Over the course of forty years of manufacturing hangar doors we can say we are experts on the subject of all types of hangar doors including sliding hangar doors. The interesting thing about sliding hangar doors is there is many variations which drive the prices, this is why you need an honest straight forward approach from your sales team before you purchase your next sliding hangar door.
When it comes to purchasing the hangar door system, first ask yourself what the parameters that are the most important in the hangar door system. These factors of importance need to be looked by you the consumer; price, this is what we are talking about in this, the cost of the hangar door, it may be that it needs to be sealed up air tight for heating and cooling, believe it or not there are air conditioned hangars out there. It may also be your mission is to fly VLJ but you are building a 12,000 square foot aircraft hangar and say I want to have a tall door for a Gulfstream Jet. You may want windows in the doors or have a more expensive stacking of the doors. So here is the “thing” there are too many combinations to say what are the “sliding hangar door prices”, it’s just hard to put a finger on it.
The Sliding hangar door market is variable, however we need to point out this, this type of door is hands down the most efficient, longest lasting, and most versatile hangar door on the market. There is no equal to the sliding hangar door, we can use bottom rolling, top hung, stack one way, bi part, float singular or in groups. You can use tail doors in sliding hangar doors and even retro fit for the tail door, motorize and push by hand. Then there are the extras; personnel doors, interlocks, rubber tire drives, steel wheel operators, safe edges, fail safe systems, brakes, VFD and PCL controls. From touch screens to sonar. Again we are still talking about sliding hangar doors, they are that complex and that is why it is important to know exactly what your mission for this door may be. The point is now been driven home ascertaining the cost and saying the square foot price of a given sliding hangar door is $35.00 a square foot is arbitrary to say the least. We can and have done a small roller for $11.00 a SQFT, but that is the bottom dollar door that has no bells not whistles and no certifications for wind loads.
For the spec builder or landlord that is looking to put dollars quick, its not a bad call to go the low budget, but you need to understand, these doors have very little duty use and will fail all by themselves over time. We have military doors on the other extreme, they have high end paint finish and explosion proof operators, stuff the general aircraft users would never use like fail safe edge, this is 200 per foot and the only way to activate it is to drive the door into the plane…perhaps someone thinks that is a great idea?
So here is the advice, go look at doors, look at the caster, look at the top guide, look at the details and even the primer. Every aircraft door we manufacture we sand blast prep the material to remove mill scale that leads to rust. You may say it is not a must and you would be correct, however to be the very best means we must have the best quality, we can’t say it if we don’t achieve it. take a middle of the road approach get some basic specifications and move from there, you may find exactly what you need that fits in you budget of the sliding hangar door prices! Remember the price paid is long forgotten but the poor quality lasts forever. Don’t give into the pushy sales person, don’t listen to the hype, remember to read your quote and compare to the other quotes.
Hangar door prices in general are all over the board between hydraulic hangar doors, bi folding hangar doors, and sliding hangar doors. Do your homework, know what happens when the power goes out with hydraulic fabric lift, accordion or bifold doors, and don’t be fooled, all hangar doors require routine maintenance so look at the cost of this and know your purchase. The sliding aircraft hangar door is the most versatile and most cost effective as well as the least expensive to maintain on average and the most widely used over any other hangar door, so when we look at the cost of aircraft doors, we need to look at the maintenance cost as well. These costs are items like preventative maintenance, this is a big one and often over looked, the
We would like to close with this final thought; Google, Signature Flight, Delta, Embraer, Gulfstream, Jet Aviation, Fountain Bleu, and countless others all use bottom rolling sliding hangar doors. All of these companies could use anything on the market, yet they choose to go with sliding. They do use these types because of the main reason that they are cost effective and reliable product that if the motor burns up or they break a chain the door can still be opened so the boss can have the ability to turn the time machine on.