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SCHWEISS MANUFACTURES TWO STYLES OF DOORS

Hydraulic vs. Bifold
What People Are Asking

179: HYDRAULIC DOORS BEAT SLIDING DOORS

1

Hello, I'd like to get more information on maintenance for the following hydraulic door. We are located in Hawthorne, CA. Do you have any recommendations for service and repair in our area. We really like our door, so much easier than sliders. Thank you!

2

What sort of info / dimensions do you require in order to quote a conversion kit from cable lift to strap lift on an existing door. Also, can you retrofit sliding doors with a hydraulic door. Sliders are a big problem, especially in winter.

3

Hello - I am working on a project requiring 2 hydraulic fast opening doors to retrofit sliding doors  on an existing 200'x40' building. Each door will be 16' tall x 35' wide to fit on the existing endwalls. Please contact me so we can work together to confirm requirements and get a quotation for the work. 

4

Please quote A 42 x 14 hydraulic door delivered to the New Richmond Airport in New Richmond WI, do you have OSH airshow discounts currently? Schweiss hangar doors sure seem to dominate the area around here. Sure are much better than the old sliders. Great doors.

5

We had sliding doors on a 20 ft x 14 high opening. AL wind wrecked them. looking for a price for replacement with Schweiss hydraulic door or bifold door with your new strap latch system. Sliding doors just don't get it.

6

I have a sliding door on a metal farm building built in 1984 in IN. They are 34' x 16'. I want to replace this door with your hydraulic ag door because I cannot lose any opening height. 

7

I currently have a sliding door in an endwall of a Morton building built in IA in 1979. They are 24' sliders with a height of approx. 15'9". I want to replace this door with a hydraulic metal building door and cannot lose any opening height. 

8

Need a Schweiss Doors price for two 40 ft x 14 ft sliding doors. New pre-engineered steel building. Project is in Michigan

9

I have a 23 year old Morton building with a double sliding door on the end. I would like to replace it with a single piece hydralic style Schweiss Door.

10

I have a 40 x 40 pole shop now. want to replace my sliders with a better door. The opening now is a full 20' wide by 14' high. I need to keep as much height as I can. Looking at the one-piece hydraulic. Thanks 

11

I am replacing sliding doors on a wood frame building. The opening is 12 ft high and 28 ft wide. The header is a 10 X 10 I beam. Interested in the schweiss hydro door and it needs to be insulated and possibly have 2 windows.

12

Would like to get a rough estimate on two one-piece hydraulic hangar doors. One is 42'x 14' on a steel beam and perling type building; the other is 48'x 14' on a quonset style building. Both are on private airstrip in Okeechobee FL, both would be replacing 4-piece sliding doors.

13

Need cost to purchase style 1 hydraulic-power door door width 20ft door height 15ft 4 in.  I need to replace sliding doors on my shed.

14

client has a building that has 2 12' sliding doors and he wanted overhead doors, however I suggested hydraulic because of a loss of headroom issue. Please quote insulation and photo-eye sensors.

15

existing door is sliding - opening height from floor to ceiling is 14-6. I want to maintain 14' minimum headroom. I'm think a hydraulic door would be my best option. please reply back with some guidance.

16

The building is a slant wall steel building built in the mid 70's. The sliding doors blew off and now we would like to have an overhead door. Not sure which door would be better for this building.

17

I am looking to replace a 17x30 split slider door on the end of my shop and would like to see some price estimates on a Schweiss one piece hydro-powered door. Feel free to contact me at the number listed.

18

Am interested in replacing 24X16 (approx) sliding doors with a Hydraulic Door on a pole frame steel sided cold storage building. Could you give me a rough preliminary estimate of cost. I am located around Williston ND. Also do you have installers in our area, or recomendation of someone that has done installations in our area. Also I cannot give up ANY clearance below rafterline of 16 feet is that a problem? Jacob Lindall

19

I want to replace two sliding doors on my cold machinery storage building. The endwall door is 35' wide by 18' high. The sidewall door is 24' wide. I would like a schweiss hydraulic or bi-fold but I'm assuming the hydraulic will be much cheaper so that would be my first choice. If you could get me a price I would appreciate it. Thanks sincerely, Nathan S.

20

I AM NOT SURE WHAT WOULD BE THE BEST DOOR FOR MY SITUATION, REMOVING A 23'X 16' SLIDING END WALL DOOR AND REPLACING WITH A BI-FOLD OR SINGLE HYDRO DOOR. A OVERHEAD DOOR IS OUT BECAUSE I DON'T WANT TO LOSE DOOR HEIGHT. I ALSO AM LOOKING TO REPLACE A 20' X 14' BUT CAN USE A OVERHEAD DOOR BECAUSE IT ALREADY HAS A HEADER IN PLACE UNLESS YOU CAN TELL ME WHY A BI-FOLD OR HYDRO DOOR WOULD BE BETTER.

21

We recently had a storm and it damaged our older Sliding doors that are on tracks. The dimensions are 100ft by 18ft. It is an older building and i think the easiest way to install would be to mount it on the outside. Currently I am just looking into our options because it is not our building we just lease it from the city. But I would like a quote on 2 schweiss doors please. In the quote can you please add Hydro-powered and the vertical lift system. Also what would it take for you company to install them?

22

I am putting a bigger door in my shop and am interested in a Schweiss one-piece Hydraulic door. I can make my door up to 34 ft wide and at least 14 feet high. The sliding door we are replacing is 18 x 14. the building is 50 wide. Side walls are about 13' 6". I am considering my options. Sammy F

23

Looking for quotes on a schweiss hydralic or bi-fold doors on an existing steel machine shed. Wind keeps destroying sliding doors.

24

Looking to replace my outside sliding doors on a cold storage shed. Opening is 24' wide x 16' high. What would be the cost for this, do you have any installers in Ontario close to me to look at?

25

Hi, I'm looking for a quote on a Hydro power door for my farm shop. Its an exsisting building where we will be replacing a set of sliding doors. The door opening measures 23'6" wide by 13'9-3/4" high,and i can't afford to lose any head room. There's a concrete approach in front of the building with a 2" lip up to the shop floor where the sliding doors butt up against, if that makes any sense. I want to be able to insulate the door and line the inside with metal siding. I'd also like a couple windows in it. If you could work up a quote for me including delivery to central ohio I'd greatly appreciate it.

26

I would like to see the price comparison between the bifold and the hydraulic. I am replacing a set of sliding doors that never work. I'm leaning toward the one piece hydro unit.  Thanks

27

We are thinking of putting in a new schweiss door in a quonset. it is a 14x24 sliding doors now. I can not wait to have it replaced. The building is 68 feet wide. don't know if we should go with bi-fold or a one piece hydro power. it is used for machine storage/shop. we would like to go wider if possible.

28

My client wants a price on a 24x16 one piece hydro lift type door installed, power opener, steel on. You did a door for him on his new building last year! He likes it so well he wants his sliding door removed and your door installed. Thanks, Perry

29

I have an older "T" hanger. it has four sliding doors now and I wish to replace them with one schweiss hydraulic door. We will be raising this hanger up to accomodate a floatplane on amphibs. right now the door frame is at 41'. The top of the frame is steel "I" beam. The sides are also steel i believe. We will be rising the door height to about 15'.

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I have a steel frame hangar with the 50 ft opening on the end. I want to get rid of my sliding doors. I'm trying to decide if a hydraulic or bi-fold door is appropriate for me. Is it generally true that if headroom is sufficient with a bi-fold, that would be the less expensive option? If I have a header 11 ft 4 in above the floor, how much headroom would I get from a bi-fold? i.e. What is the required wedge on a door this size? I noticed there are 3 different options for the bottom Wx seal. Which is considered the most effective? How long from the time I place my order until I can have the door delivered? Thank You