Every post frame building needs at least one door to make it functional. In reality, most buildings require two or more to make it the most useable for you. But how do you choose the doors that would work best for your operation? After all, this is one of the most critical decisions when designing a building.
Here’s a quick primer on the pros and cons of doors available for post frame buildings.
ApplicationUsed in all types of post frame buildings
ApplicationRiding arenas, shops, garages, commercial, barns, acreage
ConsiderationsNeed extra 2’ in height for clearance
ApplicationWide range of uses from airplane hangars to insulated shopsCan be used for cold storage or insulated applications for any large buildingSee a bi-fold door in action on an airplane hangar.
1. Take measurementsThe increasing size of today’s farm equipment requires increasingly larger door openings. Avoid unpleasant surprises by taking measurements of your equipment and carefully verify your needs.
2. Choose the characteristics you needWe’ve looked at the general characteristics of the different types of doors and where to best use them. Now it’s time to decide which characteristics will work best with your needs
3. Decide on placement of doorsWe recommend placing large doors in the end walls of your post frame building for a couple of reasons:
See how the design of the post frame machine shed at Prairie Rock Farms and placement of an overhead door on each end of the building has made moving large air seeders a breeze.
4. Ask for adviceWhile this is my last bullet, it really should be your starting point. We have designed and built hundreds of post frame buildings for a variety of uses. We’re more than happy to help customize your building with the best doors for your needs from the start.
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