Your private aircraft may be one of your most prized possessions, and this should not be surprising given the cost of these devices as well as the freedom that they represent. As a result, it is essential to keep these aircraft in hangars when they are not in use to protect them against some common forms of damage. If you are considering adding a hangar to your property, you should always work with an experienced aviation construction contractor. More precisely, there are three benefits that you can enjoy by working with contractors that are familiar with the unique challenges associated with aircraft hangars.
Some individuals may assume that the hangar can be little more than a metal roof with walls. However, being exposed to excessive moisture levels for a prolonged period of time can cause extensive corrosion to aircraft. When you have your hangar built by individuals with the specialized experience and skills needed for these projects, your hangar will have moisture control elements incorporated into the design, such as improved ventilation and dehumidifiers.
Your airstrip is likely a long flat piece of land that is free of trees and other objects. As a result, it is possible for the winds blowing over these areas to reach extremely high speeds because there are no objects to slow the wind. This can be especially true during strong storms. Due to the large size of the hangar, it will be at a higher risk of suffering severe wind damage. If sections of the hangar were damaged, it would be possible for falling debris to harm the aircraft. Fortunately, professional aviation contractors are able to design sturdy hangars that will be able to withstand these intense winds.
Maximizing Interior Space
In addition to being a place to store the plane, the hangar will also be where much of the maintenance work is done to the aircraft. Therefore, it is important for the interior space of the hangar to be useable. Experienced aviation contractors will be familiar with the amount of space that is needed when servicing planes, and they can include this space in the design for the hangar. If your hangar does not have sufficient space to work on the plane, you would have to remove it from the hangar when it needed servicing, and this would eliminate being able to work on the plane during periods of severe weather.