Self Supported Hydraulic Door

The hangar door that shines through a relatively limited line up.

AeroDoor International

When you can tell a client that they can have the best hangar door and save money on the new building, it’s very rewarding.

The choice of hangar doors for sub 80-foot openings was certainly missing something until the Higher Power Door arrived almost 8-years ago. Other bi-fold doors and the hydraulic swing door may rely heavily on the building for support which raises the cost of the building. So the Higher Power Door and it’s self supported frame has been very well received.

But what about the people shopping for a hangar door which already has a building? Well the Higher Power Door is still a clear winner. That’s because unless your building was designed for the hydraulic swing door or a bifold door, it won’t be capable of supporting those doors. You need to choose a door that adds the least amount of load to your building. That door will be Higher Power Door and that’s why its now our number 1 selling hangar door for openings under 80ft wide.

It became apparent a long time ago that there was need for a hangar door that didn’t add loads to the building frame and after much thought and inspiration, the self supporting door concept emerged.

Where other doors require expensive building reinforcement, Higher Power Door only requires a common framed opening and structural support to carry the wind load.  That’s a big step forward when your thinking of ways to reduce construction costs.

Higher Power Door Key Facts

The doors operates so smoothly! A patent-pending roller/cam opens or closes with a three-point auto-lock safety system built in. This allows Higher Power Hydraulic Doors to potentially be the fastest in the hangar door industry.

Each door is custom designed to fit the customer’s door opening and can go as wide as 160ft or tall as 60ft. Simple straight up/down hydraulic operation works with a low power, low pressure, hydraulic two-cylinder system. The pistons push straight up so there are no horizontal stresses to bend the cylinders.

The door can be assembled quickly because it arrives as bolt-together parts. The shipping package is small, usually 2-1/2 feet wide, by 2 feet high, by the width of the door. Large doors come in bolt-together sections. Also, the customer can choose how to power the door—120 Volt AC, 240 Volt AC, or 24 Volt DC.

The door opening loses nothing horizontally, but does require 6-1/2” of head room on a 42×12 opening. The door starts by moving straight up several inches. This breaks the door loose from snow and ice, and frost-producing ground heave will not be a problem.

The door has weather seal top and bottom, with double seals on the sides. The doors are normally built to withstand 90 mph winds, but they can be designed to meet any local code and have been tested in some of the worlds worst climate zones.

Positioned midway up the door is a stiffening truss. Its position is an important feature as it allows for complete snow removal and barrier-free access to a pass-through door.

Each shipped door contains everything to install the door and to operate it

Fore more information on Higher Power Door and pricing call us today at (866.226.3667).

Suitable for fabric hangar structures

Maybe you didn’t realise it until today that your building price can be lower if you choose a Higher Power Door from AeroDoor.

Suitable for corporate jet hangars

By | 2017-07-31T12:33:11+00:00 October 28th, 2015|Categories: Higher Power Doors, Hydraulic Door|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Self Supporting Hangar Door

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AeroDoor is a turnkey manufacturer and installer of aircraft hangar doors. Doors for military aircraft, corporate jet owners and the general aviation market. We also service and repair doors. Our people bring a wealth of experience and look forward to serving you. Join the AeroDoor community by calling (866).226.3667