ACCESS FOR PATRONS, VEHICLES AND AIRPLANES
Capital Steel can supply a variety of doors designed for everything from patron access to an entrance for vehicles, equipment or even airplanes. Here are some of the most popular door selections.
DOORS FOR VEHICLES
- Structural Framed Openings: Some building owners opt to purchase a framed opening without a door to provide access to the building. Obviously this does not provide any security, but if your building is going to operate more like a carport this may be a good choice for your project.
- Sectional Doors: Are essentially the same as a residential garage door and are often 8’ wide x 8’ tall or or 16’ wide by 8’ tall but can be larger or smaller than those popular sizes. These doors can be manually operated or come with an electric opener.
- Roll Up Doors: These doors retreat into a large canister above the framed opening. Roll up doors are a good choice for small vehicle access like a motorcycle, ATV or lawn tractor but do require the building to be taller than a building that will be outfitted with a sectional door.
DOORS FOR PATRONS
Are, most commonly 3070 (3’ wide and 7’ tall) and intended for owner or customer access. These doors come with a framed opening that can be field located, meaning you can choose where you want the door to be as you erect your building.
Glass Storefront Doors:
Prominently used for entrances to retail buildings, office buildings and churches, these doors offer not only natural light but a more traditional entrance to these spaces. Glass storefront doors are available in both 3070 (3’ wide x 7’ tall) and 6070 (6’ wide x 7’ tall) double door varieties.
Bi-fold and Sliding Doors: Are most often used for aircraft hangars because these doors can be much wider than a sectional door to accommodate the airplane’s wing span. Sliding doors stack inside the building and are usually less expensive than a bi-fold door. Sliding doors can provide the same level of access as a bi-fold door but do not offer the traditional look of an aircraft hangar.
SLIDING BARN DOORS
These doors are regularly seen on farm buildings and barndominiums. They are similar to an aircraft hangar’s sliding doors except these doors slide out and over the exterior of the building rather than stacking into the interior. This door option still requires a structural framed opening.