"In October 1996 I installed a 50-foot Schweiss Bi-Fold door to my 80 X 80 hangar for my newspaper offices, AgAir Update and Universal Helicopter. About a year later, I added the remote open/close feature. To this day, I have never had an open/close failure and never had any problem of any kind. When I was building my hangar I compared the price of sliding doors with the Bi-Fold door. It was only a few dollars more, of which I have never regretted spent. It is a real luxury to press my remote door opener while I am taxiing up to the hangar, or arriving by truck, especially if it is raining. I can't imagine a better built hangar door. -Bill Lavender/Publisher www.agairupdate.com and www.univhelicopter.com"
"The best feature on our shop is our automatic Schweiss Bi-fold door with the new strap system. I highly recommend it to everyone. LaDon Henslin, Bird Island, MN"
"In the past year I have built several hangars. I have tried home-built doors and Stack Doors but was always intimidated by the complexity of your doors. What a mistake! On the last two I built I used your doors with the Lift Strap option. I'll never use anyone else's doors again. Ordering was a breeze. The doors even came early. The communication between you, the trucking company and myself was better than promised. The driver called with an expected arrival time and was right on time. From there, things only got better. The explicit installation manuals are the most complete and accurate set of directions I have ever seen. The doors attached to the free-standing headers exactly as shown; the hardware package was complete; the motor attachment, strap-rigging and adjustment only took a couple of hours; measurements and recommended parts list for the skins was perfect. And, best of all, they work wonderfully! Thanks for a great product. It is so much easier to push the plane in without a bottom track. When the wind blows, the doors don't even move. The care and attention to detail during the manufacturing process is obvious. A special thanks to whomever wrote the installation manuals- great job. Bill White Logan, UT"
"I recently purchased a 44' Schweiss Bi-Fold door with the lift straps and I'm totally impressed with the operation of this system. If you're looking for a bi-fold door, look nowhere else. The people at Schweiss are truly the best in the business. My door with the lift straps works so smooth and the quality in the construction is excellent. And don't forget to get the remote control option, I wouldn't be without this feature. I am a satisfied customer and would highly recommend a Schweiss Bi-Fold Door to anyone looking for the best bi-fold door on the market. Thanks again to the people at Schweiss."
"GREAT DOOR, LOVE THE REMOTE FOR OPENING AS I TAXIE IN"
"We purchased your bi-fold door (45 ft by 17 ft) for our sandblast and welding shop. The door was custom built for air intake louvers. We also went with the straps. The Schweiss representative from Yakima came to Wenatchee to inspect the installation prior to its first operation. We did the installation and it went perfect with no issues or adjustments. Thank you, Schweiss, for a great product! John Shimek Construction Manager Chelan County PUD Wenatchee, WA"
"I rave to everyone who will watch about our Schweiss bifold door. Although the builder of my hangar wanted to put in a cabled door, I insisted on your door. All of my contacts with your company have been very professional, from your web page to the folks answering the phone, to Dave Schweiss, to the installation team. Keep up the good work!"
"This Door is the best door I've seen and think it is the best value on the market. Thanks for such a good door. Bill H., Greenbrier, AR"
"We recently renovated a 5,000 square-foot aircraft hangar for our own corporate use. We frequently travel with our clients and it was important to build a quality hangar economically. The Schweiss Bifold door has exceeded our expectations. Installation was straightforward with very detailed drawings and instructions. The lift straps are smooth and trouble free. The autolocking system is innovative and provides a tight seal. Factory support has been outstanding. As a general contractor and engineer, I can heartily recommend Schweiss Bi-Fold Doors. It is a pleasure to do business with good people with a good product. Brad Clark, President of Clark Construction, Mississippi"
"Installed 11 (eleven) Schweiss Bi-Fold Doors, and working with Schweiss was a pleasure! Schweiss was the only company out there that could engineer a door 90 feet wide and a 27 foot clear opening. Schweiss employees were a pleasure to work with, very helpful, and always friendly."
"Hi, I'm Johnny Smith, with Sport Aviation outside Lucedale, Mississippi. I am so happy that I have a Schweiss Bifold Door Installed on one of my airplane hangars. My door was exposed to straight head-on-winds of 125-mph for several hours and the door did not fail. Your door survived without a scratch. An Adjacent wooden hangar of mine was totally destroyed, with parts of that hangar being blown a quarter-mile away. I just want to say that quality, reliability, and durability of your bifold doors proves that a hurricane wind poses no problem to your excellent product." Johnny S., Sport Aviation, Lucedale, Mississippi Thanks."
"I would like to take a moment to let you know how much we appreciate our new bi-fold door. The door installation went as smooth as smooth can get once we had the portal built. The Schweiss representative from Yakima came to Wenatchee to inspect the installation prior to the first operation of the bi-fold door. Everything went perfect with no issues or adjustments. The building was built to hold the roof and siding and strong enough to hold the bi-fold door. The building is used for sandblasting and welding. The door was built for air intake louvers which flow 120,000 cfm. Out back of the building is a bag house filter, a suction fan, and then a HEPA filter. Thank you for a great product. Enclosed are a few pictures of our project. John S., Construction Manager, Public Utility District No.1, Chelan County, Wenatchee, WA”
"I recently had one of your bifold doors installed on my horse barn. The door works perfectly and quickly. Your door doesn't take up any headroom, which is great. Sincerely, B.D., New York."
"I bought two Schweiss Hydraulic Doors I put one up on our hangar in Indiana and one at our hangar home in Texas. The Texas door is installed on a 2"6" Wood Frame home and the Indiana door is installed on an existing wood pole barn structure. After installing the hydraulic door in Indiana, We were easily able to install the Texas door in 16 man hours (Including Hydraulic plumbing lines). The door in Texas has already been up to the test during the passing of Hurricane Rita. The door weathered the storm with no damage and provided excellent weather seals. We have recommended Schweiss hydraulic doors to others on the airpark. Best Regards, Wendell."
"We are enjoying our new lift straps I'm very pleased on how smooth the straps work. Thank you!"
"Thank you for selling me on your lift straps. My neighbor is so jealous. They make a huge difference in performance."
"We have just had our second Schweiss Bi-Fold Hangar Door installed within the last two years. This present door is even better and larger than the first. We see a number of different manufactures of hangar doors at our airport and still believe that the strap system with the Schweiss door is by far the best. We feel that one of the most important factors about purchasing a hangar door is having it installed by the manufacturer. Schweiss not only stands behind their door, they also are there for any installation concerns. We will not have any other hangar door other than a Schweiss Bi-Fold."
"After the purchase of our Schweiss Hydraulic Door, the inside of our building is at least 10 degrees warmer, equating to considerable energy savings. Additionally, the window option is a fantastic light producing enhancement to which all the riders comment. Having been a pilot since 1983 and in and out of a lot of hangars, I was familiar with the quality of your doors. Actually having one installed at my agricultural facility and observing first hand the professional crew, the fit, finish and function has reinforced my opinion that your doors are the "only way to fly" or (ride horseback) as the case may be! Best regards to you and your staff. Thanks again for the great door!"
"The Schweiss Company installed a 52-foot wide, five-strap bifold aviation door for me in Rush City, Minnesota a couple of years ago. Even though there were some support structure cross-member (joist) issues because of the original design, they were very accommodating with the installation. I have been very pleased with everything they have done so far, including returning once at my request to "double" insulate the bottom part of the door. Dave, Julie, Brook and everyone at the company have been a pleasure to work with. The door works perfectly and the price was right. Tom B."
"When planning my hangar I looked at several doors. The people at Schweiss were the easiest to deal with and made my experience a pleasant one from start to finish. My delivery was just as promised and everything fit as though they were onsite to measure and made it right there. The installation was easy with excellent directions. Out of all the hangars erected at our airport about half are Schweiss and several wish theirs were. I am extremely pleased and highly recommend Schweiss Bi-Fold for your hangar."