single-hinge bifold doors 8x8 ft (2) availability and cost estimate for a 3-hinge, 4-panel, horizontally folding door 8x8 ft (3) availability and cost estimate for hand-powered lift mechanism for above. thanks for your consideration of this request for cost and availability info.

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I intend to have this bifold door, or if you think a hydraulic door will work better, on a wooden boat house I have under construction in Estonia that is going to be delivered in February next year. What info do you need to give me a quote, delivered.

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Hi Guys, We have a hangar with Schweiss bi-fold door with auto latching that we love. We are doing a building project at our cabin in central Minnesota and thought about using one of your hydraulic lift doors on the boathouse, just like the one in your Schweiss Doors website video. Maybe the best would be to give me a call next week to talk about the project before getting too deep into the design.

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Residential boat garage, new construction. Need to have front facing garage door look like wall for architectural reasons. Looking at your designer doors, would it be possible to place a couple port hole windows in it. Door will need to be 30 x 14 clear and insulated. Also want lift strap/auto latch design with horn alert.

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I am looking for swinging doors for the side of a pole building for a 14'wx13'h opening; i.e. two 7'x13' doors that are hinged on sides and open out like your bifold doors. This door would only be used 2-3x a year to bring a boat in the gable end of the building as that is the only way to get height clearance. What do you have that could do this? prefer sideways opening vs. lifting the door vertically. Otto

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WE ARE IN THE INFO GATHERING STAGE OF AN EXPANSION FOR BOAT STORAGE AT OUR MARINA. WE WERE GIVEN YOUR NAME BY SEVERAL BUILDING MANUFACTURERS TO CONTACT REGARDING LARGE BI-FOLD DOORS. WE CURRENTLY HAVE ONE BI-FOLD IN ONE OF OUR BUILDINGS AND IT WORKS VERY GOOD IN COMPARISON TO THE STANDARD OVERHEAD IN THE OTHER BUILDINGS. OUR PLANNED DOORS MUST BE BE 30 FT WIDE BY 30 FT HIGH AND BE INSULATED. WE ARE TENTATIVELY PLANNING TWO DOORS OF THIS SIZE ON OUR NEW BUILDING. PLEASE CONTACT ME TO DISCUSS PRICING AND OPTIONS, ESPECIALLY WANT TO KNOW ABOUT THE LIFT STRAPS AND AUTO LOCKS.

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We have a boat storage building that has an opening of 18'3" by 68'. How much would this door cost in a bi-fold lift strap and the hydraulic Red Power models? Price door with labor.  Tom

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I am building a boathouse the end wall of the building is not done and I think a Bifold with lift straps would work It would be 34.5 ft wide and 10.5 ft tall the clear opening is 8 ft and there is a 2.5 ft truss to hinge from also I would like to add a wooden sacrificial section 2 ft tall and 24 ft wide to the bottom center of the lower half of the door That will be done so that if the ice should ever hit the door it will break the wooden section and not harm the door (as much)

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Seeking price and availability for two bi-fold doors. we will mount them on a wooden boat house. The door sizes are 8 ft w x 8 ft tall, and 7 ft wide by 8 ft tall. Doors are to be lift strap operated, the installation site is water access only so we would like remote openers. Preferred shipping delivery point is to a parking lot with no fork-lift and no dock. We can meet a truck. the door itself should be of aluminum frame with brass or stainless steel hardware because of the humid corrosive atmosphere. the exposed surface materials could be various materials, such as translucent fiberglass, wood shingle, painted metal panel. We are looking to select source and product this fall for installation spring 2013. I look forward to discussing the options and constraints we have and how to work with you. thank you for your consideration of this request for price and availability.

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I have an application for 2 10x24 bifold doors (with lift straps) going in a boathouse. The rough opening height is 10', although with a header this will be somewhat reduced. I want to match door skins to the siding which will be composite siding. The boathouse is in Granbury TX. I have indicated the side columns are wood, but these have not been installed. What size columns would you recommend for a door of this size? I would be able to brace them to the steel structure at the top, but not necessarily at the bottom. They will rest on the dock and be attached to the dock joists. I assume the stresses at the bottom of the side column are much less than at the top? Thanks!

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Have boat house were building. Looking for 2 doors 8' tall x 10' wide. Roof and windows in. Wood studs are just bolted to concrete slab. Have hydralic for boat ramp hoping to use same system for both. Can that be done. Also looking to install myself. Bi-fold doors will work also.

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I am looking for a 13.5' x 14' door for a building just getting ready to start for storing a large center console boat. Your Schweiss hydrolic door looks like it would be perfect for my application. Can I use Hardi Plank siding on the door? Looking to get some idea of pricing. Thank you very much. Lars T.

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Looking for door in a boat house on waters edge. Min interior headroom for standard garage doors looking at your Schweiss bifold option. Would need to be able to have a remote and automatic open if possible. Right now sizes are 86 inches wide and 82 inches height this is the frame. Post and Beam style.

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Need two Schweiss doors for a drive thru boat house. We want metal door color to match outside wood of boat house. Is there a standard size door I should build my boat house around or can you build any size bifold custom doors. do you recommend a hydraulic door or strap lift?

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Constructing a boat barn addition on an existing residence. Endloading barn will be 24 wide and 50 long. 5 block with slab foundation, LVL wall studs 18' high. Very interested in your Schweiss bifold door.

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Is a bi fold garage door available that opens to the inside rather than the outside? I am looking for a custom wood finished bi fold door for a small boat house on a lake. the size is approximately 11' wide x 7' high.

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We are looking for info on a 117'x17' insulated one piece hydraulic door for a boat storage building. Head room is an issue. We also need info on a 48'x21 and possibly a 25'x21'. The warehouse is heated so I will need the insulation package.

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I have a boat house that has an extension to be construction that is going to have an opening by the bar area. The size of the opening is 18'x6'. I would like to install (2) 9'x6' schweiss bi-fold doors with an aluminum frame and insulated windows (would consider tempered glass).

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I am looking for a designer door for a boat storage building, full glass, aluminum frame (white painted) 24' x 24'. A bifold door will be acceptable. I would like to see an elevation of what you could propose, along with pricing. The door will be going into an existing building with a new endwall designed to meet the doors' design requirements. Let me know if you have any questions. Thanks.

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we need a quote and required details for the building jambs and loads for two 16' w x 12' h clear bifold doors with 24" wedges. the client was the door to be covered with wood, do you have any details on a wood cover application? provide alternates for any add ons you think may be wanted. need quote and details ASAP Thanks, Kim Anderson

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We are designing a metal building for a boat building busines in Virginia and need some prices on either bi-fold or hydraulic doors. The size would be 26' wide x 30' to 32' tall min. Looking for budget door prices.

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We need a quote for five (5) 28x24 and two (2) 26x24 bifold doors for cold storage (boat house) application ; give option for Hydraulic doors

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Please quote a one piece hydraulic door for a proposed boat storage facility. We are General Contractor quoting door price to owner.

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We are looking at building a house boat dealership in Page Arizona. We need 2 bifold doors that will have a cleared opening space of 22 feet wide and 28 feet high. It will be installed in a pre fab metal building. I am just putting together some pricing right now but please contact me if you have any questions. Thanks

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Building a boat storage shop. Need a 36ft door about 18ft high. Not sure if a bifold or a hydraulic door is better. Could you give me options on both and price. Thanks

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We are looking for a bi fold or hydraulic door for the entrance to a wet dock for a clients boat house. A combination of both would be good as the dock floods several times a year and needs either a remote motor or a motor on the top of the door. Remote control required Door frame and actuation only as we are providing louvred panels to the door to match the cladding on the rest of the dock.

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Looking for a quote 34' wide 36' high insulated bi-fold door for a boat storage facilty.oe C.

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This door is to be installed in a custom boat house (wooden rowboats) with a wood shingled exterior. No interior or exterior finishes on the door...frame only. Please quote two prices...one for steel frame, one for all aluminum frame. The cell # I gave you is for a China Mobile telephone. My main office is in Shanghai but this project is on Martha's Vineyard where I have a seasonal residence. Thank you.

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Hello - We are looking at a bifold door as a protection door for a Boathouse. How strong is the door in light of being hit by logs thrown up from the ocean? The Client is looking for something rather heavy, and strong "looking" as well - how much weight and thickness can the door support in terms of cladding? Thanks

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We are looking for a Hydraulic Door for a boathouse project on Lake Vermilion, Cook, MN. I would like to get a quote on a door sized at: 18'-0"w X 7'-0"h with a design/style/color to blend in with a log structure. Would this quote include installation or just door? Can the door be installed by others?

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I need to replace two sectional wooden doors on a hip-roofed boathouse above tidal salt water. The openings are approximately 7-8 feet high by 12 feet wide. One of these openings has a spectacular view of the bay, and I'd like to have a bi-fold (lifting) door for it with the widest/largest possible clear glass panels, especially in the top half of the door. View is not so critical on the second door, which opens toward land, but I still need light from that direction as well. The third door shown in your "designer door" section of your web site is the general idea, although it would be better if at least the top portion of the door could be a single wide pane of glass. Vertical members would cut up the broad view of the bay. The doors would stop on a sill on top of a wooden platform which can roll in and out of the boathouse, but there might be some times when the outer, seaward door, would stop in the closed position without any bottom support or sill. Can you give me any idea of what such doors, and shipping, would cost? Thanks for your help. Walter

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I am looking for a bi-fold door for my boathouse. The opening is roughly 6'-7" high and 8' wide. Headroom is an issue. The boat is on a marine rail system and comes pretty close to the top of the doorway. Have you ever done a boathouse before? Thanks, John