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Powerlift® hydraulic doors

Architectural Specialties now celebrates over a decade of collaboration with Powerlift® Hydraulic Doors. Our manufacturing location has been headed up by Curt Zolnoski since 2012. Curt grew up in Eastern Montana farming, ranching, and flying. Working in these same industries where he spent his youth makes his career rewarding and enjoyable. Architectural Specialties builds the hydraulic doors in our Rapid City location. Powerlift Hydraulic Doors provide Farm, Aviation, and Industrial door solutions for low headroom, zero maintenance, and extremely tough conditions. In addition, our Glass division is now cladding these doors with glass, which has moved us into the architectural venue and residential solutions for doors. We are also one of the pioneering locations to help Powerlift launch its new Hydaway Hydraulic Door line. The Hydaway Hydraulic door actually creates a large wall that moves. These innovative doors are being welcomed into the construction industry.

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Timelapse of our team building a Powerlift® hydraulic door

Hydaway Hydraulic Kitchen Door for a South Dakota Hunting Lodge

PowerLift® hydraulic door Replacement


Damaged white commercial PowerLift door falling


finished powerlift hydraulic door

hydraulic doors FAQ:

For local projects absolutely! Otherwise, we make a note to swing by and see you the next time we are in the area. 

Yes, but there is no warranty on labor and definitely on your parts.

Hydraulic doors offer several benefits, including smooth and quiet operation, low maintenance requirements, and the ability to accommodate large and heavy loads. They can also be customized to fit specific applications and design requirements.

Yes, we use the same Sherwin-Williams paint most manufacturers use.

Yes, replacing only a section of your garage door is possible in some cases; however, depending upon the damage involved, or if the model is still being available, the entire door may need to be replaced.

The average garage door opens and closes 3-5 times a day equaling 1500 times per year.

The average life of a Garage door torsion spring is 9-10 years.

Compared to other home improvements, a new garage door yields the highest return on investment at 98%.

The first overhead garage door was invented by C.G Johnson in 1921.