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Finnish Doors Fold Vertically, Seal Tight
No springs, cables, rails or drums. No maintenance besides occasionally oiling the hinges. Those features of the Findoor garage door are catching the attention of North American builders. The doors fold open vertically instead of horizontally like overhead doors. While the Finnish doors have been around for 30 years, they were recently introduced to Canada, where a factory to make them was built four years ago in Alberta.
Contractors who see them for the first time appreciate that the doors require less headroom (5 in. for doors up to 18 ft. and 16 in. maximum for the largest doors).
“It’s a very innovative design,” says Richelle Black, who works in sales for Findoor. The doors seal tightly with compression seals on all four sides and are well insulated.
In addition to commercial uses such as warehouses and car washes, they’re popular with rural customers for machine sheds, dairy and livestock barns, and warehouses for potatoes, for example.
The doors can be opened manually, or remote-control electric operators can be added. The lifting steel hinges ensure that weather stripping doesn’t rub on the ground.
The larger doors are competitively priced with overhead doors, Black notes. The custom doors can be as tall as 35 ft. or as wide as 50 ft. And they can swing in (for snowy areas) or out (for buildings that need to be scraped out such as hog and dairy facilities.) A heavy-duty steel floor plate reinforces the door against wind and intruders.
The doors come in six standard colors and can have windows and access doors. Findoor is building a dealer network throughout North America, including U.S. dealers in the North, Midwest and the West Coast.
Check out the website for more information.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Findoor Industrial Inc., Site 8, Box 12, RR 1, Westerose, Alberta, Canada T0C 2V0 (ph 866-338-8308; info@findoor.ca; www.findoor.ca).

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