A Look at Schweiss Aviation Hangar Doors

I recently had the pleasure of enjoying a ride in a custom bi-plane during the National Biplane Fly-in at Freeman Field, 3JC in Junction City, KS.  A biplane is a fixed-wing aircraft with two main wings stacked one above the other. The first aircraft to fly, the Wright Flyer, used a biplane design, as did most aircraft in the early years of aviation. Here is a shot of the view. There were hundreds of planes from all over the country that flew their biplanes in for the day.




snoopy plane

With 35 years experience, Schweiss hydraulic doors are sold nationwide and abroad. Key markets are agriculture, aviation, commercial, industrial and residential designer. Schweiss Doors has recently been chosen to provide decorative residential hangar doors to homes in a new Idaho neighborhood compromised of 44 spacious lots. The development set between Schweitzer Ski Mountains and Lake Pend Oreille, offers a rare opportunity in aviation real estate perfect for the bi-plane owner!

  • The Schweiss design uses large cylinders with spherical bearings on both ends of the cylinder allowing it to stay straight through its full range of motion.
  • Efficient, safe and powerful pumps designed to lift any size door. Built with reliability that gives you with low maintenance costs Schweiss saves you  money, long term.
  • Schweiss hydraulic doors offer three other backup systems.  Standard Hydraulic tractor fittings, drill-driven backup using a 7/16” hex head, or you can still close your large or small hydraulic door with just a turn of a screw on the hydraulic pump unit
  • Superior engineering by experienced craftsmen. Schweiss door frames have factory pre-located, extra heavy hinges to ensure proper alignment and performance.
  • schweiss hydraulic1

Article photo source: 

Article source: and

Garage Door Opener iPhone App Features

iphoneHere is the rundown about the iPhone garage door app and it’s top features. We keep our cellphones with us most of the time and having a garage door opener remote is a security risk these days. All a criminal needs is to access your driver side visor and they’re practically in. You can go for a run and simply strap your phone into your arm band holder. You can even open it remotely for a trusted neighbor if they are watching your home while you are gone for the weekend.

1. Open and Close Your Garage Door

I bet you saw this one coming… sort of obvious I know, but having an app on your phone would let you get in and out of the garage whenever you please.

Having the opener ability on your phone will also let you take the remote out of your car permanently.

2. Be Alerted When The Door Opens

Okay so you’re on vacation (a really awesome one, let’s say China) and your garage door opens. You find it weird that your door is being used, well, because no one is supposed to be home… “Houston, we have a problem.” Good info to have, eh?

If the garage is used as an entrance, this would also let you know when your spouse or kids gets home from a late night, which is pretty cool. Especially for all of the paranoid parents out there, (rightfully so, kids these days…), to know when your kids get home from a night of “partying” is good information to have.

3. Receive Alerts If You Forget To Close The Door

This one is both surprising and really useful. The app will use GPS and signal If you get a few blocks from the house and the door is still open. How many times have you driven a couple minutes down the road and turn to your spouse and say “Hunny, did you close the garage?” Well, now those conversations, that almost always lead to classic marital arguments, are completely avoidable. Now that you know the garage door is always closed when leaving the house, that only leaves the oven, stove, iron, fireplace, and…well, I suppose a rather lengthy list still remains.

4. Check To See If The Garage Door Is In The Open or Closed Position From Anywhere

Have you ever gotten snuggled into bed, and you’re really comfortable (I mean REALLY comfortable), and then thought, “Shoot, did I close the garage door?” At this point you really don’t want to get out of your bed which has finally reached the perfect temperature after tossing and turning for the past 20 minutes. Wouldn’t it be nice just to reach over and check your iPhone which is right on the night table? I think we can all relate to that one.

5. You Can Now Open & Close The Garage Door From Anywhere

Your kid calls and he’s locked out of the house. Assuming you genuinely like your child and want him to get in the house, all you have to do is open the app… and voila! You no longer have to leave work and open the door for him/her or need to leave a house key with a neighbor. More importantly and all kidding aside, entry in an emergency situation is easily granted no matter where you are… even China (I just really like China, okay?).

6. Hardware option: Webcam

Now that you can essentially open/close your door from anywhere, check the status of your door, and be alerted when you leave the door open (I think you’re being spoiled, but I’ll continue), you can see who or what is outside your garage door. It allows you to check and make sure the cat is not under the garage door when you close it from who knows where. It would also be nice to get a wave from the kids when they get home from school along with the alert.

If you have an iPhone, why not try it out and see if it’s worth it to you and your family!


article source :

Springs, Hinges, and Panels – Oh My

Perhaps you are a self proclaimed do-it-yourself guru? From building shelves, flooring to hanging chandeliers, you do-it-yourself. If you prefer to do some maintenance of your garage yourself, be safe, and also note that garage doors use two different types of spring mechanisms to ease lifting and lowering.

1. Extension springs are located above the upper tracks on both sides.

2. Torsion springs are attached to the header directly above the closed door.

If you have torsion springs, do not try to replace the rollers in the bottom bracket. Broken garage door torsion springs make it nearly impossible to use your garage door. Not to take anything from your  DIY skills,  but it is a job for a professional with the correct tools. Continue practicing safety and give Omega Door and Hardware a call! Visit our services page: Omega KC Services.
blu garage iconArticle Sources: / Kase Garage – Tulsa,OK