Changing The Way You View Glass Overhead Sectional Doors

Posted by Peter Elsenbach on Jun 11, 2019 11:05:00 AM

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Strong as well as attractive, these 3-inch thick, windload-certified AlumaView® AV300 aluminum doors maximize glass area and completely conceal the reinforcing struts for better aesthetics inside and out.

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Why Is My Garage Door So Heavy To Lift?

Posted by Peter Elsenbach on Jun 4, 2019 8:30:00 AM

 

If you have a large garage door with windows and other heavy features such as insulation, you may already know that it can be hard to lift by hand. That is particularly true if the garage door drums and springs aren't the right type and adjusted properly. Perhaps you deal with that every day if you have a manual opening door. Or when the electricity goes out, even a power-operated door can be just as great a struggle.

To save your back and also give you more confidence when lifting the door, there is a new type of garage door drum mechanism that literally takes the weight off.

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Topics: Garage Door Usage, Garage Door Repair



How To Clean Your Garage Door

Posted by Peter Elsenbach on May 23, 2019 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 warm weather months, 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 and summer cleaning checklist to include the garage door. Here are some tips.

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Topics: Care & Maintenance



Keep Your Garage Door Working Smoothly And Quietly

Posted by Peter Elsenbach on May 22, 2019 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



Four-Fold Doors Improve Response Times, Reduce Truck Damage in this Landmark Fire Station Renovation

Posted by Peter Elsenbach on May 7, 2019 8:30:00 AM

 

PROJECT PROFILE: Slidetite 2.0 Four-Fold Doors. Baton Rouge, LA.

ARCHITECT: Cress & Lopresto, Baton Rouge, LA

It's always great to see a community placing a high priority on keeping its fire stations up to date. For Baton Rouge, Louisiana, a city that knows first-hand how important it is to be prepared, this fire station renovation has special meaning as the facility continues to build on a long legacy of offering exceptional response.

The project includes new high-speed, four-folding Slidetite 2.0™ exit doors which open twice as fast as conventional overhead doors. But speed wasn't the only reason they were chosen for this application.

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Topics: Project Profiles, Fire Station Bay Doors



Should You Opt For An Insulated Garage Door?

Posted by Peter Elsenbach on Apr 17, 2019 8:30:00 AM

 

With all of the many garage door designs and materials available today, choosing the right combination can be a little complicated. Let us suggest one way of narrowing the choices: Focus only on doors that have good insulation (R) value. There are many reasons why. Here are some of the main advantages.

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Topics: Replacing Your Garage Door



Choosing The Best Garage Door Materials For Your Home And Climate

Posted by Peter Elsenbach on Apr 1, 2019 9:28:04 AM

 

The range of garage door styles, colors and accessories is continuing to grow in some bold new directions. Still, because of their proven performance advantages, the different materials offered tend to fall into 5 main categories. Knowing which materials are best for your garage may help you choose a door solution that will last longer and ultimately save you money. Here is a quick summary of the primary questions to ask before making your choice.

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Topics: Replacing Your Garage Door



Do You Know These Telltale Signs That Your Garage Door Needs Service?

Posted by Peter Elsenbach on Feb 17, 2019 8:29:00 AM

 

While we definitely recommend a thorough service inspection by a certified Raynor dealer every 1 to 2 years, there are a few things you can check yourself to prevent problems from escalating. These visual checks should become a routine for you every month, especially if the garage door experiences hard use in your home.

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Topics: Care & Maintenance, Garage Safety, Garage Door Repair



2019 Survey Update: New Garage Doors Look Better Than Ever As An Investment In Home Value

Posted by Peter Elsenbach on Jan 31, 2019 8:30:00 AM

Remodeling Magazine’s 2019 "Cost vs. Value" trend report has been released and it is very good news for anyone considering an update of their garage doors. Firmly positioned as number 1 in the survey's rankings, a fresh new garage door provides a whopping 97.5% return on its cost in terms of additional home resale value.

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Topics: Cost vs. Value



New Oakville fire station, community centre and landmark arena renovation set a new standard for smart access planning.

Posted by Peter Elsenbach on Jan 14, 2019 11:20:40 AM

PROJECT PROFILE: Oakville Trafalgar Park Area Renovation

• New Fire Station #3

• Renovated Arena and Community Centre 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 2.0 four-folding doors from Richards-Wilcox were among the first requirements expressed to the design/construction team as planning began on the new fire station and nearby arena renovation/expansion which also features Raynor coiling doors in the updated 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