Does Schweiss build wind-rated doors?

Sure, doors can be wind-rated to specifications. Schweiss doors can be wind rated to suit the needs of the application. Many doors range in wind-rating from 90-175mph. It’s good to think about the wind rating of your door depending on your location. Wind loaded doors come with a new Schweiss wind pin for extra strength.


Should I buy a hydraulic or a bifold door?

The choice is yours. Hydraulic and bifold doors both have their own advantages. Hydraulic doors have an impressive appearance, a dependable operating system, and less moving parts. Bifold doors are extremely strong, they look very good folding up and they can lift any wide and heavy doors. It really depends on the situation you’re in and comes down to personal preference. If you tell us the specifics of your door we will be happy to help you select a door that works best for your application.


Can you replace my damaged brand X door?

We replace broken and damaged Brand X doors all the time. It’s much safer to buy a Schweiss Door and get our installation, parts, and service included.


What should I know before purchasing doors for a T-Hangar?

Looking for multiple doors, it could save money to purchase and install them together. Call us at 1-800-746-8273 to see how much you can save on your t-hangar application.


What should I consider when building an entrance to a riding arena?

A lot of people ask for doors similar to those pictured on http://www.schweissstables.com/ A wide door is a big factor when moving horses in and out of a stable. A wide bifold door can handle high traffic in and out of your riding arena. Width is no problem for a bifold door.


Will Schweiss retrofit a door to my building?

If you are concerned about the width and height of your door or you want to replace the an old, worn out Brand X door or slider door Schweiss can build it. Width is no problem for a bifold door, and buildings can also be modified to give extra clearance to your opening.


Can I do a Designer Door on the garage of my home?

Consider a glass designer door or custom cladding to fit your building. Designer Doors a great way to turn your building into an indoor/outdoor space. A residential designer door can open up to a patio or gathering area and seamlessly connect the interior and exterior of your home. It makes sense to go with Schweiss doors for your next specialty door or RV garage door application.


What’s unique about the Schweiss Red Power Pump?

Schweiss Red Power pump is part of the patented Schweiss hydraulic door apparatus. The electric pump provides a means to operate the hydraulic system. The electric pump uses hydraulic power to operate two heavy duty lift cylinders. The difference is in the Schweiss commercial grade electrical system, electrical control box and 4 or 8 gallon hydraulic oil reserve with a direct drive motor to the pump. The red power pump can be placed anywhere in your building with universal mounting brackets. The Red Power pump also comes ready to operate, but is expandable to easily install upgrades such as photo-eye-lasers, horn, safety edges, warning lights and entrance lights.


What is the best way to determine the clear opening for my quonset building?

There are different ways to mount a door to a Quonset building, to the endwall, above the endwall with a freestanding header and to the very top of the building with a freestanding header. Determine if you need to use a freestanding header and which mounting style can maximize the height and width clearance of your door.


Will my post frame building support the forces of a hydraulic door?

Each post frame building or pole barn will support different forces, chances are very high that your building can support the forces of a hydraulic door. The larger the door the more the structure must be tested to withstand the forces of a large moving door.


Can Schweiss build military-grade doors?

Schweiss can build large doors for military equipment. Steel blast proof doors can also be custom built with bulletproof windows, gun holes and safety upgrades.


What are the design criteria for a metal building?

There are different design criteria for steel buildings and wood buildings, make sure that your plans meet the design criteria. Criteria can also differ depending on the building type.


What size door should I build for my machine shed?

Often you want to maximize the clear opening of your machine shed, hydraulic doors mount below the header and bifold doors mount above the header of the clear opening, so in either case the door loses no headroom. Talk to one of our designers to learn more ways to maximize your opening.


Can insulation be added to a door after-market?

It is easier to plan ahead for insulation and get it when the door is installed. Insulation can be installed after-the-fact in order to upgrade or replace the existing insulation for the door.


What are the options for insulation?

There are several options for insulation, seals, insulated beadboard, or our weatherproof kit that can also improve the insulation of the door.


Is a hydraulic door suitable for industrial applications?

Hydraulic doors are extremely durable, hydraulic doors come with an all steel frame, we also make biomass doors and blast-proof doors that are extremely tough, perfect for industrial applications.


Why should I buy a hydraulic door instead of another style of door?

A hydraulic door has less moving parts, which means there is possibility for parts to break. A hydraulic door also has an impressive appearance and offers a canopy from rain or sun.


Should I buy a hydraulic or a bifold door for my helicopter hangar?

There are certain advantages to both doors, but usually either one is a good choice. Jeremy, Brent, Julie or Brook can ask about your application and help you decide. In most cases It really comes down to a matter of personal preference.


Any special considerations for a hangar door?

With a large hydraulic door it can be a good idea to add windows and walk doors so that the door operator can see what (or who) is parked outside the door before opening it.


Should I make any special considerations for my hangar home?

Make sure the clear opening is large enough to fit your plane. See our airplane size chart to know how big to build your door. http://hydraulicdoors.com/applications/hydraulic-aviation-hangar-doors/airplane-size-chart/