2770 Dillard Rd, Eustis, FL 32726
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Hangar Door Refurbishment at
Here’s how we created a wider and taller opening for this hangar…
A client with critical need to increase the clear opening width and height of their aircraft hangar called AeroDoor for help.
The existing clear opening was 80ft wide x 18ft high and needed to be increased to 108ft wide x 22ft high. It utilized a biparting configuration where the leaves separate in the middle and slide into a pocket each side of the opening.
The only way AeroDoor would be able to provide a wider opening would be to switch to a unidirectional configuration, this is where all the door leaves slide to one side. An opposing hangar to the east was the reason behind this decision.
The general contractor chose to remove the existing door leaves, top track guide rails and demo’d the embedded ASCE rails, and footings. They had to construct a new door pocket beyond the building wall.
AeroDoors first mobilization was to deliver new j-bolts and install new leveling angle and ASCE rail that is tack welded to ensure level installation. The concrete was poured by the general contractor.
AeroDoors second mobilization was to install the new top guide rails which are an I beam shape and are welded to the buildings support structure, something we commonly refer to as the top track support.
The next step was to assemble and hang four new door leaves 27ft wide x 22ft high, and these utilized a telescoping top guide roller. These rollers offer a live load deflection of +9”/-6”.
The 3rd and final mobilization was delayed until the hangar doors were sheeted. AeroDoor installed the weather seals and the electrical components including the conduit and wiring. This door utilizes our internal door assembly, a custom build 2hp Nord motor that drives a steel drive wheel directly across the ASCE Rail.
The finished project has increased the clear opening from 80ft wide x18ft high to 108ft wide x22ft high.