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Texas country home highlighted by attractive Schweiss Doors hydraulic designer doors
FAIRFAX, Minn., August 1, 2019 – The rolling green hill country of southeast Texas, renowned for its blooming bluebonnet fields and tranquil lakes, is vastly different from the arid panhandle of west Texas. One might expect that across this big state you can see many changes in the lay of the land during a drive that would take more than 10 hours to complete, covering the 650-mile stretch from El Paso to Dallas.

It was in this attractive area of Texas that Donna and Greg decided to build a new country home. At the encouragement of their architect, they decided on two Schweiss Doors hydraulic designer doors … one for the 3,000-square-foot garage/barn and the other on the fancy basement party room on the home. The doors are 29-feet, 7 inches by 9 feet, 7 inches and 20 feet by 9 feet, 4 inches, respectively.

The compact hydraulic pumps are each mounted 45 feet and 65 feet from the doors. One of the hydraulic pump units was installed in the basement, away from the party room. The pump in the garage was put in the mechanical room behind doors.

“We like the shade that the hydraulic doors create when opened,” Donna says. “The shade created by the door is huge, they just make sense in the south where we look for ways to stay out of the sun. For our party room, when we open the door, we’ve added a covered porch to it. That’s really wonderful!”

The exterior of the door is clad in 24-gauge metal panels and the interior is handsomely clad with horizontal Douglas fir. Roy Weisinger’s company, Hangar Rental Inc., of Brookshire, Texas, installed the hydraulic doors, including a rubber buffer at the bottom of the doors to ensure a good seal to keep out insects.

“These doors are beautiful,” Donna says. “I can’t imagine any ordinary garage doors on where they went. I like how massive they look. They bring a presence you can’t get with a regular garage door. The doors are strong enough to lift a lot of weight and have a lot of material on them; the wood is heavy, both have a heavy product on the inside and the outside is sheet metal. I’ve never had a problem with them.”

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.

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TexasResidence1: The party room located at the basement area of Donna’s home has a 20-foot by 9-foot, 4-inch Schweiss Doors hydraulic designer door. It is clad with horizontal Douglas fir. The hydraulic pump for this door was placed about 45 feet from the one-piece door.

TexasResidence2: The hydraulic door exterior is clad with 24-gauge metal panels. Donna appreciates the fact that when the door is open it provides much needed shade for the interior of the party room, much like adding a covered porch to it.

TexasResidence3: The garage has a 29-foot, 7-inch x 9-foot, 7-inch hydraulic door on it. It is also clad with 24-gauge metal panels. Both doors have photo eye sensors and remote openers.

TexasResidence4: The interior of the garage door has a nice clean look to it. The hydraulic pump for this door was placed about 65 feet from the door in a mechanical room. Two strong hydraulic cylinders lift and lower the large 29-foot wide garage door.

TexasResidence5: Donna and Greg really like the shade the hydraulic doors create when opened; the shade is huge — they just make sense in the south where people look for ways to stay out of the sun. 

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