Choosing the Right Door

The fact is every large door application is different. There isn't a one-type-fits-all door that suits everyone's needs. And contrary to what single-style door manufacturers suggest, different industries have different requirements. There are general characteristics that may make you favor one door over the other. Whichever Wilson door you choose, you will get a great value for your investment. 

Selection Criteria

When selecting the right door, it is important to assess the door application, structure and environment as well as the type of covering you’re considering. 

Door Application
  • Application type (Hangar for plane, shipyard for boats, parking garage)
  • Traffic through opening (Planes or pedestrians)
  • Frequency of use or cycles per day
  • Door controller to be stand alone or tied to system
Door Environment
  • Climate (Desert Southwest)
  • Conditions (Salt water, coal dust)
  • Wind load requirements
Structure
  • New build or existing structure
  • Building construction (Wood, steel, brick)
  • Building dimensions
  • Opening size, clearance width and height
  • Overall height and any obstructions
  • Power access/electrical voltage available
  • Building code considerations
Proposed Door Options and Covering
  • Type of door covering (Steel sheeting, glass, concrete - covering not included)
  • Weight per square foot of door covering
  • Frame prepared for windows or pass doors
  • Special construction requirements (Alter frame to match building style)

Door Comparison

 
Premier™
Clear-Vue
Construction
Aluminum
Operation
Bi-Fold
Covering
Glass
Engineering
Custom-designed for each application
Standard Features
Auto-Locks
OPTION
Manual Jamb Locks OPTION
Lift Cable & Drive Mechanism
Cable Guards  
Full Width Drive Shaft
Over Travel Switch
Full Perimeter Weather Seal
Photo Eyes
OPTION
Programmable Drive w/Controller
3-Button Automatic Operation
Radio Control
OPTION
Installation Services Available
Size/Width Limitations
Up to 30 ft.  
Up to 70 ft.