Homebuilt doesn’t apply to just airplanes any longer. If you are a do-it-yourselfer, and need (or want) a new door for your hangar, Schweiss Doors’ Build Your Own Door Kit might be of interest.
Provide the designers at Schweiss the dimensions of your hangar opening, tell them where you want doors and windows, if you do, and they’ll design the schematics for the door. Pair that with Schweiss hinges and hydraulics and you’ve got a Schweiss hangar door.
Cost savings come from sourcing steel locally (which saves shipping) and do-it-yourself welding (saving labor) and using purpose built and supported Schweiss hardware and hydraulics. The Build Your Own Door Kit includes exact lengths, door, sheeting and trim measurements, manuals and more.
The challenge when figuring out the Build Your Own Door Kit, was to be able to develop a hinge that comes preassembled, prewelded and is robust in design, according to company officials. The answer is a uni-body hinge design that wraps around the steel doorframe members.
For more details on this, visit the Schweiss Doors website or call 507-426-8273.