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Get a Bi-Fold door, and you won't have to worry about those parts again.. We just replaced our Quonset sliding doors this summer with a bi-fold and was worth every penny and you gain a couple more feet. Don't miss sliding those doors or ice chipping..
Did the same thing a number of years ago. What a joy not to have to fight with those sliding doors!

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Get a Bi-Fold door, and you won't have to worry about those parts again.. We just replaced our Quonset sliding doors this summer with a bi-fold and was worth every penny and you gain a couple more feet. Don't miss sliding those doors or ice chipping..
I was told that in order to put in a overhead or bi fold door you have to lose either height or width of the door. Did you end up with a much smaller entrance?

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I was told that in order to put in a overhead or bi fold door you have to lose either height or width of the door. Did you end up with a much smaller entrance?
I think the corners just stick past the curvature of the building. It would require some sort of frame. I put a Diamond bi-fold door on my shop that came with it's own steel I-beam frame. Steel not ideal for a heated building I have since found out but would work good for cold storage.

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Powerlift top hinge doors have a frame that can go completely on the outside of a building. I don't know if they are available in Canada.

For door rollers I go to the local lumber yard. His hardware line is Stanley Hardware. Google shows they even have a Canadian web site. They have several styles and weight capacities of trucks and track.
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I was told that in order to put in a overhead or bi fold door you have to lose either height or width of the door. Did you end up with a much smaller entrance?
Not at all, same width and gained 2-3ft in height. It's an I-beam frame like SWMan mentioned. The frame is about 2ft taller than the Quonset, can park anything in there now as tall as your roof. Very slick and smooth. Boys had it up and running in a day and a half. Check out www.diamonddoors.com
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