Frequently Asked Questions
Which regions does Midland Door Solutions serve?
Does Midland Door Solutions sell overhead doors?
At what point in the building process should I contact Midland?
Is Midland Door Solutions the same company as Midland Garage Door?
Can you insulate these doors?
How much room do you need above a bi-fold door?
How do you measure the clear opening?
- Clear opening width = Distance between the building’s jambs or columns
- Clear opening height = Top of finished floor to where the door stops when open
How do you measure total door height?
Why are Midland Door Solutions doors more expensive?
Do I need to have concrete under my new door opening?
What is the cheapest color sheeting to put on a door?
How do I know how big of a door I can get?
Do I lose any clear opening on a bi-fold door?
Why are bi-fold doors so slow?
Does the building need to be final wired prior to the door install?
What do I need to power the door?
- Bi- Fold Door (220v) 220 Volts single phase
- Hydraulic (220v) 220 Volts single phase
Can I hook a backup generator to the power source?
Can I purchase these doors direct?
What is my dealer going to need to know about my existing opening?
What is a built-in header?
What is a bottom chord mount header?
What is liner prep?
What is a dual seal?
What is a manual pull handle latching system?
Example: When you go to open your bi-fold door, you will need to go to the center of the door and manually lift one 3’ long swinging handle. This will then release the locks on both sides of the door at the jambs that hold the bi-fold door shut. Next you can go hit the open push button on the wall station. The door will go up and stop on its own. When you’re ready to close the door, simply press the down button. It will stop on its own at the correct stopping point. You will still need to swing the same 3’ long swinging handle the opposite direction to lock the door in place.
The manual pull handle has a safety switch so when the handle is in a locked position it is completely dead until handle is released. This saves from any accidental damage to the door.
What is an automatic latching system?
With this option, customers tend to add a receiver to the door, along with remote transmitters. This lets the user operate the door from a vehicle like a combine, tractor or airplane, without getting out.
Can I get remotes on my doors?
What size doors can Midland make?
What size is the typical ag building door?
What size is the typical hangar door?
What size is the typical fertilizer plant door?
What size is the typical commercial door?
What size is the typical designer/architectural door?
Can I install the door myself?
Midland will install the door at any phase. Midland installers can sheet, insulate and line the door to be sure it’s done correctly.
What equipment is needed on-site for installation?
Do I need a lift to unload the door upon delivery?
Who supplies sheeting, trim and screws on a door going on a new building?
How long does it take to install a new door?
New insulated door takes about 2 days (18 hours)
Retrofits (slider replacement) door takes about 1 day (9 hours)
Does Midland paint the door frames?
Does Midland dispose of the old door?
Does Midland install the sheeting?
Does Midland install the insulation?
How far does Midland travel to install?
Do installation crews work all year long?
Can you put walk doors in?
Can you put windows in?
Can you make the doors faster?
What is the difference between cables and nylon straps?
- Best for areas that have open flames or grinding and torching
- Typically travel about 10’ per minute
- Cost more, because there are more components
- Straps start out slower, but gain speed as they roll up onto themselves
- Travel about 15’ per minute
- More user-friendly because the tensioning component makes it easier to adjust
Can I replace the cables on my existing bi-fold door with nylon straps?
How much does it typically cost to change from cables to nylon straps?
Do your doors have weather stripping?
Can Midland match my existing buildings sheeting when replacing a sliding door or overhead?
What is the frame depth of a bi-fold vs. hydraulic door?
Hydraulic = 4”