Hurricane Ready™ Garage Doors Are Not Just For Coastal Homes

Posted by Peter Elsenbach on Nov 13, 2018 8:52:00 AM

Any architect that is involved with construction in coastal areas is already quite familiar with specifying reinforced hurricane-rated garage doors that protect against wind-blown debris. They are a longstanding requirement established by code in south Florida, Texas and other regions. In recent years as the devastating effects of tropical storms as well as tornados have been mapped and studied, there is a broader perspective arising that suggests this wind protection specification is not just for beach houses any more.

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Topics: Garage Safety



Raynor Garage Doors Play A Big Role In Remodeling Success Stories

Posted by Peter Elsenbach on Apr 24, 2018 1:11:53 PM

#BuyersBootcamp Garage Door

If you haven’t yet seen the Buyers Bootcamp program on DIY Network and HGTV, you may find the show’s concept interesting. The host, Scott McGillivray, compares remodeling “pitches” of two property owners, then chooses one property for a makeover and covers the costs himself. If the makeover results in profit, he shares in it. If it isn’t profitable in terms of added resale value, he shares in that outcome as well. Raynor garage doors are featured in two episodes this spring.

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Topics: Replacing Your Garage Door



Go Large With Your Garage Door Window Styling

Posted by Peter Elsenbach on Apr 17, 2018 8:30:00 AM

Skinny top windows are out. Bolder and larger window treatments are in as Raynor’s stylish new Aspen Series garage doors can be fitted with any of 16 different LuxeVue™ window designs to punch up the curb appeal of your home.

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Topics: Replacing Your Garage Door



Project Profile: Transforming a fire station for expanded services

Posted by Peter Elsenbach on Sep 12, 2017 6:00:00 PM

PROJECT PROFILE:

Facility: Philipstown North Highlands Fire Station, Cold Spring, New York

Door Systems: TC300™ Commercial Sectional Doors

Architect: Mitchell Associates Architects, Voorheesville, NY

For many architectural firms, this New York fire station renovation and expansion project might have represented very unique challenges. But for Mitchell Associates Architects, completing the job cost effectively and to newest required standards was essentially a matter of applying what the firm has learned in more than 160 projects involving emergency services facilities.

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Topics: Project Profiles



How A Professional Garage Door Dealer Can Help You Make An Intelligent Purchase Decision.

Posted by Peter Elsenbach on Feb 24, 2017 8:46:34 AM

If you are considering a new garage door or opener, there are plenty of options out there for product selections as well as local dealers and installers. We might suggest that quality of the installation and the ongoing service offered by your local dealer should be among the most important factors to consider, right along with the quality and styling of the door system.

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Topics: Replacing Your Garage Door, Garage Safety



Changing The Way You View Glass Overhead Sectional Doors

Posted by Peter Elsenbach on Aug 15, 2016 11:05:00 AM

Raynor In Commercial Architecture

The attractive new AlumaView® AV300 aluminum doors maximize glass area and completely conceal the reinforcing struts for better aesthetics inside and out.

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How To Program A Raynor Garage Door Remote Control

Posted by Peter Elsenbach on Jul 11, 2016 11:00:00 AM


 

If you’ve added or replaced a remote control for your Raynor garage door opener, or would simply like to re-program your remotes for security, this article will give you a quick summary of programming steps. It’s easy to do and requires only that you have a ladder or step stool handy so that you can reach the program Learn Button on your opener. Ask a friend or family member to help with that ladder work if you aren’t comfortable.

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Topics: Garage Door Usage, Garage Door Operating Tips



New Ontario fire station and landmark community center renovation set a new standard for smart access planning.

Posted by Peter Elsenbach on Jun 14, 2016 8:30:00 AM

PROJECT PROFILE: Oakville, Ontario Trafalgar Park Area Renovation

• New Fire Station #3

• Renovated Hockey Rink and Community Center Addition

Architect: Diamond Schmitt, Toronto

Contractor: Graham Construction, Toronto

Speeding response times for fire fighters and paramedics stationed at the impressive new Oakville Station #3, fast-acting Slidetite four-folding doors from Richards-Wilcox were among the first requirements of the design/construction team as work began on the new fire station and adjacent community building renovation which also features Raynor coiling doors in the updated ice hockey arena.

One of the most significant architectural projects ever to take place in Oakville, Ontario, the entire complex is a greatly heralded example of thoughtful access planning and heritage commitment by the community, its architect, Diamond Schmitt, and contractor, Graham Construction.

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Topics: Project Profiles



A Keyless Entry Keypad Can Do More Than You May Know.

Posted by Peter Elsenbach on Feb 16, 2016 4:04:00 PM

 

NO REMOTE? NO HASSLE. One of our most popular home accessories is the Keyless Entry Keypad. If you have one now, you already know how convenient it can be for everyday uses. This handy device is most commonly used when the homeowner and other family members wish to open the garage door without a remote in hand. But did you know these advanced user secrets?

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Topics: Garage Door Usage, Garage Door Operating Tips



How To Unstick A Frozen Garage Door

Posted by Peter Elsenbach on Feb 2, 2016 10:30:00 AM

In cold winter months, garage doors can literally freeze to the floor, causing all kinds of stress for the homeowner and potentially for the garage door and opener if forced open. There are some simple remedies for this. We’ve heard quite a few creative ideas – some are good solutions, some are not so good.

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Topics: Operating Tips, Care & Maintenance