2015 Survey Update: New Garage Doors Look Better Than Ever As An Investment In Home Value

Posted by Peter Elsenbach on Sep 22, 2015 11:00:00 AM

Remodeling Magazine’s 2015 "Cost vs. Value" trend report has been released and it is very good news for anyone considering an update of their garage doors. Moving all the way up to number 2 in the survey's indexed rankings, a fresh new garage door is solidly among the top projects that impact home resale value.

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Topics: Cost vs. Value



How Do You Know When It Is Time To Replace Your Garage Door?

Posted by Peter Elsenbach on Jun 30, 2015 1:30:00 PM

Raynor dealers see and solve a lot of problems with garage doors, often without replacing them. But sometimes after years of hard use, doors have simply suffered too much wear and tear. There may be some safety issues as well. If you are wondering if you should attempt to have your door repaired or replaced, here are some tips for knowing when it is definitely “time” for replacement.

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Topics: Cost vs. Value, Replacing Your Garage Door



How To Clean Your Garage Door

Posted by Peter Elsenbach on Jun 23, 2015 11:30:00 AM

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Your garage door is a highly visible, hard-working surface that is subjected to all sorts of use and abuse on a daily basis. And yet, during the spring cleaning season, we often neglect to give our garage doors the same kind of care that we give our homes’ windows, patios and other exterior areas. Now’s a good time to expand your spring cleaning checklist to include the garage door. Here are some tips.

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Topics: Care & Maintenance



Garage Safety Tips

Posted by Peter Elsenbach on Jun 19, 2015 1:35:23 PM

A garage in disarray can harbor all sorts of hidden hazards, resulting in injury, property damage or rodent infestation. In observance of the June National Garage Safety Month, here are some tips for improving general garage safety.

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Topics: Garage Safety



Announcing Our New Architectural Design Manual App

Posted by Peter Elsenbach on Apr 6, 2015 11:30:00 AM

With this new App for iPads and Android Tablets, architects can easily search and find any overhead door solution needed for commercial or residential projects. Available free on the App Store as well as Google Play Store, this handy tool contains the entire Raynor Architectural Design Manual in electronic form and is regularly updated to include newest products.

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Topics: Design Manual App, Architect Tools



Test Your Knowledge Of Garage Door Terminology

Posted by Peter Elsenbach on Feb 18, 2015 12:07:00 PM

Ever wonder what those little strips are called that divide panes of glass on a window? Hint: they aren't called "strips." Or what's the difference between R-values and U-values? Check out our new Glossary Page and learn about those topics and much more. And after you've sharpened your knowledge, perhaps you'd like to test yourself by filling out our Garage Door Terminology crossword.

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Topics: Garage Door Usage, Care & Maintenance, Garage Door Terminology



Keep Your Garage Door Working Smoothly And Quietly

Posted by Peter Elsenbach on Feb 16, 2015 6:45:00 PM

In most homes, the garage door is the single largest moving part. It is big and heavy, particularly so if you have a wind-loaded door with extra bracing. Over the course of a year, if you use your door an average of three to four times a day, it will go up and down about 1000 to 1500 times. To prolong the life of your door and ultimately save on service expenses, follow these  steps to lubricate a few key parts. It's easy and takes just a few minutes.

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Topics: Operating Tips, Garage Door Usage, Care & Maintenance



FAQ: How Do I Open My Garage Door When The Power Is Out?

Posted by Peter Elsenbach on Jan 28, 2015 12:40:00 PM

With storms causing power outages in many parts of the country this year, one of the most frequent questions we hear from homeowners is how to open and close their garage door when the electricity is out.

If you’ve pulled on the emergency release handle before and have seen how easy it is to do, there is no great mystery. But it can be a little daunting for first timers.

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Topics: Operating Tips