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.
Topics: Cost vs. Value
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.
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.
Topics: Care & Maintenance
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.
Topics: Garage Safety
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.
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.
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.
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.
Topics: Operating Tips