Generally speaking, you don’t have to go very far to hear a horror story concerning a bifold door failure. In some cases, bifold doors can fail catastrophically, crashing down causing personal injury or aircraft damage. Other common issues are a result of a mechanical failure rendering the bi-fold door to fail to completely open. Hangar personnel are fooled by the reduced headroom clearance, which far too commonly results in costly aircraft repairs and/or insurance nightmares. Invariably a non-functioning bifold door blocks the opening making the hangar unusable until the maintenance guys show up. Although maintenance costs are not associated with project construction costs, the inconvenience and loss of revenue due to a non-functional door will make paying for the investment more difficult. As a general rule of thumb the following statements hold true:
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