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New Alternatives to Wood Garage Doors

Posted by Peter Elsenbach on Jul 23, 2020 4:47:56 PM

Because garage door replacement has proven to be a popular and proven way to refresh a home’s aesthetics and to add resale value, upgrading your garage door is a rewarding home improvement project that requires careful consideration of the best options, including your choice of door materials.

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Topics: Replacing Your Garage Door

Add Garage Door Safety To All The Wellness Advice For This Summer

Posted by Peter Elsenbach on Jun 23, 2020 9:45:00 AM

Amidst social distancing and other safe practices that have disrupted our lives the past few months,  June brings a bit gentler but still important suggestion that we pay attention to a few things about garage door safety as well. 

June is officially Garage Door Safety Month (#GarageDoorSafety), a national observance established by the International Door Association (IDA) and Door & Access Systems Manufacturers Association (DASMA). It is a time to make sure your door is operating safely and that you and your family use it with cautious respect. Here is a brief safety checklist to keep in mind year round.

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Topics: Garage Safety, #garagedoorsafetymonth

10 Cool Things You Can Do With a Raynor MyQ™ Enabled Garage Door Opener

Posted by Peter Elsenbach on Jun 10, 2020 10:24:58 AM

The ability to open and close your garage door from anywhere in the world is certainly an amazing feature of MyQ™ controlled garage door openers. Perhaps it was that cool new feature that first attracted us to the technology. But did you know about these other emerging capabilities for security, peace of mind and possibly "just because I can" convenience?

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Topics: Garage Door Usage, Garage Safety

How To Change Batteries In Your Garage Door Remotes

Posted by Peter Elsenbach on Mar 26, 2020 10:14:40 AM


If your remote transmitters are beginning to work intermittently, or not at all, it may be time to change the batteries. In normal residential use of remotes, the batteries typically last about two years. Here are a few simple steps to get your Raynor controls powered up again.

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Topics: Operating Tips

What's Trending In Home Design? Look First At Garage Doors.

Posted by Peter Elsenbach on Mar 13, 2020 12:31:50 PM


Once again, this year Raynor Garage Doors participated as an exhibitor at the International Builders Show (IBS) in Las Vegas. If you follow building design and home improvement trends, this is the dream show to attend. Homeowners, builders, remodelers, architects, designers – really every attendee – can find plenty of inspiration at this huge event which hosted more than 1500 exhibitors and 95,000 people.

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Topics: Replacing Your Garage Door

New Garage Doors Continue to Yield Exceptional Payback In Home Value

Posted by Peter Elsenbach on Feb 13, 2020 2:57:30 PM

Remodeling Magazine’s 2020 "Cost vs. Value" trend report has been released and it is very good news for anyone considering an update of their garage doors. In the survey's rankings, a fresh new garage door provides a whopping 94.5% return on its cost in terms of additional home resale value.

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Topics: Cost vs. Value

10 Interesting Facts About Garage Doors

Posted by Peter Elsenbach on Nov 26, 2019 8:30:00 AM


We always knew that garage doors have a demanding life of ups and downs. But upon closer inspection of statistics and trivia, there is more to their story suggesting that these large entrances to our home are deserving of particular respect. Well, OK, we make garage doors. What else would you expect us to say? Still, these factoids may at least cause you to notice a few things about your garage and its doors.

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Topics: Garage Door Usage, Replacing Your Garage Door

Personalize The Color Of Your New Garage Doors

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



One of the nice things about fresh, new Raynor garage doors is how they can instantly dress up the appearance of your garage as well as the curb appeal of your entire home. Now, with our new ColorWave™ paint options, you can customize that fresh new look even further with any of 1500 distinctive colors. Go bold. Be different. Or simply choose a color that more accurately matches your front door or other exterior elements of your home.

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Topics: Design-A-Door, Replacing Your Garage Door

Chain vs Belt Drive Garage Door Openers. Which Is Right For You?

Posted by Peter Elsenbach on Oct 29, 2019 8:30:00 AM


Among all the factors to consider when shopping for garage door openers, the type of drive mechanism is probably not something you hear about very often. Yet, when using the opener, you may hear a difference in the sound of belt drive units because they are generally quieter than chain drive, though that isn't the only operating feature to consider.

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Topics: Garage Safety, Garage Door Repair

Get In or Out, Even When The Power's Out

Posted by Peter Elsenbach on Sep 10, 2019 8:31:00 AM



Though it is inconvenient at best when your electricity goes out, losing the ability to open or close your garage door can be among the most unnerving consequences. Of course, you can operate the door manually from inside the garage by pulling on the emergency release handle. Be sure you and other family members know how to do that. Another good solution: Choose a garage door opener with DC backup power.

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Topics: Garage Safety, Garage Door Repair

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