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How to Choose A Door That Works For Your Needs

Choosing a door for your hangar or large building is an important decision.  Here are a few questions to help you get started. 


How Wide? 

Para-Port® Doors can accommodate large door openings of 150’+, small 40’ wide door openings, or any size in between. The wider the door opening, the more savings you’ll enjoy compared to traditional bi-fold, hydraulic, or rolling hangar doors. Doors larger than 150' can be manufactured with custom engineering.

Door Replacement or New Construction? 

If you’re replacing an old door, Para-Port® can be planned for your existing door opening to help you make space for a bigger aircraft, reduce maintenance costs, increase natural light, and improve reliability. 

If you are building a new structure, Para-Port®️️ will save money on construction costs because our doors are lighter with minimal point loads and require less overhead clearance which will in turn reduce your overall steel requirements.

Weather Considerations?

Para-Port® Doors are ASCE rated for winds up to 140 MPH, and are fully operable in wind conditions up to 35 MPH. They offer the tightest seal, making it a more efficient choice for any climate, cold or hot, wet or dry.

FAQS


What sizes are the doors available in?

Our doors are custom built to fit the building. We work with each customer and builder to maximize the width of the opening. Para-Port® has models for the most prevalent door opening requirements and frequently engineer to specific door sizes above and below our standard models.

Are there different colors available?

Other colors are available at additional cost and will extend the manufacturing time required.

How long will the curtain material last?

The average life expectancy for the curtain is around 15-20 years. However, we have replaced curtains that have been in service for 30 years.

Is this a new product?

Para-Port®️️ has doors in service from the 1960s and 1970s. It is very common for Para-Port®️️ doors to be fully operational for 30 to 40 years or more.

Can this door be used in any climate?

Yes. Para-Port® doors are in service all over the world. In cold northern climates, the ice and snow do not stick to the door so it remains serviceable in weather conditions. In warm climates, the doors can be opened partially to allow cool breezes in while blocking the afternoon sun.

Are these doors available outside the United States?

Yes. Shipping and installation is available all over the World. We have shipped doors to Canada, South America, Australia, and Afghanistan.

Can the door be manually operated?

Yes. All doors are supplied with electric operators and controls. Each door is also supplied with an emergency hand crank for each drive to be used in the event of a power failure.

Does the door seal well?

Yes. Our door has the fewest number of required sealing points of any product available. While most doors require a moveable seal at the top, sides, bottom, and through the middle of the door, we only require seals at the sides and bottom, the top is a solid attachment and the opening is covered with one complete sheet of material.

Do you deliver?

Yes. Shipping and installation is available all over the world. We have shipped doors to Canada, South America, Falkland Islands, Australia, and Afghanistan.

How does Para-Port® doors work in high winds?

Our base doors are rated for up to 140 MPH. All doors are fully operable in wind conditions up to 35 MPH. The Para-Port® door system outperform all configurations of swing up doors in windy conditions without rendering it unusable or compromised.

How do these doors work?

Check out this video on our YouTube channel to see Para-Port® doors in action. 

Our Process

Here’s how Para-Port® can help you build the perfect door for your needs, as we have for countless happy customers since 1962.


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Get a Quote

We’ll prepare a quote to your needs based on dimensions and wind load, and provide specs to help you plan a new hangar or door replacement.

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Process Planning

Para-Port® experts will collaborate with your architect or engineer to ensure your door will work seamlessly with the design of the hangar.

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Build & Delivery

Once you’ve placed your order, your Para-Port® door will be built and ready to install, with ongoing support to ensure your complete satisfaction.

Get Started Today! 

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Para-Port® Doors LLC
1401 Sandusky Street
Fostoria, OH 44830

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