The choice and size of door will define the success or failure of your hangar.
Lets start with the importance of choosing the right size of door and some examples. If your an FBO and the door is not large enough for the aircraft you intend to store you’re going to reduce your market catchment potential. Alternatively If the hangar door is not large enough for the new aircraft you have your eye on, your hangar is in risk of becoming an asset that no longer works for you.
Now lets talk about the types of hangar door available because there are many and they impact building design and cost in different ways. For simplicity it’s easy to remind people that hangar doors either need space above the opening, beyond the width of the opening, or inside of the opening.
The width and height of the building end wall will play a major factor in the choice of hangar doors available to you.
For example if your hangar door needs to be eighty feet wide and your building is only eighty five feet wide, that is going to rule out a bottom rolling hangar door which more than five feet of space beyond the width of the opening.
A good sales person will review your requirements and then explain the choices of hangar door available to you.