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Re: Shop door options

What is your use?  Storage, shop, grain?

Desired height of the opening may dictate some door types.  There are folding (Hy-Fold) that fasten to the outside and don't take any headroom.  Will you have power to the building?  If not, a slider, I'd say.  If power, then many options.

If you'll be opening it a lot, an overhead is nice.  Have to consider snow and rain and wind, too, and how they'll affect the door (can be tough to put a big slider on the west side if it's windy).

I have a folding door that seals nice but is slow and would let in a lot of cold in the winter.