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Custom home hydraulic garage door aids in resale of log home
FAIRFAX, Minn., March 4, 2019 – Central Oregon Garage Door Company specializes in unique solutions, like the beautiful custom cedar-clad Schweiss Doors residential hydraulic designer door on a log vacation home’s two-car garage.

The garage door measures 14-feet, 10-inches wide with a 6-foot, 3-inch clear opening and features a walk-through door. Josh Beith, operations manager for the Bend, Ore., company, believes the garage door was a selling point for the homeowner.

“The customer wanted to do a garage door with a man door on the 30-foot by 30-foot garage, which didn’t have one,” Beith says. “Doing a man door on a log home with a rock veneer on the front is somewhat of an endeavor. The plan challenged us … ‘Can we do a big one-piece door with a big man door in it?’ The homeowner didn’t quite know what should be done. Once we thought about a hydraulic door, Schweiss was the first company we started investigating. It was a no-brainer. We called and did some engineering with Brent at Schweiss Doors and it got figured out. Somebody inherited a very fancy garage door.”

The hydraulic door style was chosen in order to gain maximum headroom; the homeowners had a Suburban they were trying to squeeze into the garage along with some sports cars.

“We installed the door,” Beith says. “Anchoring to the logs was a little bit of fun, we had to do a bit of engineering, but it went well. We played around with location of the hydraulic pump and decided to mount it at ceiling height above a workbench near the garage door itself. Because of the thickness of the Schweiss doorframe, it has quite a bit more insulation than a standard 2-inch thick wood door would have.”

Polishing off the look of the door is cedar exterior cladding and an inside liner of Philippine Lauan Mahogany. Four windows located at the top half of the door allow for substantial natural light and add to the attractiveness of the door.

“The hydraulic door is pretty smooth and a quiet-running application to do something unique like this and make it work,” Beith says. “We would for sure recommend Schweiss Doors.”

Schweiss Doors is the premier manufacturer of hydraulic and bifold liftstrap doors. Doors are custom made to any size for any type of new or existing building for architects and builders determined to do amazing things with their buildings, including the doors. Schweiss also offers a cable to liftstrap conversion package. For more information, visit www.bifold.com.

Photo Captions:

OregonLogCabin1.jpg: Workers from Central Oregon Garage Door Company put the finishing touches on installation of the Schweiss Doors 14-foot, 10-inch by 6-foot, 3-inch custom designer hydraulic garage door.

OregonLogCabin2.jpg: The owner of a log home wanted a garage door with a large walk door. Schweiss Doors delivered a hydraulic door chosen for maximum headroom.

OregonLogCabin3.jpg: Central Oregon Garage Door Company specializes in custom-made wood garage doors. This door was clad with cedar on the exterior and has four large windows to let in natural light.

OregonLogCabin4.jpg: Philippine Lauan Mahogany was used to line the door interior. The Schweiss hydraulic pump was mounted near the ceiling, just above a workbench. Strong hydraulic cylinders open the door quickly and quietly.

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