Frequently Asked Questions

Hangar Door Design & Manufacturing

What are my options in manufacturing a hangar door?

  • Door size: We design the door to the opening on the clients building.
  • Configuration: This is how the door leaves will move when the door is operated. The choice will impact cost, time and efficiency. We can help you to make the best choice. (Configurations include Biparting, One Way Single Slide, Group or Independent.)
  • Upgrades: Sensing Edge. Cable System. Window & Door Frames.

What are the doors made from?

We design all supporting, steel bracing and framing steel members in accordance with the specified loads and the requirements of AISC 325 and AISC 360. Any cold formed steel in accordance with AISI SG03-3. Welds in accordance with the AWS D1.1/D1.1M Standards. Wheels are made from steel plate, typically flame hardened if 18” or greater.

Are the doors motorized?

Motors and controls are included on all doors unless stated otherwise. If there’s a power failure to the door, the motor can be disengaged quickly and the door can be moved by a tug or tractor.

Do you offer fast track manufacturing?

We will always listen and try to facilitate your delivery date requests. The time it takes for a client to approve our drawings and the lead time for raw materials will dictate this.

What happens if a change order is needed during hangar door manufacturing?

Change orders are handled per the terms of the subcontract.

Can you handle custom orders?

Yes. If it involves steel design and fabrication we have the capabilities.

What are the factors beyond the door itself that we should consider?

Items that typically fall outside AeroDoors scope are sheeting, liner panel, concrete, drainage, power, personnel doors, exit signs, lights and finish paint.

Do hangar doors include the sheeting and insulation?

No. Exterior covering, insulation, interior liner panels, perimeter trim, and flashing are excluded.

Do you offer fast track manufacturing?

We will always listen and try to facilitate your delivery date requests. The time it takes for a client to approve our drawings and the lead time for raw materials will dictate this.

What is the standard manufacturer’s warranty?

5-Years on structural defects and workmanship. 1-Year on electrical. 1-Year on weatherseals. The warranty does not apply to damage caused by misuse or improper maintenance.

What voltage and phase does your hangar door require?

Electric motors will be sized according to the door system provided. Typical shall be 480V 3 phase or 208V 3 phase. Other voltage/phases are available.

What is the profile thickness of the exterior sheet and the interior liner that can be applied to the hangar door leaves?

This is the clients choice. AeroDoor only need to know the profile thickness before we the order moves to engineering.

I’m an architect designing a new aircraft hangar. What information can you provide?

We will provide you with pricing, engineering and specifications. This information will allow you to ascertain the projected costs.

What is the lead time for a bottom rolling hangar door?

To give yourself enough time to review and approve our engineering we suggest at a minimum of 10+ weeks for the engineering, manufacturing and delivery.

We always recommend calling for the latest lead times as they are often dictated by the size of the project and the time of year.

Hangar Door Installation

How long does it take to install a steel sliding hangar door?

The time scale will depend on the size and location of the hangar door. Please contact us or email with your door dimensions and location for a clearer answer.

What size hangar doors does AeroDoor install?

To date the largest hangar door AeroDoor have manufactured and installed is 112ft tall (2020).

How long does it take to install a steel sliding hangar door?

The time scale will depend on the size and location of the hangar door. Please contact us or email with your door dimensions and location for a clearer answer.

Can I install a steel sliding door on an existing hangar that has a different door at present?

In most cases AeroDoor installers can remove the existing hangar door for you and install a new horizontal steel sliding hangar door.

Service and Repairs

Can AeroDoor replace partial bottom rail that is damaged?

Yes. AeroDoor supply and install complete or partial sections of ASCE bottom rail for existing steel sliding doors. We also include new anchor bolts and levelling angles if necessary.

General and Financial

Where does AeroDoor manufacture hangar doors?

2770 Dillard Road, Eustis. FL 32726

What industries does AeroDoor have experience in?

Aviation, space, marine, commercial and rail.

Does AeroDoor only deal with general contractors?

No. AeroDoor will manufacture and install a door for anybody.

How does shipping work?

AeroDoor handles the loading, shipment and unloading. (Projects installed by AeroDoor on US soil only).

Can you ship these doors outside the USA?

Yes, we can design the doors to fit inside steel shipping containers.

What credit terms does AeroDoor offer?

We take an engineering deposit before we proceed. The balance is payable using a schedule of values. The schedule of values shows the total project on paper, step by step. This allows the architect or project owner to quickly see the percentage of each item that has been completed. AeroDoor typically submits the schedule of values with an application for payment and any other documentation to support the request when the material is delivered.