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Sliding Door Fix For Butler Buildings
Farm shed owners with doors that don’t slide can get a better-than-new fix. Illiana Sliding Shed Door has heavy-duty kits to get doors back on track and sliding smoothly. While the company repairs wind damage and other door problems with all brands, it specializes in Butler Buildings.
“The big, heavy, steel doors on Butler Buildings are a real problem,” says Shane Meade, Illiana Sliding Shed Door. “The standard track just doesn’t hold up. The company is out of business, and nobody works on them.”
Meade saw a business opportunity and now travels throughout the Midwest installing his track and trolley replacements. The track is extruded aluminum, and the trolley is rated to 3,000 lbs. He often recommends extruded aluminum doors as well.
“I charge $22 per foot for the track and $120 per trolley,” says Meade. “Most fixes run about $2,800, $2,500 if closer to home. It’s not a cheap fix, but it’s a permanent one.”
When Meade travels to do one door, he usually finds others in the neighborhood. Usually, the doors have been left wide open.   Meade has shipped track and trolley kits to California for DIY installation. “Sometimes, I will ship the materials and then fly to the location and do the install with the customer’s tools,” says Meade.
Meade offers options beyond the smoother slide. They include an automated system with push-button and remote control. He also offers a swing door that uses electric actuators instead of hydraulic cylinders.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Illiana Sliding Shed Door, P.O. Box 54, Oakwood, Ill. 61858 (ph 217-280-0064; shanemeade54@gmail.com; www.illianaslidingsheddoor.com; Facebook: Illiana Sliding Shed Door).


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