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91: THERMAL DOOR

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Hello, I am working on a project near downtown Minneapolis and am hoping you can answer a few questions. For background: I have a couple of tenth story rooftop patios where we would love to have overhead glass doors. We have looked at options from several manufacturers for sectional overhead doors and have been satisfied with them aesthetically, but we need to achieve better thermal performance and air infiltration than we think they can provide. My questions stem from these needs, and, unsurprisingly, cost. 1. What kind of thermal performance can you achieve in a door with divided lites similar to your bifold doors at the Federales Mexican restaurant in Chicago? Can you provide a thermally broken door construction? I am interested in either a bifold door or a one-piece hydraulic-just trying to get a sense for what performs best thermally and cost. 2. What air infiltration rates can you achieve? 3. Can you help me understand how much these doors cost? Ballpark? I'm sure a true quote would require more information. Rough sizes we have considered (subject to change): 2 doors @ 6'-0" wide and 9'-4" tall and 2 doors @ 15'-4" wide and 11'-4" tall for a total of 4 doors. 4. Can you accommodate the glass that we have specified for our windows? We have spec'd Cardinal LoE 270. We have some wind loads to deal with at the height these would be installed, but given the variety of conditions and sizes of doors you make, I don't see that being an issue for you. I really appreciate your assistance and look forward to hearing from you soon. Thanks, Samuel

2

I have been setup as a schweiss dealer, please price accordingly. This door is for a residence and the wall cladding (wood) is to be installed on this door in order to make it continuous and flush. Please price accordingly. Thanks!

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I am designing a 300 unit multifamily building in phoenix az. I was looking at your schweiss bifold doors for loading door that faces a major street. This door would need to be clad in wood to match the design intent of the rest of the building. I was hoping that you may have some pricing information for a similar door that is roughly 12%u2019 wide by 14%u2019 to 16%u2019 tall. I was hoping to also get the pricing difference between the lift strap and the hydraulic systems Thank you,Brown

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We are looking to get a supplied and installed quote on a 55' x 16' clear bifold hanger door to WY with your new strap latch mechanism. We would like to know what R-value one can achieve with your new Schweiss interlocking insulated panel system? Thank you for your time and quick response

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LOOKING FOR A PRICE FOR A HYDRAULIC DOOR. WOULD YOU INSTALL ? $? IS THERE AN OPTION TO INSULATE THE DOOR USING YOUR NEW SCHWEISS INSULATED PANELS? CAN THOSE PANELS BE BOUGHT HERE IN VT?

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Hi - I am looking for two quotes on a 66' x 14' high clear opening door. Both thermal insulated hydraulic and insulated bifold (liftstrap). 

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I'm interested in R-value you can get from bifold doors whether glass doors or solid green doors. Can we insulate doors? Glazed glass versions stating the door energy efficiency? I am wanting bi-fold doors: 20'w x 10'h 20'w x 20'h. Also interested in using them in a window application. Where doors would be glazed with fake divided light windows for door openings 20'w x 9'h. Could I put 2 in each door opening so 10'w and 9'h.

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We have a Minnesota project  that has a 80' wide by 27' high bi-fold government building door. The Schweiss bifold door is in our spec. We need to meet MN door energy code, ASHRAE 90.1, 2004. How is the bifold door U-factor determined on your doors? Does DASMA 105 apply? Does it differ for hydraulic one piece doors? 

9

The bifold liftstrap door I ordered from you this week needs to be an insulated door. Also, if freight cost is high, I'm close enough to pick up the steel door at the Schweiss Door factory. 

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I need a quote for a 50' x approx. 15'-8" Schweiss bifold insulated strap door. I will provide the exterior and interior panels and would like you to do door installation. Needs to be a energy efficient door. This will be a heavy equipment  shop door.

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I am looking for 12' high and 18' wide Schweiss bifold insulated door. I am curious the difference in price from the bi-fold and hydraulic doors. What's your best R-Value insulated door?

12

Looking for a price on a 24' wide by 14' tall Schweiss one piece insulated hydraulic door. I will cover it with steel and insulate it. I require a fast operating refrigerated metal building door.

13

Removing sliding doors and replacing with a bifold insulated strap door. We anticipate a height of 16'6" and width of 18 feet. Our goal is to reduce heat loss, so we want a fast opening/closing bifold  door. We are reducing the size of the opening so we have flexibility with width and door framing material. Provide quote with door installation.

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PRICING FOR 36'X17' SCHWEISS LIFT STRAP STEEL DOOR TO ACCOMODATE R25 THERMAL DOOR INSULATION AND A 24'X17' ALL STEEL BLDG.

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Have a bi-fold hangar door (straps) at local  airport. My company requires regular maintenance on this Schweiss door whether it needs it or not. Also, I'd like to replace the "bubble" insulation installed several years ago with some with a better R value door insulation. How does foam door insulation work?

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The temps here range from 95 F in the summer to 0 F in the winter. Can your bi-fold industrial grade  doors be sealed well against air infiltration? Can they be insulated? I want a band of glass across the door at eye-level, the door panels can be solid. I use my 24' X 31' garage shop door year round and want to heat it and air condition it at a reasonable cost. Will my contractor be able to install this door? I'll turn the information over to the architect to work out the Schweiss engineering door details.

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We have a Schweiss bi-fold door purchased in 2002. model # S24, # 9LC, serial # 9897. We want to make it a thermally insulated door. What door insulation product have you found to have the best R-factor? Our door has lift straps.

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Need estimate of the cost of a Schweiss straplift bi-fold steel ag-use dairy barn door, 40' wide (clear opening) x 16' clear height. Door installed in a prefabricated steel structure. Prefer an insulated steel panel and lockset walkdoor.

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We are an architecture office in London, UK  looking for some sort of Schweiss glass door, vertically lifting or bifolding strap style. We are having difficulty finding door systems that are thermally insulated enough to pass residential building door regulations and I wanted to check with you whether you might have a system for this.          

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Four, 30ft tall by 40ft wide powered by-fold doors with lift straps, R20 insulated and clad in white prefinished metal, come with push button controls, safety stops, photo eyes, man door, conduit and wire.

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Pricing on 16' bifold liftstrap door, to replace existing 16' 2 Car door opening. Door to have insulated glass installed in panel. Door will be insulated. Door being installed in San Fernando Valley, which has high heat ex-streams in summer. Looking for preliminary quote including shipping costs.

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Have a approximate rough opening of 12' wide and 8' high would like a Red Power one piece hydraulic door with a built in 3' walk in door thats well insulated and possibly a window. Please give me a call

23

I would like to get a quote on bottom seal to keep my bifold door weather tight, especially during cold winter months. I would like to know how much it is by the foot. Thank you

24

Was wanting an estimated cost of a well insulated Schweiss bifold door with lift straps for a 16ft x 40ft opening. This is for a farm shop. Door should be sealed top to bottom and with motor that will give fast lift and closing.

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Customer is going to insulate hydraulic Schweiss crane door with spray foam. Door sheeting will be metal siding. Please call if you have more questions. 

26

I need insulation for an existing bifold door that is not a Schweiss. If I sent you the deminsions of the door's framing could you fabricate either foam board or fiberglass sections that would fit this door? Also needing price for a insulated hydraulic Schweiss One-Piece Door, size 70 ft. x 20 ft.       

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Could I please get a price for the following Bifold liftstrap doors: 1-45'x16' 1-45'x14' Both to have the same specs as follows: Insulated doors Will be covered from both sides (steel) No windows in the door No service doors installed in the door Installed by Schweiss All equiptment provided by Schweiss Door will be skinned, located in Mason City Iowa Any questions please call or e-mail. Thank you

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Lookingfor two 50x15 hyddraulic doors and would be very interested on a price quote for a one-piece hyd. door package that is insulated. And it would be for covering a 30'w x 16'h opening. And I would like to know the dimensions you would need so when the contractor puts up the shed, they will be able to frame up the proper opening.

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First...an attractive web page. Second...we plan to build commercial in Maine so R-factors are very important with respect to heat loss. What is/are R factors for Schweiss liftstrap and autolatch bi-fold doors? Those the autolatch increase the R factor? What insulation do you use?  What does the seal at the perimeter of the door or jamb look like? How does it stay tight under wind loads? 

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To whom it may concern We apply thermal barries to many new shops and other construction in Southern Manitoba. I have researched your top of the line Schweiss products somewhat and am interested in becoming a dealer or sales person for you if this is a possibility with your company. Thanks for your valued response.

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Building size 65 Wide X 75 ft deep, straight wall steel structure, wall height approx 20 ft (depends on height of grade beam above slab) 12:1 slope roof ridgid frame steel construction. Door rough opening 60 ft. X 19 ft. Require clear opening when door raised of 17 ft high 60 ft wide. Due to snow and ice accumulation, require a bi-fold liftstrap door versus a hydraulic swing. Require insulation, R14 minimum metal clad both sides. Also considering alternative of wood construction, 65 ft X 75 ft deep 3:12 sloped roof, 18 ft stud walls with grade beam 1' 4" giving total opening of 19' 4" high X 60 ft wide. Again need 17 ft clear opening when raised. Bottom drive.

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My concrete has a slight bow to it and the door seal is not touching the ground and is letting in air and debris. I currently have a 12" rubber in it and am interested in making it longer, possibly use the foam inside. I need about 3/4" on one side and 1.5" on the other side. Thanks.

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Hi I am from Euclid Mn and am looking for a quote on a 30\'X16\' high insulated door. The door will be on the end wall. Looking at a bifold and a single fold door. How much head room is needed for a bifold. Please give two quotes for the doors with labor to install, thank you.

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We are consulting Engineers working on a new hangar for this airport, which will have 3 doors. This hangar is for an Aeromed plane and two private planes. The request from the architect is for the heat to be off when the door is open. We are specifying a combination or Unit Heaters and Radiant Tube Heaters. Is there an option for an End Switch to be built into the operator or on the door to prevent the heat from operating when the door is open?

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Hi, Any further info on cold weather bi-fold (and thermal glazing) options for Ontario, Canada including budgeting would be appreciated... Electronic format is preferable to hard copy...

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I%u2019m looking for a quote on a 60%u2019 x 16%u2019 Bi-fold door. It will be installed in the endwall of a wood frame structure. Please include lift strap system. Shipped to Cooksville, IL 61730 Is it a problem to install 1%u201D thermax insulation on the bi-fold under the steel siding?

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I\'m in the schematic design phase of a \"Net-Zero\" project, and have an idea on how to increase the thermal performance of a glass wall assembly. I\'m considering some sort of dynamic facade treatment over glass that when retracted will allow a visual connection to the outdoors, and can close during off hours to provide a higher thermal resistance to minimize heat loss. I\'m looking for a product that can have integral insulation, and minimize air leakage to maintain thermal integrity. The window will be 8\' high at most, and needs to maintain a thin profile. The largest series of windows is 16\' wide, and are fiberglass framed windows. If we\'re able to integrate an insulated system over the glass, we may be able to use an aluminum framed glazing system if that helps. Since this product will cover glass, appearance is important on the front and back sides. If Schweiss Doors has worked with similar applications, I would appreciate some additional information. I\'m also interested in any details you have to see how we would need to integrate the track, and get some idea on how to minimize air leakage. I\'m assuming your systems are metal framed, so there will be some concern for thermal bridging. We can potentially push the insulation to the outside of the frame to make it continuous, and clad both sides with thin metal or wood, but this would make the assembly thicker. Do you have any other framing options that are not as thermally conductive? I know that\'s probably a long shot, but looking at your high tech designer doors on your website I thought I would ask. Any information you can provide will be helpful in making a case to the client for this system. Please feel free to contact me with any questions. I don\'t have any drawings to illustrate the concept yet, but hopefully the intent is clear.

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We have an old 59'x21' Schweiss bi fold steel door on our aircraft hangar. We're looking to replace the fiberglass insulation with newer rigid sheet foam insulation that has a better "R" value.  As the door has aged we've replaced the 6-7 steel cables with nylon straps and are very happy with them. This door is nearly 20 years old and we haven't had a lick of a problem with it.  What we would like to know is your recommendation for foam material and optimal thickness we need. I'd like to have foam that is watertight, white in color, resistant to UV damage, and as light as possible Any help you can provide would be greatly appreciated

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I am interested for a insulated bifold door for an S model arch steel building. The dimension of the door is 22m wide x 6 m tall. Shipment to Quebec.

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Currently have a building with 2 9x10 thermal Schweiss bifold doors but the home owner still want added protection during winter. I was wondering the cost of the doors and the specs on what is needed to put these doors on the outside of existing for double protection. Thanks

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We need a price on a 35' x 16' door to go into the gable end of an EPS building with a wall R-value of 33, what R-value can we get with your Schweiss bifold door and what extra framing is needed in the building? Thank you

42

Currently have two Schweiss bi-fold doors on are aircraft hangar buildings. I am looking for some additional specs on wind limits for these doors. Have been requested by a renter as to what wind speed is unsafe for operations of door. Chad

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Would like price quotes on both a 40 foot wide and a 30 foot wide BIFOLD SCHWEISS DOOR. Both being 18 foot tall.

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I am looking for some prices on bifold doors, and info on how heavy and what dementions i am going to need to build my door frames for two different doors. One would be 14x14 and the other 20wx16h or possibly 24x16 with a walk out door built in it. Also wondering about how these doors can be insulated. Thank you for your time, Jeff

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We building a "Super" insulated shop on our Ranch in Montana. We are looking at all options for our large hydraulic doors. We have several questions about your door capabilities and would like to start a discussion with you that would potentially result in us purchasing a door or three from you for our building. As designed, our shop has two 14' x 14' doors and one 16' x 30' door.

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Looking for a price on a bifold door 40'x 18' for a farm equipment dealer . This would be for an addition on the existing building which is rigid steel frame building we would also be looking for the highest R - value available. Thank you Mack

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I am planning on building a shop with a two doors. I would like have a 20 ft hydraulic door Schweiss on the side and a 30 to 40 ft door on the end with a height of at least 14 ft. I would like to compare your doors to over head doors

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HI, We are building a house and wish to have an insulated bifold door on south side of the house that seals tightly against the windows. The wall is about 30' long, and there are 4 windows -each about 7' tall - evenly spaced on the wall. Can you folks do something like this? Thanks, Cory

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Please send me a quote on a 40 x 20 bi-fold airplane hangar door with windows, hardware and insulation package         

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Looking for a insulated one piece door for our shop. Dimensions of the opening is 20'6" wide by 15'6" Height. We have a heated shop so a quote for insulated door would be what we are looking for.

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No door in place at this time. Insulated bifold door required, building to be heated. Opening just shy of 12' no additional clearance available inside. If required, door opening would have to be reduced.

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I have an existing 100'x 100' with 17' side wall steel building. I am considering putting in a 20'x 14' hydraulic Schweiss door in an end wall. There are 8" C shaped vertical beams spaced at 20' intervals supporting a 3.5"x 13" C shaped beam along the 1:12 pitch of the roof. I would have to remove one of these vertical beams and transfer the load. What information is required to get qoute for an insulated door with a walk in door. I am leaning more towards a bifold but would consider a hydraulic to get at 14' height clearance.

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We are building a super insolated shop with R 40 in walls and R 60 in sealing. Looking for R 40 bifold doors--16' x 30' and 14' x 14' with air leak proof seal. what is your suggestion?

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I am interested in specifying one of your horizontal bi-fold doors for a new school I am designing in Vernonia, Oregon. The opening would be approximately 10' high by 50' long. It would allow us to open up the cafeteria to a covered outdoor patio. Could you forward to me any information that you have regarding the thermal performance of the door (assuming insulated glass)? Are the frames thermally broken? Do you have reliable air infiltration testing information? How do the doors perform over time in terms of air coming into the building at the seams or tracks. Our main concern at this time is how the use of the door would impact the overall energy performance of the building.